Title IX and Women’s Athletics: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Oct 09, 2021 8:30 am 11:00 am
Dineen Hall, Room 020,
950 Irving Ave Syracuse, NY 13210

Symposium panel (a discussion on Title IX and Women’s Sports) will examine the 50-year impact of Title IX and how that impact will influence and shape the future of women’s sports. The symposium will be held in Dineen Hall, Room 020. The event starts at 8:30am with pastries and coffee and from 9:30am to 11:00am we will have a panel discussion. The event is sponsored by SU Athletics, Falk College, and the Department of Sport Management. This is during Family Weekend, it is free to attend, and all guests are welcome.

Panelists include:

Dr. Ramona Bell

Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Humboldt State University

Dr. Ramona Bell is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata, California. Her teaching experience and research interests include Black feminist theories, Black representation and identity formation, and Black popular cultures. Her book Sporting Divas: Black Womanhood, Empowerment & Citizenship (Lexington, 2022) interrogates the cultural messages signified by the representations of women athletes from the African Diaspora. Dr. Bell focuses on the bodies of Black women athletes as sites where the complexities of gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality and nation are constructed and contested. Her various publications examine the intersectional framing of the Black female body and how Black women constantly negotiate, navigate, and strategize through and around these discursive boundaries towards empowerment and liberation. Dr. Bell is the organizer of HSU’s annual Hip Hop Conference.

Dr. Erin Buzuvis

Professor of Law / Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Western New England College

Erin Buzuvis is the associate dean for Academic Affairs and a professor of law at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. She researches and writes about gender and discrimination in sport, including such topics as participation by transgender and intersex athletes, retaliation against coaches in collegiate women’s sports, intersecting sexual orientation and race discrimination in women’s athletics, the role of interest surveys in Title IX compliance, and Title IX and competitive cheer. She also teaches courses on administrative law, employment discrimination, Title IX, torts and property.

Dr. Tracey Salisbury

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University – Bakersfield

Dr. Tracey M. Salisbury is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, where she has been a faculty member since 2017. She teaches Black Studies and Women Studies courses within the Interdisciplinary Studies program as well as Sport courses for the Kinesiology department. Dr. Salisbury graduated with a BA in Political Science from Holy Cross College and a MA in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University. She earned her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport History and Sport Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Dr. Salisbury’s research interests focus on Black women and sport, Black Feminism, Black popular culture particularly, rap music and hip-hop culture, and film studies focusing principally on horror.

Moderators and organizers:

Dr. Mary E. Graham
Panel Moderator, Professor of Sport Management, Syracuse University

Dr. Gwen Pough
Co-Organizer, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities, Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies, Syracuse University

This event was first published on October 6th, 2021 and last updated on October 6th, 2021.

Event Details

  • Category
    Family Weekend
  • Type
  • Region
    Dineen Hall
  • Open to
  • Cost
  • Organizers
    Falk College
    SU Athletics,
  • Contact
    Dr. Graham
  • Accessibility
    Contact Dr. Graham to request accommodations