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Tucker Center Talks

Tucker Center Talks

By Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
Tucker Center Talks, hosted by Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, features interviews and discussions on timely critiques, the latest research, and dialogue around girls and women in sport.
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The DisruptHERS: Driving a New Model of Women's Sport
Download the report: "DisruptHERS: Driving A New Model for Women's Sport." For decades, scholars and advocates of women’s sport have called for a change in how women’s sport is marketed, sponsored, endorsed, promoted, covered, invested in, capitalized upon, and broadcast. Men’s sport grew and became popular and lucrative precisely because of media attention and investment, initially and over time, which is often overlooked as the seeds for its success. Women’s sport has deserved equal resources, yet has not been provided adequate investment, which is then used as a false narrative depicting women’s sport as not as lucrative, successful, and popular as men’s sport—a classic chicken-egg circular argument. We add to this conversation the concept of digital disruption to ground understanding of a new model of women’s sport, that we argue, is emerging. Join me, Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, as I talk to the #disrutpHERS Drs. Nancy Lough, Ann Pegoraro, Katie Lebel, Ceyda Mumcu, & Dunja Antunovic, as we discuss our report! Follow the Tucker Center on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIN, or on our YouTube Channel.
40:41
August 30, 2022
2022 Gender Equity Summer Internship Recap
Listen to our cohort of six amazing Tucker Center Summer Gender Equity Summer Interns from around the US [Arla Davis, Gina Caravaglia, Johanna Glaaser, Nicole Johnson, Mahi Jariwala & Saira Nagda], talk about what they learned this summer, key take-aways, what was surprising and what they want future summer interns to know! 
34:07
August 15, 2022
S3E16: Research on Women's Football and Soccer
Nicole talks to a colleague at the University of Minnesota Dr. Dunja Antunovic (who first appeared in S2E11) about her latest research of women in American Football, the Women’s World Cup, and some exciting upcoming projects.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiRecorded: December 16, 2021For more information, links and resources and hundreds more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1500+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. We are ranked in the top 2% of more than 2.71 million podcasts worldwide. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
33:22
December 21, 2021
S3E15: Why Women Need to Disrupt
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to some #disruptHERS colleagues — Drs. Katie Lebel, Nancy Lough, and Ann Pegoraro — about recent disruptions in women’s sport, which continue to make headlines. They begin with the recent situation surrounding Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, 35, a three-time Olympian, who has been missing since November 2, when she used social media to accuse Zhang Gaoli, 75, a former vice premier of China, of sexually assaulting her at his home three years ago. The IOC President Thomas Bach held a video call with Peng, which was unconvincing to experts. The many reported incidents of abuse and harassment by coaches in the National Women’s Soccer League is also discussed. They conclude with why women’s sports needs men as allies to oust offenders and why leadership in sport needs women to move the needle.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiRecorded: November 22, 2021For more information, links and resources and hundreds more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1500+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. We are ranked in the top 2% of more than 2.71 million podcasts worldwide. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
17:40
November 25, 2021
S3E14: Cultural Narratives About Women in Sport
In this week's episode, Nicole talks with her predecessor Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Professor Emerita and Founder of the Tucker Center about perspectives on current cultural narratives and trends related to girls and women in sport, the NCAA Gender Equity Review, the Olympics and beyond.
37:34
September 23, 2021
S3E13: Cultural Narratives About Women in Sport
In this episode, Nicole discusses disruptions at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games with returning guests, colleagues, Tucker Center Affiliated Scholars and #disruptHERS Drs. Nancy Lough, Katie Lebel, Dunja Antunovic. Their aim is to bring attention to the people, organizations, and events that disrupt the status quo and the normative masculine behavior model of sport. A new report on participation and viewing figures for the Tokyo Games emphasizes the value of and interest in women’s sport.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production of WiSP Sports and The Tucker CenterFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
37:25
August 19, 2021
S3E12: Tucker Center Gender Equity Intern's Recap
Joining Nicole this week is the Tucker Center team of ten summer Gender Equity Interns to talk about the projects they have worked on, the theory behind their research, what they have already learned about research, and what they want everyone to know about the Tucker Center and the work it does for women and girls in sport.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production of The Tucker Center and WiSP SportsFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
34:46
August 05, 2021
S3E11: Women in College Coaching Report Card
The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport and WeCOACH teamed up for a special episode to discuss the latest Women in College Coaching Report Card. In this podcast, Tucker Center Director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi and  TC Research Assistant, Courtney Boucher and WeCOACH CEO Megan Kahn review the latest results and data. They talk about data trends, grades and leaders for institutions, sports, and conferences, as well as the new race-related data, how the report card is being used to make a difference, and the WeAmplify initiative.Hosts: Nicole LaVoi and Megan KahnFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
29:13
July 15, 2021
S3E10: An Ally in Gender & Sport
Nicole's guest this week is Dr. Anna Baeth, Director of Research at Athlete Ally; an organization with the mission to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. Anna is a former Research Assistant in the Tucker Center, and forever a member of the Tucker Team. She is a field hockey and lacrosse coach, at all levels, notably was head field hockey coach at Oberlin College, a graduate of the Masters in Coaching program at Smith College and earned her BA at Swarthmore. In this week’s show we talk about code switching related to gender and competition, her dissertation research on supports for women coaches, the Athletic Equality Index she helped develop at Athlete Ally, and advice for young women scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production of WiSP Sports and the Tucker CenterFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
25:46
June 24, 2021
S3E9: Diversity Research in Sport Psychology
Nicole’s guest this week is Dr. Leslie K. Larsen, an associate professor in Kinesiology at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). She holds a PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include cultural sport psychology, women in coaching, and coach education. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through (Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and a member of the Executive Board of the Western Society for Physical Education of College Women. She has also worked as part of the CSUS Institutional Equity Collaborative and the College of Health and Human Services Anti-Racism Task Force to develop equity and inclusion training programs for faculty and staff and to amplify student voices throughout CSUS’s campus. Leslie is a former Mental Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy and a former NCAA Division I women’s basketball coach. We talk about her research pertaining to Black female assistant basketball coaches and the multiple oppressions they face, her current work surrounding trans-athlete inclusion, and social justice, as well as valuable advice for young women scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production of WiSP Sports and the Tucker Center.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
26:37
June 10, 2021
S3E8: Recent Disrupters in Women's Sport
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to her disrupters [#disruptHERS] colleagues— Drs. Dunja Antunovic, Katie Lebel, Nancy Lough, Ceyda Mumcu, and Ann Pegoraro — about recent disruptions in women’s sport, and there have been many! We talk about disruption examples in sponsorship, retail, venture capital, women in sport technology, the benefit for female athletes, NFT’s, and Google’s recent announcement to sponsor 25 games of the 25th season of the WNBA and more. The key point we make is that investing in women’s sport right now is a GREAT bet. Listen in to hear our full conversation.Join us in tagging disruptions you see by using #disruptHERS. Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoi.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
24:05
May 13, 2021
S3E7: TV Coverage of Women’s Sport
On this week's episode, Nicole talks with colleague Dr. Cheryl Cooky who is professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Purdue University. She is the co-author of No Slam Dunk: Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change, Past President of NASSS, current editor of Sociology of Sport Journal, Tucker Center affiliated scholar and one of the most respected critical feminist, gender and sport scholars around the globe. We talk about her newest installment of the longitudinal study on women’s and men’s sports in televised news in the U.S. aptly titled One and Done: The Long Eclipse of Women's Televised Sports. Dr. Cooky shares her advice for young scholars and we preview her upcoming book.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production between WiSP Sports and The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
37:08
April 29, 2021
S3E6 - Research of Women in Sports Leadership
In this episode, Nicole talks with Dr. Lindsey Darvin, an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Lindsey gained her Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Florida, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Sport Management, and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Political Science, where she was a two-sport NCAA student-athlete. We talk about her research related to women in sport leadership, her new work in e-sport, our project together and advice to young women scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with The Tucker Center.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
26:12
April 15, 2021
S3E6: Research on Women in Sports Leadership
In this episode, Nicole talks with Dr. Lindsey Darvin, an Assistant Professor in the Sport Management Department at SUNY Cortland. Lindsey gained her Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Florida, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Sport Management, and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in Political Science, where she was a two-sport NCAA student-athlete. We talk about her research related to women in sport leadership, her new work in e-sport, our project together and advice to young women scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with The Tucker CenterA co-production with WiSP Sports
26:12
April 15, 2021
S3E5: Marketing Women's Sport
On this episode, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Ceyda Mumcu an associate professor of sport management at the University of New Haven. She is an expert on fan behavior, marketing analytics in sport, marketing of women’s sports, and marketing to women sport fans. She published one of the first sport analytics textbooks which has been sold in 27 countries and across every continent! We talk about her mentor Dr. Nancy Lough, and their collaborative research on the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Pride Campaign and its implications to the fan base and their work with the National Pro Fastpitch implementing marketing analytics techniques to identify fan segments of the league, her advice to emerging women scholars, and more.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoi.A co-production with WiSP SportsFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
31:48
April 07, 2021
S3E5: The Behavior of Women's Sports Fans
This week's guest is Dr. Ceyda Mumcu, an associate professor of sport management at the University of New Haven. She is an expert on fan behavior, marketing analytics in sport, and marketing of women’s sports and marketing to women sport fans. She published one of the first sport analytics textbooks which has been sold in 27 countries and across every continent. In a prior life before the academy she played professional basketball for eight years at Turkish Women’s Professional Basketball League. She is the newest member of #disruptHERS.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with The Tucker Center For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
31:41
April 01, 2021
S3E4 - Same Gender Role Models in Sport Matter
This week, Nicole talks about why it matters to have women in positions of authority in sport. She identifies gaps in the literature, and shares a new study about women role models in sport. This is an important topic that will help all advocates for girls and women in sport use data to tell the story about why women matter in sport.Host: Dr. Nicole La VoiA co-production with the Tucker Center.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
15:26
March 04, 2021
Tucker Center Talks: S3E3 - A Career of Gender & Sport Management Research
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Janet Fink, a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar, and Associate Dean and Professor of Sport Management at UMass Amherst. Her area of expertise is Sport Marketing/Sport Consumer Behavior; Marketing of Female Athletes and Women’s Sport and Diversity Issues in Sport. They discuss how marketing women’s sport shouldn’t marginalize female athletes, why sex doesn’t sell women’s sport, our journey down the Mississippi River together with Dr. Mary Jo Kane, and her advice for young women scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoi.A co-production with The Tucker Center.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
30:32
February 18, 2021
TuckerCenterTalks_S3E2 - Undoing the Culture of Sport
This week, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Nefertiti Walker, a Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar, and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer, and Associate Professor of Sport Management at UMass Amherst. Her area of expertise pertains to exclusionary aspects of the sport organizational culture around intersectionality, race, and gender. They discuss exclusion of women, equity, the uncomfortable work of undoing culture, her forthcoming provocative book with Dr. David Berri (which will stir up the trolls of women’s sport) and her advice for young women scholars. Dr. Walker is a panelist for the Tucker Center Fall 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series Black Women in Sport: Voices of Resistance & Athlete Activism.Host: Nicole LaVoi.A co-production between The Tucker Center for Girls & Women in Sport & WiSP SportsFor complete shows notes and more information, links and resources as well as other conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
35:60
February 04, 2021
Women in Organizational Sport Leadership
Launching a third season of Tucker Center Talks, Dr. LaVoi talks to colleague Dr. Laura Burton, Professor and Department Head, of Neag School of Education at U Conn. Dr. Burton is a Tucker Center affiliated scholar, gender and sport leadership expert, and a woman who has lived a personal and professional life fighting for gender equity. She co-edited a seminal book on this topic with Dr. Sarah Leberman Women in Sport Leadership: Research and Practice for Change (2017). We talk about her work, how to create system change, what she is excited about, and advice for young women scholars. To sign up for the #disruptHERS ‘Stat of the Week’ that draws attention to people, organizations, and events that disrupt the status quo in sport. #disruptHERS is a campaign and movement that highlights disruptions to the normative model of sport, created by and for men, and that privileges men, and why it matters.24' 30''Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiFor complete shows notes and more information, links and resources as well as other conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com. 
24:30
January 21, 2021
Tucker Center Talks: S2E23 - Dr. Akilah Carter Francique: Voices of Resistance & Rage, Black Female Athlete Activism
On this season finale, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Akilah Carter Francique, Executive Director for The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San Jose State, which continues the legacy and dialogue about athlete activism and the influence of sport in effecting positive social change. Akilah was part of a scholarly panel for the Fall 2020 Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) where she talked about various types of rage experienced by Black women. We hear her talk more in depth about how she came to frame her remarks around rage, using anger as information as well as healing, and answer some audience questions we didn’t get to during the live lecture. We end with her advice to young female scholars about the initiatives and productive work of the ISSSSC.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 47 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
47:40
December 10, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E22 - Voices of Resistance: Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to a previous guest, Dr. Joyce Olushola Ogunrinde, an Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance and scholar activist at the University of Houston. Recently Dr. Joyce was a panelist for the Tucker Center DLS on the voices of resistance of Black women in activism, and in sport in particular. We hear her express more in depth about some points she made during the lecture, and answer some audience questions we didn’t get to on the night. We conclude with her advice to young female scholars.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 37 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
36:44
December 03, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E21 - Disruptions of Gender, Sport & Politics
On this week’s episode, Nicole  talks to three advocates, scholars, collaborators, colleagues and #disruptHERS — Dr. Nancy Lough, Dr. Ann Pegoraro and Dr. Katie Lebel — about recent disruptions in sport, as they relate to women and politics. The women talk about how the recent U.S. elections intersect with women in leadership, how the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) athlete’s activism continues to disrupt opportunities in merchandise and sponsorship, challenging sport as a unifier narrative, and the importance of the increased visibility of female athletes. Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 29 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
28:09
November 19, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E20 - Women of Color in Sport's Leadership
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Gyasmine George-Williams “Dr. G” who is an activist, socio-cultural higher education practitioner, and Assistant Professor at the University of La Verne. She earned her bachelor's in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters in College Counseling and Student Development and Masters in Educational Counseling, both from the University of La Verne, and a PhD in Higher Education from Azusa Pacific University. She serves on the Black Scholars Advisory Board, Black Faculty and Staff Association, and is a faculty partner to La Verne's Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. Her research and passion includes athlete and student activism, student-faculty interaction among students of color, women of color in leadership, and critical race theory in higher education. Dr. George-Williams is the founder of GGW Consulting and has created evidenced-based models to honor and center the experiences and leadership of activists of color and disenfranchised groups. Dr. G. was part of a scholarly panel for the Fall 2020 Tucker Center Distinguished Lecture Series where she talked about the Activism Growth Model (AGM). We explore the development and theoretical underpinning of the AGM and the Black Athlete Activist Leadership (BAAL) Model.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 43 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
44:34
November 05, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E19 - Gender Barriers in Sport
In this episode, Nicole talks to colleague Dr. Jennifer (Bruening) McGarry who is a professor of sport management and department head in Educational Leadership in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut and Executive Director of Husky Sport. They discuss Jennifer's career pathway, which includes stints as a coach and athletics director, her research related to gender and sport, which is focused primarily on barriers and supports for women, and those from minoritised ethnic and socio-economic groups. Jennifer also offers advice to women who want to pursue a career in sport. Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 24 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us
25:24
October 22, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E18 - Gender and Leadership in Sport
In this podcast, Nicole talks to a colleague Dr. Janelle Wells, faculty member at the University of South Florida at the Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, within the School of Marketing and Innovation. They discuss her career pathway, areas of research on gender and leadership in sport, the difference between and importance of mentors and sponsors, and advice to young women who want to pursue a career in the sport industry. Her framework of Love, Learn, Lead, Lift is a good roadmap for us all to embrace.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 35 minsA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
35:36
October 08, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E17 - Women in College Coaching Report Card
In this week’s episode’s first segment, Nicole outlines top level and interesting findings of the latest Women in College Coaching Report Card. And then later in the show she discusses with fellow #disruptHERS, Drs. Lough, Lebel and Pegoraro, the latest disruptions to the male model of sport. LaVoi, N. M., Boucher, C., & Sirek, G. (2020, August). Head coaches of women's collegiate teams: A comprehensive report on NCAA Division-I institutions, 2019-20. The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
29:38
September 24, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E16 - When History, Politics, Gender and Race Meet
In this episode of Tucker Center Talks we have two great segments. In the first segment, Nicole talks Dr. Victoria Jackson, Clinical Assistant Professor of History at Arizona State University (ASU), affiliated faculty with the Global Sport Institute at ASU and former NCAA 10,000m national championship runner about the intersection of history, politics, gender and race. In the second segment Nicole talks with fellow #disruptHERS, Dr. Lough, Lebel and Pegoraro, on US pro teams striking in protest of racial injustice, and how female athletes have a leading disruptive role in this movement and moment.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com. 
46:16
September 10, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E15 - Disruptions in Women’s Sport II
On this week’s episode, Nicole talks to three advocates, scholars, collaborators and colleagues about disruptions in women’s sport as part of the #disruptHERS series. Nicole welcomes back Dr. Nancy Lough from S1E5 & Dr. Ann Pegoraro from S2E14 and a new guest Dr. Katie Lebel. They discuss why women’s teams have been more successful in return to play than their male counterparts and current disruptions in women’s sport, including Sue Bird & Megan Rapinoe, WNBA, LPGA and TitleIXSchools.com, and why it matters. Listeners are invited to provide their own thoughts on disruptions by participating in a brief survey.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport.For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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August 27, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E14 - Disruptions in Women's Sport
On this episode, Nicole talks to Dr. Ann Pegoraro, the Lang Chair in Sport Management at the University of Guelph in Canada. Her research focuses mainly on sport consumers, marketing and communication, including all forms of media. Dr. Pegoraro is also the co-director of the newly formed Canadian national research network for gender equity in sport.  They announce an initiative; #disruptHERS, a social media campaign in women’s sport. #disruptHERS will highlight why disruptions to the normative male model of sport matters, and they will discuss with each other and colleagues the most current issues causing disruptions.#HEREPROOF a social media campaign that shows ‘proof’ that people are interested in women’s sport. Post your data, pictures, tweets of interest in women’s sport. Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport. For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 60 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com. 
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August 13, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E13 -Tucker Center Interns Share their Perspectives
On this episode, Dr. Nicole LaVoi talks to an impressive group of women, the summer 'Tucker Team', which consists of the Summer Gender Equity Interns: Sam Benzig, Cecelia Kaufmann, Paige Richmond, Greta Sirek and The Pam Borton Fellow for the Promotion of Girls and Women in Sport Leadership, Courtney Boucher. They discuss the projects they have been working on this summer, what they have learned, and advice they give to future interns. "I want to say that our internship program is one of my favorite initiatives of the Tucker Center as it fulfills our mission of making a difference in lives of girls and women in sport through education, outreach, and research. I learn so much from them and it energizes my work, and I am grateful we all have had this opportunity for a virtual internship. I felt strongly the show must go on, so we pivoted to an online internship, and I have to say while it's not as good as in person, it's been great," said Nicole. For more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s First and Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 50 hosts, 1300+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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July 30, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E12 - Inequalities for Black Women in Coaching, Mentorship and Academia
In this episode, Nicole talks to colleagues Dr. Joyce Olushola-Ogunrinde (U of Houston) & Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique (San Jose State U) about their work as scholars, advocates, activists and mentors as black women in academia. Specifically they discuss barriers for black women in coaching, lack of representation, the power of being fully and authentically seen, and the untold stories of the women that came before them. They also discuss their current and upcoming research projects, that you won’t want to miss.  And they conclude with a call to action for everyone, and advice to young women who may want to pursue a similar career path; we are all here to uplift you.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 54 minsFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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July 17, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E11 - Representation of Women in Sports Media
Nicole talks to her new colleague and fellow college tennis player Dr. Dunja Antunovic, who will join her in the Tucker Center in the fall of 2020. Dunja is currently finishing out her stint in Sports Communication at the Charley Steiner School of Sports Communication at Bradley University. They discuss her areas of research around representation of women in sports media, women in sport journalism and Dunja's new forthcoming book (with TC affiliated scholar Dr. Cheryl Cooky) which in part covers narratives of progress and failure for women’s sport. We end with three 'sticky' ideas from her research.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 28 minsFor more information, links and resources plus conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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June 18, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E10 - Global Research on Culture of Sport & Elite Level Women Coaches
On this episode, Nicole talks with two colleagues, Dr. Leanne Norman, Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University in the UK and Dr. Donna deHaan, Faculty of Health, Nutrition and Sport, at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. They discuss their collective work related to changing the system of sport to be more gender inclusive and favorable for women coaches, including work with UEFA and interviews we did with elite women soccer coaches from around the world.Host: Dr Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 37 mins.For more information, links and resources plus other conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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June 04, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: s2e9 - Female Athlete or Sex Symbol
Nicole talks to Dr. Elizabeth Daniels, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a Tucker Center affiliated scholar. They discuss the research in which Elizabeth examines the effects of sexualized and objectified media images of females, particularly female athletes, on young girls, as well as the practical implications and applied elements of her work. Spoiler alert: sex does not sell women’s sport.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 36 minsA co-production of WiSP Sports and The Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in SportFor more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com. 
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May 21, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E8 - Physical Activity of African American Females
Nicole talks to Dr. Barr-Anderson, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. We talk candidly about her community-based physical activity interventions with African-American mother-daughters, the power for yoga, and her dive into the effects of racism and micro aggressions on the health of African American women. You won't want to miss her three practical and applied take-homes from her research! Learn more about Dr. Barr-Anderson’s work as the Director, Behavioral Physical Activity Laboratory at University of Minnesota and Tucker Center Affiliated Scholar.  Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiPodcast length: 34 minsFor more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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May 07, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S1E7 - New Zealand's Gender Inequity
Nicole talks with two Tucker Center Affiliated Scholars from New Zealand, Drs. Sarah Leberman and Sally Shaw. We discuss opportunities that can arise for gender equity in sport for girls and women, and what individuals and organizations can do to achieve equity.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoi.Podcast length: 35 mins.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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April 30, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E6 - Women in College Coaching Report Card
In this week's episode of Tucker Center Talks Dr. Nicole LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center, summarizes data and key findings in the Women in College Coaching Report Card with more depth and explains why keeping the conversation about women in sport leadership on the front burner matters.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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April 20, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E5 - Courtney Boucher
In this episode of Tucker Center Talks Dr. Nicole LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center, talks to Courtney Boucher. Courtney is a current doctoral student in Kinesiology at the U of MN, research assistant in the Tucker Center, a two-time Pam Borton Fellow for Women in Sport Leadership. They discuss the inception, purpose and impact of the Women in College Coaching Report, a longitudinal research project the the Tucker Center does each year in collaboration with WeCOACH. Courtney shares her insight about the process of the report card from a student perspective and the idea behind her M.S. thesis at the U of M ('19) in which she examined hiring practices of athletic directors in NCAA D-I institutions over five years, an offshoot of the Women in College Coaching Report Card.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 6 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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April 01, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E4 - Matea Wasend Discusses Pathways to Coaching
In this episode of Tucker Center Talks, Nicole LaVoi talks to Matea Wasend, former School of Kinesiology MS student in sport sociology and Tucker Center research assistant, and two-time recipient of the Tucker Center‘s Pam Borton Fellowship, is the inaugural recipient of the Erin Reifsteck Student Paper of the Year award from the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ). Matea received this award for her publication, “Are women coached by women more likely to become sport coaches? Head coach gender and female collegiate athletes’ entry into the coaching profession,” appearing in Women’s Journal of Sport and Physical Activity. To honor Matea’s work, her winning article has been given open access for the coming year. We hear about how she came up with the idea, what she did and what she found.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is the World’s Largest Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 25 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 45 shows and a global audience of over 5 million. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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March 12, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S2E1 - Dr. Caroline Heffernan on Gender Allyship in Sport
On this first episode of Season 1, Dr. Nicole LaVoi, director of the Tucker Center, talks with Dr. Caroline Heffernan, an assistant professor of Sport and Recreation Management at Temple University. Her groundbreaking research is on gender allyship in sport contexts. We’ll talk about what she found in her research, what individuals can do to be gender allies, and why professional sport is leading the way in hiring women coaches.For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is The Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 20 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 46 shows and more than 5 million downloads and feeds. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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January 30, 2020
Tucker Center Talks: S1E2 - Dr. Mary Jo Kane, Founder of the Tucker Center1
In this episode Tucker Center director Dr. Nicole LaVoi talks to the founder and first director of the Tucker Center, Dr. Mary Jo Kane who explains the original story of the Tucker Center.  They also discusses her seminal piece of research known as the "sport as continuum" paper. If you want to brush up, read the original 1995 paper (and you should because it's a good one) or the 2017 reflection piece  that she wrote on the impact of her sport continuum theory. We also hear how the sport continuum theory may be applied to the current topic of, and debate surrounding, inclusion of transgender athletes. You can read Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun's, TC affiliated scholar, 2017 OpEd on her perspective on the complexities on applying and revisiting the sport as continuum theory.For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE.Host: Dr. Nicole LaVoiA co-production with The Tucker Center for Girls and Women in Sport.For more conversations from the world of women’s sport including articles, blogs, videos and podcasts visit wispsports.com. WiSP Sports is The Only Podcast Network for Women’s Sport with more than 20 hosts, 1200+ episodes across 46 shows and more than 5 million downloads and feeds. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at info@wispsports.com.
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November 06, 2019