An internationally prominent scholar of sport, gender and womens studies will talk about the intersection of womens sport issues Wednesday, March 25, at West Virginia University .
Susan Bandy will speak onSport and Gender in an Era of Globalization and Transnationalismat 3 p.m. in Room 172 of the WVU Coliseum. The public talk is part of a lecture series sponsored by the International Center for Performance Excellence in WVU s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences .
As a second-wave feminist scholar, Dr. Susan Bandy has provided revealing insights into the hidden dimensions of womens sport across cultures,said Steven Pope, International Center for Performance Excellence director.Her current research on transgendered athletes examines what one cultural theorist terms �€~gender trouble makerspeople who challenge and redefine the existing gender order.
Bandys expertise includes sports literature, the cultural study of womens sport, gendered constructions of athletic bodies, as well as sport and the visual arts. She has taught at San Diego State University, East Tennessee State University, Semmelweis University, Central European University in Budapest and Aarhus University in Denmark. She also taught as a Fulbright scholar at the Hungarian University of Physical Education.
Bandy has edited four books:Scandinavian Sport Literature: Heroism, Memory and Identity(2009, forthcoming);Gender, Body and Sport in Historical and Transnational Perspectives(2007);Crossing Boundaries: An International Anthology of Womens Experiences in Sport(1999); andCoroebus Triumphs: The Alliance of Sport and the Arts(1988). She is the author ofThe Viking Tradition: 100 Years of Sport at Berry College(2003) and numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and reviews.
Bandy played basketball at Berry College in Georgia from 1966-69. She was selected to the all-tournament team twice and was named the Southern Womens Athletic Conference tournaments most valuable player in 1969. She was also a state high school scoring champion in Georgia in 1966.