Social Justice in Community - "Football and Concussions..."
Katelyn Foltz presents, "Football & Concussions: Spouses & Caretaking After the Last Snap."
The Social Justice in Community series brings human rights scholars into conversation about how their work illuminates human rights struggles around us today and what we can do about those struggles. How does human rights research impact our communities? How does scholarship on human rights violations or issues of social justice have any meaning in our day to day lives? And what is being discussed, studied, and thought about in universities today? Join the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights, the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, and the University of Maryland for the new series "Social Justice in Community," as we bring human rights scholars into conversation about how their work illuminates human rights struggles around us today and what we can do about those struggles. Featuring different scholars from the University of Maryland across a variety of disciplines, from African American Studies to Sociology to Criminology and Criminal Justice to Economics to Government and Politics to Anthropology to Hearing and Speech Sciences and more, this series brings exciting new voices to the Prince George’s County community and offers us all fresh ways to engage.
Katelyn Foltz (she/her) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Global Studies: Securities and Justice from the University of Virginia in 2018. She earned her first Master of Arts in Sociology at George Mason University in 2020. Her thesis, “The United States’ History of Unsportsmanlike Conduct & the Portrayal of Colin Kaepernick: How the Culture Surrounding Football Reinforces the White Supremacist Patriarchy & Nationalism,” used content analysis, ethnography, and interviews to demonstrate how the culture surrounding football reinforces ideas of white paternalism and hegemonic masculinity. She earned her second Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland - College Park in 2022. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Maryland – College Park. She is currently working on two research projects. The first project explores the media coverage of WNBA and MNBA athletes’ involvement in Black Lives Matter protests in the Summer of 2020. The second project explores gender-based violence in the sports world through the lens of intersectionality.
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