The new digitally-focused sport media research agenda

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hosted by University of Illinois College of Media

Illini Center 200 South Wacker Drive Chicago Illinois 60606




Dr. Cole will reflect on the trajectory of this sport media research by discussing the themes, issues, and insights dominating the conversation. She¹ll also discuss some of the promising and innovative directions being taken by digitally-focused sport research. Dr. Cole been the editor of the “Journal of Sport and Social Issues,” a journal that publishes scholarly articles about societal problems as they relate to sport, for more than 15 years. Over the last three years, as you might expect, she has been inundated with submissions that focus on social media and sport.

About Dr. Cole: Cole is the co-editor of “Women, Sport & Culture” (with Susan Birrell) and “Sport and Corporate Nationalisms” (with Michael Silk and David Andrews). She is currently completing a book manuscript tentatively titled “Good Sports? The Boundaries of American Democracy.” She is the co-editor of the SUNY book series (with Michael Messner), “Sport, Culture & Social Relations,” and editor of the Journal of Sport & Social Issues. She serves on the editorial boards of Cultural Studies — Critical Methodologies, Qualitative Research in Sport & Exercise, and the NYU book series, “Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, & Health in the 21st Century.” She is the recipient of one of the University of Illinois’ Critical Research Initiative Awards and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She is a professor and Department Head of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Venue & Location

Illini Center

200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606





Social Media Week

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The new digitally-focused sport media research agenda

Hosted by University of Illinois College of Media






  • CL Cole

    CL Cole

    Department Head of Media and Cinema Studies

    University of Illinois

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