Penn State Kinesiology Professor to Speak on Race, Genetics, Sex and Sports

By Dan Verderosa, March 17, 2016

Penn State Professor to Speak on Race, Genetics, Sex and Sports

Jaime Schultz, associate professor of Kinesiology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will give two lectures at Ithaca College exploring the relationships between race and sports and between genetics, sex and sports. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Both lectures will take place on March 31 in room 101, Textor Hall. The first lecture, “Race and Sports: Why History Matters,” will be held at 10:50 a.m. The second, “Questions of Advantage: Genetics, Sex, and Sports,” is at 7:00 p.m.

Schultz works in the History and Philosophy of Sport Program at Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of expertise are issues of sex, gender, and sexuality in women’s sport and physical culture, as well as racial politics and cultural memory.

Schultz is the author of several books, including Women and Sports in the United States: A Documentary Reader, Moments Of Impact: Injury, Racialized Memory, and Reconciliation in College Football and Qualifying Times: Points of Change in U.S. Women’s Sport.

The lectures are part of the Ithaca College Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences’ (ESS) Speaker Series, and are sponsored in part by ESS and the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education.

For more information, please contact Associate Professor Deborah King at