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Faculty Innovation & Exploration

with Katie Lavelle

12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Andersen Hall Room: 109
Additional Info: ANDN
Cory Armstrong,
Join us after the All College Meeting for a brown bag session given by Katie Lavelle. Lunch will be provided.

Katie is a Professor at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She teaches in the area of Public Communication and Advocacy and is the Director of the Public Speaking Center. Her research area is communication and sport, focused on the rhetoric of female athletes and mental health in sport. Prior to UWL, she was involved in NDT/CEDA policy debate for more than two decades and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Communication and Sport since 2012 (Treasurer since 2016).

Research program focuses on the representation of race, gender/sex, and nationality in sports.
Publications include:
Lavelle, K. L. (2020). Striking a middle ground: A Neocolonialist analysis of the NCAA’s mascot ban. In M. Milford & L. R. Smith (Eds.), Communication and contradiction in the NCAA: An unlevel playing field (pp. 235-247). Peter Lang.
Lavelle, K. L. (2020). The face of mental health?: Kevin Love and hegemonic masculinity in the NBA. Communication & Sport. Advanced online publication.
Lavelle, K. L. (2019). A “fireable offense?” Jemele Hill and the rhetoric of public correction. In G. G. Armfield, J. McGuire, & A. Earnheardt (Eds.), ESPN and the changing sports media landscape (pp. 127-145). Peter Lang.
Lavelle, K. (2019) “Change Starts with Us”: Intersectionality and Citizenship in the 2016 WNBA. In D. Grano & M. Butterworth (Eds.), Sport, Rhetoric, and Political Struggle (pp. 38-53). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Lavelle, K. (2016). No Room for Racism: Restoration of Order in the NBA. Communication & Sport, 4, 424-441. Doi: 10.1177/2167479515584046
Lavelle, K. (2015). As Venus turns: A feminist soap opera analysis of Venus Vs. Journal of Sport Media, 10-2, 1-16.
Lavelle, K. (2014). Cullen Jones is my Friend!: Increased Diversity in Swimming through Parasocial Relationships on Facebook. In B. Brummet & A. Ishak (Eds), Sport and Identity: New Agendas in Communication (pp. 44-59). London, UK: Routledge.
Lavelle, K. (2014). “Plays like a Guy”: A Rhetorical Analysis of Brittney Griner in Sports Media. Journal of Sports Media, 9 (2), 115-131.
Lavelle, K. (2013). Guns are no Joke: Framing Plaxico Burress, Gilbert Arenas, and Gunplay in Professional Sports. In L. A. Wenner (Ed.), Fallen Sports Heroes, Media, & Celebrity Culture (pp. 179-192). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
Lavelle, K. L. (2012). Great Expectations: An analysis of the fan base for WNBA’s Expect Great. In A.C. Earnheardt, P. M. Haridakis, & B. S. Hugenberg (Eds.), Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization, (pp. 237-254). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Lavelle, K. L. (2010). “A critical discourse analysis of black masculinity in NBA game commentary.” The Howard Journal of Communications, 21 (3), 1-21. Doi: 10.1080/10646175.2010.3966675.

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