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Buysse celebrates 20 years of media guide research

BuysseJA-0000.jpgDr. Jo Ann Buysse, sport management undergraduate coordinator and lecturer in the School of Kinesiology, along with Dr. Sarah Wolter, visiting assistant professor at Gustavus Adolphus College, have had their research published in The Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Their research, "Gender representation in 2010 NCAA Division I media guides: The battle for equity was only temporarily won," is the fourth study in a longitudinal project that began with a doctoral dissertation by Dr. Buysse, marking the 20th anniversary of this research.

Buysee's 1992 dissertation, "Media constructions of gender difference and hierarchy in sport: An analysis of intercollegiate media guide cover photographs," was completed with her advisor Dr. Mary Jo Kane, faculty in the School of Kinesiology. Other citations from this line of research are:


  • Kane, M.J. & Buysse, J. M. (2005). Intercollegiate media guides as contested terrain: A longitudinal analysis. Sociology of Sport Journal, 22, 214-238.

  • Buysse, J.M. & Embser-Herbert, M. (2004). Media constructions of gender in sport: An analysis of NCAA Division I intercollegiate media guide cover photographs. Gender & Society,18 (1), 66-81.

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