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Tucker Table

The Tucker Center hosts a monthly research presentation and discussion—The Tucker Table. The Tucker Table provides opportunities for collaboration and encourages intellectual insight within the School of Kinesiology and across campus. Tucker Table is free and open to all interested parties. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch, as sessions are hosted over the noon hour.

Tucker Table Archives

    Dr. Kent Kaiser (Northwestern College)

    Tuesday October 5: Conflict Framing and Media Bias in the Coverage of Title IX


    Dr. Marie Hardin (John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State University)

    Monday, February 21: Power in a fragmented collective: Feminism, Foucault, and the sports blogosphere


    Dr. Cheryl Cooky (Department of Health and Kinesiology and Women's Studies, Purdue University)

    Friday, March 4: The stronger women get, the more news media love men's sports: Gender in televised sport news and highlight shows

    Tucker Table Student Showcase and Reception: Friday, May 6, 12-2pm

    Vicki Schull: Female College Athletes' Perceptions of Leadership

    Katie Wurst: Millennial Generation Athletes: Creating Opportunities for Female Coaches

    Alyssa Norris: The Elephant in the Room: Workplace Satisfaction of Lesbian Assistant Coaches

    John Lisec: Sport-New Media Complex: The Contested Terrain of Gender in Sports News Blogs

    Austin Stair Calhoun, M.S.Ed., Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., (University of Minnesota) and Amy Sandler, Ph.D.

    Friday, April 30 - Consequences of homophobia within intercollegiate athletics


    Erin Becker, M.A., and Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, March 26 - Coaching youth soccer as a token female


    Jo Ann Buysse, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, February 26 - Framing gender and disability: A cross-cultural analysis of photographs from the 2008 Paralympic Games


    Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., Jim Winges, M.S., Monique Foster, Ayanna Franklin, and Tara Robertson (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, November 19 - Psychology and socioculture of sport injury: Does gender matter?


    Julie Hughes and Moira Petit, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, October 29 - Do women’s bones adapt differently to exercise? Implications for exercise prescription to prevent osteoporosis

    Toben Nelson, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, September 24 - Obesity prevention and youth sports: What do we really know?


    Lisa Kihl, Ph.D., and Vicki Schull, M.A. (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, May 8 - Leadership, gender politics, and organizational change.

    Daheia Barr-Anderson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

    Thursday, April 16 - Environmental influences of physical activity among African-American adolescent girls.

    Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., and Chelsey Thul, M.A. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, March 26 - Reducing physical inactivity and promoting active living: From the voices of East African girls

    Vikki Krane, Ph.D., (Bowling Green State University) and Sally Ross, Ph.D. (University of Memphis)

    Thursday, February 26 - Photographic self-representations of collegiate female athletes.


    Maureen Weiss, Ph.D., Jennifer Bhalla, M.S., and Nicole Bolter, M.Ed. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, December 11 - Positive youth development through sport: The First Tee as an exemplar program

    Diane Gill, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina-Greensboro)

    Thursday, November 13 - Social psychology and physical activity: Toward positive health for girls and women


    Mary Jo Kane, Ph.D., and Heather Maxwell, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, October 30 - Expanding the boundaries of sport media research: Consumer responses to representations of women's sports.

    Beth Lewis, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Thursday, September 25 - An evaluation of a physical activity intervention for pregnant and postpartum women


    Tiffany Muller Myrdahl, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, May 2 - Lesbians, the WNBA, and the Cultural Politics of Normativity

    Missy Price (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, April 18 - Peer leadership of adolescent female athletes: Relationships among personal characteristics, leadership behaviors, and team outcomes


    Jennifer Bhalla (University of Minnesota)

    Friday, February 15 - A cross-cultural perspective of parental influence on adolescent females’ achievement beliefs and behaviors in sport and school domains