C.L. Cole, PhD

Associate Professor
Kinesiology, Women's Studies, and Sociology

Department of Kinesiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Louise Freer Hall
906 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-6380
Fax: (217) 244-7322
E-mail: c-cole@uiuc.edu

Degree: Ph.D., University of Iowa (1992); Ph.D., University of Southern California (1987)

Areas of Interest: Feminist/QueerCultural Studies, Body Studies, National Popular Culture, Interpretive & Ethnographic Methods

Professor Cole's teaching and research investigate the production of deviant bodies and national identity in post-WWII America. Courses regularly taught include: Soc/WS 210 Introduction to Queer Studies; Kin/WS 342 Body Politics; Kin/Soc 249 Contemporary America and Sport. She also teaches courses on Masculinity & American Identity and Consumer Culture & the Politics of Health and Fitness.

Cole is a core faculty member of the following interdisciplinary units at UIUC:
Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory;
Cultural Studies and Interpretive Research;
Science, Technology, Information, and Medicine

Currently, she is the editor of the Journal of Sport & Social Issues (Sage) and the co-editor of the book series 'Sport, Culture & Social Relations' (SUNY Press). She also serves on the Editorial Board of Cultural Studies-Critical Methodologies (Sage) and the Advisory Board of GLQ (Duke University Press).

Recent Publications

Close Encounters: Sport, Science, and Politcal Culture. In Toby Miller (Ed.), Blackwell Reader in Cultural Studies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, Ltd. [2001]

Nike's America / American Jordan. In D.L. Andrews (Ed.), Michael Jordan, Inc. Albany: SUNY Press. [2001]

America's New Son: Tiger Woods and America's Multiculturalism. Cultural Studies Annual,5, JAI Press. [2000]

'One Chromosome Too Many...' In Kay Schaffer and Sidone Smith, (Eds). The Olympics at the Millenium: Power, Politics and the Games. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. [2000]

Documenting America: Racism, Realism and Hoop Dreams. In Peter Kivisto & Georgane Rundbland. Multiculturalism in America. Thousand Oaks: SAGE. [2000]


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