Leslie L. Heywood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of English
Binghamton University
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Leslie Heywood is a leading scholar of postmodern feminist thought, specializing in sport studies, body culture, and women's physical activity. She is currently the Executive Director & Developer of the Nell Jackson Center for the Study of Female Athletes, and has served on the board of the Women's Sports Foundation. Her monograph Pretty Good for a Girl (paperback edition, University of Minnesota Press, 1999) received critical praise for shedding light on growing up enmeshed in girl's sporting culture. She is currently working on a new book on women's sports, girl culture, and American culture titled Built To Win: The Rise of the Female Athlete as Cultural Icon (forthcoming University of Minnesota Press)


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