Jennifer L. Metz

Doctoral Candidate
Kinesiology, Women's Studies Program





Department of Kinesiology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Louise Freer Hall, mc-052
906 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 244-3983
Fax: (217) 244-7322

Degree: Ph.D., University of Illinois (in progress); M.S., Northern Illinois University (1998).

Areas of Interest: Women's Sports, Feminist Theory & Methodology, Motherhood

My research looks at the intersections of race, class, and gender as articulated to working motherhood in contemporary America. I am especially interested in notions of "celebrity motherhood," and am currently engaged in a research project in which I am interviewing mother-athletes from the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Women's United Soccer Association (W*USA).

Recent Publications

Giardina, M.D., & Metz, J.L. (in press). Women's sports in postmodern America: Body politics and the corporo-empowerment of "Everyday Athletes." In S.J. Jackson & D.L. Andrews (Eds.), Sport, culture, and advertising: Identities, commodities, and the politics of representation. Westport, CT: Prager Press.

Giardina, M.D., & Metz, J.L. (in press). The Disneyfication of citizenship: Corporate (trans)nationalism(s), soccer, and global (W)USA. In M. Silk, D.L. Andrews, and C.L. Cole (Eds.), Corporate nationalism(s): Sport, cultural identity, and transnational marketing. Oxford, England: Berg Publishers.

Giardina, M.D., & Metz, J.L. (2001). Celebrating humanity: Olympic marketing and the homogenization of multiculturalism. International Journal of Sports Marketing & Sponsorship: Special Issue (Transnational Marketing and Sponsorship), 3 (2), 203-223


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