Preconference 01: Disciplining Transgender: How States and Sport Legislate and (Re)define PLACE and Participation

Sponsor: Preconferences
Wed, 11/16: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Room: Preservation Hall Studio 9 - 2nd Floor 
**Separate registration is required for this session. Adding this session to your personal schedule does not register you for this session. If you would like to attend, please be sure to include this session with your convention registration.**

As of March 2022, 34 U.S. states proposed, voted on, or enacted transgender legislation, including 29 surrounding sport participation largely related to "saving" or "protecting" cisgender girls and women. This attempt to construct a singular "woman" is relational to the cultural and ideological representation of a collective "women" envisaged in sport. The Communication and Sport Division will host a preconference with the Feminist and Gender Studies Division as a co-sponsor that centers this legislative attack through the conference theme of PLACE, to consider transgender People, their struggle for Liberation through legislation, Advocating for equal rights, understanding the importance of Community through communication, and fostering a supportive Environment in this identity battle.


Travis R. Bell, University of South Florida  - Contact Me


Julia C. Richmond, Rowan University  - Contact Me
Leandra Hinojosa Hernandez, Utah Valley University  - Contact Me


Vikki Krane, Bowling Green State University  - Contact Me
Kaylee Poche, Gambit Weekly  - Contact Me
Anne C Osborne, Syracuse University  - Contact Me
Scarlett L. Hester, Ball State University  - Contact Me
Dafna Kaufman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  - Contact Me
Katie Lever, University of Texas, Austin  - Contact Me
Lauren Smith, Indiana University, The Media School  - Contact Me
Johnny Capra, Chapman University  - Contact Me
Jessica Marie Journeay, Chapman University  - Contact Me
Rikishi T. Rey, Clemson University  - Contact Me
Grant Wiedenfeld, Sam Houston State University  - Contact Me


Communication and Sport Division
Feminist and Gender Studies Division