Deakin Sociologist Delivers Second Annual Communication Studies Colloquium.

On 30 September Deakin sociologist Dr Kim Toffoletti delivered the Second Annual Communication Studies Colloquium at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Titled ‘The Postfeminist Sports Fan’, Kim’s public address drew an engaged audience of students, faculty and members of the wider community to reflect on the newly visible roles for women sport fans in the global sports economy and their impacts on addressing gender inequalities in sport.
Kim is based at LMU’s Department of Communication Studies as a Visiting Scholar from August-November 2015. She is being hosted by the Faculty of Communication and Fine Arts whilst researching and writing her forthcoming book Women Sport Fans: Identification, Participation, Representation (Routledge publishers).
During her visit to the USA Kim has been invited to speak at California State University Northridge on media representations of women sport supporters. She will also be presenting her research at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, held this year in Santa Fe.
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