Sociologists Talking Real Sh*t

She's Got Next! Women and Sports

June 05, 2021 James McKeever PhD
Sociologists Talking Real Sh*t
She's Got Next! Women and Sports
Show Notes
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Dr. Nicole Wilms and I discuss women in sports, transgender women’s participation in sports, and the attack on critical race theory. 

Nicole Willms received her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Virginia. She later completed her studies at the University of Southern California, where she received her Master's and Ph.D. in Sociology, with a certificate in Gender Studies. 

Willms' research focuses on the intersection of gender and race in American Sports. Her 2017 book, When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball, explores a community context that produced stellar female athletes and new understandings about gender and sport. 

Born in Seattle, Washington, and resident of Spokane, Washington since 2011, Willms considers herself a Northwesterner at heart. Her favorite activities are jogging, kayaking, reading fiction, spending time with friends and family, and dabbling in her favorite sport, basketball, as a player, fan, or coach.