Courtney Cox, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies

Courtney Cox

Practice Areas: Wearable Technology, Identity and Representation in Sports Media, Labor and Sport, Advanced Analytics, Globalization and Sport, Gender and Sport

Courtney Cox is an academic expert in a variety of issues located at the intersection of sport and society. She is assistant professor of race and sport in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and teaches courses such as Race, Gender, and Sport; Race, Class, Empire: The Olympics; and Intro to African American Studies. Her current book, Double Crossover: Gender, Politics, and Performance in Basketball, considers how Black women and nonbinary athletes maneuver through the global sports-media complex. She is a former ESPN employee and has also worked at NPR-affiliate KPCC in Pasadena, California.

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Recent media: 
NCAA admits three-point lines were different lengths for women's tournament games in Portland (KING TV, March 31, 2024)
What Does the N.W.S.L. Want to Be? (The New York Times, April 28, 2022)
Brittney Griner’s Impact Is Clear as W.N.B.A. Fans Await Word From Russia (The New York Times, March 8, 2022)
Why Olympians like Simone Biles and Breanna Stewart have bolted from Nike (Yahoo, July 20, 2021)
Oregon bill would allow college athletes to be compensated (Oregon Public Broadcasting, June 11, 2021)
Breaking grass ceilings: Why more women are coaching men’s teams (Christian Science Monitor, April 1, 2021)
NFL Diversity Hiring Plan Draws Warning of Unintended Consequences (Yahoo Sports, Nov. 12, 2020)
After pressure from players, some Black-owned businesses profit from NBA ‘bubble’ (Marketplace, July 30, 2020)
Faculty Profile: Courtney Cox of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (Oregon Quarterly, July 15, 2020)
Will calls for change improve diversity in sport front offices? (Minnesota Spokesman-Review, July 1, 2020)
More Black athletes join the fight for justice (Minnesota Spokesman-Review, June 20, 2020)
Racial Report Cards: How the NFL, NBA, MLB and MLS Stack Up (Variety, June 5, 2020)
In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass (The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2020)
New Faculty Profile: Courtney Cox, Assistant Professor, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (University of Oregon, October 2019)