Samantha White, PhD
Assistant Professor, Sports Studies
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Samantha White is an assistant professor of sport studies. Previously, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at SUNY-Plattsburgh where she taught courses such as African-American sport studies. She received her PhD from Rutgers University-Camden, MEd from the University of Minnesota, and BA from Clark Atlanta University. She is also an alumna of the International Summer School for Sport Researchers at the Universite de Paris Est.
Her teaching and research interests include historical, social, and cultural approaches to the study of sport, health, and outdoor and environmental recreation. Her current research project examines Black girls’ relationship to sports and physical culture during the early 20th century. She has published articles on the history of African-American girls and swimming, Title IX era feminist young adult sport literature, and constructions of race and sport in Black children’s media.