The Center for the Study of Sport and Religion housed in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies will be hosting a public lecture by Dr. Darren T. Smith, faculty member in the Department of Sociology, University of Memphis, entitled, “When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide.” The lecture is based on his best-selling book, “When Race, Religion, and Sport Collide: Black Athletes at BYU and Beyond” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). The lecture will be held on Thursday, November 8 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library.
Immediately following the lecture, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion on “Race, Sport, and Protest in the 21st Century.”
Alex Deeb, PhD candidate, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
Dr. James Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and former Olympian, rowing
Allison Ojeda, UT Head Coach Women’s Tennis and member of the National Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame
Dr. Stephanie Taylor, Administrator, Knox County Schools and former Tennessee State University, basketball standout
Leroy Thompson, CEO, Thompson Consulting, LLC, former football standpoint, Penn State University and the Pittsburgh Steelers
The moderator for the evening will be Dr. Adam Love, Assistant Professor, Sport Management and Sociocultural Studies, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies.
Both events are free and open to the campus and Knoxville communities.
For further information contact Dr. Steven Waller, Professor and Co-Director, Center for the Study of Sport and Religion at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974.1279.