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Dr. Brenda Elsey
Sports Illustrated

Both international and domestic media have been seeking the expertise of Associate Professor of History Brenda Elsey following the U.S.’s fourth FIFA World Cup Champion win and their continued fight for equitable pay and treatment.

Recent interviews include:

Sports Illustrated

WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio

Up Front – KPFA (Berkeley, California)

Think Progress

Financial Times

Americas Quarterly


Professor Elsey is an expert in gender and sports. Earlier this year she co-authored the book Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America and co-directed the symposium “Critical Sports Communities: New Directions in Sports Scholarship, Journalism and Activism” .

She serves as co-director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and was the recipient of a Fulbright grant that gave her the opportunity to teach and conduct research in Argentina, focusing on the history of women’s soccer, from the 1930s until the present.

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