Sports & Society Initiative Reading Group

DUC 248, 3:00pm-5:00pm



The next meeting of the Sports & Society Reading Group considers issues pertaining to gender, the body, coaching relationships, and sexual abuse in sports often coded as feminine: gymnastics, figure skating, and ballet. We will read and discuss excerpts from Ally Raisman’s recent memoir, "Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything,” as well as Joan Ryan’s 1995 book, “Little Girls in Pretty Boxes.” 

The reading group is open to faculty and graduate students from across the St. Louis region. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Noah Cohan at For more information on the Sports & Society Program Initiative, visit

Light refreshments will be served.

Terri Behr

Events & Accounting Assistant