2021 Award Winners

Awarded at the 2022 Montreal Conference

Gary Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Doctorate: Edgar Compos (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) ""Lindo y Querido: Nationalism, Latin American Modernity and the Contested Terrain of the 1968 Olympic Games"
Doctorate: Ashley Gardner (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) -"Racial Inequality in Olympic-Level Sports Organizations"
*There were no Masters submissions*

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Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award

Master’s Student Winner: Monica Nelson (University of Maryland, College Park)
“Muscle Moves Mass: Constructing the ‘Ideal’ Athletic Body in American Olympic Weightlifting”

Doctoral Winner: Anna Posbergh (University of Maryland, College Park) 
“Defining ‘woman’: A governmentality analysis of how protective policies are created in elite women’s sport”

Honorable Mention (Doctoral): Shannon Scovel (University of Maryland, College Park)
"The male influence and the ‘Wrestling Queen’ : The representation of women’s wrestling in traditional media and on personal social media accounts in 2016 "

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Best SSJ Article

Thomas P. Oates (University of Iowa) “Where I’m From”: Jay-Z’s “Hip Hop Cosmopolitanism,” Basketball, and
the Neoliberal Politics of Urban Space”

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Early Career Researcher Award, Presented by Human Kinetics

Danielle Peers (University of Alberta)

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Outstanding Book Award

Courtney Szto (Queen’s University)
“Changing on the Fly: Hockey through the Voices of South Asian Canadians”

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Service Excellence Award

None Awarded this year

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NASSS Fellows

2021 Recipients:

Rachel Allison (Mississippi State University)
Chris Knoester (Ohio State University)

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To download a PDF of all previous NASSS award winners please click here: NASSS Awards