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Jane Stangl


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Jane Stangl

Jane Stangl received her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa. She teaches ESS 100—an interdisciplinary introduction to the broader field of kinesiology, which includes biophysical, sociocultural and behavioral components. She also teaches a course on body images in sport media.

At the graduate level, Stangl teaches Sociocultural Analysis of Sport, Philosophy and Ethics, and Critical Thinking and Research. In the performance program, she oversees and teaches golf.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Stangl, Jane M., "Who cares about the decline of women coaches? [Foucauldian's might!]" (paper presentation for the North American Society of the Sociology of Sport, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 5 November, 2009.)

"Leveling the Playing Field: Promoting Gender Equity through Coaching Education," Christine M. Shelton and Jane M. Stangl, et al. (panel presentation of Smith's ESS Graduate Program, at quadrennial International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Conference, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 18 July 2009.)

Stangl, Jane M., "Eastern Influences on Western Sport: Appropriating Buddhism in the G/Name of Golf." International Journal of Religion and Sport, Vol. 1, 21–33, 2009.

Stangl, Jane M., "A Unique College Nickname or Another White Man's Indian? George Helgesen Fitch and the Case of Siwash College," Journal of Sport History, 35(2), 195–220, 2008.

Stangl, Jane M., "White Sauvage-ry: Revisiting the Collegians and Coeds of Old Siwash College." In Linda K. Fuller, ed., Sport, Rhetoric, and Gender: Historical Perspective and Media Representations, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006, 71-81.

Stangl, Jane M., "Naming is Not Enough: Welcome to Vancouver, where Siwash is a Rock" (paper presented at annual meeting for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 3 November, 2006).

Stangl, Jane M., "On the Cusp or at the Center: Pre-suppositions and post-consequences of Being in Title IX,"(presentation at Women and Sport: Before, During and After Title IX Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, February 2005).

Stangl, Jane M. and Nanci Young, Archival Photo Exhibit, "Building History: From the First Gymnasium to Ainsworth and Olin," prepared for Olin Fitness Center Grand Opening, February 2004. Currently displayed in the lower level of Scott Gymnasium, Smith College.

Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, Smith College, [Siegel, Don, Jim Johnson, Lynn Oberbillig, Christine Shelton and Jane Stangl,] "Coaching Education: Knowledge, Skills and Values," (departmental presentation at annual meeting of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2004.)

Stangl, Jane M., book review of Team Spirits: The Native American Mascots Controversy, by King, C. Richard and Charles Fruehling Springwood, Sport History Review, 33(2), 145–146, 2002.

Stangl, Jane Marie and M.J. Kane, "Structural Variables that Offer Explanatory Power for the The Underrepresentationof Women Coaches Since Title IX: The Case of Homologous Reproduction," Sociology of Sport Journal, 8(1), 47–60, 1991.