Anna Baeth

Instructor in Precollege Programs for Women, Gender & Representation



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Dr. Anna Baeth is a critical feminist scholar and a cultural studies practitioner of sport. Her research centers on the gendering of sport spaces, the eternally moving body, and social movements and sport. A native of Frederick, Maryland, Baeth has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in sport sociology. While there, Baeth was a research assistant in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Baeth is a perennial coach and advocate for cultural awareness in sport spaces. Holding an M.S. in exercise and sport studies from Smith College, Baeth has been an assistant lacrosse coach at Hamline University, Minnesota, head field hockey coach at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio, and assistant field hockey / lacrosse coach at Mount Holyoke College. In 2009, she rode her bicycle cross country with the non-profit Bike and Build to raise awareness of affordable housing issues. Baeth graduated from Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore College with a degree in sociology and anthropology, peace studies, and educational studies, where she also founded the not-for-profit Chester Neighborhood Bike Works.