Thomas Oates

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American Studies; School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Iowa

Tom Oates' research interests are at the intersection of sport, media, and culture. His work, spanning cultural studies, communication, and sport studies focuses on articulations of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary sport media. His current project explores connections between basketball with racialized and gendered meanings of space. He is the author of Football and Manliness and the co-editor of The NFL: Critical and Cultural Perspectives, and Playing to Win: Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play.