Sport and apartheid in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Conor talk to Tanya Jones of the Institute of Kinesiology at the University of Texas in Austin.
Tanya’s doctoral thesis examines the history of the anti-apartheid movement in the United States where she looks at the career of human rights activist and sports management academic Richard Lapchick.
Tanya talks about the complexity of researching a living subject and situating him in the historical context of the human rights struggle from the 1968 Olympics onwards and the campaign against racial discrimination in the US and South Africa. There’s some strong testimony in here about the violence of the struggle so listen on to find out more.
Tanya Jones is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Austin.Hher field, broadly, is sport studies, and her focus is on the intersection of race, politics, and sport. Specifically, Tanya’s research concentrates on the history of modern sport and race and its role in the formation of society. Her graduate research in the past five years has involved the history of sporting boycotts in the United States surrounding apartheid South Africa.
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