FEMST Doctoral Student, Anita Stahl's, FEMST 186AI Course in the News! Here's what some of the piece written by Stephanie Livaudais says:
"'Picturing Maria Sharapova', a course at the University of California, Santa Barbara, encourages students to examine culture as they study the former WTA World No.1. Students will examine the intersections of 'representation, gender, and the global in elite sport' as they study the career and media perceptions of Sharapova, a former WTA World No.1 and five-time Grand Slam champion. Combining her BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies from New York University, an MA in Gender Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin and her in-progress PhD in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara with a lifelong passion for women's tennis, Stahl’s academic work seeks to examine the sport from a feminist point of view. At its core, 'Picturing Maria Sharapova' is not about Maria Sharapova at all. According to Stahl, it’s about gender, femininity, globalization, labor, immigration, history, race, and media - and the ways these concepts clash and intersect - all viewed through the lens of the 11-time highest paid female athlete in the world."
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