GIRI: Athletes and Activism

Global Inequality Research: Athletes and Activism explored inequalities through study of the history of social protest in athletics and current protest movements in amateur and professional sports around the world. The lead instructor for the course was Solomon Hughes, PhD, and former men’s basketball player for the University of California, Berkeley. Through a series of virtual (remote) lectures, undergraduate and graduate students engaged with instructors and guest speakers in discussions surrounding the structural inequities that arise in amateur and professional athletics, recent disruptions to sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political resistance to anti-Black violence. Students completed a semester-long research project of their choosing as part of the course.

Crosslisted as: AAAS 425, ECON 436, POLSCI 425, SOCIOL 442, RIGHTS 444