Ph.D. Sociocultural Kinesiology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2005
Graduate Minor: Women & Gender Studies
M.A. Communications, Northern Illinois University, 1998
B.A. Communications, Loyola University of Chicago, 1996
KNES 353 SPORT & SOCIETY
KNES 285 SPORT: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
KNES 437 SPORT AND THE MEDIA
KNES 441 THE AMERICAN WOMEN IN SPORT
Research and Professional Interests
Dr. Metz’s research focuses on political and cultural economy of the body in late-capitalism. It is
interdisciplinary in nature, located at the intersections of media studies, marketing/advertising, sport and recreation. She has published on topics such as Nike advertising, Olympic marketing, the racial politics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and motherhood, and the mediated spectacle of the Women’s United Soccer Association
Metz, J. L. (in press) Dancing in the shadows of war: Critical pedagogy in the classroom. International Review of Qualitative Research. [Special Issue: "Auto-Ethnography & Sport"; Michael D. Giardina and Michele K. Donnelly, Guest Editors].
Giardina, M.D., Metz, J. L., & Bunds, K. S. (2011). Celebrating Humanity? Spectacle Pedagogy and the Global Branding of Multiculturalism. In S. Wagg and H. Lenskyj (Eds.), Handbook of
Olympic Studies. London: PalgraveMacmillan.
McGannon, K.R. & Metz, J.L. (2010). Through the funhouse mirror: Understanding access and (un)expected selves through confessional tales. In R.J. Schinke (Ed.) Contemporary Sport Psychology. (pp. 153-170). Hauppauge, NY Nova Science Publishers.
Jennifer L Metz. (2008). "An Inter-View on motherhood: Racial politics and motherhood in late capitalist sport." Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, 8 (2), 248-275.
Jennifer L. Metz. (2008) "From Babies to Ballers: Girls’ Youth Basketball and the Re-Becoming of U.S. Motherhoood. " In M D. Giardina & M. K. Donnelly (Eds.), Youth Culture & Sport: Identity, Power, & Politics. (pp. 175-192). London: Routledge.
Giardina, M.D. & Metz, J.L., (2005). "Women's Sports in Nike's America: Body politics and the corporo-empowerment of 'Everyday Athletes’.'" In S.J. Jackson & D.L. Andrews (Eds.), Sport, Culture and Advertising: Identities, Commodities, and the Politics of Representation (pp. 60-82). London: Routledge.
Giardina, M.D. & Metz, J.L. (2005). "All-American Girls? National Identity and Cultural Citizenship with/in the W*USA." In M. Silk, D. L. Andrews, and C. L. Cole (Eds.), Corporate Nationalism(s): Sport, Cultural Identity, and Transnational Marketing (pp. 109-126). Oxford: Berg.