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Michelle  Sikes
Michelle Sikes
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, African Studies, and History
Summary Statement

Michelle Sike’s research focus includes analyses of gender and sport in global cultures, as well as connecting the humanities to disciplines devoted to the enhancement of human health and wellness.

Department
  • Kinesiology - KINES
Education
  • Ph.D., 2015, Economics and Social History, University of Oxford, Lincoln College, Oxford, UK
  • M.Sc., 2009, Economic and Social History, University of Oxford, Lincoln College, Oxford, UK
  • B.S. (Hons), 2007, Mathematical Economics (Minor in Health Policy & Administration), Wake Forest University
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Phone
Office Address
268B Rec Hall
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Specializations
  • Sport and gender
  • Sport in Britain and empire, 1800-2000
  • African sport history
  • Sport and public policy
  • Sport and development
  • Histories of women and gender in Africa
Publications

ResearchGate

  • Books
    • M. Sikes and J. Bale (eds.), Women’s Sport in Africa (London: Routledge, 2014)
  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
    • M. Sikes, “Print Media and the History of Women’s Sport in Africa: The Kenyan Case of Barriers to International Achievement,” History in Africa (2016), vol. 43, pp. 323-345.
    • M. Sikes and J. Bale (eds.), “Women’s Sport and Gender in sub-Saharan Africa,” Special journal issue, Sport in Society, vol. 17, no. 4 (May, 2014).

    • M. Sikes and J. Bale, “Introduction: Women’s Sport and Gender in sub-Saharan Africa,” Special journal issue, Sport in Society vol. 17, no. 4 (May, 2014), pp. 449-465.

    • M. Sikes and G. Jarvie, “Women’s Running as Freedom: Development and Choices,” Special journal issue, Sport in Society vol. 17, no. 4 (2012), pp. 507-522.