Katelyn Foltz (she/her) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Global Studies: Securities and Justice from the University of Virginia in 2018. She earned her first Master of Arts in Sociology at George Mason University in 2020. She earned her second Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland - College Park in 2022. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Maryland – College Park. Her dissertation is a mixed methods study exploring gender-based violence in sport and how athlete market value impacts whether or not they experience a consequence for perpetrating gender-based violence. 

Areas of Interest

  • gender
  • race
  • critical race theory
  • media
  • sport
  • masculinity
  • activism
  • intersectionality

Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland - College Park
  • Master of Arts in Sociology from George Mason University
  • Certificate in Women & Gender Studies from George Mason University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Global Studies: Securities & Justice from the University of Virginia

Conferences

  • Global Conference on Women & Gender at Christopher Newport University, presented "The Slander of Colin Kaepernick by Fox News: The Media’s Use of White Paternalism and Hegemonic Masculinity in the Maintenance of White American Masculinity” (virtual)
  • American Sociological Association, presented "The Slander of Colin Kaepernick by Fox News: The Media’s Use of White Paternalism and Hegemonic Masculinity in the Maintenance of White American Masculinity" (virtual)
  • Southern Sociological Society, presented "Watch Me Protest: Comparing Sport Media’s Portrayal of Athlete Activism Across the (M)NBA & WNBA" in Birmingham, Alabama
  • North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), presented "2022, “Watch Me Protest: Comparing Sport Media’s Portrayal of Athlete Activism Across the (M)NBA & WNBA" in Montreal, Canada
  • American Sociological Association (ASA), presented "2022, “Watch Me Protest: Comparing Sport Media’s Portrayal of Athlete Activism Across the (M)NBA & WNBA" in Los Angeles, California
  • Southern Sociological Society, presented "Make way for activism: A content analysis exploring media coverage of WNBA activism"
  • Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, presented "Make way for activism: A content analysis exploring media coverage of WNBA activism"
  • American Sociological Association (ASA), presented "'The “Boys of Fall' and the bolstering of white racial identity: small-town football culture and the maintenance of white American masculine tradition"
  • Equitable Approaches: Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Scholarship, Advocacy, & Activism at the University of Delaware, panelist discussing "Gender-Based Violence in Sport"

Research

  • "The United States' History of Unsportsmanlike Conduct & the Portrayal of Colin Kaepernick: How the Culture Surrounding Football Reinforces the White Supremacist Patriarchy & Nationalism"
  • Foltz, Katelyn. 2022. "Research Note: The (Re)-Education of Colin Kaepernick, the Social Protest he led, and his Quest to work in the National Football League." Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation. https://journals.shareok.org/jheai/article
  • Smith, Earl, Angela Hattery, Marissa Kiss, & Katelyn E. 2023. "Re-Conceptualizing Kaepernick’s Kneeling Protests and His Banishment From the NFL as an Infringement on His 'Right to Work.'" Journal of Black Studies.
  • Hattery, Angela, Earl Smith, Katelyn E Foltz, Marissa Kiss. 2023. "Ineffective policies for gender-based violence in sports result in a lack of accountability" The Brookings Institute.
Katelyn Foltz
Parren J Mitchell Art Sociology Building, Room 1111
Department of Sociology
Email
kfoltz [at] umd.edu