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 Master of Arts in Sociology at George Mason University in 2020. Her thesis, “The United States’ History of Unsportsmanlike Conduct & the Portrayal of Colin Kaepernick: How the Culture Surrounding Football Reinforces the White Supremacist Patriarchy & Nationalism,” used content analysis, ethnography, and interviews to demonstrate how the culture surrounding football reinforces ideas of white paternalism and hegemonic masculinity. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Maryland – College Park. Her current research is focusing on the media coverage of WNBA and MNBA athletes’ involvement in Black Lives Matter protests in the Summer of 2020.

Areas of Interest

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

Degrees

  • 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”
  • 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"
  • Southern Sociological Society, presented "Watch Me Protest: Comparing Sport Media’s Portrayal of Athlete Activism Across the (M)NBA & WNBA"
  • 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"

Research

  • "The United States' History of Unsportsmanlike Conduct & the Portrayal of Colin Kaepernick: How the Culture Surrounding Football Reinforces the White Supremacist Patriarchy & Nationalism"
Katelyn Foltz
Email
kfoltz [at] umd.edu