Janeanne Levenstein is a Master’s student in the Sports Studies subtrack of American Studies at the University of Iowa, where she is also working toward a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Janeanne earned her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.
Her current research interests include exploring the ways in which sports (participation and viewership) work to both challenge and reinforce gender norms as well as how sports institutions, governing bodies, organizers, participants, and spectators understand, interpret, and navigate the current sporting landscape as gender-nonconforming and transgender athletes become increasingly visible.
Janeanne works as a Teaching Assistant within the Department of American Studies and has a background in facilitation, experiential learning, and sports coaching; she enjoys the opportunity to support and challenge students and young adults in their educational and interpersonal development.
- Gender and sexuality in sport
- Power and privilege
- Queer studies