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Sports & Society Reading Group: Collegiate Athletic Labor

Friday, November 5, 2021 | 3:00 PM

Virtual Event

The Sports & Society reading group is pleased to welcome esteemed sports scholars Roger Noll and Victoria Jackson for a discussion of collegiate athletic labor, amateurism, “Name, Image, & Likeness” (NIL) rights, and the future of the NCAA.

If you're interested in joining us, e-mail co-organizer Noah Cohan for Zoom link and copies of the reading material.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Sciences


Humanities & Society



Event Contact

Noah Cohan

Speaker Information

Roger G. Noll is professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University. Noll also is a Senior Fellow and member of the Advisory Board at the American Antitrust Institute. Noll received a B.S. with honors in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph. D. in economics from Harvard University. Prior to joining Stanford, Noll was a Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Institute Professor of Social Science and Chair of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology.

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and clinical assistant professor of history at Arizona State University. She writes about the intersection of sport and society, exploring how the games we play (and watch) tell us much about the communities – local, national, and global – in which we live. Jackson has appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss American college sports, and her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Slate, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Letras Libres (Mexico), Época (Brazil), The Independent (UK), and The Athletic, where she is now a regular contributor to the culture vertical. She is a former NCAA champion and retired professional track and field athlete.

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