PhD Student Selected for Emerging Scholar Award

Lorin Mordecai

PhD student, Lorin Mordecai MSW, LSW, was selected for the Emerging Scholar Award at the Ninth International Conference on Sport and Society in Miami, FL. A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given annually to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars with an active research interest in the themes of the conference. As a recipient of the award, Lorin was invited to present her research on, Conformity to Masculine Norms and Sexual Relationships Among U.S. College Athletes.

Lorin’s research interests focus on violence against women in the context of sports including sexual assault and human trafficking. Lorin currently teaches MSW courses for UConn and facilitates bystander intervention trainings for Northeastern University’s Mentors in Violence Prevention. She is also a founding member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports and chairs their College Sports Committee.

The Sport & Society Research Network brings together researchers and scholars interested in the cultural, political, and economic relationships of sport to society, and publishes the International Journal of Sport & Society.