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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Kerrie J. Kauer, Ph. D


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 2002-2005

Ph. D in Sport and Leisure Studies, 2005. Area of Concentration: Cultural Studies Cognate: Women's Studies

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2000-2002

M. Ed. in Developmental Kinesiology, 2002, Area of Specialization: Sport Psychology

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, 1993-1997

B.A. in Psychology, 1997, Minor in Sociology


Scholarly and Creative Interests:

Dr. Kauer's research has an interdisciplinary focus that infuses feminist cultural studies theories and social psychological theories to examine socio-cultural issues in sport and physical activity. Specifically, Dr. Kauer's scholarship explores issues around gender and sexuality in sport and the intersections of social identities (e.g., race, class, ethnicity) using qualitative methods such as Institutional Ethnography, semi-structured, and focus group interviews. Her research topics include queer theory analysis of lesbian identified college coaches, stereotypes of female athletes, and the role of social justice education in coaching education.


Recent Publications:

Kauer, K., & Krane, V. (2005). "Scary dykes and feminine queens": Stereotypes and female athletes. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 15, 43-56.

Krane, V., Kauer, K. Out on the ball fields: Lesbians in sport. In V. Clarke & E. Peel, Out in Psychology: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans perspectives. Book Chapter (In Press).

Krane, V., Choi, P., Baird, S., Aimar, C., & Kauer, K. (2004). Living the paradox: Female athletes negotiate femininity and muscularity. Sex Roles, 50, 315-329.



Currently, Dr. Kauer is the Coaching Option coordinator within the Sport Studies option.