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Shelley Lucas

Photo of Shelley LucasShelley Lucas, PhD

Sport History and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport




Keywords: women’s sport history, gender, concussions, cycling

Research Profile:

Dr. Lucas’s research interests include women‘s sport history, gender issues in sport, and socio-cultural aspects of sport-related concussions. Her current research focuses on women’s cycling history, including mountain biking and Idaho’s own Women’s Challenge–the international cycling stage race for women that ran from 1984-2002, the history of popular media representations of concussions, and the role of parents in supporting concussed youth sport athletes.

Honors and Achievements:

“Girls’ Six-Player Basketball: The Essence of Small-Town Life in Iowa.”, is a chapter written  by Dr. Lucas and Jaime Schultz that was featured in an anthology that recently won the North  American  Society for Sport History (NASSH) Book Award for best anthology. This chapter examined the history of Iowa’s six-player girls’ basketball and the relationship between the sport and small town communities in the state.