Dunja Antunovic, Ph.D., assistant professor of sport sociology in the School of Kinesiology, gave an invited keynote lecture at the “Sports Communication in Transition” conference in Prague, Czech Republic on November 9, 2023. The conference was organized by the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) temporary working group “Communication and Sport” and held at Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
Antunovic’s talk was titled “Diversity on digital platforms? Sport, gender, and national identity during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” The talk drew on Antunovic’s collaborative studies that examined how broadcasters used social media during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. In addition to sharing empirical findings that illustrate a continued gender imbalance and marginalization of athletes with disabilities, the talk also proposed theoretical and methodological directions for cross-national comparative research.
Antunovic is the director of the Media Analysis in International Sport (MARIS) group, an affiliated scholar with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, and an affiliate faculty with the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication.