Posbergh publishes open access article in the Sociology of Sport Journal

Anna Posbergh, PhD

Anna Posbergh, PhD, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology and fellow with the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, has recently published a single author article in the Sociology of Sport Journal, titled “Contradiction or Cohesion? Tracing Questions of Protection and Fairness in Scientifically Driven Elite Sport Policies.” In this article, which draws from Posbergh’s archival research at the Olympic Studies Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, she examines if and how sport organizations, such as the International Olympic Committee, have historically balanced scientific certainties with human rights in previous regulatory documents, especially those relating to sex, gender, fairness, and protection. Contextualizing her findings in the current debates over trans inclusion in sports, she argues that sociocultural and scientific goals have, can, and should exist in cohesion rather than in contradiction.