TC director Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi interviews founder and first director of Tucker Center, Dr. Mary Jo Kane

Dr. Kane tells listeners the origin story of the Tucker Center and discusses her seminal piece of research known as the “sport as continuum” paper. If you want to brush up, read the original 1995 paper—and you should because it is a good one!—or the 2017 reflection piece she wrote on the impact of her sport continuum theory. Near the end of the pod, we discuss how the sport continuum theory may be applied to the current topic of, and debate surrounding, inclusion of transgender athletes. You can read TC affiliated scholar Dr. Austin Stair Calhoun’s 2017 OpEd on her perspective on the complexities on applying and revisiting the sport as continuum theory.