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Victoria Jackson

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Clinical Asst Professor (FSC)
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and Clinical Assistant Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.  Jackson writes and speaks about the intersection of sport and society, exploring how the games we play (and watch) tell us much about the communities – local, national, and global – in which we live.  Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesWashington PostSlate, and The Independent, and she is a frequent podcast, radio, TV, and documentary film commentator on sport and society. 

Jackson teaches a package of sports history courses, which form part of an interdisciplinary, liberal arts undergraduate certificate in “sports, cultures, and ethics.”  She is writing a book on privilege and power in American big-time college sports, connecting race and gender justice issues and exploring how black athlete labor pays for white athlete privilege.  She is affiliated faculty and works frequently with the Global Sport Institute at ASU; a grant from the GSI is funding her book project and research.

She holds MA and PhD degrees from Arizona State University, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated summa cum laude and joined Phi Beta Kappa.  Jackson was also a cross country and track and field athlete for UNC and ASU, NCAA national champion for the Sun Devils at 10,000 meters, and professional runner endorsed by Nike.  Jackson works with Sun Devil Athletics on a variety of history, education, and leadership initiatives with athletes, coaches, administrators, and the greater Sun Devil community.  She would like for her ASU school record in the 5,000 meters to be broken as soon as possible.

Education
  • Ph.D. History, Arizona State University, 2015. Dissertation: "Title IX and the Big Time: Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1950-1992."
  • M.A. History, Arizona State University 2007
  • B.A. History (Summa Cum Laude), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2004
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Videos
Sport is... ASU Now series on sport
Audio
Discussing social context and ethics of performance enhancement and science/technology policy in elite athletics on Global Sport Institute's "Why Sport Matters with Ken Shropshire"
Discussing big-time college sports with Bill Rhoden and Jamal Murphy
Discussing big-time college sports with UNC historian Matt Andrews and global studies prof Jon Weiler
Discussing Operation Varsity Blues and privilege in college sports with Global Sport Institute's Ken Shropshire
Discussing history of amateurism and its application in NCAA sports with Global Sport Institute's Ken Shropshire
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 302Studies in History
HST 379History of College Sports
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 599Thesis
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 302Studies in History
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 499Individualized Instruction
HST 592Research
HST 599Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 302Studies in History
HST 377Sports in U.S. History
HST 379History of College Sports
HST 599Thesis
HST 640Historical Methods
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 130The Historian's Craft
HST 302Studies in History
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 494Special Topics
HST 593Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 302Studies in History
HST 306Studies in US History
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LIA 194Special Topics
HST 302Studies in History
HST 306Studies in US History
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
HST 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 306Studies in US History