Lisa Alexander

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor

Selected Publications


2012 When Baseball Isn’t White, Straight, and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.


Journal Articles

2016 “Far Beyond the Stars: The Framing of Blackness in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 44.3.

2014 “Sports History: What’s Next?” Journal of American History 101.1

2013 “Nothing But a Man: Revisited” Journal of Popular Film and Television 41.3.

2012 “But They Don’t Want to Play With the White Players, Right?: Depictions of Segregation and Negro League Baseball in Contemporary Popular Film.” Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal 5.2.

Book Chapters
2016 “Andy Murray: From Outsider to Savior and Back Again” with Dan Travis in More than Cricket and Football Ed. Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen S. Smith. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

2015 “I’m the King of the World?: Barry Bonds and the ‘Race’ For The Record,” in Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Essays on Sports, Race, and the Media Ed. Chris Lamb. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press (reprint).

2013 “‘Raindrops on a Window’”: Race and Sex and the Framing of the Sheryl Swoopes Narrative” in A Locker Room of Her Own: Sport, Gender, and the Construction of Athletic Reputations. Ed. Joel Nathan Rosen and David C. Ogden. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

Courses taught

  • AFS 3200 / COM 3230: The African American Film Experience, 4 credits, fall and winter 2016
  • AFS/SOC 2245: Blacks in Sport in the United States, 4 credits, winter 2017

Research Description

Representations of race, class, gender, sexual identity and sexual orientation in popular culture including film, television, and sports.

Affiliated Departments