Lauren M Osmer


Ph.D. in Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2019
M.S. in Sports Studies (Sport Management), University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2011
B.A. in Political Science, Beloit College, 2008

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Lauren Osmer is a PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Sports Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her bachelor's degree in political science from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, and an M.S. in sports studies with a sport management concentration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Prior to beginning her doctoral work, she taught kindergarten for two years in Los Angeles. Her work has been presented at both the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH), where she has also participated in panel sessions, and the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) annual meetings. She has also served as both a teaching assistant and assistant instructor for the Kinseiology department and has twice been awarded the Mary Buice Alderson Fellowship for Graduate Teaching Excellence for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 years, as well as the Diane Yoder College of Education Scholarship.

Her research interests include sport globalization broadly, with a more specific focus on athlete migration and acculturation, as well as the ways in which historical racialization narratives are applied to international athletes. Her future career goals include teaching in sport studies or sport management as well as remaining professionally involved in the sport industry. Outside of academia her interests include baseball, day hikes, and scuba diving.