Jessica W. Luther spoke with Dr. Edwards for a discussion on sports, gender and the culture of violence that has fueled the recent, high-profile incidences of male athletes associated with domestic violence and sexual abuse. Luther is an Austin-based writer who has emerged as a strong and compelling voice on issues related to sport, gender and violence. She is the author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, a forthcoming book for Akashic Books, and is a contributing writer for VICESports, SI.com and RH Reality Check, a reproductive health website. Luther received a Master’s Degree from UT-Austin in 2004 and a Bachelor’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Florida State University in 2002. Her website is www.jessicawluther.com.
For this occasion, Dr. Edwards has authored an essay, Paradigm Shift.