We research and engage at the intersection where sport and society meet, with the goal of fostering understanding and equality.

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All cover photos are courtesy of The Lantern and its photographers: Mackenzie Shanklin is a third-year journalism major with a minor in both photography and media production and analysis. She is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and is currently the photo editor at The Lantern. Christian Harsa is a first-year psychology student with a minor in photography. He is from Twinsburg, Ohio, and is the current assistant photography editor at The Lantern.

Recent News

April 19, 2021

The third SSI Student Research fair took place via Zoom on April 16, as students from Ohio State, Purdue, Illinois, and Otterbein presented research on a wide range of topics covering the…

April 16, 2021

The third session of Sports and Society Initiative's "Intersectionality of Change," focused on "Developing Narrative for Change," and included a 75-minute talk between Wendy Smooth, Ohio State's…

April 8, 2021

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day has long been an advocate for mental health. In a world where mental health is seen as a “weakness” for men, Day has been advocating for the mental health…

April 6, 2021

After the Buckeyes lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Ohio State basketball player E.J. Liddell came face to face with the vitriol too often evident on social media. 


People Directory

Yana Hashamova
Professor, Chair: Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures
Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Sport Administration