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

Fun Facts

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

November 19, 2021

Our Sports and Society interns have a unique perspective on many aspects of Ohio State athletics, and we are honored to share some of their game-day experiences to show what it is like behind the…

November 15, 2021

The second Ohio State Sports Analytics Conference took place on Nov. 12, where more than 300 unique log-ins from 12 countries were recorded and several students attended in-person events. 

November 4, 2021

Ohio State School of Communication and the Sports and Society Initiative were honored to meet Nov. 2 with alum Peter Tortorici, former head of CBS Entertainment and Telemundo, who also worked with…

November 2, 2021

by Ashley Grimmer

The Sports and Society Initiative partnered with the parents' organization Life Over Logo to host an event  Oct. 29 addressing the negative impacts of social media on the…

People Directory

Professor,Faculty Athletics Representative
Nicole Kraft
Associate Professor (clinical), SSI Director
Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Sport Administration