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

September 7, 2021

Ohio State Athletics Chief Marketing Officer Tracy Hedrick joined students for lunch and conversation at the first SSI Huddle of the 2021-2022 academic year to discuss careers in marketing and how…

September 7, 2021

The OSU Sports and Society Initiative has heavily invested in supporting sports and society research. Substantially, this has involved working with the College of Arts and…

August 30, 2021

In new research published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, 2019 SSI Student Research Grant Award winner and sociology graduate student James Tompsett (pictured) found evidence…

August 16, 2021

Sports and Society Initiative Director Dr. Nicole Kraft, a longtime sportswriter and associate professor (clinical) of journalism, spent a recent afternoon on the other side of the microphone,…

People Directory

Trevon Logan
Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics
Senior Lecturer
Professor, Director of Teaching/Research for the OSU LiFEsports Initiative
Professor,Faculty Athletics Representative