Dr. Amira Rose Davis is the featured speaker at the 14th annual Cheron Mayhall In Your Face Lecture. She will discuss the history of black women in the Olympic Games and analyze the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The presentation is titled, Cinderella Girls': A Brief History of Black Women in the Olympic Games and Where We Go from Here.
The In Your Face Lecture is designed to give original, provocative thinkers a chance to present outside-the-box ideas that challenge our thinking. A discussion will follow the lecture scheduled for Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium.
An assistant professor of History and women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State, Dr. Davis holds a doctorate in History from Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in 20th Century American History with and emphasis on race, gender, sports and politics.
Dr. Davis is currently working on her forthcoming book manuscript, Can't Eat a Medal: The Lives and Labors of Black Women Athletes in the Age of Jim Crow.