Shireen Ahmed

Pacific University is proud to present Shireen Ahmed at the 17th annual In Your Face Lecture, "Sports, Media, and Feminism: Battling the Online Trolls." This event kicks off a three-lecture series in our Politics, Media and Sports Colloquium 2022.

Ahmed is a multi-platform senior contributor with CBC Sports, a TEDx speaker, valued mentor, and award-winning sports activist who focuses on the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. She is a global expert on Muslim women in sport. Ahmed is the co-creator and co-host of the Burn It All Down feminist sports podcast team, and teaches Sports Journalism and Sports Media at Toronto Metropolitan University, in Toronto, Canada.

Pacific University’s annual In Your Face Lecture, presented by the School of Social Sciences’ Politics & Government Department, gives provocative thinkers a space to provide “outside the box” ideas that challenge conventional thinking.

Ahmed’s lecture is part of the Politics, Media, and Sports Colloquium, featuring three cutting-edge thinkers from around North America. The event is organized by Pacific University students Carmen Bruno and Emily Rutkowski alongside Jules Boykoff, Politics and Government department chair and professor.