Jessica Luther Speaking and Signing: Dec 6th
Join us as we welcome Jessica Luther author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape- for a Reading, Signing and Q&A. Co-sponsored by GrassIron Personal Training Studio.
Jessica Luther is an independent writer and investigative journalist living in Austin, Texas. Her work on sports and culture has appeared in ESPN Magazine, New York Times Magazine, the Texas Observer, and the Austin Chronicle, and at Sports Illustrated, Texas Monthly, Vice Sports, and Guardian Sport.
Her work gained national attention in August 2015 when writing for Texas Monthly, Dan Solomon and she broke open the story about a Baylor football player on trial for sexual assault, a case known by only a few in thecommunity and not reported in the media for nearly two years. Her debut book on the intersection of college football and sexual assault, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, was published by Akashic Books on September 6. She has contributed a chapter to The Feminist Utopia Project on what sports could look like in a utopia. She will have chapters in two upcoming edited volumes, both at Routledge: one on the National Football League and domestic violence in a volume on the NFL; the other a chapter on Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs’ Battle of the Sexes in a handbook on the history, politics, and culture of tennis.
Luther earned her Masters in Latin Literature in 2004 from the University of Texas, then transferred into the history department. Many years later and without a PhD in hand, she decided academia was not for her and decided to leave graduate school to pursue writing full time.