50 years of Women’s athletics at Syracuse University

See all of the 50 years of Women’s sports at Syracuse Athletics events October 7-10, 2021 here.

Title IX Panel Discussion (free) Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 020 Dineen Hall)

Saturday Oct. 9 8.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Panelist information below

Symposium panel; a discussion on Title IX and Women’s Sports, part of a larger weekend celebration of 50 years of Syracuse University Women’s Athletics and Title IX. This panel will examine the 50-year impact of Title IX and how that impact will influence and shape the future of women’s sports.


Humbolt State University

Critical Race, DGender and Sexuality Studies                                  

Dr. Ramona Bell is Associate Professor and Chair of The Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Humboldt State University (HSU) in Arcata, California. Her teaching experience and research interests include Black feminist theories, Black representation and identity formation, and Black popular cultures. Her book Sporting Divas: Black Womanhood, Empowerment & Citizenship (Lexington, 2022) interrogates the cultural messages signified by the representations of women athletes from the African Diaspora. Dr. Bell focuses on the bodies of Black women athletes as sites where the complexities of gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality and nation are constructed and contested. Her various publications examine the intersectional framing of the Black female body and how Black women constantly negotiate, navigate, and strategize through and around these discursive boundaries towards empowerment and liberation. Dr. Bell is the organizer of HSU’s annual Hip Hop Conference.

Erin Buzuvis                                 

Western New England College

Professor of Law / Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Erin Buzuvis is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts.  She researches and writes about gender and discrimination in sport, including such topics as participation by transgender and intersex athletes, retaliation against coaches in collegiate women’s sports, intersecting sexual orientation and race discrimination in women’s athletics, the role of interest surveys in Title IX compliance, and Title IX and competitive cheer. She also teaches courses on administrative law, employment discrimination, Title IX, torts and property.

Dr. Tracey Salisbury

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

California State University – Bakersfield

Dr. Tracey M. Salisbury is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, where she has been a faculty member since 2017.  She teaches Black Studies and Women Studies courses within the Interdisciplinary Studies program as well as Sport courses for the Kinesiology department.  Dr. Salisbury graduated with a BA in Political Science from Holy Cross College and a MA in Sport Administration from Central Michigan University.  She earned her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport History and Sport Sociology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  Dr. Salisbury’s research interests focus on Black women and sport, Black Feminism, Black popular culture particularly, rap music and hip-hop culture, and film studies focusing principally on horror.