Book Launch & Signing - Robyn Ryle
Village Lights will host the national launch of Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy: The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports, a non-fiction book by Robyn Ryle, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book uses the world of sports in order to reveal the complicated history of gender, sexuality, race, and social justice while connecting those stories to today's athletes. It highlights the ways sports often contribute to inequalities, but also how they can help make the world more accepting.
Robyn Ryle is a sociologist, writer, and sports fan who has taught about gender, race, and sexuality to college students for twenty years. Her previous books include She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters and Binary Resisters and Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration, which is in its fifth edition and has been translated into Korean. Her writing on gender inequality appears in Investigating Social Problems (SAGE Press, 2014) and the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality. She has published essays on gender and race at Gawker, StorySouth, and Little Fiction/Big Truths, among others. She has a PhD in sociology from Indiana University-Bloomington and is currently professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. She lives in Madison, Indiana.
You can order the book now from Village Lights.