Sarah K. Fields, JD, PhD, associate professor in Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, co-edited the new anthology: Sport and the Law: Historical and Cultural Intersections (University of Arkansas Press, 2014). She co-edited with Samuel O. Regalado, PhD, professor, California State University, Stanislaus.
As part of the, this anthology examines not only how athletes turned to the nation’s judicial system to solve conflicts but also how their cases transformed the interpretation of laws.
The book gives the reader the opportunity to see the threads weaving law and sport together in American society through the lens of nine different legal cases.
Fields’ research and teaching focus on the intersection of sport and American culture, particularly related to gender, injury, and law. Her earlier work, Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America, was published in 2005 by University of Illinois Press.