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Katie Taylor


School of Science & Technology

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Dr Taylor is a Lecturer in Sociology of Sport. She is the course leader for the first-year Sport, Culture, and Society module. She also supervises dissertation students on topics relating to media representation of female athletes and also physical education in schools.

Research areas

Media representation of female athletes in both historical and contemporary contexts.

Women's involvement in American football as players and coaches.

External activity

Trustee British Society of Sports History (Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Representative)


  • Katie Taylor, ‘“The first woman football coach…”: A Media Study of Female American Football Coaches, 1888-1946,’ Feminist Media Studies.
  • Dunja Antunovic, Katie Taylor, Macauley Watt, and Andrew Linden, ‘“Getting Noticed, Respected, and Supported”: Mediated (In)visibilities of Women’s American Football in the United States,’ in The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport: Issues and Debates, ed. Ali Bowes and Alex Culvin (Emerald Publishing: Bingley). September 2021.
  • Katie Taylor, Andrew Linden, and Dunja Antunovic, ‘“From Beach Nymph to Gridiron Amazon”: Media Coverage of Women in American Football, 1934-1979,’ Communication & Sport 9, no. 3 (2021): 458-475.
  • Katie Taylor, ‘“Here’s the Football Heroine”: Female American Football Players, 1890-1912,’ Sport in History 40, no. 4 (2020): 576-596.

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Press expertise

Media representation of female athletes

Female American football players

Female American football coaches

Course(s) I teach on