other publications

“‘One of the greatest ambassadors that the United States has ever sent abroad’: Wilma Rudolph, American Athletic Icon for the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement” in Defending the American Way of Life: Sport, Politics, and the Cold War

Cat Ariail’s nuanced portrayal of the importance of Wilma Rudolph—“one of the greatest ambassadors,” proclaimed the president of the Amateur Athlete Union in 1961—to both Cold War propaganda and civil rights struggles vividly demonstrates the deeply embedded paradoxes for many athletes, elevated in service to democracy and the United States, but, as Ariail writes, “excluded from its bounties” (p. 154).

Amy Bass, The Journal of American History

“To ‘Look Smart’ and Run Fast: Jamaican Track Athletes and the Advertisement of Creole Nationalism at the 1948 Olympic Games” in The International Journal of the History of Sport


“Between the Boundaries: The Athletic Citizenship Quest of Carlota Gooden” in The Journal of Sport History