Shauday Donecia Klaz
Pictures Say A Thousand Words: Visual Representations of Black Female Athletes During the 2012 Olympics
Shauday Klaz is a Political Science and African American Studies double major graduating May 2013. She is analyzing Sports Illustrated's coverage of the 2012 London Olympics to discover the ways in which black female athletes are represented throughout the magazine. The media, popular discourse, and general scholarship suggests that black women are reflected incommensurately in media representations. This research seeks to investigate whether there are distinctions in the images depicted of black female athletes by focusing on visual representations presented in Sports Illustrated during its coverage of the 2012 Olympics.