Akilah Carter-Francique
Published September 11, 2015

Akilah R. Carter-Francique is an associate professor at San Jose State University (SJSU) in the department of African American studies. She also serves as the executive director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change (ISSSSC) at SJSU.

Her work focuses on the intersection of sport, society and social justice. She employs a critical interpretivist standpoint utilizing Black feminist thought and critical race theory to illuminate issues of experiential marginalizations.

As a former collegiate athlete in track and field, her practical experiences include intercollegiate athletic experience, counseling and coaching at the K-12 education levels, and seven years as a facility and special event administrator in colligate campus recreation.

Expertise: Historical and contemporary experiences of participants in sport and physical activity, experiences of Black females and males in educational institutions, health and well-being for women of color

Location: San Jose, Calif.

Email: akilah.carter-francique@sjsu.edu

Twitter: @doctafrancique

Heard on Huffines Institute’s Podcasts: Diversity Management in Sports


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