Lindsey Mean

Associate Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Assistant Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Assoc Professor - SBS
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Assoc Professor - SBS
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051

Education

PhD in Psychology, University of Sheffield, U.K. 

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, Plymouth Polytechnic (now University of the Southwest), U.K.

Research Interests

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: sport and diversity, identities and discursive practices, language and re/presentation, ideology and culture

Publications

  • Meân, L. J. Sport as gender/feminist studies. In A. C. Billings (Ed.) Defining Sport Communication (2017).

  • Meân, L. J. & Herrera, R. Gendered nations: Media representations of the men’s and women’s U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry. In J. W. Kassing & L. J. Meân (Eds), Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry: Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green, (2017). 

  • Coche, R., Meân, L. J., & Guerra, O. Bicultural stress, soccer and rivalry: How Mexican-Americans experience the soccer competition between their two countries. In J. W. Kassing & L. J. Meân (Eds), Perspectives on the U.S.-Mexico Soccer Rivalry: Passion and Politics in Red, White, Blue, and Green (2017).

  • Meân, L. J. Foreword, p. ix-xiii (5 pages). In D. Caldwell, J. Walsh, E. W. Vine, & J. Jureidini (Eds), The Discourse of Sport. Analyses from Social Linguistics. (2017)

  • Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Meân, L. J. Women training to coach a male sport: Managing gendered identities and masculinity discourses. Communication & Sport (2016).

  • Meân, L. J. The 99ers: Celebrating the mythological. Journal of Sports Media (2015).

  • Meân, L. J. Managing ideologies and identities: Reporting the Penn State scandal. Sports & identity: New agendas in communication (2014).

  • Meân, L. J. Sport websites, embedded discursive action, and the gendered reproduction of sport. The Routledge handbook of sport and new media (2014).
  • Meân, L. J. The communicative complexity of youth sport: Maintaining benefits, managing discourses, and challenging identities. Handbook of sport communication (2013).
  • Meân, L. J. Discourses, discursive processes, intertextuality, and identities. Journal of Multicultural Discourses (2012).
  • Meân, L. J. Empowerment through sport? Female fans, women’s sport, and the construction of gendered fandom. Sport and its female fans (2012).
  • Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Meân, L. J. "I don’t think I can catch it": Women, confidence and responsibility in football coach education. Soccer and Society (2011).
  • Halone, K. K., & Meân, L. J. Situating sport, language and culture as a site for intellectual discussion. Journal of Language and Social Psychology (2010).
  • Meân, L. J., & Halone, K. K. Sport, language, and culture: Issues and interactions. Journal of Language and Social Psychology (2010).
  • Meân, L. J., Kassing, J. W., & Sanderson, J. The making of an epic (American) hero fighting for justice: Commodification, consumption, and intertextuality in the Floyd Landis defense campaign. American Behavioral Scientist (2010).
  • Mean, L. J. Making masculinity and framing femininity: FIFA, soccer and World Cup websites. Examining identity in sports media (2010).
  • Meân, L. J. "Dare to dream": U.S. women’s soccer vs. the World. Opponents: Legendary sport matchups that made sports history (2010).
  • Meân, L. J. On the lite side? MillerLite's Men of the Square Table, Man Laws, and the making of masculinity. Sport, beer and gender: Promotional culture and contemporary social life (2010).
  • . Sport, Language & Culture. (2010).
  • Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Meân, L. J. Standards and separatism: The discursive construction of gender in English football coach education. Sex Roles (2008).
  • Meân, L. J., & Kassing, J. "I would just like to be known as an athlete": Managing hegemony, femininity, and heterosexuality in female sport. Western Journal of Communication (2008).
  • Meân, L. J., & Kassing, J. W. Fan identities at youth sporting events: A critical discourse analysis. International Journal of Sport Communication (2008).
  • H Williams, Lindsey Mean. The conceptualization and measurement of gender diversity. Organizational Research Methods (2004).
  • Kassing, J. W., Billings, A. C., Brown, R. S., Halone, K. K., Harrison, K., Krizek, B., Meân, L. J., & Turman, P. D. Communication in the community of sport: The process of enacting, (re)producing, consuming, and organizing sport. Communication Yearbook (2004).
  • Kassing, Jeffrey W (Author) ,Billings, A C (Author) ,Brown, R S (Author) ,Halone, K K (Author) ,Harrison, K (Author) ,Krizek, B (Author) ,Mean, Lindsey Jane (Author) ,Turman, P D (Author) . Communication in the Community of Sport: The Process of Enacting, (Re)producing, Consuming, and Organizing Sport. Communication Yearbook (2004).
  • Mean, Lindsey Jane (Author) . Everyday discursive practices & the construction of gender: A study at the 'grass roots'. Communication research in Europe and Abroad (2003).
  • Lindsey Mean. Identity and discursive practice: Doing gender on the football pitch. Discourse & Society (2001).
  • Goddard, Angela & Mean, Lindsey Jane. Language and gender. (2000).
  • Williams, H. M., & Meân Patterson, L. J. The effect of team diversity: Does organizational context matter?. 3rd International Workshop on Team Working. London: London University Press (1999).
  • L.J. Mean. Sport, identities, and consumption: The construction of sport at ESPN.com. Sports Media: Transformation, Integration, Consumption (0).

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 477 Sport, Culture, and Discourses
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 598 Special Topics
PSY 599 Thesis
CMN 599 Thesis
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
CMN 584 Internship
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 309 Rhet/Interp/Methods-Commun
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 493 Honors Thesis
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 416 Gender and Race in the Media
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
PSY 599 Thesis
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
CMN 584 Internship
CRD 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
COM 477 Sport, Culture, and Discourses
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
PSY 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
CRD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
CMN 584 Internship
PSY 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
CMN 584 Internship
CRD 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
COM 416 Gende/Race/Colonialism/Media
PSY 499 Individualized Instruction
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 598 Special Topics
CRD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 477 Sport, Culture, and Discourses
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 584 Internship
PSY 592 Research
CMN 592 Research
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
CMN 584 Internship
CRD 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
CRD 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 316 Gender and Communication
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 308 Adv Research Methods in Comm
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 416 Gende/Race/Colonialism/Media
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 599 Thesis
CRD 792 Research

Presentations

  • Me�n, L. J. Attack, defend, exclude: Managing scandals and threats to sporting ideology, identities and power. New Agendas Conference on Sports and Identity, February, University of Texas-Austin, TX (Feb 2013).
  • Me�n, L. J. Attack, defend, exclude: Managing scandals and threats to sporting ideology, identities and power. New Agendas Conference on Sports and Identity, February, University of Texas-Austin, TX (Feb 2013).
  • Fielding-Lloyd, B., & Me�n, L.J. (joint authors). Soccer and 'Team GB': Managing nation and gender in the media coverage of the London Olympics 2012. Summit on Communication & Sport, International Association for Communication and Sport (Feb 2013).
  • Me�n, L. J. What the kids are learning now: Constructing sport, identities and fandom in Sports Illustrated Kids and SIKids.com. Summit on Communication & Sport, March, 2012, Peoria, Il (Mar 2012).
  • Me�n, L. J. What the kids are learning now: Constructing sport, identities and fandom in Sports Illustrated Kids and SIKids.com. Summit on Communication & Sport, Peoria, Il (Feb 2012).
  • Me�n, L. J. Off track and on Oprah: Denials, trials, and redemption-seeking in Marion Jones fall from grace. Western Communication Association, Monterey, CA (Feb 2011).
  • Me�n, L. J. & Kassing, J. W. Heroism and disgrace: Commodifying performance in Nikes World Cup narratives. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, San Diego, CA (Nov 2010).
  • Fielding, B., & Me�n, L. J. Gender problems? Discursive approaches to equality in coach education. Diversity and Equality in Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Leeds, UK (Jul 2010).
  • Me�n, L. J. Sport, identities, and the internet: The construction of sport at ESPN.com. Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV (Mar 2010).
  • Me�n, L. J., & Kassing, J. W. (2008). The re/production of traditional gender hegemony by women athletes: good athletes, new sexism and Title IX. Third Summit on Communication and Sport, Clemson, SC, USA (Feb 2008).
  • Mean, Lindsey. It's a man's game: Gender, soccer and the discursive construction of identity. National Communication Association Convention
  • Fielding, B, Mean, Lindsey. Managing gender diversity in a coaching programme. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Communication and sport pre-conference. National Communication Association Convention
  • Ortiz-Reynoso, A, Mean, Lindsey, Williams, H. Producing and reproducing gender and national identities in diverse teams. European Association of Work & Organizational Psychology
  • Fielding, B, Mean, Lindsey. Gender moves: Femininity, masculinity, and the spaces between. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Enacting, producing and reproducing gender in sport. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Sport and Communication. North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference
  • Kassing, J, Mean, Lindsey. Charting the communication geography of youth sporting events: A discursive analysis. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Directions for the future: The examination of research within the context of sport(s) and athletics. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey, Kassing, J, Gebhard, K, Burkhart, K. Making mamma and daddy proud: Youth athletes' constructions of parent and fan behavior. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Identities, mediated practices and power relations in sport: The hidden perils of a routine cultural site. Critical & Cultural Studies Division. National Communication Association Convention
  • Fielding, B, Mean, Lindsey. They used to pay me ten pounds a stitch: Heroic, ordinary and rebellious masculinity in English football coaching. National Communication Association Convention
  • Mean, Lindsey. Comedy football: Framing, blaming and defaming the Women's World Cup. International Communication Association Conference
  • Mean, Lindsey. Framing the Significance of Sport: Sport as a Foundational Discourse. Communication and Sport Summit

Service

  • Search committee Assistant Professor, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Curriculum committee, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • IGLE (International Education), Member (2014 - Present)
  • A.A. Communication Studies, Director (2013 - Present)
  • College Committee on Study Abroad, Member (2013 - Present)
  • College Committee on Teaching Evaluations, Member (2013 - Present)
  • MA Communication Studies, Program Director (2013 - Present)
  • College Curriculum Committee, Member (2013 - Present)
  • Mass Communication & Society, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Mass Communication & Society, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Mass Communication & Society, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2012 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • Inferno Soccer Club, Co-coach - Girls U11 team (2012 - Present)
  • Inferno Soccer Club, Co-coach - Girls U10 team (2012 - Present)
  • Inferno Soccer Club, Coach - Girls U9 team (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Sports Media, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Sports Media, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • Communication & Sport (Journal), Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Communication & Sport (Journal), Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Communication & Sport (Journal), Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • International Review of Sociology of Sport, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • International Review of Sociology of Sport, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • International Review of Sociology of Sport, Editorial Board (2012 - Present)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Member of Editorial Board (2011 - Present)
  • Ph.D. Admissions, Hugh Downs School, Committee Member (2011 - Present)
  • Summit of International Association for Communication and Sport, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Summit of International Association for Communication and Sport, Reviewer (2011 - Present)
  • Teaching Evaluations, Committee chair (2011 - Present)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Committee member, award for best article published 2010 (2010 - Present)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Committee member: Best published paper (2010 - Present)
  • Broadcast Education Association, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • NCUIRE Committee, Member - review and recommend undergrad research proposals (2010 - Present)
  • NCUIRE Committee, Member - review and recommend undergrad research proposals (2010 - Present)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sport Interest Group, conference reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • General Education Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Generel Education Committee, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Journal Mass Communication and Society, Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Summit on Sport & Communication, Elected Officer-at-large (2010 - Present)
  • Anthem & Sonoran League Girls Recreational Soccer, Volunteer coach (2009 - Present)
  • Anthem Girls Soccer Connection, Co-originator, co-organizer & "head coach" (4 teams, fall season 2009) (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs Ph.D. program, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Electronic Journal of Communication, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies (Journal), Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Sociology of Sport Journal, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • National Communication Association/ Division of feminism & Women's Studies, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • International Journal of Sport Communication, Ad hoc reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Concerning undergraduate affairs (2007 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Concerning undergraduate affairs (2007 - Present)
  • Fiscal Committee, Overseeing and decisions e.g. support for grad student conference travel (2006 - Present)
  • Fiscal Committee, Overseeing and decisions e.g. support for grad student conference travel (2006 - Present)
  • National Communication Association/ Division of Critical & Cultural Studies, Ad hoc reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, overseeing curriculum content, development and integration with other programs (2005 - Present)
  • Curriculum Committee, overseeing curriculum content, development and integration with other programs (2005 - Present)
  • Summit on Sport and Communication, Developing (2003 - Present)
  • College Committee on Study Abroad, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Lecturer Search, Chair (2013 - 2013)
  • International Association for Communication and Sport (formerly Summit on Communication and Sport), Executive Committee member (2009 - 2011)
  • Economic & Social Research Council (UK), Research grant reviewer (1999 - 2004)