Victoria Jackson

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Biography

Victoria Jackson is a sports historian and Clinical Assistant Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University.  Jackson writes and speaks about the intersection of sport and society, exploring how the games we play (and watch) tell us much about the communities – local, national, and global – in which we live.  Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles TimesWashington PostSlate, and The Independent, and she is a frequent podcast, radio, TV, and documentary film commentator on sport and society. 

Jackson teaches a package of sports history courses, which form part of an interdisciplinary, liberal arts undergraduate certificate in “sports, cultures, and ethics.”  She is writing a book on privilege and power in American big-time college sports, connecting race and gender justice issues and exploring how black athlete labor pays for white athlete privilege.  She is affiliated faculty and works frequently with the Global Sport Institute at ASU; a grant from the GSI is funding her book project and research.

She holds MA and PhD degrees from Arizona State University, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated summa cum laude and joined Phi Beta Kappa.  Jackson was also a cross country and track and field athlete for UNC and ASU, NCAA national champion for the Sun Devils at 10,000 meters, and professional runner endorsed by Nike.  Jackson works with Sun Devil Athletics on a variety of history, education, and leadership initiatives with athletes, coaches, administrators, and the greater Sun Devil community.  She would like for her ASU school record in the 5,000 meters to be broken as soon as possible.

Education

  • Ph.D. History, Arizona State University, 2015. Dissertation: "Title IX and the Big Time: Women's Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1950-1992."
  • M.A. History, Arizona State University 2007
  • B.A. History (Summa Cum Laude), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2004

Videos

Sport is... ASU Now series on sport

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 379 History of College Sports
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
HST 592 Research
HST 599 Thesis
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 377 Sports in U.S. History
HST 379 History of College Sports
HST 599 Thesis
HST 640 Historical Methods
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HST 130 The Historian's Craft
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 593 Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 494 Special Topics
HST 593 Applied Project
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 593 Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
LIA 194 Special Topics
HST 302 Studies in History
HST 306 Studies in US History
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
HST 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
HST 306 Studies in US History