, University of Texas at Austin
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Letisha Brown is a PhD. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her main research areas are: race/ethnicity, health, sport and food. Her master’s thesis “Sex, Drugs and Barbie: Gender Verification, Drug Testing and the Commodification of the Black Female Athlete” was completed in to 2012. A chapter of her thesis “The Spectacle of Blackness: Race, Representation and the Black Body” was awarded the Barbara Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award during the 2011 North American Society for the Sociology of sport Conference. Her dissertation examines social relationships and food.