Callie Batts Maddox

Callie MaddoxAssociate Professor

219C Laws Hall

Ph.D., Kinesiology and Physical Cultural Studies, University of Maryland
M.A., International Sport Policy, University of Brighton
B.A., History and International Studies, Whittier College

Curriculum Vitae

Scholarly Interests

My research and teaching focus on the socio-cultural study of sport, physical activity, leisure, and embodiment. My interests include women's baseball, the global governance of sport, physical culture in India, and cultural meanings of yoga.

My current research projects include:

  • Feminist framings of menstruation within various yoga traditions
  • The history of women's collegiate baseball in the American Midwest
  • Embodiment, baseball, and girlhood in Japanese anime

I am also the co-founder of the Miami Women’s Baseball Club and contribute to the team as a faculty advisor and coach.

Courses Taught

  • SLM 276: Current Issues in Leisure and Sport
  • SLM 378: Sport, Power, and Inequality
  • SLM 676: Cultural Studies of Sport

Recent Publications

McAnirlin, O. & Maddox, C.B. (2020, ahead of print). “We have to be a little more realistic”: Women’s outdoor recreation experiences in a community hiking group. Annals of Leisure Research.

Hodler, M.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2020, ahead of print). Converging interests, unequal benefits? Tribal critical race theory and Miami University’s Myaamia Heritage Logo. Sociology of Sport Journal.

Maddox, C.B. (2020). Fitness, consumption, and young middle-class women in contemporary India: “To tackle all that is thrown her way”. South Asia Research, 40(1), 111-126.

Maddox, C.B. (2020). “Under one banner”: The World Baseball Softball Confederation and the gendered politics of Olympic participation. Sport History Review, 51(1), 125-144.

Maddox, C.B. (2020). Not America’s game: The globalization and post-Westernization of women’s baseball. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 44(2), 115-133.

Maddox, C.B., DeLuca, J.R. & Bustad, J.J. (2019). Working a third shift: Physical activity and embodied motherhood. Sociological Inquiry.

Maddox, C.B. & Cooley, R. (2019). ‘The Benares of the West’: The evolution of yoga in Los Angeles. Journal of Sport History, 46(1), 82-97.

DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2018). Fixing the front porch?: Maryland’s move to the Big Ten. In R. King-White (Ed.), Sport in the neoliberal university: Profit, politics, and pedagogy. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2016). Tales from the ethnographic field. Navigating feelings of guilt and privilege in the research process. Field Methods, 28(3), 284 – 299.

King-White, R., DeLuca, J.R. & Maddox, C.B. (2016). Circumstantial intervention: Three perspectives. Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 38(3), 213 – 235.

Maddox, C.B. (2015). Studying at the source: Ashtanga yoga tourism and the search for authenticity in Mysore, India. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 13(4), 330-343.

In the News

Women's Baseball Club Challenges Convention and Conformity

Beyond youth sports, women have very few opportunities to continue playing baseball in any organized way. So in this podcast episode, we take a look at a new project inspired by Dr. Callie Maddox, who has officially launched the first collegiate women’s baseball club in the country.


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Miami University Women's Baseball Club Challenges Convention and Conformity

Winner of the 2018 Doug Pappas Award

Callie Batts Maddox was awarded the 2018 Doug Pappas Award from the Society for American Baseball Research for the best oral research presentation.

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SABR 48: Maddox, Firstman win 2018 convention presentation awards