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Specialty area(s)

Cultural Study of Sport

Feminist theory

Media Representation

United States Women's National Soccer Team

Sport Administration

Brief biography


Eileen Narcotta-Welp is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. In 2016, Narcotta-Welp graduated with her doctorate in Health and Sport Studies from the University of Iowa. As a feminist cultural studies scholar, Narcotta-Welp’s research interests include the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in regards to high performance women's sport in both the U.S. and transnational context. Her work appears in the Journal of Sport History, Sport & Society, Soccer & Society, and Team Performance Manual. She has presented her research at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, the North American Society for Sport History, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Current courses at UWL

ESS 320 - Field Experience

ESS 407 - Sport Management and Society

ESS 421 - Event and Sport Operations/Management

ESS 432 - Financial Aspects of Sport

Education

2016   Ph.D. University of Iowa. Iowa City, Iowa.                                                                                                Cultural Study of Sport

2006   M.S. Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana                                                                                              Physical Education, Sport Administration Concentration 

2000   B.S. University of Vermont. Burlington, Vermont                                                                                    Nutrition and Food Sciences, Sport Nutrition Emphasis

Teaching history

Other Classes Taught at UWL

ESS 447 - Sport and Fitness Administration

Other Class Taught at Other Institutions

Inequality in Sport

Women in Sport

Sport and Film

 

Professional history

2016 - Present
Assistant Professor, Sport Management - University of Wisconsin La Crosse

2010 - 2016
PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

2006 - 2010
Assistant Soccer Coach, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

2002 - 2006
Assistant Soccer Coach, Ball State University (Muncie, IN)

2000 - 2002
Assistant Soccer Coach, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

Research and publishing

TePoel, D., & Narcotta-Welp, E. (submitted). Responses from the “White Moderate” in Sport to Black Lives Matter: Echoes from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. Sport & Society: Culture, Commerce, Media, Politics.

Narcotta-Welp, E., & Baeth, A. (submitted). “You Come at the Queen, You Best Not Miss”: Reading Post-Colonial Representations of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team During the 2019 World Cup. In Molly Yannity and Danielle Sarver-Coombs (Eds.) Be Better: Lessons from the 2019 Women's World Cup.

Narcotta-Welp, E., & TePoel, D. (accepted, in revisions). “Tuesdays with Susan”: Reflections on the Lessons and Legacy of “Birrellian” Approaches to Sport and Film. Journal of Sport History

Narcotta-Welp, E. (accepted). “Closing the Soccer Frontier: The Beautiful Game’s American Past and Potential for the Future.”  In C. Bolsmann and G. Kioussis (Eds.) Soccer Frontiers, 1863-1913: Immigrants, Industries, and Individuals.  Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

Narcotta-Welp, E. (accepted, in revisions). “She’s the Man”: Michelle Akers’ “Unruly” Body and the “Potentiality for Queer Failure” in the Early Development of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.  Soccer & Society.

Narcotta-Welp, E. (2017). Going Solo: The Spectre of the 1999ers and Hope Solo as the ‘Conscious Pariah.’ Sport in Society: Culture, Commerce, Media, Politics, 20, 1-17.

Narcotta-Welp, E. (2015). A Black Fly in White Milk: 1999 Women’s World Cup, Briana Scurry and the Politics of Inclusion. Journal of Sport History, 42 (3), 382-393.

Narcotta-Welp, E. (2015). “Media Portrayals of Women.” In M. Dodds and J. T. Reese (Eds.), Sports Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Mission Bell Media.

Narcotta, E. M., Petersen, J. C., & Johnson, S. R. (2009). Mentoring Functions in NCAA Women’s Soccer Coaching Dyads. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 15 (3/4), 100-116.

*Received Journal’s Highly Commended Award. (2010).

Narcotta, E. M., Petersen, J. C., & Johnson, S. R. (2007). Abstract: Mentoring Effects on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intent of Women’s Soccer Coaches. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 78 (1), A115.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Tuesdays with Susan”: Reflections on the Lessons and Legacy of “Birrellian” Approaches to Sport and Film (2021). Abstract submitted to Pre-North American Society for Sport History Symposium, entitled: “Reading the Past Critically”, Iowa City, IA, \, in collaboration with Dain TePoel.

“You Come at the Queen, You Best Not Miss!”: The 2019 Women’s World Cup and Post-Colonial Representations of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (2019). To be presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, November 6-9, 2019, in collaboration with Anna Baeth.

“This is My Game, This is My Future, Watch Me Play”: The 1999 Women’s World Cup and the Construction of a Postfeminist Movement (2018). Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 31-November 3, 2018

She’s the Man: Michelle-Akers-Stahl and the Tenuous State of U.S. Soccer in the early 1990s (2017). Presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Windsor, Ontario, November 1-4, 2017.

“Move Over Bitch”: Reasserting Men and Masculinity in the United States Soccer Federation (2017). Presented at the North American Society for Sport History Conference, Fullerton, California, May 26 – 29, 2017.

Going Solo: 2007 Women’s World Cup, Hope Solo and the Specter of the 1991ers (2016). Presented paper rat the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Breaking the Barbie Mold?: Soccer Barbie, Mia Hamm, and the Politics of Exclusion (2015). Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“This is not your Mother’s NACWAA!”: Neoliberal Feminism, Lean In, and the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators (2014). Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference in Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with Elisabeth Erickson.

A Black Fly in White Milk: Briana Scurry, Neoliberal Racism, and the 1999 Women’s World Cup (2014). Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History Conference in Glen Wood Springs, Colorado.

Going Solo: The Paradoxical and Shifting (Re)Presentations of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (2013). Paper presented at the Jakobsen Graduate Conference (University of Iowa) in Iowa City, Iowa.

Cleats, Curves, and Ponytails: Athletic Celebrity and the Creation of a Women’s Soccer Imaginary (2012). Paper presented at the Community College Humanities Association Central Division Conference in Iowa City, Iowa.

Imagine Me This?: Mia Hamm and the Creation of a Women’s Soccer Imaginary (2012). Paper presented at the North American Society for Sport History Conference in Berkeley, California.

Going Once, Twice, Sold: The Recruiting Battle over Equivalency Sport Athletes (2011). Paper presented at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mentoring Effects on Job Satisfaction and Occupational Turnover Intent of Assistant Soccer Coaches (2007). Poster presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition in Baltimore, Maryland.