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"How Identity and Social Interaction Affect Opinions on Policy Change" a case study co-authored by Prof. Sharrow

Elizabeth Sharrow, an assistant professor of UMass Amherst Department of Political Science and history, co-authored a paper which utilizes college athletics as a case study for how identity and social interaction affect opinions on policy change. The largely gender-separated nature of athletic competitions constitute a clear barrier: Only 9% of sports are coed. Meanwhile, 81% of black athletes participate in either football, basketball or track and field, limiting the potential for interracial interactions in other sports. (Daily NorthWestern, 01/06/2020)

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