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Rita Liberti, Ph.D.

Outstanding New Researcher Award, 2013-14 
East Bay
Department of Kinesiology

Using a sport lens to engage students in thinking critically regarding injustice, political resistance, and cultural relationships of power is central to my work in and out of the classroom

CSUEB’s Kinesiology Department welcomed Dr. Rita Liberti in 1998; from 2006-2010, Dr. Liberti chaired her department. Dr. Liberti believes that through exploring women’s roles in sports, we can better understand the many complex issues of gender, race, and equality in our society.  Dr. Liberti is a dominant presence and champion for the teaching and awareness of social justice, diversity and multiculturalism on the CSUEB campus.  

Winner of the 13-14 Outstanding Researcher on Issues of Diversity, Social Justice and Multiculturalism Award