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Speaker to address nature of female sports fans

University of Michigan sociology professor Andrei Markovits will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States and Other Advanced Industrial Democracies” at noon Friday, February 1, in room 145, Human Kinetics Building.

Dr. Markovits is the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies in the U of M Department of Political Science and Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. A specialist on the politics of Western and Central Europe, he has published 19 books and more than 100 scholarly articles.

His appearance on the UWindsor campus is co-sponsored by the Human Kinetics Speaker Series and the Distinguished Speaker Series of the Department of Political Science.