- Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
- B.A. Penn State University
- Media and Identity Construction
- Sport Media and Fandom
Anne OsborneAssociate Professor Communications Also teaches in: Media Studies
Anne Osborne's research agenda has varied. Her early work focused on the legal and ethical controls placed on advertising practices. Currently, she is interested in sport communication and fandom. While these streams may appear distinct, two themes unite them: institutionalized power and gender. Her research on hyper-masculine sports, for example, examines socially constructed gender roles as seen through and enacted by sport fandom and perpetuated through sport media.
Her research has appeared in the International Journal of Sport Communication, Sport in Society and Journal of Public Relations Research. She is co-author of "Female Fans of the NFL: Taking their place in the stands."
Osborne previously held teaching, research and administrative positions at Louisiana State University.