Anne Osborne

Anne Osborne


  • Communications

Also teaches in:

  • Media Studies
  • Mass Communications

Contact Information

Office Location

450 Newhouse 3


  • 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 Osborne teaches a range of classes on media and culture. Osborne’s teaching is informed by her research on gender, sports and fandom. She has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Public Relations Research, and Sport in Society, as well as several book chapters. She is lead author of "Female Fans of the NFL: Taking their Place in the Stands" (Routledge, 2016), and is working on a new book titled "Transgender and Intersex Athletes Against Gender Binaries in Sports: Discourses of Difference" (Peter Lang, 2019).

In addition to teaching and research, she has served as acting communications department chair (2016) and the director of program review and assessment (2017-18). Before joining Newhouse, she spent 14 years teaching in Louisiana State University’s communication school where she also held administrative posts including advertising department head and associate dean.