Robin L. Hughes is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education Student Affairs (HESA) at Indiana University Indianapolis. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of African American African Diaspora Studies in Bloomington and Indianapolis.
Her research focuses on sports where she explores the development of students who are athletes participating in revenue generating sports. In addition, she explores issues of race, and how those issues might impact faculty and students of color in higher education. Most recent inquiry includes a study of how institutions of higher education uphold and perpetuate structurally racist policies through faculty hiring, publication processes and promotion and tenure.
Dr. Hughes is also Co-editor and co-founder of the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education(JSSAE), LeftCoast Press http://www.lcoastpress.com/
. She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books that examine issues of race. Her newest book VICTORY COURTS chronicles the life and career of a legendary basketball coach, and the direct influence he had on generations of young athletes in Texas. Victory Courts explores historical and socially relevant issues such as the role of family, community, education, and ways that high school and collegiate sports brought dignity and cultural change across the racially segregated Southwest during the 1950s and 1960.
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