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Meet Visiting Professor Levey Friedman

April 10, 2017


Hilary Levey Friedman is very excited to be joining Brown's Education Department, where she will be teaching courses on sports and the afterschool hours.

Prof. Levey Friedman is the author of Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture, which follows about 100 families who have elementary school-age children involved in chess, dance, and soccer. In this book she develops the concept of "competitive kid capital" as she explains the links between competitive afterschool activities, gender, inequality, and the educational system.

Prof. Levey Friedman earned her Ph.D .in Sociology from Princeton University where she was a Spencer Dissertation Fellow; she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard on youth sports injuries as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy. She is currently working on a book about beauty pageants and the American woman.