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Professor Kimberly Shinew

Kimberly Shinew, a professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois, will present “Equity and Access Issues Related to Recreation and Sports in our Society” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

Shinew’s presentation is the 2018 Esther Larson McGinnis Scholar Lecture presented by Illinois State’s School of Kinesiology and Recreation.

Shinew’s research focuses on the interrelated effects of race, ethnicity, social class, and gender on recreation and sport preferences and behaviors; the impacts of constraints, discrimination, and other factors on access to recreation and sport services and activities; the roles of recreation and sport spaces and activities in facilitating interaction among diverse groups; and the roles of recreation and sport in encouraging physical activity and active living. Shinew’s research has been published in the Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, American Journal of Health Promotion, and other outlets.