PUBLICATIONS


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Selection)
 

Kluch, Y., & Rentner, T. (In Press). “As Falcons, We Are One Team!” Launching a grassroots institutional change initiative to promote diversity and inclusion through sport at a NCAA Division I institution. Sport Management Education Journal.

Wright-Mair, R., Kluch, Y., Turick, R., & Swim, N. (In Press). Driving inclusive excellence in athletics: High-impact practices among NCAA athletics diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.

Cassilo, D., & Kluch, Y. (2021). Mental health, college athletics, and the media framing of D. J. Carton’s announcement to step away from his team. Communication & Sport. https://doi.org/10.1177/21674795211041019  

Jolly, S., Cooper, J., & Kluch, Y. (2021). Allyship as activism: Advancing social change in global sport through transformational allyship. European Journal for Sport and Society, 18(3), 229-245.

Kluch, Y. & Schuck, R. I. (2020). Constructing “the athlete:” Representations of male high school athletes in U.S. teen drama series. Sport in Society, x, xx-xx. https://doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2020.1862795 

Kluch, Y., & Wilson, A. (2020). #NCAAInclusion: Using social media to engage student-athletes in strategic efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. Case Studies in Sport Management, 33-43.

 

Kluch, Y. (2020). “My story is my activism:” (Re-)Definitions of social justice activism among collegiate athlete activists. Communication & Sport, 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167479519897288

Mac Intosh, A., Martin, E., & Kluch, Y. (2020). To act or not to act? Student-athlete perceptions of social justice activism. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 51, 1-8.

Kluch, Y. (2017). Welcome to the peer? National identity, German belonging, and the Abercrombie & Fitch brand as social imaginary in re-unified Germany. The Journal of Popular Culture, 50, 1168-1183.

 

 

 

Spencer, N., Adamson, M., Allgayer, S., Castaneda, Y., Haugen, M., King White, R., Kluch, Y., Rinehart, R., Walton-Fisette, T. (2016). Teach-ins as performance ethnography:  Athletes' social activism in North American sport. International Review of Qualitative Research, 9, 489-514.

Kluch, Y. (2015). 'The man your man should be like': Consumerism, patriarchy and the construction of twenty-first-century masculinities in 2010 and 2012 Old Spice campaigns. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 6, 361-377. doi:10.1386/iscc.6.3.361_1
 


Refereed Book Chapters (Selection)
 

Kluch, Y. (2021). “It’s our duty to use our platform:” A qualitative examination of motivations for activism among NCAA Division I collegiate athletes. In R. Magrath (Ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on Athlete Activism. Routledge.

Kluch, Y. (2020). National heroes or disgusting Nazis? Soccer patriotism, German national identity, and the ‘gaucho gate’ incident after the FIFA World Cup 2014. In N. Villanueva, The Athlete as a National Symbol: Critical Essays on Sports in the International Arena (pp. 71-87). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

Lengel, L., Atay, A., & Kluch, Y. (2020). Decolonizing gender and intercultural communication in transnational contexts. In G. Rings & S. Rasinger, The Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Communication, pp. 205-226). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

 

Kluch, Y., & Lengel, L. (2019). Critiquing hegemony through mediated critical communication pedagogy: Key questions for critical media analysis. In A. Atay & D. Fassett, Mediated Critical Communication Pedagogy (pp. 75-94). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

 

Kluch, Y. (2017). Recreational bodybuilding as cultural transformation: Communicating cross-cultural masculinities in U.S. college gym culture. In L. Finley & N. Gordon (Eds.), GenderSpectives: Reflections on Gender from a Communication Point-of-View (pp. 8-19). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 


Manuscripts in Progress (Selection)

Kluch, Y., Taylor, E., Wright-Mair, R., Boring, D., & Boyle, K. (In Progress). “I felt like they … left me to fend for myself:” A mixed-method examination of sense of belonging among students of historically minoritized groups in sports management and related programs. [Revision under review]. 

Kluch, Y., Wright-Mair, R., Swim, N., & Turick, R. (In Progress). “It’s like being on an island by yourself:” Barriers to driving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in intercollegiate athletics. [Revision under review]. 


Kluch, Y. (In Progress). The collegiate athlete activist as contested ideological terrain: Barriers to activism in the normative arena of sport. [Data collected & analyzed; manuscript writing in progress].

Kluch, Y., Martin, E., & Mac Intosh, A. (In Progress). A new era? Mapping collegiate athletes’ activism in intercollegiate athletics. [Data collected & analyzed; manuscript writing in progress]. 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS



 


Refereed Conference Presentations (Selection)

Kluch, Y., Wright-Mair, R., Swim, N., & Turick, R. (2020, November). “It’s like being on an island by yourself:” Barriers to effective diversity, equity, and inclusion work in intercollegiate athletics. Paper presented at the 2020 annual conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. [Conference held virtually due to COVID-19.] 

 

Kluch, Y. (2019, November). “My story is my activism:” (Re-)Definitions ofathlete activism among NCAA Division I student-athletes. Paper presented at the 105th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Kluch, Y., & Schuck, R. (2019, November). Constructing “the athlete”: Depictions of male high school student- athletes in U.S. teen drama series. Paper presented at the 105th annual convention of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Martin, E., Mac Intosh, A., & Kluch, Y. (2019, October). Collegiate athletes’ views on social support and social causes: Implications for athlete activism. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Portland, OR.


Kluch, Y. (2017, November). A critical analysis of contemporary bodybuilding as spectacle. Paper accepted for presentation at the 103rd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.

 

Kluch, Y., & Lengel, L. (2017, November). Critiquing global hegemony through mediated critical communication pedagogy: Key questions for critical media analysis. Paper accepted for presentation at the 103rd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.


Kluch, Y. (2017, November). How can we better help student-athletes find their voice as activists? Identifying barriers to student-athlete activism in intercollegiate athletics. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2017 conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Windsor, Canada.


Kluch, Y. (2017, March). Recreational bodybuilding as cultural transformation: Creating cross-cultural masculinities in U.S. college gym culture. Paper presented at the 2017 conference of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.


Kluch, Y. (2016, November). A heavy lift: A case study of Muslim international students and masculinity construction in the U.S. college gym. Paper presented at the 102nd annual convention of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. 


Kluch, Y. (2016, November). Strategies for athlete activism. Paper presented at the 2016 conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Tampa Bay, FL.



 

Adamson, M., Allgayer, S., Castaneda, Y., Haugen, M., King White, R., Kluch, Y., Rinehart, R., Spencer, N., Walton-Fisette, T. (2016, May). Student-athlete activism in sport: A performance ethnography. Performance ethnography presented at the International Congress for Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, IL.

 

Kluch, Y. (2016, April). ‘It's all but legend...wait for it...dary!' Gender negotiation, promiscuous behavior, and the construction of hegemonic heterosexuality in CBS's sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Paper presented at the 2016 conference of the Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Kluch, Y. (2016, April). Welcome to the peer? National identity, German belonging, and the Abercrombie & Fitch brand as imagined community in re-unified Germany. Paper presented at the 2016 conference of the Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI.

Kluch, Y., Lengel, L., & Marin, N. (2016, April). The last witnesses?  Trauma and memory as foundations of German identity in the context of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. Paper presented at the 2016 conference of the Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI.
*Top Paper Panel, Intercultural Communication Interest Group.

Kluch, Y. (2016, March). Go hard or go home: Exploring international student voices on cross-cultural masculinities in U.S. College gym culture. Paper presented at the 9th Summit on Communication and Sport, Grand Rapids, MI.

Kluch, Y. (2015, November). “Just a quick post-workout selfie:” Self-surveillance, masculinity, and the display of hyper-masculine bodies among College natural bodybuilders on Instagram. Paper presented at the 101st annual convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Kluch, Y. (2015, July). “More plates, more dates?” Masculinity and the male body in U.S. College recreational bodybuilding. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Sport and Society, Toronto, Canada.
*Recipient of the conference’s Graduate Scholar Award.

Kluch, Y., & Lengel, L. (2015, July). Critiquing globalization through popular cultural texts: Communication education for social responsibility. Paper presented at the 10th Global Communication Associational Conference, Berlin, Germany.

Kluch, Y. (2015, March). National heroes or outrageous Nazis? Soccer patriotism, German national identity, and the ‘gaucho gate’ incident after the FIFA World Cup 2014. Paper presented at the 8th Summit on Communication and Sport, Charlotte, NC.