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PhD (University of Texas at Austin)
14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1121
Vincent Peña is an assistant professor in sports communication. He received his Ph.D. in journalism and media from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At DePaul, he also serves as the co-advisor of the student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). He has worked as a writer and editor at various publications, such as SB Nation, Salon.com, Yahoo Sports, and The Salt Lake Tribune.
His research focuses on the intersection of sports, media, culture, and identity, and he largely studies representation and coverage of social issues in sports media. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of Sports Media, the International Journal of Sports Communication, International Journal of Sport and Society, U.S. Latina & Latino Oral History Journal, and in an edited volume entitled Not playing around: Intersectional identities, media representation & the power of sport (2022).
Peña, V. (2022). Fairness, without the inclusion: A media discourse analysis of trans sports bans in the U.S. In A. Colombo-Dougovito, T. Everbach, & K. Weiller-Abels (Eds.), Not playing around: Intersectional identities, media representation & the power of sport, (pp. 205-225). Rowman and Littlefield.
Peña, V. (2021). From protest to movement: A longitudinal content analysis of ESPN's Colin Kaepernick's coverage. International Journal of Sport and Society, 12(1), 191-204. doi:10.18848/2152-7857/CGP/v12i01/191-204.