Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Professor Emerita of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Professor Emerita Helen Jefferson Lenskyj has published extensively on women, sport, sexuality and the Olympic industry. Professor of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (1986 until her retirement in 2007), she has been involved in a wide range of community activist groups since the 1970s. Her most recent publications include The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (co-edited) and Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry.

Experience

  • –present
    is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Honours

2013, Recipient, William Evans Fellowship, University of Otago, New Zealand; 2004 Recipient, City of Toronto Person’s Day Award, 1995 Inductee, National Girls and Women in Sport Hall of Fame, Slippery Rock, PA., 1991;Ontario History Society Riddell Award