Anita Stahl, Ph.D.


Prior to my role with URCA, I received my Ph.D. in the UCSB Department of Feminist Studies where I taught and designed many classes, including an undergraduate research seminar and interdisciplinary special topics courses about Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. My research examines how the women's professional tennis tour globally circulates ideas about gender, sexuality, and race.

In my free time, I like to visit tennis tournaments, ski, hike, and play tabletop games.

I use she/her pronouns.


Ph.D. Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin

B.A. Gender and Sexuality Studies, New York University


“Somaesthetics of the Grunt.” Somaesthetics and Sport, edited by Andrew Edgar, Brill, Leiden, 2022, pp. 142–163. Available from Brill.

"We're on Burlesque Time." Geschlecht – Sexualität. Erkundungen in Feldern politischer Praxis special issue of Berliner Blätter, SH 62/2013.