Executive Director

Akilah Carter Francique

Akilah R. Carter-Francique, associate professor African-American Studies at SJSU, serves as the 2018-2019 president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and co-edited Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence and Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Experiences in the United States.


Phone:(408) 924-6410

Executive Assistant

Elizabeth (Beth) Doyle

Beth brings over 25 years of experience to the ISSSSC; Many of which were spent with the Federal Reserve Bank during their restructuring. Her passion is being her boss’s “right hand” and by extension, organizing and simplifying the team’s workload by providing the support they need to be more productive.


Phone:(408) 924-2173

Student Assistant

Taylor Adams-Booker




With its historic commitment to social justice and its unique history as the birthplace of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, SJSU continues to contribute to the national dialogue social issues through the lens of sport. SJSU’s Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change is dedicated to research, analysis and education focused on the intersection of sport and society. As we develop compelling programming, meaningful research, and impactful curriculum on sport and social issues, we need your support. Join us in sustaining this work by making a gift to the Institute to sustain and expand our work.