Lee Bush publishes award-winning paper

The associate professor of communications publishes her research on women's surfing in North Carolina.

Lee Bush, an associate professor in the School of Communications, published her award-winning study, “Creating Our Own Lineup: Identities and Shared Cultural Norms of Surfing Women in a U.S. East Coast Community,” in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

Based on her ethnographic research in a surfing community of North Carolina, Bush illustrates the ways in which gendered identity, space and performance intersect in women’s portrayals of surfing and self-identity. Her work makes an important contribution to the study of sport, gender identity and communications theory.

Bush’s study won the Best Paper Award at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Conference in 2013. Bush will also present her study at a faculty poster session at Elon’s SURF conference on April 28, 2015.

A link to the article abstract may be found: