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Jessica Luther

Author & Journalist
Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Jessica Luther is an independent journalist and writer whose work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Texas Observer, and at Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Vice Sports, and BuzzFeed.

Her work gained national attention in August 2015 when writing for Texas Monthly, Dan Solomon and she broke open the story about a Baylor football player on trial for sexual assault, a case known by only a few in the community and not reported in the media for nearly two years.

Her first book, Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, was published in September 2016 by Akashic Books. Her next book, co-authored with Kavitha Davidson and tentatively titled How To Love Sports When They Don't Love You Back, is due out in 2018 from University of Texas Press.

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Events featuring Jessica Luther
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