Dr. Eddie Comeaux: Race, Sports, and Modern Education
Dr. Eddie Comeaux is a professor of higher education and founding executive director of the Center for Athletes' Rights and Equity (CARE) in the School of Education. He examines the impact of athletes and underserved students— and how those experiences influence their subsequent outcomes. Central to much of his work are issues of access and equity. Comeaux has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the major journals for higher education and other related fields including Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Sociology of Sport Journal. He also has published five books, on the role of race and intercollegiate athletics. Comeaux is currently working on his next book, Organized captivity: Control, hyper-surveillance, and disposability of Black athletes in the corporate university.