Amira Rose Davis, assistant professor of history and African American studies, recently spoke with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and Melissa Harris-Perry of WNYC’s The Takeaway about Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from this month’s French Open tennis tournament. Osaka had been threatened with escalating fines and possible disqualification from the tournament for declining media appearances for mental health reasons. Dr. Davis also appeared on WNYC’s Morning Edition to discuss the racial dynamics behind highly publicized examples of fans behaving badly and violently toward players in the NBA playoffs. In May, she wrote about a new generation of Black women athletic directors at major universities for Global Sport Matters.