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Erin E. Buzuvis

Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies | Professor of Law
Education: B.S., University of New Hampshire, J.D., Cornell Law School
Courses Taught: Administrative Law, Employment Discrimination, Property, Sports Law & Culture, Torts
Office: L 308
413-782-1405

Professor Buzuvis researches and writes about gender and discrimination in education and athletics, including such topics as Title IX's application to campus disciplinary proceedings for sexual assault, Title IX and college athletics reform, intersecting sexual orientation and race discrimination in collegiate women's athletics, retaliation and related discrimination against female college coaches, and participation policies for transgender and intersex athletes. Additionally, she is a co-founder and contributor to the Title IX Blog, an interdisciplinary resource for news, legal developments, commentary, and scholarship about Title IX's application to athletics and education.  She has been quoted in stories about Title IX in such media outlets as the New York Times, NPR, Sports Illustrated, Inside Higher Ed, and in many other national and local publications and broadcasts.

Professor Buzuvis teaches courses at the law school on administrative law, employment discrimination, Title IX, torts, and property. In addition, she teaches a course on LGBTQ policy issues at the Smith College School for Social Work, and in 2017 she co-taught a course on gender, human rights and sport at Utrecht University in the Netherlands on a grant from the Fulbright Specialist Program.

She also currently serves as the Director of the law school's Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies.

View a listing of recent works where Erin Buzuvis is mentioned or quoted

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

Erin Buzuvis and Kristine Newhall, Inequality, Discrimination and Sexual Violence in US Collegiate Sports, in GLOBAL CORRUPTION REPORT: SPORT (Gareth Sweeney and Kelly McCarthy, eds., 2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Barriers to Leadership for Women in College Athletics, in INTRODUCTION TO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (Eddie Comeaux, ed., 2015). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transsexual and Intersex Athletes, in SEXUAL MINORITIES IN SPORTS: PREJUDICE AT PLAY (Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin, ed., 2013). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin Buzuvis, Including Transgender Athletes in Sex-Segregated Sport, in SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY IN SPORT: ESSAYS FROM ACTIVISTS, COACHES, AND SCHOLARS 23 (George B. Cunningham ed., 2012). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Journal Articles

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX and Procedural Fairness: Why Disciplined-Student Litigation Does Not Undermine the Role of Title IX in Campus Sexual Assault, 78 MONTANA L. REV. 71 (2017). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin Buzuvis, Coaches in Court: Legal Challenges to Sex Discrimination in College Athletics, 6 TENN. J. RACE GENDER & SOC. JUST. 41 (2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Hormone Check: Critique of Olympic Rules on Sex and Gender, 31 WIS. J. L. GENDER & SOC'Y 29 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin Buzuvis, "As Who They Really Are": Expanding Opportunities for Transgender Athletes to Participate in Youth and Scholastic Sports, 34 L. & INEQ. 341 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Athletic Compensation for Women Too? Title IX Implications of Northwestern and O?Bannon, 41 J.C. & U.L. 297 (2015). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX Feminism, Social Justice, and NCAA Reform, 5 FREEDOM CENTER J. 101 (2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, A Reasonable Belief: In Support of LGBT Plaintiffs? Title VII Retaliation Claims, 91 DENV. U. L. REV. 929 (2014). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, "On the Basis of Sex: Using Title IX to Protect Transgender Students from Discrimination in Education, 28 WIS. J.L. GENDER & SOC'Y 219 (2013). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Symposium: Radical Nemesis: Re-Envisioning Ivan Illichs Theories on Social Institutions: Illich, Education, and the Wire, 34 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 363 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin Buzuvis, Game Changer, MS., Spring/Summer 2012, at 33. SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, Equality Beyond the Three-Part Test: Exploring and Explaining the Invisibility of Title IX's Equal Treatment Requirement, 22 MARQ. SPORTS L. REV. 427 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin Buzuvis, Including Transgender Athletes in Sex-Segregated Sport, in SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY IN SPORT: ESSAYS FROM ACTIVISTS, COACHES, AND SCHOLARS 23 (George B. Cunningham ed., 2012) SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, The Feminist Case for the NCAA's Recognition of Competitive Cheer as an Emerging Sport for Women, 52 B.C. L. REV. 439 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transgender Student-Athletes and Sex-Segregated Sport: Developing Policies of Inclusion for Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletics, 21 SETON HALL J. SPORTS & ENT. L. 1 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Caster Semenya and the Myth of a Level Playing Field, 6 MODERN AMERICAN 36 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Sidelined: Title IX Retaliation Cases and Women's Leadership in College Athletics, 17 DUKE J. GENDER L. & POL'Y 1 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, (e)Racing Jennifer Harris: Sexuality and Race, Law and Discourse in Harris v. Portland, 32 J. SPORTS & SOC. ISSUES 345 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis & Sudha N. Setty, Letter to The New York Times, May 25, 2008, at MM6. Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Reading the Pink Locker Room on Football Culture and Title IX, 14 WM. & MARY J. WOMEN & L. 1 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, Survey Says ... A Critical Analysis of the New Title IX Policy and a Proposal for Reform, 91 IOWA L. REV. 821 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Erin E. Buzuvis, 'A' for Effort: Evaluating Recent State Education Reform in Response to Judicial Demands for Equity and Adequacy, 86 CORNELL L. REV. 644 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by

Shorter Writings

George B. Cunningham & Erin E. Buzuvis, Better Locker Rooms: It's Not Just a Transgender Thing, THE CONVERSATION (Mar. 26, 2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Religious Exemption Requests Push Back Against LGBT Rights, Modern Ideas, TITLE IX TODAY, Mar. 2016, at 1.