The University of Santa Barbara currently has a course called “Picturing Maria Sharapova”.
It’s taught by the fabulous Anita Stahl, a doctoral student in feminist studies.
Stahl says it’s not really about Sharapova. She’s the vehicle through which to study “gender, femininity, globalization, labor, immigration, history, race, and media, according to a WTA story,
Sharapova’s memoir is required reading, of course.
A big tennis fan who moonlights in tennis media, Stahl also has taught a course called “The Meaning of Serena Williams”.
The story doesn’t ask the obvious question: will the women herself be a guest speaker?