Campus: CSU Long Beach -- February 28, 2003
Cal State Long Beach Professor Invited to Oxford
Round Table in England to Discuss Women's Rights, Issues of Gender Discrimination
Margaret Costa, a professor of kinesiology and physical education at
California State University, Long Beach, is one of 35 people from around
the world invited to a “think tank” on individual rights
and freedoms as part of the Oxford Round Table at the University of
Oxford in England.
Scheduled from March 30-April 4 at Oxford’s Lincoln College, the
round table will focus on human and civil rights with particular reference
to women’s rights and issues of gender discrimination in both
the public and private sectors. It is limited to only 35 persons in
order to facilitate productive informal dialogue.
Costa wrote the American chapter in a book, titled “Sport and
Women: Social Issues in International Perspective,” that was published
in February by Routledge Press. “The book looks at sport for women
from selected world regions,” said Costa, a resident of Huntington
Beach. “I discuss Title IX among other social issues for women
A sport historian, Costa was a Fulbright-Hays scholar in Brazil in 2000
and gave a keynote lecture on “Sport for Women in Zimbabwe: Issues
and Controversies,” in Alexandria, Egypt in 2001.
First held in 1989, the Oxford Round Table is a unique forum in which
participants discuss important policy questions over a five-day period
in a collegial, “think-tank” atmosphere. The program will
include discussions of legislation and court decisions in the United
States and United Kingdom and emerging issues in Europe emanating from
the Human Rights Act of the U.K. and the European Convention on Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe.
A CSULB faculty member since 1974, Costa earned her B.S. and M.Ed. degrees
from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.