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Sarah Zipp

Sarah Zipp

Associate Professor / Director of the Master of Sport Management Program

Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

Knott Academic Center
Room 303 E

Dr. Sarah Zipp is an Associate Professor in the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University. She is the Program Director for Sport Management, overseeing the master’s and bachelor’s degree programs. Dr. Zipp has taught in the USA, UK, Netherlands, Singapore and Japan. Her research examines aspects of social justice and sport management, including gender equality, globalization in sport, diversity and inclusion, sport for development, menstrual health and ethical leadership. She is a leading researcher and advocate for menstrual health literacy in sport, working on funded grant programs in the UK.

  • Ph.D. in International Development Studies at the International Institute for Social Studies at Erasmus University (Netherlands)
  • MSc. in Sport Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A. Anthropology and Archaeology from Washington and Lee University

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Zipp, S. and Mwambwa, L. (in press). Menstruation Matters - Understanding adolescent girls’ experience of menstrual health through sport in Zambia. Journal of Sport for Development.

Zipp, S. and Hyde, M. (2023). Go with the Flow – Menstrual health experiences of athletes and coaches in Scottish Swimming. Sport in Society, Culture, commerce, media, politics.

Ghai, K and Zipp, S. (2021). Governance in Indian cricket: Examining the Board of Control for Cricket in India through the good governance framework. Sport in Society. Cultures, commerce, media, politics. 24 (5), pp. 830-845.

Zipp, S., Smith, T., and Darnell, S. (2019). Development, gender and sport: Theorizing a feminist practice of the capabilities approach in sport for development. Journal of Sport Management, 33(5), 440-449.

de Soysa, L. and Zipp, S. (2019). Gender equality, sport and the United Nation's system. A historical overview of the slow pace of progress. Sport in Society. 22(11), pp. 1783-1800.

Zipp, S. and Nauright, J. (2018). Levelling the playing field: Human capability approach and lived realities for sport, development and gender in the Caribbean. Journal of Sport for Development. 6(10): 32-44.

Zipp, S. (2017). Sport for development with ‘at risk’ girls in St. Lucia. Sport in Society. 20(12): 1917-1931.

Research Awards

Journal of Sport for Development – Early Career Scholar Award. (2020).

Book Chapters

Zipp, S., Sutherland, S., and de Soysa, L. (2022). Menstrual matters: Innovative Approaches to Menstrual Health and Sport for Development. Ch. 16 in McSweeney, M., Svensson, P., Hayhurst, L., & Safai, P. (Eds.). Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sport for Development and Peace. Abingdon. Routledge. ISBN 9781032044446.

Media articles

Read Sarah Zipp's media articles on her profile at The Conversation.