Kiamsha Bynes is a first year doctoral student focusing on 19th and 20th century African-American history and women's history. She received her B.A. in History from Bloomfield College. She is interested in the intersections of race, politics, gender, and sexuality in sports. Her research explores the social policing of black femininity in sports and the ways in which racial stereotyping and gendering have controlled the representation of black women in sports.