Helen Morgan Parmett & Kate Ranachan
Helen Morgan Parmett is the Director of the Speech and Debate Program and an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Vermont. Her teaching and research center on the relationships between media and urban space. Kate Ranachan is a lecturer in Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her work examines the intersections between media, sport, transnationalism, and globalization. Helen and Kate have published previous work considering media and sporting spaces in the edited collection Communicating Colonialism, published by Peter Lang. They are currently working on a monograph about ‘third generation’ stadium building, from which this piece in Mediapolis draws.