Brett Siegel is a PhD student and Teaching Assistant in Media Studies in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication. He received his MA in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies. His research primarily focuses on the intersections of power, ideology, and identity in sports and sports media. He has published in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues and the Journal of Emerging Sport Studies and has publications forthcoming in The International Journal of the History of Sport and the Handbook of Communication and Sport. He has served as an Assistant Instructor for a core course in RTF, "Narrative Strategies and Media Design," as well as an elected representative of RTF's Graduate Student Organization. He is currently a reader for The Velvet Light Trap and a column editor for Flow, where he has also contributed original articles.