Courtney M. Cox is a doctoral candidate focused on the cultural, political, and economic effects of global sport. Her dissertation explores basketball through girls and women competing and covering the sport in the United States, Russia, Senegal, and France. She's also fascinated with the world of advanced analytics in sport, and the ways in which this quantitative aspect of the game can be studied qualitatively through both critical discourse analysis and ethnography.

She is a founding organizer of Annenberg's communication and cultural studies graduate student conference, Critical Mediations. She received her bachelor's (Broadcast Journalism '08) and master's (Journalism, '13) degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She's previously worked for ESPN, NPR-affiliate KPCC, and the Los Angeles Sparks.