I am an Assistant Professor of Sport Studies at the California State University, Northridge. I received a Ph.D. in Kinesiology/History and Philosophy of Sport (2016) from the Pennsylvania State University, and a M.A. in Sport Humanities/Management (2012) and a B.A. in History (2010) from the Ohio State University. For the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) and the Journal of Sport History, I am the Communications Officer.
My research focuses on the intersections between sport and social politics in the twentieth century. My work broadly looks at the relationships between politics and sport and physical culture. I currently have three specific research projects. 1) I am working on a project about the various ways that track and field athlete Jesse Owens has appeared in popular culture; 2) in considering the relationships between politics and professional American football, I am working on a manuscript that details how athletes engaged social movements from the 1950s through the 1970s; and 3) I am editing an anthology on sport in Cleveland, OH, and am interested in the broad cultural relationships between sport and the urban United States. All three of these projects seek to demonstrate the cultural influence of sport and physical cultures on the broader society.
- Ph.D. History and Philosophy of Sport 2016, Pennsylvania State University
- M.A. Sport Humanities/Management 2012, Ohio State University
- B.A. History 2010, Ohio State University
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