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 current work looks at the relationships between social movements from the late 1950s to the late 1970s and professional American football. I wrote a dissertation titled: "Political Football: Social Movements and the Professional American Gridiron, 1956-1979," and and am working toward publishing it as a book. I am also interested in the cultural relationships between sport and urban America and feminist sport history. Other areas of interest include: Gender relations in professional sport; Social media and sport activism; The social effects of franchise relocation; The cultural images of sport entrepreneurs; The business of professional sports; Sport and body politics.
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