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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Robert K. Barney is professor emeritus of sport studies and the founding director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University in London, Canada. His thirty-five years of Olympic historical research and publication has resulted in over 150 pieces of literature: reviews, articles, chapters in books, and books, the best known of which is the coauthored seminal monograph, Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism.

Douglas Booth is professor of sport studies and dean of the School of Physical Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of The Race Game (1998), Australian Beach Cultures (2001), and The Field (2005). Douglas serves on the editorial boards of Rethinking History and the Journal of Sport History and is an executive member of the Australian Society for Sport History.

Mauricio Borrero is associate professor of history at St. John’s University in New York City. He is the author of Hungry Moscow: Scarcity and Urban Society in the Russian Civil War (2003) and several articles on sport and society in the Soviet Union. He is currently at work on an international biography of Lev Yashin, the legendary goalkeeper of Dinamo Moscow and the USSR national football team.

Susan Brownell is professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She is the author of Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People’s Republic and Beijing’s Games: What the Olympics Mean to China. She is editor of The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism and coeditor (with William Kelly) of The Olympics in East Asia: Nationalism, Regionalism, and Globalism on the Center Stage of World Sports. She coedited (with Richard Giulianotti) the special issue of the British Journal of Sociology on “Olympic and World Sport: Making Transnational Society?”

Jacob J. Bustad teaches in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University, as part of the sport management faculty. He has published research centered on urbanization, sport, and physical activity, specifically focusing on sport and urban development in Baltimore, Maryland. His research and teaching interests also include sport and globalization, as well as urban governance and physical activity opportunity.

John Carvalho is associate professor of journalism and directs the journalism program in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University. He is the author of Frick*: Baseball’s Third Commissioner.

(p. x) Pascal Charitas is associate professor of sport sciences and techniques at the Research Center on the Sport and the Movement Laboratory of the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. He is the author of several articles and essays, including “Imperialisms in the Olympics of the Colonization in the Postcolonization: Africa into the International Olympic Committee, 1910–1965” (International Journal of the History of Sport) and “Imperialism in the Olympics, 1910–1965: British and French Empires to the International Olympic Committee” (Journal of Olympic History).

Laurent Dubois is professor of romance studies at Duke University. He is the author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France and writes about soccer at his blog Soccer Politics.

Brenda Elsey is associate professor of history at Hofstra University. She is the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Social History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, and Radical History Review. Her current research examines the history of women’s sport, gender, and sexuality in Latin America.

Michael T. Friedman teaches in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently working on his first book, Mallparks: The Social Construction of Contemporary Cathedrals of Consumption. He has published articles in the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport History, and the Journal of Urban Affairs.

Angela Gleason is assistant director of the Center for Language Study at Yale University, where she also teaches in the history department. Her research focuses on legal and social aspects of leisure in medieval Europe, which she has contributed to books and journals.

Richard Gruneau is professor of communication at Simon Fraser University. His books include Class, Sports and Social Development; Hockey Night in Canada: Sport Identities and Cultural Politics (with David Whitson); and The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada’s Press (with Robert Hackett). His edited or coedited books include Popular Cultures and Political Practices; Artificial Ice: Hockey, Commerce and Culture (with David Whitson); and Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order (with John Horne).

Amit Gupta is an associate professor at the US Air Force Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. His most recent book is Global Security Watch—India.

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu is Dunlevie Family Professor of History at Rice University. She is a specialist on the history of United States–Asian relations. Her most recent book is Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in War and Peace.

Douglas Hartmann is professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author, most recently, of Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social (p. xi) Policy. Hartmann is also publisher and editor (with Christopher Uggen) of The Society

John Hoberman is professor of Germanic studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His books include Sport and Political Ideology and The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics, and the Moral Order.

Mike Huggins is emeritus professor of cultural history at the University of Cumbria. He has published over one hundred books, chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on the history of sport, leisure, and education and is currently writing a monograph on the cultural history of British horse racing in the long eighteenth century.

Thomas M. Hunt is associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also holds an appointment as assistant director for academic affairs at the H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. With research interests that include sport law, history, and international relations, he has published articles in, among others, The Journal of Sport History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, and Olympika: The Journal of Olympic Studies. He is the author of the book Drug Games: The International Olympic Committee and the Politics of Doping, 1960–2008.

Erik N. Jensen is an associate professor of history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His first book, Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity, explores the role of sports in shaping social and cultural ideals after the First World War. He is currently finishing a textbook on the Weimar Republic and working on a deep biography of the tennis player and pioneering journalist Paula von Reznicek, whose fraught identity and increasing marginalization reflected the twentieth-century Germany through which she lived.

Amy Koehlinger is an associate professor at Oregon State University. She is the author of The New Nuns: Racial Justice and Religious Reform in the 1960s. She is currently completing a manuscript for Princeton University Press, Rosaries and Rope Burns: Boxing, Manhood, and American Culture.

Donald G. Kyle is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington and the author of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World (2nd ed., 2015) and various other publications on ancient sport.

Boria Majumdar is senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and adjunct professor at Monash University, Australia. His books include Twenty-Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket and Olympics: The India Story.

David McDonald is the Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Professor of Russian History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A specialist on the history of late imperial Russia, McDonald also served as a senior administrator in the UW–Madison’s athletic department. He has written on American intercollegiate athletics.

(p. xii) Andrew McFarland is associate professor of history at Indiana University Kokomo and researches sport and physical education’s introduction to Spain. His publications include “The Importance of Reception: Explaining Sport’s Success in Early Twentieth-Century Spain” and “Building a Mass Activity: Fandom, Class, and Early Spanish Football.” He organized and edited the special issue “Sport, the Body, and Mass Culture in Twentieth-Century Spain” for the journal Sport in Society and is working on his first book Regeneration through Sport: Sport, Football, and Cultural Modernization in Spain, 1890–1920.

Mike O’Mahony is a reader in history of art at the University of Bristol. His books include Sport in the USSR: Physical Culture—Visual Culture; Olympic Visions: Images of the Games in History; and The Visual in Sport (coedited with Mike Huggins). He is currently completing a book on Photography and Sport.

Gary Osmond is senior lecturer in sport history in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland. He is also the coauthor of Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo (with Matthew Klugman) and coeditor of Sport History in the Digital Era (with Murray G. Phillips).

Dilwyn Porter is professor emeritus of sports history and culture at De Montfort University, Leicester and currently visiting professor in history at Newman University, Birmingham. He coedited Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World with Adrian Smith and has published articles and reviews relating to this theme in History, The International Journal of the History of Sport, National Identities, and Sport in History.

Alon K. Raab is a retired professor of religious studies at the University of California Davis whose work includes articles and essays about sport and society. He coedited The Global Game: Writers on Soccer (with John Turnbull and Thom Satterlee) and Soccer in the Middle East (with Issam Khalidi). He has been a lifelong football player and cyclist since his Jerusalem childhood.

Rob Ruck is a professor of sport history at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game; Rooney: A Sporting Life (with Maggie Patterson and Michael Weber); The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic; and Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh. His documentary work includes The Republic of Baseball: Dominican Giants of the American Game and Kings on the Hill: Baseball’s Forgotten Men.

Lewis H. Siegelbaum is the Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is the author of books on the Stakhanovite movement of the 1930s, the Soviet state and society in the 1920s, and the award-winning Cars for Comrades. He coauthored with Jim von Geldern the award-winning website “Seventeen Moments in Soviet History,” an online sourcebook used extensively to teach Soviet history, and (p. xiii) with Leslie Page Moch Broad Is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century.

Sasu Siegelbaum is a social media specialist at CNN’s short video documentary project Great Big Story in New York City. He has published “Putting the Work Back into Newswork: Searching for the Sources of Normative Failure,” in Journalism Studies.

Matthew Taylor is professor of history at the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, UK. His books include The Association Game: A History of British Football; The Leaguers: The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900–1939; and Moving with the Ball: The Migration of Professional Footballers (with Pierre Lanfranchi). He is also coeditor of Peter Lang’s “Sport, History and Culture” book series.

Wray Vamplew is emeritus professor of sports history at the University of Stirling and visiting research professor in exercise and sport science at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is past editor of The Journal of Sport History and The International Journal of the History of Sport and is now general editor of the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Sport. He is writing a world economic history of sport.

Patricia Vertinsky is a Distinguished University Scholar and professor of kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. She is a social and cultural historian working across the fields of women’s and gender history with a special interest in physical culture, physical education, and modern dance. She is author of, among others, The Eternally Wounded Woman: Doctors, Women and Exercise in the Late 19th Century; coeditor of Physical Culture, Power and the Body with Jennifer Hargreaves; Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium: Memory, Monument and Modernism with Sherry Mckay; and, most recently, The Female Tradition in Physical Education: Women First Reconsidered with David Kirk.

Stephen R. Wenn is professor of kinesiology and physical education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. A former president of the North American Society for Sport History, Wenn’s research interests lie in the area of Olympic commercialism. He is a coauthor of Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism (rev. ed., 2004) and lead author of Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal.

Daniel Widener teaches modern American history, with a focus on expressive culture and political radicalism. He began his educational career at the Echo Park-Silverlake Peoples’ Childcare Center before taking degrees at Berkeley and New York University. He is the author of Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles. He is a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur and currently manages Red Star San Diego in the San Diego County Soccer League.

(p. xiv) Christopher Young is professor of modern and medieval German languages and associate dean of arts and humanities at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow of Pembroke College. He has written and edited over a dozen books in the fields of sports history and German literature, language, and culture. He is coeditor of the University of California Press’s “Sport in World History” series, and his The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany (with Kay Schiller) won the book prizes of the North American and British Societies of Sports History.