I am a historian of modern Spanish and European history with a research focuses on the development of physical education, sport, and soccer in early 20th-century Spain.  I've published numerous journal articles in both the United States and Europe, have organized a special issue of the journal Sport in Society that looked at various forms of sport, tourism, and the theater in 20th century Spain, and am currently completing my book manuscript Creating A National Passion about the introduction of sport and physical education to Spain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  I teach courses on western civilization, Soviet Russia, the history of sport, Latin America, and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.