Assistant Professor of History
Program Coordinator for History/Political Science
Department of Sociology, History, and Political Science
Office: KE 348
B.A. in History and Geography, University of Delaware, 1997
M.A. in History, University of Texas-Austin, 1999
Ph.D. in Modern European History, University of Texas-Austin, 2004
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.
-Creating a National Passion: Football, Nationalism, and Cultural Modernization in Modern Spain. Routledge, Sport in the Global Society series. Manuscript in progress under contract and with a preliminary deadline of August 2011.
-Editor. Special Issue: Sport, the Body, and Mass Culture in Twentieth-Century Spain. Sport in Society 11, No. 6 (November 2008).
-“The Current Historiography on Spanish Sport: Key Issues and Overview,” Journal of Sports History Winter 2011/12. In Press.
-“The Importance of Reception: Explaining Sport’s Success in Early Twentieth-Century Spain,” European Review 19, No. 4 (Fall 2011): 527-543.
-“Regeneracionismo del cuerpo: The Arguments for Implanting Athletics in Spain.” Sport in Society, Special Issue: Sport, the Body, and Mass Culture in Twentieth-Century Spain 11, No. 6 (November 2008): 615-629.
-“Building a Mass Activity: Fandom, Class, and Early Spanish Football.” Soccer and Society, Special Issue: Fan Culture 8, No. 2/3 (April-July 2007): 205-220.
-“Ricardo Zamora: The First Spanish Football Idol.” Soccer and Society 7, No. 1 (January, 2006): 1-13.
-Book Review. Tourism and Dictatorship: Europe’s Peaceful Invasion of Franco’s Spain by Sasha D. Pack. Bulletin of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies 34, No. 2 (Fall 2009).
-Book Review. Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s by Barbara J. Keys. Sport in Society 12, No. 2 (February 2009).
-Book Review. Football and Fascism: The National Game under Mussolini by Simon Martin. International Journal of the History of Sport 23, No. 8 (December 2006).