Professor of Physical Education and Sociology
On leave Spring 2020
Sociology & Anthropology
Ph.D. Temple University, History, 2009
Ph.D. University of Delaware, Sociology, 1993
M.Ed. Temple University, Physical Education, 1987
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1971
Nation, Culture and The Rise of a Gaelic Public Sphere: The Philadelphia Irish, 1880-1920 is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press
2013. “Sport, Culture and Nation Among the Irish of Philadelphia, 1880-1910,” Journal of Urban History. xx, (January) 2013, 1-22.
2012. “The Civic Life of Abruzzo Transferred to Philadelphia: The Italian-American Voluntary Association, 1890-1924,”Italian Americana: Cultural and Historical Review, (Winter) 2012, xxx, (1 )
1999. “Sport, Ethnicity and the Reconstruction of the Self: Baseball in America’s Internment Camps,” International Journal of the History of Sport, 16 (1), (March) 1999, 1-21.
1999. “Ethnicity and Sport: The Wapato Nippons and Pre-World War II Japanese American Baseball,” Journal of Sport History, 21 (1), (Spring,) 1999, 82-115.
1996. “The Devolution of the Irish Economy in the 19th Century and the Bifurcation of Irish Sport,” The International Journal of the History of Sport, 13 (2), (August) 1996, 42-60.
1995 (August). “Sport as Institutionalized Charisma,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 19 (3), 1 (August) 1995, 91-212.
1995. “Opposition, Social Closure, and Sport: The Gaelic Athletic Association in the 19th Century,” Sociology of Sport Journal, 12 (3), 1995, 268-289.
Teaching and Research Interests
Sport and society; mobility and the making of ethnic communities; the industrial city; revolution and war.
Courses and Seminars Taught
Ethnicity in Diaspora Lands During the Era of Mass Emigration, 1860-1924.
Sport, War and the Construction of Masculine Identity.
The Social Development of Sport; Sport and Nationalism.
1968: A Year of Rebellion and Change in Perspective.