Department of History
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Sports in 20th Century America; Rise of American Conservatism; Role of Religion in Modern Politics. Currently working on a project on the long-distance running boom of the 1970s and the ways in which the discourse on running reflected and shaped the larger socio-cultural developments of that era.
“‘We’re All Professionals Now’: Frank Shorter, Deregulation, and the Battle to end ‘Shamateurism,’ in the 1970s.” The International Journal of the History of Sport, 36, 15-16 (2020): 1414-1432.
“Escape and Pursuit: Contrasting Visions of the 1970s Long Distance Running Boom in American Popular Culture.” Sports History Review, 48, 1 (Spring 2017):1-17.
“Thousands of Solitary Runners Coming Together: Individualism and Communitarianism in the 1970s Running Boom.” Journal of Sport History, 44, 1 (Spring 2017): 35-49.
“Tracing the Limits of the Reagan Revolution: The Christian Right and the Fate of School Prayer in the Age of Fracture, 1982-1984,” The Journal of the Historical Society 13:4 (December 2013): 491-528.
Review of David George Surdham, The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015. Sport in American History. October 2015.
Review of Carolyn Dupont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975, New York: New York University Press, 2013. The Journal of Southern History 80:4 (November 2014): 1016-1017.
Review of Darren Dochuk, From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism, New York: W.W. Norton, 2011. Historically Speaking 12:3 (June 2011): 8-9.