A Taste of My Dissertation

A lot of what I have done in my dissertation research is pore over radical and labor newspapers and publications from the 1920s-40s, especially their sports sections if they have them. I see a lot of action shots and team photos. Here are some!

Americans in Spain for the People’s Olympics:

Two years!

A lot has happened since I updated this. Thank you to Chuck Munson for helping me with the technical issues.

I’m in the Fall Semester of my 5th year in the PhD Program currently at Northeastern University, working on my dissertation “Strikes and Strikeouts: Building An Anti-Racist, Anti-Fascist Working Class Sports Culture From Below in the United States, 1918-1950.”

For this academic year, I am a welfare officer of the History Graduate Student Association, one of two. Last year, I served as the secretary after a term as President. I have taught three classes since I last updated, including two times of Intro to US History and an online course for History of Today: Deep Historical Understandings of today’s issues.

At current rate, I will be defending my dissertation in Spring 2020. We shall see where the winds take me after that.

President of HGSA

I am pleased to announce that I have been elected as the President of the Northeastern University History Graduate Students Association for the 2017-18 term. I look forward to representing the interests of historians in training. I am joined by Molly Nebelio as secretary, Luke Scalone as treasurer, and Megan Barney as public history masters representative.

About me!

ABOUT

I am a PhD Candidate at Northeastern University, having entered in Fall 2015 and passed my comprehensive exams in July 2017.

Within the World History paradigm, I specialize in International Sports History, with secondary fields in US Urban History and US Social Movements within an international context.

My dissertation topic is on the history of American Sports Organizing within left-wing movements in the interwar period, 1918-1950, looking to how labor unionists, communists, socialists, and anarchists used sports to organize larger organizational social programs for working class people.

I have taught Social & Cultural History of Baseball, and focus on 19th and 20th Century United States in the world for teaching purposes, though not limited to. I founded the Breaking History podcast, a project of Northeastern University History Graduate Association.

I am from Philadelphia, PA, and have participated in a variety of radical and labor related organizing projects. I enjoy spending time with my dog, Summer, attending baseball games, listening to music like punk rock and jazz, as well as podcasts.