My research and teaching focus on the intersections among sport, media, and U.S. culture. I am particularly interested in television, media industries and institutions, documentary, and the relationship between commerce and cultural value.
I am the author of Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media (University of Illinois Press), ESPN: The Making of the Sports Media Empire (University of Illinois Press), and ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television (University of California Press)
My current book project, The Boxing Film: A Cultural and Transmedia History, is under contract with Rutgers University Press.
I have published articles in American Art, Film History, Convergence, Television & New Media, Popular Communication, Communication & Sport, Journal of Sport History, International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Sports Media, Digital Journalism, The Moving Image, and various edited collections.
Beyond my scholarship, I have served as a contributor to and source for national and global media outlets that include the New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, Washington Post, Wired, and Deadspin.
I am currently serving as associate editor of the Journal of Sport History and co-editor of the University of Illinois Press book series Studies in Sports Media.
Courses in American Studies:
- Sport and Media (SPST:3175)
- Sport, Scandal, and Strategic Communication in Media Culture (SPST:4900/028:198)
- Media, Sport, and Entertainment (Graduate Seminar)
- The Cultural Industries and Cultural Studies (Graduate Seminar)
- The Business of Sport Communication
University of Caifornia Press2018
University of Illinois Press2015
University of Illinois Press2014
ConvergenceSeptember 19, 2014
Communication & SportOctober 15, 2013
Journal of Sport Historyforthcoming
American ArtFall 2016
Fall 2016, 30(3) 54-75
The Moving ImageFall 2010
Fall 2010, 10, no. 2 1-29
Journal of Sport HistoryFall 2010
Fall 2010, 37, no. 3 401-416
Journal of Sports Media2017
2017, 12(1) 45-63
Television & New Media2017
2017, 18(3) 235-251
2016, 14(1) 30-38
International Journal of Sport Communication2015
2015, 8(1) 87-102
International Journal of Sport Communication2012
2012, 5, no. 2 137-152