See an abbreviated version of my CV below. You can see the full CV here.


Education

Ph.D., American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2010

M.A., American Studies, University of Virginia, 2001

B.A., English, Carleton College, 1997


Employment

Colby College, Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies (2011-present)

University of Texas at Austin, Instructor of American Studies (2007-09)


Publications

Books

Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Materiality and Meaning: Synthetic Grass, Sport, and the Limits of Modern Progress.” Material Matters: Selections from the Winterthur Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars, 2013, http://sites.udel.edu/mcses2012/papers/paper-i/

“Football, Fútbol, and Chuck.” Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy, edited by Seth Vannatta, Chicago: Open Court, 2012.

“‘We Make a Big Effort to Bring Out the Ladies’: Visual Representations of Women in the Postwar American Stadium.” The Visual in Sport, edited by Mike Huggins and Mike O’Mahony, London: Routledge, 2011.

“‘We Make a Big Effort to Bring Out the Ladies’: Visual Representations of Women in the Postwar American Stadium.” International Journal of the History of Sport 28, no. 8-9 (2011): 1203-1218.

Encyclopedia Entries

“Houston Astros,” in Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball Clubs, edited by Steven A. Riess. (Greenwood Press, 2006): 163-179.

Book Reviews

Review of Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack, The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston’s Iconic Astrodome for the Journal of Sport History, forthcoming in 2017.

Review of Tom Dunmore and Andrew Donaldson, Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup for the Journal of Sport History, 43, no. 3 (Fall 2016).

Review of Chuck Korr and Marvin Close, More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid for the Journal of Sport History, 41, no. 2 (Summer 2014).

Review essay of Tom Dunmore, Historical Dictionary of Soccer and Jaime Orejan, Football/Soccer: History and Tactics for the Journal of Sport History, 40, no. 1 (Spring 2013).

Review of David Wangerin, Distant Corners: American Soccer’s History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes for the Journal of Sport History 39, no. 3 (Fall 2012).

“Three Ways of Writing Soccer.” Review essay for the Journal of Sport History 39, no. 1 (Spring 2012).

Review of Peter Alegi, African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game for the Journal of Sport History 38, no. 1 (Spring 2011).

Review of Tim Delaney and Tim Madigan, Sports: Why People Love Them for the Journal of Sport History 37, no. 2 (Summer 2010).

Review of Ronald M. Selter, Ballparks of the Deadball Era for the Journal of Sport History, 36, no. 2 (Summer 2009).

 Web Publications

“In Conversation: Gary Green with Ben Lisle,” Tilted Arc, October 2015, http://www.tilted-arc.com/2015/10/04/in-conversation-gary-green-with-ben-lisle/


Conference Activity

“The Long Road to an Empty Stadium: Race, the City, and the Stadium in Baltimore,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Denver, November 2016.

“ILiADS: Building Communities for Digital Scholarship,” panelist at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Milwaukee, November 2016.

“Digital Maine,” participant at Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, July 2016.

“A Paper Stadium: Interpreting the 1965 Astrodome Souvenir Program,” paper presented at Varieties of Textual Experience: A Symposium on the Material Text across the Disciplines, Waterville, Maine, April 2016.

“Urban Renewal and Digital Interpretation: Neatline and Historical Geographies,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Providence, April 2016.

“The Way Texans Do Things: Sunbelt Stadiums, Racial Geographies, and New Sporting Publics of the 1960s,” paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Los Angeles, November 2015.

“Public Problems, Private Solutions: The Owner-Built Home Movement in 1970s Maine,” paper presented at annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Los Angeles, November 2014.

“No More Rowdies and Semi-Delinquents: Postwar Prologues to 21st Century Stadium Gentrification,” paper presented at annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, May 2014.

“Thinking for Myself, Building for Myself: the 1970s Post-Industrial Homestead in Maine,” paper presented at workshop, “A Hands-on Approach: The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century,” at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., April 2014.

Moderator and commentator, “Media Constructions of Sporting Events,” at annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 2013.

“Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, and Ideologies of Whiteness in the Modern American Stadium,” paper presented at annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Berkeley, California, June 2012.

“Materiality and Meaning: AstroTurf, Progress, and the Postwar American Stadium,” paper presented at the 2012 Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars at the Winterthur Museum, Delaware, April 2012.

“‘No Longer Snug in a Shoebox’: The Suburban Virtues of the Modern Stadium,” paper presented at annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., April 2010.

“A Modern Pitch: Visual Representations of the Postwar American Stadium,” paper presented at conference, “The Visual Turn in Sports History,” Bristol University, United Kingdom, June 2009.

“‘A Valid Tribute to Our Affluent Times’: Interpretations of the Modern Stadium,” paper presented at annual meeting of the North American Society for Sport History, Asheville, North Carolina, May 2009.

Moderator and commentator, “Architecture, Psychology, and the Built Environment,” at conference, “The American Environment: Within and Without,” University of Texas at Austin, September 2006.

“A Giant Living Room: The Houston Astrodome and the Domestication of the Stadium,” paper presented at annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Washington D.C., November 2005.

“Redesigning History in Houston’s Enron Field,” paper presented at conference, “American Dilemmas,” University of Texas at Austin, October 2004.


Teaching Experience

The Practice of Digital Scholarship (Spring 2018)

Art, Community, and Ethical Urban Development (Fall 2017)

Senior Research Seminar: American Cultural Geographies (Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2015)

Humanities Lab: Mapping Waterville (Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014)

Introduction to American Studies (Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012)

Humanities Lab: The Cultural Geography of Allen Island (Fall 2016)

Space, Place, and New York City (Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2012)

Nature and the Built Environment (Spring 2016)

The Stadium and the City (Spring 2016)

Humanities Lab: Made in Maine (Fall 2015)

Mothership Earth: Designing the American Seventies (Spring 2015)

The Cultural Work of American Football (Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2012)

Senior Research Seminar: Geographies of Play (Spring 2014, Spring 2013)

Writing about Place: The American Home (Spring 2014)

Material Landscape of the Postwar United States (Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2011)

The Condition of Postmodernity (Spring 2012)

Junior Theories and Methods Seminar: Built Environment (Spring 2012)

Geographies of Play (Fall 2011)