Workshop Schedule

Workshop Poster

Thursday 3 October


0900-9:30: Welcome: Jeffrey Lesser, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History, Emory University.

Introductory Remarks: Christopher Brown, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Emory University.

0930-1030: Opening Address: Brenda Elsey, Associate Professor of History, Hofstra University.

1045-1215: Workshop 1: Sport and Identity Beyond the Field

Christopher Brown, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Emory University: Regional Identity and Sporting Modernity in the Brazilian Amazon, 1906-1918.

Jeffrey Richey, Assistant Professor of Latin American History, Weber State University: The Macaquitos Affair: Soccer, Blackness, and Brazil as Argentina¿s Racial Other, 1919-1929.

Commentator: Lena Suk, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University.

1215-1315: Lunch

1315-1445: Workshop 2: Searching for the Sporting Man

Dominick Rolle, PhD Candidate in English, Emory University: "Who will testify?": Spirited Games and Warfare in Biography of a Runaway Slave.

Reid Gustafson, PhD Candidate in History, University of Maryland in College Park: Working-Class Masculinity, Sports, and Fitness in 1920s Mexico City.

Commentator: Ángel Díaz, PhD Candidate in Latin American Poetry, Emory University.

1500-1600: Mini-Workshop: Teaching Sport in the Undergraduate Classroom, Fernando Esquivel, PhD Candidate in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Emory University.

1600-1730: Keynote Event: Jewish Soccer and Boxing in the Americas.

Raanan Rein, Elias Sourasky Professor of Latin American and Spanish History, Tel Aviv University:`My Bobeh was Praying and Suffering for Atlanta': Family, Food and Language among the Jewish-Argentine Fans of the Club Atlético Atlanta.

David Sheinin, Professor of History, Trent University, Canada:What Ray Arcell Saw in the Shower: Víctor Galíndez, Mike Rossman, and the Two Fights that Put an End to Jewish Boxing.

Commentator: Christopher Brown, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University. 


Friday 4 October


0930-1100
: Workshop 3: Sport, the Nation, the Region, and the Neighborhood

Stephen Allen, Lecturer in History at Boise State University: The Mexican Idol from the Barrio Bravo: Raúl Macías, Tepito, and Boxing Celebrity.

Courtney Campbell, PhD Candidate in History at Vanderbilt University: Lampião Plays Soccer Too: Regional Identity and World Cup Soccer in the Brazilian Northeast.

Commentator: Andrew Britt, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University.

1115-1245: Workshop 4: Soccer and Identity in Argentina

Rwany Sibaja, Post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County: The "Disaster of Sweden": A Turning Point for Argentine Soccer.

Jennifer Schaefer, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University: Women in the Locker Room: Argentina and the Two World Cups of 1970 and 1971.

Commentator: Ariel Svarch, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University.

1245-1345: Lunch

1345-1515: Workshop 5: Transforming Soccer, Transforming Society

Alex Galarza, PhD Candidate in History, Michigan State University, Building the Ciudad Deportiva: Soccer, Consumption, and Urban Transformation in Postwar Buenos Aires.

Ingrid Bolivar, PhD Candidate in History, University of Wisconsin (Madison): Professional Football and Transformative Legacies in Colombia: The Experience of the Club Atlético Nacional 1975-1990.

Commentator: Sydney Silverstein, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Emory University.

1530-1700: Closing Address, David Sheinin, Professor of History, Trent University, Canada.


Contact Details


Workshop Organizer:

Christopher Brown, PhD Candidate in History, Emory University

Email: c.d.brown@emory.edu