Associate Professor, American Studies
- 1045 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5611
- +1 574-631-0389
My research focuses on the cultural and environmental history of outdoor sports and recreation, and the relationships of identity and power that support the outdoor recreation industry. In addition to Sports and American Culture, I teach courses on American Wilderness, Sports and Environment, national parks, and 20th century cultural history. Early publications include “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing” (Pacific Historical Review, 1994) and the book Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies (Kansas, 2004). More recent articles include “River Rats in the Archive: Nature, Texts, and a Moving History of the Colorado” (in Rendering Nature, 2015) and “Shredding Mountain Lines: GoPro, Mobility, and the Spatial Politics of Outdoor Sports” (in The American Environment Revisited, 2018). My second book, Into the Great Outdoors: A History of Professional Guides in America, examines the history of outdoor guiding as well as the ways in which guides use their bodies and their labor to make wild places accessible to the public, and will be published by Oxford University Press.