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Sean Dinces

I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in American Studies and joint MA candidate in Urban Education Policy. My dissertation uses the history of the Chicago Bulls since 1980 as a case study for understanding the urban political economy of professional sport at the end of the twentieth century.

Education: B.S., U.S. Naval Academy (2004), M.A., University of California-San Diego (2006)

Research Interests: Urban Studies, History of Capitalism, American Social and Political History Since 1945, Militarism and Militarization

Selected Publications:

"A Bad Case of 'Peanut Envy': Concessions Markets and Monopoly Power at Chicago's United Center." Critical Sociology (forthcoming).

"Permission to Engage?" Review of Douglas Higbee's (ed.) Military Culture and Education (2010) in Academe (January-February 2012).

"Padres on Mount Olympus: Los Angeles and the Production of the 1932 Olympic Mega-Event." Journal of Sport History 32, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 137-165.