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Sean Dinces

I completed my M.A. in Urban Education Policy (2013) and Ph.D. in American Studies (2014) as part of the first cohort of Brown’s Open Graduate Education Program. I am currently an Assistant Professor of History at Long Beach City College (LBCC), just south of Los Angeles. Before LBCC, I taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Hebrew University (Jerusalem).

Education: B.S., History, U.S. Naval Academy (2004); M.A., History, University of California-San Diego (2006); M.A., Urban Education Policy, Brown University (2013); Ph.D., American Studies, Brown University (2014) 

Dissertation Committee: 

Elliott Gorn (chair, History)
Robert Self (History)
John Logan (Sociology)
Larry Bennett (Political Science, DePaul University)  

Research Interests: Business and Economic History, Political Economy, Social History, Urban History/Studies 

Selected Publications:

Bulls Markets: Chicago’s Basketball Business in the New Gilded Age. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2018). 

“The 1932 Olympics: Spectacle and Growth in Interwar Los Angeles.” In Los Angeles Sports, edited by David Wiggins and Wayne Wilson. Fayetteville, AK: University of Arkansas Press. Forthcoming.  

(co-authored with Christopher Lamberti). “Sports and Blue-Collar Mythology in Neoliberal Chicago.” In Neoliberal Chicago, edited by Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016. 

“ ‘Nothing but Net Profit’: Property Taxes, Public Dollars, and Corporate Philanthropy at Chicago’s United Center.” Radical History Review no. 125 (May 2016): 13-34 

“The Attrition of the Common Fan: Class, Spectatorship, and Major-League Stadiums in Postwar America.” Social Science History 40, no. 2 (2016):339-365.  

Current Contact Information: sdinces@lbcc.edu