Daniel B. Eisen is an assistant professor of sociology at Pacific University. His research examines Filipino ethnic identity, and he writes a diversity and culture column for the Fil-Am Courier. You can follow him on Twitter at @Dr_D808.
Posts by Daniel B. Eisen
The Noble Fighter and the Shadows of Empire
Floyd Mayweather is the Bad Guy. Manny Pacquiao is the Good Guy. The student of race in America can learn a lot from the Fight of the Century.
Daniel B. Eisen
Gilmore Junio, Olympic “Selflessness,” and the Whispers of Culture
When speed skater Gilmore Junio gave up his place in a race at the Sochi Games to a teammate who had fallen during trials, was he being a true Canadian? Or a true Filipino? Or a true competitor?
Jules Boykoff & Daniel B. Eisen
Winner of six consecutive wrestling titles, Milo of Croton was one of most celebrated athletes of the ancient Olympics. He was known for his great strength as well as his great appetite – it was said he could eat forty pounds of food and drink eight quarts of wine at a single meal.