LUCIA TRIMBUR

Lucia Trimbur teaches sociology at John Jay College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is author of Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing at Gleason’s GymHer research and teaching interests include race and racism, the sociology of crime and punishment, and sport studies. You can follow her on Twitter at @lbmnemosyne.

Posts by Lucia

“Still My Brother”
“Still My Brother”
A new joint biography of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X unearths new details into their brief but crucial friendship. Boxing scholar Lucia Trimbur gives her review.
The Professor’s Guide to Pugilism: How to Watch the Fight of the Century
The Professor’s Guide to Pugilism: How to Watch the Fight of the Century
Our resident boxing expert offers her advice for watching Saturday's match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.
Finding Mike Tyson
Finding Mike Tyson
Actor. Author. Reality show contestant. Star of his own one-man Broadway show. Crime-fighting cartoon character. Do we know who the real Mike Tyson is? Do we care?
SPORTOLOGICALLY SPEAKING
Slow-motion replay was first used in television broadcasts of the 1966 World Cup. Engineers in BBC's design department invented a videotape-recording machine that would take a segment of tape and create four identical images of each frame. When the tape with the duplicated frames was played, the filmed action appeared to slow down.
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