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
"Left-arm spinners cannot unclog your drains, teach your children or cure you of disease. But once in a while, the very best of them will bowl a ball that will bring an entire nation to its feet. And while there may be no practical use in that, there is most certainly value." –Shehan Karunatilaka
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