Latinos in U.S Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance
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About the Author
Jorge Iber, PhD, is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of history at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Over the past decade, Iber has specialized in the history of U.S. sport, with particular focus on the history of Mexican American athletes in Texas. He has published and edited several books and written articles on Latinos and sport for journals such as International Journal of the History of Sport, Journal of the West, and Southwestern Historical Quarterly. Iber also served as guest editor of an issue of International Journal of the History of Sport that focused on the topic of Latinos in U.S. sport history. He is a member of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) and other professional historical organizations.
Iber and his wife, Raquel, reside in Lubbock, Texas.
Samuel O. Regalado, PhD, is a professor of history at California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, California. He instigated the study of Latino participation in United States sports with his book Viva Baseball!: Latin Major Leaguers andTheir Special Hunger, and he coedited the anthology Mexican Americans and Sports: A Reader on Athletics and BarrioLife. Regalado also authored articles on ethnicity and sport in several journals and was a 1994 Smithsonian fellow. His documentary film appearances include the award-winning Roberto Clemente, which aired on the PBS American Experience series. His current manuscript looks at the history of Japanese American baseball and their community.
Regalado lives in Turlock, California.
José M. Alamillo, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the Chicana/o studies program at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, California. He teaches courses on Chicana/o-Latina/o studies, labor and immigration, and race and gender relations in U.S. sport. Alamillo has written Making Lemonade out of Lemons: MexicanAmerican Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960. His current book project is Playing Across Borders: TheRise of Transnational Sports in Greater Mexico. Alamillo is faculty advisor to the Latino Baseball History Project and the Studio for Southern California History.
Alamillo resides with his wife, Leilani, and three kids in Newbury Park, California, where he enjoys playing tennis.
Arnoldo De León, PhD, is a professor in the department of history at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. De León specializes in the study of Mexican American history and has authored numerous scholarly works on this subject. In 1988, De León was awarded an endowed professorship in history from Angelo State University. He was awarded the title of fellow of the Texas State Historical Association in 1987.
De León lives in San Angelo, Texas, with his wife, Dolores.