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Gems gives lecture in Cuba

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave talk on sport, ethnicity, assimilation theory at the World Congress of the Sociology of Sports.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a lecture titled “Sport, Ethnicity, and Assimilation Theory: The Case of Italian Americans” at the weeklong World Congress of the Sociology of Sports in Havana, Cuba, on July 13. He was also interviewed by the Cuban press for an article to be published in all Cuban papers.

Gems gives paper, contributes to documentary

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a paper on “Interwar Black Basketball” and was interviewed for part of a documentary.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, presented a paper titled “Interwar Black Basketball: Bridging, Race, Class, and Gender Gaps” at the North American Society for Sport History convention at the University of Texas in Austin on May 28. He was also interviewed for part of a documentary film, “Sanctioned Savagery: A History of American Football.”

A member of North Central’s faculty since 1988, Gems received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of “Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in Journal of Sport History.

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Liam T.A. Ford's “Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in the Journal of Sport History by the North American Society for Sport History, 37:2 (Summer 2010), 301-302.

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

Gems' book review published in Journal of Sport History

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, had his book review of Liam T.A. Ford's Soldier Field: A Stadium and Its City” published in the Journal of Sport History by the North American Society for Sport History, 37:2 (Summer 2010), 301-302.



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