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United States
University of California, Santa Cruz
racism, European Union, immigration, law, rights, Roma, Islam, Germany, France, sports, citizenship, nationalism,
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About Me

My research focuses on the intersection of racism with law, politics, and sports.  Most of my research focuses on Europe, and often compares the European to the United States.

Racism in Europe; Immigration in Europe; Sports and Politics; Comparative Law and Courts; European Union Politics; Islam in Europe; Roma in Europe


Recent Publications

“Race, Ethnicity and German Identity: A Media Analysis of the Status of Germans with ‘Immigration Background’ on the 2010 World Cup Men’s National Soccer Team.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 39 (11): 1962-1980, 2016.

“Free Movement for Some: The Treatment of the Roma after the European Union’s Eastern Expansion.” European Journal of Migration and Law 15 (1): 7-28, 2013.

“Roma and the Limits of Free Movement in the European Union” In Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People, Willem Maas ed. Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, 2013.

“Riots and Rights? Examining racial anti-discrimination policy in France in light of the American experience.” In Migrants and Minorities: the European Response, Adam Luedtke ed., Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

Media Coverage


Posts on: Brexit and its Causes; EuroCup and the Politics of Diversity; The Charlie Hebdo Attack in France at “The New West” blog.

Talking about the Ethnicity of German Soccer Players at the Washington Post (Monkey Cage).

How diverse national soccer teams challenge anti-immigrant politics at the Washington Post (Monkey Cage).

Press Interviews:

Newsweek. Interviewed about American Election and the European Response, 2016.

Christian Science Monitor. Expert on the European Far-Right and Trump, 2016.

Die Welt. Germany. Interviewed for a series on American higher education, 2013.

Toronto Star. Canada. Interviewed for a series on Hungarian Roma and their asylum claims, 2012.

Zaman. Turkey. Interviewed for a series on French President Sarkozy, 2008.

Oakland Tribune. USA. Interviewed for an article on the World Cup, 2006.

ARTE. Germany/France. Interviewed for a television program comparing German and French immigrant integration policies, 2005.

Country Focus
Germany, France, Belgium

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