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Brian Bunk

Senior Lecturer of History

bunk@history.umass.edu

(413) 545-6769

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Ph.D., University of WisconsinMadison (2000).

Brian D. Bunk teaches courses in world history, modern Europe and the history of sport. He is the author of Ghosts of Passion: Martyrdom, Gender, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War (Duke University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Nation and Conflict in Modern Spain: Essays in Honor of Stanley G. Payne(Parallel Press, 2008). 

His recent work centers on the history of sport, especially boxing and soccer. His focus is on the intersection of race and boxing as well as the way different communities use sport to articulate diverse identities.

Dr. Bunk also studies the history of soccer in the United States and is founder and host of the Soccer History USA podcast, a monthly program examining this history of the sport in the U.S. The podcast is available for streaming or download at SoccerHistoryUSA.org and at iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud.

Research Areas

Modern Europe, Spain, World History, Sport History

Publications

Books          

Nation and Conflict in Modern Spain: Essays in Honor of Stanley G. Payne, co-edited with Sasha D. Pack and Carl Gustaf-Scott, Madison: Parallel Press, 2008. 

Ghosts of Passion: Martyrdom, Gender, and the Origins of the Spanish Civil War. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007. 

Journal Articles 

Sardinero and not a Can of Sardines: Soccer and Spanish Identities in New York City during the 1920s.” Journal of Urban History vol. 41, 3 (May 2015): 444-459. 

“Harry Wills and the Image of the Black Boxer from Jack Johnson to Joe Louis” Journal of Sport History39, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 401-418. 

“The Rise and Fall of Professional Soccer in Holyoke Massachusetts, USA”  Sport in History31, no. 3 (Sept. 2011): 283-306. 

“When the Bounding Basque met the Brown Bomber: Race and Ethnicity in World Boxing before the Second World War” Sport in Society 11, no. 6 (Nov. 2008): 643-656. 

“ ‘A Sharp Note of Pugnacity’: Conservative Youth Groups in Spain, 1914-1939” in Nation and Conflict in Modern Spain: Essays in Honor of Stanley G. Payne. Madison: Parallel Press, 2008. 

“Revolutionary Warrior and Gendered Icon: Aida Lafuente and the Spanish Revolution of 1934” Journal of Women’s History15, no. 2, (Summer 2003): 99-122. 

“‘Your Comrades Will Not Forget!’ Revolutionary Memory and the Breakdown of the Spanish Second Republic, 1934-36”History & Memory 14, nos. 1-2 (Fall 2002): 65-92.