I teach American history here at LBCC, including HIST10 (Early American History), HIST11 (Modern U.S. History), and HIST 47 (Facts, Evidence, & Explanation).
I completed my B.S. at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. After that, I finished my M.A. in history at U.C. San Diego while on active duty in the Navy. I went on to receive my M.A. in Urban Education Policy and Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University, during which I also interned as a researcher for the Chicago Teachers Union.
Before landing at LBCC, I served as the Allan Selig Chair in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as the George Mosse Visiting Professor of History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. While at the latter, I volunteered regularly in the West Bank with the anti-occupation organization Ta’ayush.
I am the author of the book Bulls Markets: Chicago’s Basketball Business and the New Inequality (University of Chicago Press). Currently, I am completing and editing a manuscript on the history of the 1919 Chicago race riot left unfinished by my late friend and colleague, Chris Lamberti. (You can learn more about my research and writing at www.seandinces.com.) I am a native of Southern California, and spend most of my time reading and playing in the ocean.