Lucia Trimbur

Lucia Trimbur

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2006    PhD Yale University, African American Studies and Sociology 
1999     MA University of London, Culture, Communication and Societies
1997     BA  Brown University, American Studies and Human Ecology


Lucia Trimbur is an Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and CUNY's Graduate Center. She completed her doctoral degree in African American studies and sociology at Yale University. Her work focuses on the relationships among embodied practices- both work and play-, perceptions of racial, class, and gender difference, and hierarchies of power. Her first book, Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym, was published on Princeton University Press in 2013. She is currently conducting research on two projects. The first examines how ideas of documentation and compensation can be broadened in settlements between black workers and gold mining companies in South Africa so that more people can participate in the legal sphere. The second is a book tentatively titled Lights Out: An Ethnography of Concussion, which looks at how the concept of sport-induced traumatic brain injury is constructed and the social context in which it has emerged. Her work has also been published in academic journals such as the American Studies JournalAntipode, ContextsEthnography, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, and Qualitative Sociology as well as popular journals such as The Allrounder and Urban Omnibus.  

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