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Dr. David Leonard

Washington State University

Comparative Ethnic Studies

PO Box 644010

Pullman, WA 99164-4010

509 335-6854

djl@wsu.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2002, Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

1998, Masters in Comparative Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley

1995, Bachelors of Arts, Department of Black Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2008-Present, Associate Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies (renamed Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies, 2011), Washington State University

2010-2011, co-director of undergraduate studies (departmental)

2002-2008, Assistant Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Washington State University

2003-Present, Core Faculty, American Studies, Washington State University

1996-2002, Teaching Assistant, Department of Ethnic Studies and African American Studies (2

Summer courses), University of California at Berkeley

Spring 2002, Teaching/Research Assistant, Department of History/Martin Luther King Papers

Project, Stanford University

Spring 1999, Lecturer, Sociology Department, Holy Names College

 

ARTICLES (* Designates Lead Author)

Select Peer Review Journal Articles

Leonard, D.J. (2012). “Never just a game: The language of sport on and off the court.” Journal of Multicultural Discourses vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 137-143.

Leonard, D.J. (2012) “A Global Game: Omri Casspi and the Future of Jewish Ballers.” For L. Greenspoon, ed., Jews in the Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics  (Studies in Jewish Civilization, 23), Purdue University Press

Leonard, D.J. (2012) “Joe Paterno, White Patriarchy, and Privilege: Nostalgia and the Football-Media Complex.” Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, Vol 12, No 4, 373-376.

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2011). Lack of Black Opps: Kobe Bryant and the Difficult Path of Redemption.” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 35, No 2, pp. 209-223

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2011). “Celebrities, Commodities, and Criminals: African American Athletes and the Racial Politics of Culture.” Introductory Chapter for David Leonard and C. Richard King, eds., Commodified and Criminalized:  New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports

Leonard, D.J. Davie, W.R, King, C.R. (2010). “A Media Look at Tiger Woods—Two Views.” Journal of Sports Media, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp.107-116

Leonard, D.J (2010). “Jumping the Gun: Sporting Cultures and the Criminalization of Black Masculinity,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 34, No 2, pp. 252-262

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2009). “A Man of His Times, but the Times Don’t Know it Yet:  Introducing the Legacies of Harry Edwards,” in C.R. King and D Leonard. The Legacies of Harry Edwards for Sport Sociology.  Special Issue of The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 215-232.

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C. R.(2009). “Revolting Black Athletes: Sport, New Racism, and the Politics Of Dis/identification,” in C.R. King and D Leonard. The Legacies of Harry Edwards for Sport Sociology.  Special Issue of The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 133-135.

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R. (2009). “Surrounded by Terror, Consumed by Violence: Borders, Frontiers, and America’s (Virtual) Imperialistic Impulses.” Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 1-14.

Leonard, D.J. (2009). “Young, Black (& Brown) and Don’t Give a Fuck: Virtual Gangstas as Children’s Culture in the Era of State Violence,”  Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 248- 272.

Leonard, D.J. (2009). “New Media and Global Sporting Cultures: Moving beyond the clichés and binaries,” Sociology of Sport, Vol. 26, No. 1,  pp. 1-16

Leonard, D.J. (2007). “To Play or Pray? Shawn Green and His Choice over Atonement,” in Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press, special issue edited by Mikel Kovel, Vol. 25, No.4, pp. 150-167.

Leonard, D.J., King, C. R.*; Kusz, K. (2007). “White Power and Sport: An Introduction.” In Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 3-10.

Leonard, D.J. (2007). “Innocent until Proven Innocent: In Defense of Duke Lacrosse and White Power (and against the Jewish media, menacing black student-athletes, activists and strippers).” In Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 25-44.

Leonard, D.J. (2006). “Not a Hater, Just Keepin It Real: The Importance of Race and Gender Based Game Studies,” Games and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 83-88,

Leonard, D.J., King, C. R.* (2006) “Racing the Matrix: Variations on White Supremacy in Responses to the film Trilogy,” in Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 354-369.

Leonard, D.J. (2006) “The Real Color of Money: Controlling Black Bodies in the NBA,” in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 158-179.

Leonard, D.J. (2004) “The Next MJ or the next OJ? Kobe Bryant, Race and the Absurdity of Colorblind Rhetoric,” in Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 284-313,

Leonard, D. (2004). “Unsettling the military entertainment complex: Video games and a pedagogy of peace,” in Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, Vol. 4, No. 4,  http://www.utpjournals.com/simile/issue16/leonard1.html

Leonard, D. (2004). “‘The Little Fuehrer Invades Los Angeles:’ Coalitions, White Supremacy and World War II,” in American Jewish History, Vol. 92, No. 1, pp. 81-102,

Leonard, D. (2003). “‘Live in Your World, Play in Ours’: Race, Video Games, and Consuming the Other,” in Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, Vol. 3,

No. 4, http://utpjournals.metapress.com/content/x0636n54l8g7/?p=0277e53ae8bf46fcb5861080cd4786f&pi=15

 

Select Anthologized Essays and Chapters

Leonard, D.J.,* King, C.R (2009). “War Games as a New Frontier: Race, Space, & Empire in Virtual War,” in Nina Huntemann and Matt Payne, eds., Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games, pp. 91-105. Routledge.

Leonard, D.J. (2008). “’Death Is a Slave’s Freedom:’ Curt Flood and the Fight against Baseball, History, and White Supremacy,” in Joel Rosen and David Ogden, eds. Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations. The Redemption of Once-Tainted Public Personas, and What It Means for Today’s Athlete’s, pp. 31-47. University of Mississippi Press.

Leonard, D.J. (2008). “To the White Extreme in the Mainstream: Manhood and White Youth Culture in a Virtual Sports World,” in Michael Giardina and Michele Donnelly, eds. Youth Cultures & Sport: Identity, Power, and Politics, pp. 91-112. Routledge.

Leonard, D.J. (2007). “George Bush Does not Care about Black People: Hip Hop and the Struggle for Katrina Justice,” in Kristin Bates and Richelle Swan, eds., Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States, pp. 261-283. Carolina Academic Press.

Leonard, D.J.,* Hulst, J. (2007). “Unraveling the Prison Industrial Complex: Race and Mass Incarceration in Oregon,” in Jun Xing, Erlinda Gonzales-Berry, Patti Sukurai,  Robert Thompson, and Kurt Peters, eds., Seeing Color: Indigenous Peoples and Racialized Ethnic Minorities in Oregon, pp. 225-237, University Press of America.

Leonard, D.J. (2007). “Performing Blackness: Sports, Video Games, Minstrelsy, and Becoming the Other in an Era of White Supremacy,” invited chapter in Mary Flanagan and Austin Booth, eds., Re: Skin, pp. 321-339, MIT Press.

 

MONOGRAPHS

Leonard, D.J.; (2006) Screens Fade to Black: Contemporary African American Cinema, Praeger Publishers.

Leonard, D.J., (2012) After Artest: Race and the Assault on Blackness SUNY Press

 

EDITED COLLECTIONS

Leonard, D.J.; King, C. R* (2006) Visual Economies of/in Motion: Sport and Film, Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Leonard, D.J.*; King, C.R. (2011) Commodified and Criminalized:  New Racism and African Americans in Contemporary Sports. Rowman and Littlefield

 

Leonard, D.J*; Guerrero, L., eds. African Americans in Television: Race-ing for Ratings Praeger Publishers

ENCYCLOPEDIA EDITOR

Leonard, D.J.;* Lugo-Lugo, C.R (2009). Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe.

 

JOURNAL THEMED SPECIAL ISSUES

Leonard, D.J.; King, C. Richard* (2009), The Legacies of Harry Edwards for Sport Sociology. Special Issue of The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Vol. 3, Issue 2.

Leonard, D.J. (2009), Virtual Sport as New Media. Special Issue of Sociology of Sport Journal, Vol. 26, Issue 1.

Leonard, D.J.; King, C. Richard*; Kusz, K (2007). White Power and Sport. Special Issue of Journal of Sport and Social Issues. Vol. 31, No. 1.

 

SELECT AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant, “Increasing discussion and engagement in large humanities classes using student response systems.”  (Summer 2011) – Awarded $5,000

Fulbright Grant (Teaching Fulbright in Taiwan), “A Global Export: Popular Culture and Americana in Taiwan;” (Submitted Fall 2010) Alternate

Meyer Project Award Proposal, Washington State University, “African American Television” (working title); With Lisa Guerrero, awarded, 2007 ($1000 dollars)

Black Men Making a Difference (BMMAD), Washington State University: Certificate of Appreciation, February 28, 2006.

 

 SELECT CONFERENCES AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Leonard, D.J. “A Global Game: Omri Casspi and the Future of Jewish Ballers.” Jews in The Gym: Judaism, Sports, and Athletics, Omaha Jewish Community Center and Creighton University, October 24-25, 2010.

Leonard, D.J. “Virtual Challenges to Lived Racial Injustice: New Media and Anti-Racist Struggles.” Race/Knowledge Project’s “Life in Marvelous Times”: Cultural Work in the Racial Present, University of Washington, May 2010

Leonard, D.J., “It’s Gotta Be the Dad: Blaming Black Fathers in the World of Sports,” American Culture/Popular Culture Association, March 2008, San Francisco, CA.

Leonard, D.J., King, C. Richard, “Gaming Empire: Racialized Violence, Insecure Frontiers  and Displaced Terror in Contemporary Video Games,” American Studies Association, October 2006, Oakland, CA.

Leonard, D.J., “Young, Black (& Brown) and Don’t Give a Fuck: Virtual Gangstas as Children’s Culture in an Era of State Violence,” National Association of Ethnic Studies, March 2006, San Francisco, CA

Leonard, D.J., King, C. R., “Hating the Playa: White Nationalism and Sport in the Contemporary U.S.,” North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, October, Winston-Salem, NC

Leonard, D.J., “Bombing a Virtual Other Video Games as a Modern, Sophisticated, Safe Warfare,” American Studies Association, October 2004, Atlanta, GA

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