Joseph Trumino, (Ph.D. The Graduate School, City University of New York) specializes in the sociology of sport and social theory. In addition, he teaches deviant behavior, inequality, urban sociology, the sociology of community, the sociology of neighborhoods, and the sociology of violence and war. He regularly presents studies at the American Sociological Conference, the Eastern Sociological Society, the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, and the Popular/American Culture Association. He is Chair of Sport for the Mid-Atlantic-Popular Culture Association. He has been a guest editor of The Almanac, the journal of the Mid-Atlantic-Popular Culture Association. He has presented at the Cooperstown Symposium, the yearly conference of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His current research is in the area of cultural sociology, examining the role of football in American life.