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EDUCATION

Ph.D. Anthropology, Graduate Center, The City University of New York, Spring 2011

Committee: Professors Michael Blim (Chair), Jane Schneider, and Gerald Creed

External Reader: Professor Michael Herzfeld

Thesis: “Hostility, Rivalry, and Romanità: An Ethnographic Study of AS Roma’s Ultras”

The 15-month ethnographic study of the fan organizations, or “Ultras,” associated with the Italian professional soccer team A.S. Roma assesses the role that a critical understanding of modernity plays in their self-conception. Using participant observation, interviews, and questionnaires I found that the deep philosophical commitments of the Ultras, drawn from Roman political, social, and cultural history, motivate a radical and aggressive engagement with political liberalism as well as an attack on the cosmopolitanism they believe accompanies the transformation of soccer into global big business. The oppositional aesthetic of the clusters of fan groups produces some instances of exemplary violence against the state and occasionally against foreign nationals resident in Rome, but perhaps more typically provides a profound political understanding of how, by their lights, modernity betrays the local values they believe should be the basis of an authentic Roman culture and life.

M.A. African-American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 2000

B.S. Communications, Philosophy Minor, Florida State University, 1993

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Introduction to African-American Studies, The Ohio State University, 1999-2000

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to African-American and African Studies; African-American Literature; Race Theory, The Ohio State University, 1998-2000

Course Preparations include: Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Anthropological Theory and Methods; Anthropology of Sport; Anthropology of Western Europe; Anthropology of Southern Europe; Anthropology of Violence; Anthropology of the State and post-State; Anthropology of Politics; Anthropology of Revolution; Race History and Theory; Fascism and Political Extremism; North American and European New Right Thought.

 

BOOK-LENGTH PUBLICATIONS

Mark Dyal, Ultras Contra Modernity: Romans in Revolt (London: Arktos Media, 2014) (in preparation for publication).

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right, Part Two,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, April 2013. http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/04/deleuze-guattari-and-the-new-right-part-2/

“Roman Soccer Fans and the Search for Stasis in an Eternally Changing City,” in Changing Faces of the Eternal City (Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2014).

“Rome is the Light: Romanità and the Ultras of AS Roma,” in The International Journal of Sport and Society (submitted for publication, Spring 2014).

“‘Odio Tutti’ (I Hate Everyone): The Limited Altruistic Co-Identification of Italian Ultras” in Cultural Analysis (submitted for publication, Spring 2014).

“The Ultras, the State, and the Legitimacy of Violence,” in Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development (Volume 41, Number 1 Spring 2012).

“War as a Form of Life: The Agonistic Culture of Italian Ultras,” in The International Journal of Sport and Society. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2010. pgs. 11-21.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Life is Always Right: Futurism and Man in Revolt,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, March 2014.

“The New True Enemy,” Foreword to Kerry Bolton, Babel Inc.: Multiculturalism, Globalisation, and the New World Order. (London: Black House Publishing, 2013).

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right, Part Four: Becoming-Revolutionary,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, April 2013. http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/04/deleuze-guattari-and-the-new-right-part-4/

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right, Part Three: Capitalism and Schizophrenia,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, April 2013. http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/04/deleuze-guattari-and-the-new-right-part-3-capitalism-and-schizophrenia/

“Deleuze, Guattari, and the New Right, Part One,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, March 2013. http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/03/deleuze-guattari-and-the-new-right-part-1/

“We are the Real Subalters,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, March 2013. http://www.counter-currents.com/2013/03/we-are-the-real-subalterns/

“Licurgo e o Estado Espartano,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, December 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/12/licurgo-e-o-estado-espartano/

“Superando o Corpo e a Mente Burguesas,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, December 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/12/superando-o-corpo-e-a-mente-burguesas/

“Musolliniho Novy Fasisticky Clovek,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, December 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/12/musolliniho-novy-fasisticky-clovek/

“Nietzsche, Physiology, and Transvaluation,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, November 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/nietzsche-physiology-and-transvaluation/

“Overcoming the Bourgeois Mind and Body,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, November 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/overcoming-the-bourgeois-mind-and-body/

“Lycurgus and the Spartan State,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, October 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/10/lycurgus-and-the-spartan-state/

“Mussolini’s New Fascist Man,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, October 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/10/mussolinis-new-fascist-man/

“Nietzsche’s Loneliness,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, September 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/09/nietzsches-loneliness/

“Epistemologia e a Nova Direita,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, August 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/08/epistemologia-e-a-nova-direita/

“Epistemology and the New Right,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, August 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/08/epistemology-and-the-new-right/

“Paganism Without Swords?” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, July 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/07/paganism-without-swords/

“The Homeric Gods,” at Counter-Currents/North American New Right, July 2012. http://www.counter-currents.com/2012/07/the-homeric-gods/

PRESENTATIONS

“Roman Ultras and Communitarian Neo-Fascism,” at The 2nd Conference of the North American New Right, August 2012

“Rome is the Light: Romanità and the Ultras of AS Roma,” at the International Conference of Sport and Society, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, July 2012

“Odio Tutti” (I Hate Everyone): The Limited Altruistic Co-Identification of Italian Ultras” at States of Belonging Anthropology Graduate Student Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, September 2010

“War as a Form of Life: The Agonistic Culture of Italian Ultras” at The Inaugural Sport and Society Conference, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 2010

“We are all New Yorkers: At What Cost the Post-9-11 Altruistic Expansion?” at the Society for the Anthropology of North America Conference, University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, May 2002

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Race, Culture, and Racism in American and Italy; Liberalism and Global Capitalism; Classical History and Counter-Modern Ethics; Anarcho-Fascism and Post-Liberal Western Nomadism; Conceptual Autonomy and Derelict Spaces in the Neo-Liberal Control Society; American Hardcore Music and Ethics; Skinhead Culture; Traditionalism; Nomadic Ethics and Counter-Modern Particularities; Italian Autonomous Fascisms and Post-Liberal Politics; Immigrant Flows and the Promulgation of the Bourgeois Form of Life; The European and North American New Right and Political Philosophy; Counter-Enlightenment Thought and the Morality of Truth; Sport and Ethics of Violence; Jazz, Black Power, and Bourgeois “Liberation.”

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