I am soon to receive the Ph.D. in Anthropology (Cultural subfield) from CUNY's Graduate Center. The topic of my dissertation is the Ultras associated with AS Roma and what motivates their behaviors. The topic allows me to link sport with politics and political and social history. I have received a Masters in African-American and African Studies from The Ohio State University (2000), as well as a Bachelors in Communications and Philosophy from Florida State University (1993). My research interests are the anthropology of Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, and Sport; Counter-Enlightenment thought; Epistemology; Fascism; Political Philosophy; Modern Italian history; and Classical history. I am also interested in Hardcore music and soccer. I am married with no children.