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February 1: Erin O’Brien, “Superbowl Sunday: On Sports and US Culture”

erinobrienErin O’Brien is Chairperson, Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts at  Boston.

In this talk, Erin O’Brien reflects on the challenges inherent in the sports-obsessed culture of the United States. Recently, social issues associated with sports have dominated the news: domestic violence, child abuse, concussions, bullying, and the effect of such issues on young people.  This talk will explore what this means for the larger society.

Editor’s note: We apologize for an incorrect photo that appeared earlier on this post.