• Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in 2008.
  • Attended Point Loma Nazarene University and California State University, Fullerton.
  • Authored "When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a 'National Pastime,"
  • His research focuses on the development of college athletics and athletic culture in the United States during the Progressive Era. 
  • Latest project deals involves sports at the turn of the 20th Century, a time when Americans began doing things like putting their children in sports leagues and attending the World Series. 
  • Swanson teaches and researches on sports, race and racism, and the 19th century in United States history.  
  • Also directs the Lobo Scholars Program in conjunction with the UNM athletics department. 

Additional areas of interest
Research Interests: role of sport in American society; the 19th century in US history; the role of race and racism; the intersection of higher education and college athletics; and sports history.

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