Professor of Sociology-Anthropology
Ph.D., 1977, Cultural Anthropology
State University of New York at Buffalo
Monday and Thursday 11:30-1:30
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Professor Klein has spent his career examining the intersection of culture, politics and sport. His research has taken him to study baseball in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and other far flung sites; bodybuilders in southern California; and Lakota Indian basketballers on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He has published six books and dozens of articles and is currently working on a book based on the Lakota project.
- Dominican Baseball: New Pride, Old Prejudice (Temple University Press), 2014
- American Sport (Routledge), 2008
- Growing the Game: Globalization and Major League Baseball (Yale University Press), 2006
- Baseball on the Border: A Tale of Two Laredos (Princeton University Press), 1997
- Little Big Men: Bodybuilding and Gender Construction (SUNY Press), 1993
- Sugarball: The American Game, The Dominican Dream (Yale University Press), 1991
Awards and Honors
- President, North American Society for Sociology of Sport (1997-1999).
- “Book of the Year, 1997” [Baseball on the Border], North American Society for Sociology of Sport.
- “Top 10 Sports Books, 2014” (Boston Globe, Bill Littlefield).
- North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.
- American Anthropological Association.