Gems has published work and presented on various topics

May 14, 2015

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, had a review and article published, gave presentations and served as a panelist.

His book review of Lucia Trimbur’s “Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason’s Gym” was published in the Journal of Sport History, fall 2014.

Gems coauthored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen an article titled “Fairy tales? Marion Jones, C.J. Hunter and the framing of doping in American newspapers.” The article appeared in a special issue on Gender, Media, and Sport in the “Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics Journal,” March 2015.

Gems gave a presentation, titled “Sport and Acculturation in Chicago,” to the New Beginnings group at St. Raphael Church in February and to the Naperville Neighbors Club in April.

Also in April, he was an invited panelist at the Organization of American Historians national conference in St. Louis. The panel covered the 1904 Olympic Games, which were held in that city. The title of his presentation was “Anthropology Days at the World’s Fair: Sport, Race, and American Imperialism.” Editors from both the University of Missouri Press and Lexington Books asked Gems to write a complete book on his presentation.

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