Eric Hall

Current Research

I am currently writing a book on the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that is situated within the culture wars of the 1970s.

Major Publications

Book

Articles/Book Chapters

  • “Foster v. Fourie: Race, Politics, and Betrayal in Apartheid South Africa.” The International Journal of the History of Sport (2020) 
  • “Arthur Ashe: Politics, Racism and Tennis.” Lake, Robert, and Carol Osborne, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Tennis: History, Culture and Politics. London: Routledge, 2019.
  • “Co-Learners and Core: Education Reform at Saint Joseph’s College.” International Social Science Review 88, no. 3 (2014).
  • “‘I Guess I’m Becoming More and More Militant’: Arthur Ashe and the Black Freedom Movement, 1961-1968.” Journal of African American History 96, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 474-502.

Teaching Interests

My upper-level courses examine the relationship between race, politics and popular culture (particularly sports) in twentieth-century U.S. history. I have taught courses on the Civil Rights Movement and black athletes as well as U.S. history since World War II, popular culture during wartime and historical methods.

Courses Taught

  • BKST 200: Racism in American Culture and Society
  • HIST 260: American History to 1865
  • HIST 363: U.S. Sport History
  • HIST 391: Topics in History: History of the Black Athlete
  • HIST 395: Historical Methods
  • HIST 401: Third Clinical Secondary School Experience in History/Social Sciences
  • HIST 468: America Since 1960
  • HIST 496: History and Social Science Instruction for Secondary and Middle Grades Educators
  • ILAS 201: Introductory Clinical Experience

Interdisciplinary Affiliation

Center for Black Studies

 

 

 

Contact

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Eric Hall
Associate Professor
ehall4@niu.edu
Zulauf 606

Twentieth-Century U.S. Political and Cultural History, African-American History, Sports History, Biography

Ph.D., Purdue University, 2011

Office Hours

By appointment only.