Introducing: Theresa Runstedtler – The Feminist Wire

Introducing: Theresa Runstedtler

Theresa Runstedtler is Assistant Professor of American Studies in the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and was recently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner: Boxing in the Shadow of the Global Color Line (UC Press, 2012), a book that explores the first African American world heavyweight champion’s worldwide legacy as a black sporting hero and anticolonial icon in places as far-flung as Sydney, London, Cape Town, Manila, Paris, Havana, and Mexico City. She has published scholarly articles in the Radical History Review, the Journal of World HistoryCanadian Issues, and In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the Twentieth Century. She also contributes to a number of blogs including Loop21, Racialicious, Good Men Project, NewBlackMan, and the Layup Line. Her research and teaching interests include the intersection of race, gender, and resistance in popular culture; black transnationalism and U.S. transnational/international history; imperialism and globalization; comparative ethnic studies; postcolonial studies; European race relations; and black Canada. Visit her blog at and follow her on twitter @klecticAcademik.