Andrew McKinney is a Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His dissertation is an investigation into the changing practices and subjectivities of American professional sports fans in the age of new media. His research is primarily concerned with the collapse of the differences between several classic binary pairings in the contemporary American economy (labor and play, work and leisure, production and consumption, for example) and role technology has played in this process. Originally from Indiana, this research program is primarily his way of justifying a lifelong obsession with watching, reading about, thinking about, and writing about basketball. He has been a Graduate Teaching Fellow and Adjunct at Baruch College, a CUNY Writing Fellow at Kingsborough Community College, and is a Community Facilitator for the OpenLab at the New York City College of Technology (City Tech).
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