Boykoff is a political scientist whose research and writing focuses on political activism, media politics, and sport mega-events like the Olympic Games and World Cup. He is former professional soccer player who also represented the U.S. Olympic Soccer Team in international competition.
No Jargon Podcast
In the News
Takes readers from the Olympic's nineteenth-century origins, through the event's flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way, recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine.
Examines the role of gender at the 2012 London Summer Games as transmitted through the mainstream mass media in the USA and the UK.