Alex Manning, Ph.D.
Alex Manning is a research scholar and lecturer, who teaches courses on racism, sports, families, and abolition. His research explores the dynamic collisions among race/racism, families, youth, sport, and culture. He is currently developing his dissertation, “Beyond Orange Slices: The Contested Terrain of Youth Soccer Culture in the United States”, into a book manuscript. In this project, he uses ethnography and interviewing to interrogate how racism/race, class, gender, and cultural norms of parenting and youth development are experienced, embedded, and challenged in the dynamic field of youth sport. His scholarship has been featured in journals and edited volumes such as the Du Bois Review, the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Sociological Inquiry, Sociology Compass, European Journal of Sport and Society, Sociological Perspectives, and Child’s Play: Sport in Kids’ Worlds.