study of NASCAR draws a crowd
"Gentleman, start your thesis!" one journalist wrote about the unusual research of UCSC anthropology graduate student James Todd. Soon after Todd began studying NASCAR racing for his doctoral dissertation, he began drawing considerable attention in everything from Sports Illustrated to the Chronicle of Higher Education to a morning radio show. Todd bought a used RV to follow the popular auto-racing circuit as fieldwork for his doctoral dissertation, "Southern Culture and Stock Car Racing." (More)
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