Dr. Toby C. Rider

Toby C. Rider, PhD

Assistant professor

Location: KHS 129
Telephone: (657) 278-7129
Email: trider@fullerton.edu


Advising Area:
Sport History/Sociocultural Study of Sport/Sport Studies

Couse Taught:
KNES 380: Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 381: History of Sport, Games and Culture
KNES 384: The Sociology of Sport
KNES 481: The Sociocultural Study of the Olympic Games: Ancient to Modern
KNES 582: Advanced Study in Sociocultural Perspectives of Human Movement

Dr. Toby C. Rider was born and raised in East Sussex, England.  He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham and his Master’s degree at the University of Brighton.  He followed this by completing a Ph.D. in the sociocultural study of sport and exercise at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.  Toby has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals, contributed several chapters to scholarly books, and presented his research at numerous conferences.  In addition to this, he serves on the editorial board of Olympika, he is the book review editor for the Sport History Review, the Director of Policy and Procedure Portfolios for the North American Society for Sport History, and the Co-Director of the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research.   

Interest Area:
oby specializes in the history of sport in the Cold War era with particular emphasis on international relations, ideology, propaganda, diplomacy, and the dynamic political role of the Olympic Movement.

Current projects:
is latest work focuses on the U.S. government’s use of sport as a tool of statecraft in the early Cold War years.

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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