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Daniel A. Gilbert

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Contact Information

School of Labor & Employment Relations
Room 207
504 E. Armory Ave., M/C 504
Champaign, IL 61820

Associate Professor


Dan Gilbert specializes in U.S. labor and cultural history. Current research interests include the history of public employee unionism and the role of sports in the American workplace.

Research Interests

Modern U.S. History
Labor History
Cultural History
Sports History


Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Wesleyan University


John T. Dunlop Scholar Award, Labor & Employment Relations Association
Baseball Research Award, Society for American Baseball Research

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Associate Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Associate Professor, History

Recent Publications

Gilbert, D. A. (2018). Consuming Athletic Labor: A Special Issue of JSSI. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(3), 151.

Gilbert, D. (Ed.) (2018). Consuming Athletic Labor. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(3).

Gilbert, D. A. (2018). The Gridiron and the Gray Flannel Suit: NFL Football and the Modern U.S. Workplace. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(2), 132-148.

Gilbert, D. A. (2016). Not (Just) About the Money: Contextualizing the Labor Activism of College Football Players. American Studies, 55(3), 19-34.

Gilbert, D. A. (2013). Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency. University of Massachusetts.

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