Thomas F. Carter is an anthropologist at the University of Brighton. He earned his PhD in Anthropology studying Cuban baseball, spending seasons in Cuba. That led to his award winning book on Cuban baseball. He played until the age of 28, helped coach a high school team to the Minnesota State Tournament, and remains an ardent fan of most all things related to the sport.  His research increasingly focuses on questions of citizenship, personhood and humanity as it emerges out of his earlier work on the political economy of sport and the interlocutions of space, movement, and bodies around the world