ules Boykoff writes on a range of subjects, including political activism, the Olympic Games, and climate change. He is the author of three books on the Olympics—Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics (Verso, 2016), Activism and the Olympics: Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London (Rutgers University Press, 2014), and Celebration Capitalism and the Olympic Games (Routledge, 2013). He also wrote two books on the suppression of political dissent—Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States (AK Press, 2007) and The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch USAmerican Social Movements (Routledge 2006)—and co-authored with Kaia Sand Landscapes of Dissent: Guerrilla Poetry & Public Space (Palm Press, 2008).
Boykoff has written across academic disciplines for more than a decade, publishing peer-reviewed articles in fields such as political science, sociology, geography, environmental studies, and history.
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His work has been published in journals like Social Movements Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, Contemporary Social Science, Antipode, Human Geography, New Political Science, Capitalism Nature Socialism, Global Environmental Change, and Oregon Historical Quarterly.
He has written commentaries on politics for outlets such as the Guardian, the New York Times, New Left Review, Dissent Magazine, The Nation, The Capital Times, Common Dreams, CounterPunch, Extra!, and Street Roots.
Boykoff is also a poet. He is the author of two full-lengths poetry collections—Hegemonic Love Potion (Factory School, 2009) and Once Upon a Neoliberal Rocket Badge (Edge Books, 2006)—as well as numerous chapbooks. He also collaborated with visual artist Jim Dine on The Slow Motion Underneath (Steidl Editions, 2008).
Boykoff holds a Ph.D. in political science from American University. He currently teaches political science at Pacific University in Oregon. He lives in Portland with his wife Kaia Sand and their daughter Jessi Wahnetah.
You can contact Jules Boykoff at boykoff at pacificu dot edu.