Professor of History, Western Kentucky University

Eric Reed is the author of "Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era" (University of Chicago Press, 2015), a book that places the history of the classic event in a global context.

Reed's current research project examines travel, global networks, and urban development in small to medium-sized cities from the mid-19th century to the 1930s.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
  • 2008–2015
    Associate Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
  • 2002–2008
    Assistant Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
  • 2001–2002
    Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

Education

  • 2001 
    Syracuse University, Ph.D.

Publications

  • 2015
    Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era, University of Chicago Press
  • 2007
    The Tour de France in the Provinces: Mass Culture and Provincial Communities’ Relations with the Broader World, French Historical Studies