Alon Raab (October 2014)
A cyclist since age three, Alon Raab is a writer, activist and teacher in the department of Religious Studies at University of California, Davis. His true religions are football (soccer) and bicycles- playing, riding, writing and dreaming about them. Alon’s work includes two books on football - The Global Game: Writers on Soccer and Soccer in the Middle East; a forthcoming book on the history and culture of cycling in the Middle East; articles in academic and popular publications; and co-hosting radio shows about his two passions. Alon has also authored pieces in America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States, The Oxford Handbook of World Sports, and The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture.