Sarah Rebolloso McCullough works as the Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at UC San Diego. She creates meaningful and respectful dialogue across boundaries that typically divide—between universities and communities, activists and researchers, scientists and humanists, workers and policymakers.
Her book manuscript examines how sensations such as fun and pleasure are produced in tandem with technologies by examining the origins and growth of mountain biking. This project began with a simple question: Why do people like to bike? This apparently simple inquiry led her to study the bicycling boom of the 1970s and its most important legacy–mountain biking. This blog emerged from this project, as did an online archival project and a video of her research.
She also conducts applied research on cultural adaptations to climate change with a focus on sustainable transportation through the Bicicultures project and has volunteered with and studied do-it-yourself bike repair spaces.
More information can be found on her main website: http://sarahmccphd.com.