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The Burlington Free Press Profiles UVM’s Anthropologist ‘Bike Scholar’

“Bike Mania” is how the Free Press refers to the obsession of Luis Vivanco, associate professor of anthropology and director of the international studies program. This extensive feature covers Vivanco’s unique knowledge of Burlington’s cycling history, his personal conversion from family car to cargo bike, his bike advocacy and his new book, Reconsidering the Bicycle, in which he examines the bike’s social history and cultural context in a variety of urban settings. Read the story...