CNR Professor to Discuss Importance of Olympics


Dr. Amy Bass, Professor of History in the School of Arts & Sciences, will discuss "Why the Olympics Still Matter" as part of a monthly series at Temple Israel of New Rochelle.

Bass, who is also director of the Honors Program, supervised NBC's Olympic Research Room during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It was Bass' eighth Olympics with the team, which provides background information and monitors breaking stories for broadcast.

The talk, part of the Food for Thought series, takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8.

Bass has an international reputation for her interdisciplinary approach to the study of sports, and has taught classes at CNR on subjects that include race and ethnicity, cultural theory, civil rights, (trans)nationalism, and modern culture.

She received a Ph.D. with distinction from Stony Brook University specializing in U.S. History and a comparative field in Cultural Studies, and is the author of Not the Triumph but the Struggle: The 1968 Olympic Games and the Making of the Black Athlete; and Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois. She also edited In the Game: Race, Identity and Sports in the 20th Century.