Noah Cohan

Assistant Director Noah Cohan has been named co-editor of "Power Plays: The New Sports Studies"

Power Plays: The New Sports Studies series

This series will take seriously sport’s central role in making our world: in inflecting politics from the personal to the municipal, national, and global; in catalyzing racial and ethnic identity formation and community development; and in mediating relationships of power and privilege. Books in this series will treat sport not just as a window onto issues of power, politics, inequalities, and social justice, but as a central site of their contestation. They will demonstrate sport’s prominence as a platform where human relations are enacted.

Noah Cohan’s first book, "We Average Unbeautiful Watchers: Fan Narratives and the Reading of American Sports" was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2019. He is currently at work on a cultural history of the football helmet.