Amy Bass holds Ph.D. and an M.A., both with distinction, in History from Stony Brook University and a B.A. in History from Bates College. Her research interests include African American history, modern American culture, identity politics, and historical theory and methodology.
She has published her research extensively, including in the prestigious Journal of American History and South Atlantic Quarterly, and has presented at a range of national meetings, including the American Historical Association, the American Studies Association, the Organization for American Historians, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Her first book, Not the Triumph but the Struggle: the 1968 Olympic Games and the Making of the Black Athlete, was published in 2002, followed by In the Game: Race, Identity, and Sports in the 20th Century, published in 2005.
She has served as research supervisor for the NBC Olympic unit at the Atlanta, Sydney, Salt Lake, Athens, and Torino Olympic Games.
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