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Book by Wake Forest professor wins national award


November 14, 2008

Earl Smith, Rubin Professor and Director of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University, has been awarded the 2008 book award from the North American Society for the Study of Sport (NASSS) for his book “Race, Sport and the American Dream” (Carolina Academic Press, 2007).

The award is given annually for the best book published in the area of sports sociology and sport studies during the previous two years.

Smith is also professor of sociology and served as chair of the sociology department from 1997 to 2005.

During the 2008-2009 academic year, Smith is the Arnold A. Sio Distinguished Professor of Diversity and Community in Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University, where he is teaching and working on his next book, “Sport and Social Theory.”

Smith was president of NASSS in 2001-2002.

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