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Sports Studies Professor Discusses Athletes' Voting Role

Dr. Amy Bass
Courtesy of Dr. Amy Bass

The 2020 election was historic on a number of fronts. Voting patterns changed in some states and on many levels. Dr. Amy Bass, professor of Sports Studies at Manhattanville College in Westchester County, says there’s a new voting bloc — athletes. She spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Dr. Amy Bass is an author and Professor of Sport Studies at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, focusing on sport, culture and politics. She is chair of the Division of Social Science & Communication. Her most recent book came out in 2018 — “One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together.” You can hear her interview with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about that book here. She’s also an Emmy Award winner for her work with NBC-TV at the London Olympics in 2012.

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