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Steven B. Marston
Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2453 Office Location: Seabury Hall T-307
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Kansas
M.A., Univ. of Alabama
B.A., Univ. of North Carolina

Steve Marston arrived at Trinity via a winding route that included stops at the University of Alabama (M.A., American Studies) and the University of Kansas (Ph.D, American Studies). While broadly addressing U.S. history and culture, his research focuses on the intersection of society and sports. Writing in both academic and popular-media spaces, he has addressed issues ranging from black cultural politics to the meanings of bodily touch in the sports world. His current work concerns the intersection of nationalism and global capitalism in professional cycling, particularly from the 1980s to the present.

Steve’s teaching approach is engagement-centered. He cultivates “active learning” by which students not only take in readings and lectures, but directly engage in course topics through extensive discussion and writing. Through this approach, his students develop a more critically informed approach to culture, questioning assumptions and drawing on evidence to stake out their positions.