Howard L. Sacks
Professor of Sociology
Treleaven House 201
740-427-5815 fax email@example.com
Howard L. Sacks has taught at Kenyon since 1975 and was selected as Kenyon's first recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1994. His courses include social psychology, contemporary social theory, community, and field research. He has particular interest in traditional art and culture and offers additional courses in folklore, ethnomusicology, and cultural politics. As director of Kenyon's Rural Life Center, Sacks directs a wide range of public projects with students and faculty on local rural life. More...
M.A., Ph.D. University of North Carolina
B.A. Case Western Reserve University
"Why aren't there any turkeys at the Danville Turkey Festival?" Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 1.1 (August 2010): 1-7.
Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History (with Donna M. Deblasio, Charles F. Ganzert, David H. Mould, and Stephen H. Paschen). Athens, OH: Swallow Press, 2009.
"We Learn What We Eat: Putting Local Food on the table and in the Curriculum." The Chronicle of Higher Education 50.13 (November 21, 2008): A31-32.
Way Up North in Dixie: A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem (with Judith R. Sacks). Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003 .
"From the Barn to the Bowery and Back Again: Musical Routes in Rural Ohio, 1800-1929." Journal of American Folklore 116.461 (Summer 2003): 314-338.
"Cork and Community: Postwar Blackface Minstrelsy in the Midwest." Theater Survey 41.2 (November 2000): 23-50.
"Turning About Jim Crow." American Quarterly 51.1 (March 1999): 187-194.