Professor of American Studies
O'Connor House 203
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Peter's personal web page.
A New York native, Peter M. Rutkoff has been teaching at Kenyon since 1971. From 1999-2001 he held the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished teaching chair at Kenyon. Together with William B. Scott of the Kenyon history department, Rutkoff developed the North By South course that serves as the senior seminar in American studies. With several colleagues, Rutkoff helped develop the American Studies program, first in 1990 as an interdisciplinary program and since 2002 as an interdisciplinary major. His current scholarly interests include African-American cultural studies and the African-American migrations that are the subject of his new book with Professor Scott, Fly Away; The Great African-American Migrations.
Rutkoff also serves as the co-director of the Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP), which links the college with a network of thirty secondary schools in Ohio. Students in KAP take dual-credit courses, for high-school graduation and Kenyon transcript credit.
M.A., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
B.A. St. Lawrence University
New York Modern: The Arts and the City with William B. Scott (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago, McFarland, 2001
Cooperstown Chronicles: Camp and other Love Stories (short stories), Birch Brook Press, 2002.
AMST 108 Introduction to American Studies
AMST 381-82 North By South