Noah Cohan

Noah Cohan

Assistant Director of American Culture Studies
Lecturer in American Culture Studies
Interim Director Graduate Studies
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
research interests:
  • Sports Studies
  • Fan Studies
  • Narrative
  • Memory
  • Race and Popular Culture

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    American Culture Studies
    CB 1126
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Noah Cohan's research and teaching are oriented to the intersection of American fan cultures, sports, and narratives, particularly as they pertain to race and gender.

Cohan’s recent course offerings include “American Mixtape: Narrative, Memory, and Culture,” “Sports & Society: Histories and Cultures of American Sports,” “The Black Athlete in American Literature: From Frederick Douglass to LeBron James,” and “Methods and Visions: Audiences, Spectators, & Fans.” Cohan’s book, We Average Unbeautiful Watchers: Fan Narratives and the Reading of American Sports, was published in July 2019 by the University of Nebraska Press. He is the co-editor of Sport in the University, a special issue of the journal American Studies (Fall 2016), the founding coordinator of the Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association, and co-convener of the AMCS program initiative in Sports and Society: Culture, Power, and Identity. He is the founding coordinator of the Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association.