Dr. Patricia Vertinsky the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, School of Kinesiology faculty, is the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Since 1991, NASSH has presented the award to an individual or an organization in recognition of their significant service to the academic field of sport history.

Dr. Vertinsky is a historian of physical culture exploring the world of fitness, sport, physical activity, and physical education across the last two centuries and in a transnational context.

The NASSH Recognition Award, bestowed since 1991 recognizes an individual or an organization for their significant service to the academic field of sport history.

“Patricia has a long and storied career in sport history. Indeed, Patricia published one of the most influential books in our field. On Google Scholar, she has 2,658 citations; there are over 200 books, articles, chapters, abstracts, and book reviews on WorldCat. Patricia is being honoured not just for her publication record but for her graduate student supervision, service to our journal, for widespread contributions through scholarly editing, for conference work, and for helping others to be better scholars,” said Kevin Wamsley, NASSH Past President and Chair of the NASSH Awards Committee.

Congratulations to Dr. Vertinsky on this momentous achievement.