Aug 20, 2019
Lisle appointed assistant professor
Colby is pleased to announce Ben Lisle’s appointment as assistant professor of American Studies, which begins September 2019. Professor Lisle first joined the American Studies faculty in 2011 in a visiting position. Since then he has taught courses at Colby in urban history, cultural geography, and digital humanities. He has also served as project coordinator for Digital Maine, a platform for digital scholarship about local communities. His book, Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), investigates how stadiums have impacted the experience of the city since World War II. He is currently developing a project that examines the ways craft beer has reshaped the urban landscape since the 1970s.