Hamilton College Professor Wins Inaugural Teaching Literature Book Award

rabinowitznNancy Sokin Rabinowitz, a professor of comparative literature at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, is the winner of the inaugural Teaching Literature Book Award. The international juried prize is sponsored by the Ph.D. program in English and the teaching of English at Idaho State University.

Professor Rabinowitz was honored for the book From Abortion to Pederasty: Addressing Difficult Topics in the Classics Classroom (Ohio State University Press, 2014). Professor Rabinowitz co-edited the volume with Fiona McHardy of the University of Roehampton in England.

Jessica Winston, professor of English at Idaho State University and the chair of the prize committee, said that “the book prepares instructors to teach a range of topics related to ancient Greece and Rome, providing advice on how to deal with topics students find troublesome  – topics such as rape, death, disability, and homosexuality in classical times.”

Dr. Rabinowitz has been on the faculty at Hamilton College since 1978. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her most recent book is Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Sexuality and Gender in the Ancient World (Routledge, 2015).

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