Department of History
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
- Sports history
- Olympic history
- History of U.S. foreign policy
Soares in the News
U.S. News & World Report
February 22, 2022
“Dictatorships tend to try to use the Olympics as the equivalent of an international seal of approval,” says John Soares, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who studies Olympic history.
The Washington Post
December 13, 2021
“What Biden is doing, rather than opening himself to criticism of punishing his own athletes more than the Chinese government, is sending a diplomatic signal of disapproval,” John Soares, a professor at the University of Notre Dame who has written about politics and the Olympics, recently told me.
The New York Times
November 18, 2021
“Regimes have a history of treating their hosts of the Olympics with an international seal of approval for whatever they’re doing,” said John Soares, a history professor at Notre Dame who has written about the Olympics.
June 01, 2021
“When you look at Berlin in 1936, there is no question Jesse Owens made a mockery of Nazi racial ideology,” John Soares, a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, said.