Joseph Dorinson

About the Instructor

  • Joseph Dorinson has been a professor in the History Department at Long Island University, since 1966. Professor Dorinson has written the book, Kvetching and Shpritzing: Jewish Humor in American Popular Culture (2015), has co-edited the book, Jackie Robinson: Race, Sports and the American Dream (1999), and has written numerous articles on a variety of subjects concerning his beloved borough of Brooklyn focusing on black heroes, sports, politics, humor, and ethnicity. He has organized conferences at LIU on Jackie Robinson (1997), Brooklyn (1998), Paul Robeson (1998) and Basketball, (2001) at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.