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Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education (KSSPE)

Dr. Cesar R. Torres


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Office: 309 Tuttle North
Phone: (585) 395-5339
E-mail: crtorres@brockport.edu

Education:

  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (2002).
  • Postgraduate in Olympic Studies, International Olympic Academy. Ancient Olympia, Greece (1995).
  • Senior Diploma in Social Sciences, Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO). Buenos Aires, Argentina (1993).
  • BS, National Institute of Physical Education “Dr. Enrique Romero Brest.” Buenos Aires, Argentina (1990).

Area(s) of specialty:

Philosophy of Sport, History of Sport

Research interest(s):

Philosophy of Sport: Theories of sport. Sport Ethics. Olympism.

History of Sport: Latin American early sport and Olympic involvement. Development of the sporting dialogue among the Americas.

Publications:

Books

Robert L. Simon, Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, Fair Play. The Ethics of Sport, 4th. ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2015).

Cesar R. Torres, ed. The Bloomsbury Companion to the Philosophy of Sport. London: Bloomsbury, 2014.

Cesar R. Torres, Jogos Olímpicos Latino-Americanos Rio de Janeiro 1922. Manaus: Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo, 2012.

Cesar R. Torres, Gol de Media Cancha. Conversaciones para disfrutar el deporte plenamente. Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila Editores, 2011.
 
Cesar R. Torres, comp. Niñez, deporte y actividad física: reflexiones filosóficas sobre una relación compleja. Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila Editores, 2008.

Cesar R. Torres y Daniel G. Campos, comps. ¿La pelota no dobla? Ensayos filosóficos en torno al fútbol. Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal, 2006.  
 
Recent Refereed Journal Articles

Cesar R. Torres, “El juego lucido y los códigos del fútbol argentino,” Fair Play. Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Law-Fair Play. Revista de Filosofía, Ética y Derecho del Deporte 2(1), (2014), 73-81.

Cesar R. Torres, “‘Corrió por el prestigio de su país’: El maratón olímpico y el nacionalismo deportivo en Argentina y en Chile (1924-1936),” The Latin Americanist 57(3), (2013), 3-28.

Julio Frydenberg, Rodrigo Daskal and Cesar R. Torres “Sports Clubs with Football in Argentina: Conflicts, Debates and Continuities,” The International Journal of the History of Sport 30 (14), (2013), 1670–1686.

José Luis Pérez Triviño and Cesar R. Torres, “Abuso de derecho y fair play en el deporte,” Revista para el Análisis del Derecho 14 (2), (2013), 1-19.

Cesar R. Torres, “Furthering Interpretivism’s Integrity: Bringing Together Ethics and Aesthetics,” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (2), (2012), 299-319.

Cesar R. Torres, “Expatriate Coaching, Olympism and the Olympic Games,” Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 (2), (2012), 289-304.

Recent Essays in Edited Collections

Cesar R. Torres, “Peronism, International Sport, and Diplomacy.” In Diplomatic Games: Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations since 1945, ed. Heather L. Dichter and Andrew L. Johns, 151-182. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2014.

Cesar R. Torres, “The Limits of Pan-Americanism: The Case of the Failed 1942 Pan-American Games.” In Mapping an Empire of American Sport. Expansion, Assimilation, Adoption and Resistance, ed. Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan and Roberta J. Park, 133-160. Oxon, Routledge: 2013.

R. Scott Kretchmar and Cesar R. Torres, “Philosophy of Physical Activity.” In Introduction to Kinesiology, 4th. ed., ed. Shirl J. Hoffman, 135-160. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2013.

Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, “Competition, Ethics, and Coaching Youth.” In The Ethics of Coaching Sports. Moral, Social, and Legal Issues, ed. Robert L. Simon, 167-184. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2013.

Cesar R. Torres, “Expatriate Coaching, Olympism and the Olympic Games.” In Olympic Ethics and Philosophy, ed. Mike McNamee and Jim Parry, 187-202. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.

Douglas W. McLaughlin and Cesar R. Torres, “Sweet Tension and Its Phenomenological Description: Sport, Intersubjectivity, and Horizon.” In Phenomenological Approaches to Sport, ed. Irena Martínková and Jim Parry, 86-100. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.

Cesar R. Torres, “Pan-American Games.” In Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice, ed. John R. Nauright and Charles Parrish, vol. 3. 121-124. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

Cesar R. Torres, “South American Games.” In Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice, ed. John R. Nauright and Charles Parrish, vol. 3, pp. 138-139. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2012.

Douglas W. McLaughlin and Cesar R. Torres, “More than Games. Olympism as a Moral Approach to Sport.” In The Olympics and Philosophy, ed. Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin, 101-116. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 2012.

Awards/Honors:

  • Distinguished Service Award. International Association for the Philosophy of Sport. September 2014.
  • Fellow (#531) of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Elected in 2013.
  • 2012-2013 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. State University of New York. May 2013.
  • 2007 Reinhard Sprenger Award for Young Scholars. International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. August 2007.
  • 2006-2007. Ronald E. McNair Program Mentor of the Year Award. The College at Brockport, State University of New York. April 2007.
  • 2001 W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award. University Office of International Programs. Penn State University, University Park, PA. January 2001.
  • University Orientation Outstanding Teaching Team Award. Undergraduate Studies. Kent State University, Kent, OH. November 2000.