About Benjamin

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I am currently an associate professor of history at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a lecturer of history at Clark University (also of Worcester). I hold a Master’s degree in African history and a doctorate in African & African Diaspora Studies, both from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. My research is focused on West African history, especially Gold Coast and Ghanaian history, though I also research and write on Atlantic World and African American history.

I have also written extensively on National Hockey League history and analytics, first as an editor and site manager at the now-defunct Behind the Net hockey stats blog at Sports Blog Nation, then as a co-founder of Hockey-Graphs.com. My work has been published and/or cited in a wide variety of major publications, including The Hockey News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and FiveThirtyEight.com, and I was the editor-in-chief of a season preview magazine for the Winnipeg Jets.

But all of these things pale in comparison to the fact that I drove the Zamboni ice resurfacer for five years.