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The Role of Sport in Promoting Development and Peace: A Critical Sociological Analysis

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

Richard Giulianotti, Professor of Sociology, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University

Center for African Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Graduate School of Education's Program in Cultural Studies of Sport in Education

Richard Giulianotti is a Professor of Sociology at Loughborough University, UK. He holds MA (Honours) and PhD degrees in Sociology, and a MLitt in Social Research Methods, all from the University of Aberdeen, UK. His main research interests are in the fields of sport, globalization, development and peace, mega-events, crime and deviance, and socio-cultural identities. He is also particularly interested in interdisciplinary research, and in the use and critical development of qualitative research methods. He is the author or co-author of four books: Football: A Sociology of the Global Game (Polity, 1999); Sport: A Critical Sociology (Polity, 2005); Ethics, Money and Sport (with Adrian Walsh; Routledge, 2006); and Globalization and Football (with Roland Robertson; Sage/Theory, Culture & Society, 2009). He has published articles in many leading journals, including British Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Global Networks, International Sociology, Journal of Social Policy, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Third World Quarterly, and Urban Studies. He recently completed projects investigating football and globalization, and the role of sport in peace-making and conflict resolution. He is currently working with three other colleagues on a major research project, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, investigating policing and police-community relations at the London 2012 Olympics.



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