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Dr Tom Gibbons has been Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies at Teesside since 2007. Tom previously worked as a researcher at Teesside (2004-2005) and St Martin's College, Lancaster (2005-2007).
Tom's main areas of research and teaching expertise are the sociology and history of sport. He was awarded his PhD on the relationship between English national habitus and football fandom at Teesside in 2013 and from this published his first monograph titled English National Identity and Football Fan Culture: Who are ya? (Ashgate, 2014). Tom has since co-edited (with Dr Kevin Dixon) a book titled The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties (Palgrave, 2015). He is also working on another co-edited text with Dr Dominic Malcolm (Loughborough University) titled Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited' Kingdom. Tom has also published in a range of international peer reviewed journals, including: Sociological Research Online; Disability & Society; Soccer & Society; Sport in Society; International Review for the Sociology of Sport; International Journal of Sport Communication; and, Annals of Leisure Research. Tom became a Christian during his PhD studies and is currently involved in developing a Christian Sociology of Sport.
Dr Gibbons currently has PhD students studying aspects of cycling culture and football fandom and would welcome applications from potential PhD candidates in any aspect of the sociology, theology and/or history of sport.
Tom's research interests are in the sociology, theology and history of sport subject areas and revolve around: Christianity; English/British national identity; globalisation and European integration; fandom; media; violence/hooliganism; disability; football; endurance sport (particularly running and cycling); and, qualitative methods (particularly those using new technologies).
Gibbons, T. and Malcolm. D. (Eds.) (2017) Sport and English National Identity in a 'Disunited Kingdom'. London, Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Sport-and-English-National-Identity-in-a-Disunited-Kingdom/Gibbons-Malcolm/p/book/9781138120594
Gibbons, T. (2014) English National Identity and Football Fan Culture: Who are ya? Surrey, Ashgate. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472423283
Dixon, K. and Gibbons, T. (Eds.)(2015) The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties. Basingstoke, Palgrave Pivot. http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9781137405081
Gibbons, T. (2016) Christianity as Public Religion in the Post-Secular 21st Century. In J. F. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Communication, available at: http://communication.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228613-e-115
Recent Conference Paper
Gibbons, T. (2013) Who are ya? Interpreting fan debates on English national identity. Paper presented at the Football 150 Conference, National Football Museum, Manchester, 2-4 September 2013:
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