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Professor Stephen Wagg


Professor Stephen Wagg
Contact Details
Professor Stephen Wagg

Professor

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 27391 S.Wagg@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Stephen Wagg

Stephen Wagg joined the Carnegie Faculty in 2006 and was made a professor in 2008. He teaches courses on the history and politics of sport and on the mass media.

He trained in sociology and in his work has combined the sociological perspective with history and politics. His current working covers the relationship between sport and protest; the history of cricket; and the politics of amateurism in sport.

Current Teaching

  • Mass Media
  • The Politics of International Sport

Research Interests

Professor Wagg has written widely on the politics of sport, of leisure, of childhood, of comedy and and of the mass media. His latest books are Thatcher's Grandchildren: Politics and Childhood in the Twenty First Century (edited with Jane Pilcher, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and The London Olympics of 2012: Politics, Promises and Legacy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

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