Research at Leeds Beckett
Professor Stephen Wagg
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.
- Mass Media
- The Politics of International Sport
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).