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Professor Kevin Hylton


Professor Kevin Hylton
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Professor Kevin Hylton

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Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 24711 K.Hylton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Curriculum Vitae
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About Professor Kevin Hylton

Kevin Hylton is Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education. He is also Head of the Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His research focuses on the nature and extent of 'race', racism and racialisation in sport, leisure and education.

As the first black Professor in over 75 years of Carnegie history, Professor Hylton brings a voice to the sociology of sport and leisure that reflects an intricate engagement with, and commitment to challenge, the endemic issues that mark race relations in the UK. Kevin’s early research focused on race equality in local government and he has completed work for the West Yorkshire Health Authority, Kick it Out, the Department for Culture Media and Sport, Sporting Equals, the Sports Councils, and local authorities. Kevin has worked for over 20 years with national governing organisations and local authorities on issues of equality and diversity.

Kevin has published and reviewed extensively in peer-reviewed journals and high profile book projects in sport, leisure and education. Kevin’s publications include ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory (Routledge 2009); Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogues on Critical Race Theory (CSAP/Higher Education Academy); and Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice (Routledge 2001, 2008, 2013). Kevin is currently writing Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line for Routledge.

Kevin is Board Member for the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (IRSS) and the new Journal of Global Sport Management. He is also Chair of the Leeds Beckett Race Equality and Diversity Forum, Patron of the Equality Challenge Unit: Race Equality Charter Mark, and Patron of Black British Academics.

Current Teaching

Kevin currently supervises nine postgraduate researchers:

  1. Ronnie Richards – Youth Culture and Recreational Drug Participation
  2. Viji Kuppan - But we all wear the same shirt don’t we? An intersectional study of disability, ‘race’ ethnicity and gender in the fandom of men’s professional football in England.
  3. Nathan Reid – Research. ‘Race’ and Racism in Football Management (July 2014)
  4. Sharon Colillies (Ed.D) - Playful Pedagogy: Mixed heritage identity formation in the early years (January 2015)
  5. Janine Partington - The role and remit of sport development services in Local Government (October 2015)
  6. Bernadette Saltibus (Ed. D) – ‘Race’ and Pedagogy (October 2016)
  7. Lorraine Agu (PhD) Trans-Racial Adoption (October 2016)
  8. Ericcson T Mapfumo (Ed. D) (October 2016)
  9. Jane Davies (PhD) Changing perceptions and experiences of health and exercise in Muslim women (of Pakistani and Indian heritage) living in the North of England (October 2016)

Research Interests

Professor Kevin Hylton is recognised as the first writer to apply Critical Race Theory (CRT) to European sport and leisure studies. Professor Hylton’s work has emerged at the forefront of developments on Critical Race Theory nationally and internationally. Much of Kevin’s early work became the foundation for the first book (worldwide) on CRT and sport (Hylton, Routledge 2009). This book was groundbreaking because of its critical focus on the challenge to, and pervasiveness of, racism in sport.

Professor of Critical Race Studies in Education at the Institute of Education, and managing editor of highly rated journal Race, Ethnicity and Education, David Gillborn, wrote of Professor Hylton’s book that:

"In this landmark study Kevin Hylton makes a powerful, sophisticated and original contribution to critical scholarship on the racialised dynamics of sport. The book deserves a wide readership, not only within its specialist field but also more generally, because it represents one of the first full-length applications of critical race theory (CRT) in the UK."

Kevin is conducting research at the moment for a follow up monograph for Routledge entitled 'Contesting 'Race' and Sport': Shaming the Colour LIne'

Selected Publications

Journal articles (20)

Books (5)

  • Hylton K ed. (2013) Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. . 3rd Edition London: Routledge.
  • Hylton K; Pilkington A; Warmington P; Housee S (2011) Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogue on Critical Race Theory. . Birmingham: CSAP/Higher Education Academy.
  • Hylton K (2009) Race and Sport: Critical Race Theory. . London: Routledge.
  • Pilkington A; Housee S; Hylton K (2009) Race(Ing) Forward: Transitions in theorising 'race' in education. (C-SAP Monograph 11). Anchor Books.
  • Hylton K; Long J; Flintoff A (2005) Evaluating Sport and Active Leisure for Young People. . 88 Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association.

Chapters (20)

  • Hylton K (2019) CRT and the Critical Analysis of Gender, Sexuality and Blackness in Sport Excerpts from Contesting 'Race' and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line. In: Hylton K Gender, Sexuality and The Black Athlete, University of Minnesota Press.. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, pp. .
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  • Dagkas S; Azzarito L (2019) Introduction: The Project. In: Dagkas S; Azzarito L RACE, YOUTH SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Rankin-Wright A; Hylton K; Norman L (2017) The policy and provision landscape for racial and gender equality, diversity and inclusion in sport coaching. In: Rankin-Wright A; Hylton K; Norman L Sport Leisure and Social Justice, Routledge, London.. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 194-208.
  • Hylton K (2017) "Rasse" und Sport: Critical Race Theory. In: Hylton K »Gender«, »Race« und »Disability« im Sport Von Muhammad Ali über Oscar Pistorius bis Caster Semenya. : , pp. .
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  • Long J; Hylton K (2017) 'Knowing me, Knowing you': biographies and subjectivities in the study of 'race'. In: Long J; Hylton K Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. London: Routledge, pp. .
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  • Hylton K (2017) Reflections and Influences, this way...this explains my reality: Critical Race Theory in sport and leisure. In: Hylton K Perspectives on Sport, Education and Social Policy - The State of the Social Sciences in Sport. : Routledge, pp. .
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  • Hylton K (2016) FOREWORD. In: Hylton K Black Athletic Sporting Experiences in the United States Critical Race Theory. : Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60038-7
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  • Hylton K; Rankin-Wright AJ (2016) 'Race', sport and politics. In: Hylton K; Rankin-Wright AJ Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. : , pp. 336-345.
  • Fletcher TE; Hylton K (2016) 'Race', 'whiteness' and sport. In: Fletcher TE; Hylton K Routledge Handbook of Race, Ethnicity and Sport. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Morpeth N (2015) London 2012: 'Race' Matters, and the East End. In: Hylton K; Morpeth N The 'Olympic and Paralympic' Effect on Public Policy. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2015) This way, this explains my reality: Critical Race Theory in Sport and Leisure. In: Hylton K Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management. : , pp. .
  • Hylton K (2014) 'Race', Racism and Football. In: Hylton K Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2013) Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk: Defining Critical Race Theory in Research. In: Hylton K Critical Race Theory in England. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2013) Developing 'Sport for All'. In: Hylton K; Totten M Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2013) 'Race', Racism and International Football. In: Hylton K Encyclopedia of Race and Racism V2 Rp. Detroit: MacMillan Reference Library, pp. .
  • Long J; Hylton K; Lewis H; Ratna A; Spracklen K (2011) Space for inclusion? The Construction of Sport and Leisure Spaces as Places for Migrant Communities. In: Long J; Hylton K; Lewis H; Ratna A; Spracklen K Community and Inclusion in Leisure Research and Sport Development. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 33-53.
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  • Hylton K; Pilkington A; Warmington P; Housee S (2011) Critical Race Theory in the UK: What is to be learnt? What is to be done?. In: Hylton K; Pilkington A; Warmington P; Housee S Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogue on critical Race Theory. Birmingham: CSAP/Higher Education Academy, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2010) Sport and Social Integration. In: Hylton K Routledge Handbook on Sports Development. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2009) Critical Race Theory: An extended introduction. In: Hylton K Race-ing Forward: Theorizing 'Race'. Birmingham: C-SAP/Higher Education Academy, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2008) Race Equality and Sport Networks: Social capital links. In: Hylton K Sport and Social Capital. London: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 257-284.

Conference contributions (6)

  • Hylton K (2018) Keynote: Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face University of Bordeaux, France 20180523. : .
  • Hylton K (2018) Keynote FIFA Equality and Inclusion Annual Conference Zurich, Switzerland 20180301. : .
  • Hylton K (2017) Exploring the Student Experience and Belonging in Higher Education University of Kent . : .
  • Hylton K (2017) All for Sport and Sport for All London . : .
  • Hylton K (2017) Why isn't my Professor Black? University of Manchester . : .
  • Hylton K (2017) Unconscious Bias Panel - Invited Guest Emirates Stadium . : .

Films or broadcasts (1)

  • The Great Sports Debate - Video (2013) Hylton K. : Words of Colour Productions / Hackney Leisure Services

Internet publications (3)

  • Hylton K (2017), The Unbearable Whiteness of Cycling. The Conversation
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  • Hylton K; Rankin-Wright A (2017), Unconscious Bias: How is it impacting our sector?.
  • Hylton K (2013), Physical Literacy, 'Race' and the Sociological Imagination. ICSSPE Bulletin - Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education

Lectures (1)

  • Hylton K (2013), What is critical race theory and what is it doing in a nice field like sport and leisure?.
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Reports (7)

  • Hylton K (2016) 'Race', Racism and Football. . .
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  • Hylton K; Long J; Parnell D; Rankin-Wright AJ (2015) 'Race', Racism and Participation in Sport. . .
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  • Hylton K; Long J; Fletcher TE; Ormerod N (2015) South Asian Communities and Cricket (Bradford and Leeds). . Yorkshire Cricket Foundation.
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  • Fletcher TE; Piggott D; North J; Hylton K; Gilbert S; Norman L (2014) Exploring the barriers to South Asian cricket players' entry and progression in coaching. . England and Wales Cricket Board.
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  • Long J; Hylton K; Spracklen K; Ratna A; Bailey S (2009) Systematic Review of the Literature on Black and Minority Ethnic Communities in Sport and Physical Recreation. . Leeds, Carnegie Research Institute: Sporting Equals and the Sports Council.
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  • Long J; Welch M; Bramham P; Hylton K; Butterfield J; Lloyd E (2002) Count Me In: The dimensions of social inclusion through culture and sport. . Department for the Culture Media and Sport.
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  • Long J; Hylton K; Welch M; Dart J (2000) Part of the Game? An examination of the levels of Racism in Amateur Football. . Leeds: School of Leisure & Sport Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University: Kick it out.
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Theses or dissertations (1)

  • Hylton K (2003), Local Government, 'Race' and Sports Policy Implementation: Demystifying Equal Opportunities in Local Government..
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