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Professor Kevin Hylton


Professor Kevin Hylton
Contact Details

Emeritus Professor

0113 8124711 k.hylton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Professor Kevin Hylton

Kevin Hylton is Emeritus Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education. Kevin is the first Black Professor to hold this honour in Carnegie history.

Kevin’s research is world leading in regard to 'race' research in sport and education. Kevin authored ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory (Routledge, 2009) and Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line (Routledge, 2018). Kevin is Board Member for the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (IRSS), the Journal of Global Sport Management and Co-Editor of the Routledge Critical Series on Equality and Social Justice in Sport and Leisure.

Kevin is Patron of the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter, Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales and was previously Head of the Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Current Teaching

Kevin is supervising a range of postgraduate researchers on PhD/EdD programmes across a range of topics and areas of social science.

Research Interests

Kevin leads a British Academy funded team focusing on Online Racism and Islamophobia in the English Football League and the English Premier League. Kevin works closely with Sport England on their strategy for Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic communities'. Kevin is also working closely with race equality in sport organisation, Sporting Equals, on a range of projects.

Kevin's work in the area of social justice and critical race studies has helped to broaden the lexicon and understanding of ‘race’ in sport and leisure related contexts, while also building on the university's legacy of work on gender relations. His development of Critical Race Theory in the UK and its application across professions has underpinned his work with national governing bodies and national organisations where issues of under-representation, racial inequalities, individual, cultural and institutional racism, and intersectional issues in coaching and sport have required new perspectives to explain and disrupt them.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (29)

Books (10)

Chapters (38)

  • Hylton K; Rankin-Wright AJ (2020) Black Women, Intersectionality and sport coaching. In: Bradbury S; Lusted J; van Sterkenburg J 'Race', Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching. : Routledge, pp. .
  • 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: Mack-Washington M; Carter D Gender, Sexuality and The Black Athlete, University of Minnesota Press.. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, pp. .
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  • Hylton K (2019) 'Race', Racism and Race Logic. In: Dagkas S; Azzarito L; Hylton K 'Race', Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health: Global Perspectives. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Stride A (2019) Stories of Difference and Sameness: South Asian, Muslim Young Women Talk Physical Education. In: Dagkas S; Azzarito L; Hylton K 'Race', Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health: Global Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Dagkas S; Azzarito L (2019) Introduction: The Project. In: Dagkas S; Azzarito L; Hylton K RACE, YOUTH SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2018) Talk the talk, walk the walk: Defining critical race theory in research. In: Dixson A; Gillborn D; Ladson-Billings G; Parker L; Rollock N; Warmington P Critical Race Theory in Education: Major Themes in Education. : , pp. .
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  • 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: Long J; Fletcher T; Watson R Sport Leisure and Social Justice, Routledge, London.. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 194-208.
  • Long J; Hylton K (2017) 'Knowing me, Knowing you': biographies and subjectivities in the study of 'race'. In: Long J; Fletcher T; Watson R Sport, Leisure and Social Justice. London: Routledge, pp. .
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  • Hylton K (2017) "Rasse" und Sport: Critical Race Theory. In: Muller M; Steurwald C »Gender«, »Race« und »Disability« im Sport Von Muhammad Ali über Oscar Pistorius bis Caster Semenya. : , 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: Doll-Tepper G; Bailey R; Koenen 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: Hawkins B; Carter-Francique A; Cooper JN 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: Kelly J; Lee J; Bairner A Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics. : , pp. 336-345.https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138792548
  • Fletcher TE; Hylton K (2016) 'Race', 'whiteness' and sport. In: Nauright J; Wiggins D Routledge Handbook of Race, Ethnicity and Sport. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Morpeth N (2015) London 2012: 'Race' Matters, and the East End. In: Bloyce D; Smith A 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: Cunningham G; Fink J; Doherty A Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management. : , pp. .
  • Hylton K (2014) 'Race', Racism and Football. In: Hughson J; Maguire J; Moore K; Spaaij R Routledge Handbook of Football Studies. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2013) Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk: Defining Critical Race Theory in Research. In: Chakrabarty N; Roberts L; Preston J Critical Race Theory in England. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2013) Community Sport Development. In: Hylton K Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. .http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415675802/
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2013) Developing 'Sport for All'. In: Hylton K Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. .http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415675802/
  • Hylton K (2013) Introduction. In: Hylton K Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. .http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415675802/
  • Hylton K (2013) 'Race', Racism and International Football. In: Mason PL Encyclopedia of Race and Racism V2 Rp. Detroit: MacMillan Reference Library, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Hartley HJ (2012) Sports Development: A Profession in Waiting?. In: Harris S; Harris S; Bell B; Adams A; Mackintosh C Sport for Sport? Theoretical and Practical Insights into Sports Development. Brighton: Leisure Studies Association, pp. 5-21.
  • Blackledge PR; Knight K (2011) Introduction. In: Blackledge P; Knight K Virtue and Politics. : University of Notre Dame Press, pp. 1-10.http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01462
  • 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: 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) The black family and sport: its all good ...right?. In: Ochieng B; Hylton C Black families in Britain as the site of struggle. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2010) Sport and Social Integration. In: Houlihan B; Green M Routledge Handbook on Sports Development. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2010) Too Radical? Critical race theory and sport against racism in Ireland. In: Long J; Spracklen K sport and challenges to racism. Baisingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Morpeth ND (2009) 'Race', East London and the 2012 Olympics. In: MacCrury I; Poynter G 'Olympic Cities' - 2012 and the Remaking of East London. London: Ashgate, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2009) Critical Race Theory: An extended introduction. In: Pilkington A; Housee S; Hylton K Race-ing Forward: Theorizing 'Race'. Birmingham: C-SAP/Higher Education Academy, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2008) 'Race' and Sport: Critical Race Theory. In: Smith SA Sport and Social Issues. : Routledge, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2008) Race Equality and Power: Social Capital Links. In: Nicholson M; Hoye R Sport and Social Capital. Melbourne: Elsevier, pp. .
  • Hylton K (2008) Race Equality and Sport Networks: Social capital links. In: Nicholson M; Hoye R Sport and Social Capital. London: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 257-284.
  • Hylton K; Bramham P (2008) Models of Sports Development. In: Girginov V Management of Sport Development. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2008) Developing Sport for All? Addressing Inequality in Sport. In: Hylton K; Bramham P Sports Development. Policy, Process and Practice. New York: Routledge, pp. 42-76.
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2008) Community Sports Development. In: Hylton K; Bramham P Sports Development. Policy, Process and Practice. New York: Routledge, pp. 77-117.
  • Hylton K; Long J (2008) 'Race' and Ethnicity. In: Kirk D; Flintoff A; McKenna J; Cooke C Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise. London: Sage, pp. .
  • Hylton K; Totten M (2001) Developing Sport for All? and Community Sports Development. In: Hylton K Sports Development, Policy, Process and Practice. London: Routledge, pp. .

Conference contributions (25)

  • Hylton K (2018) Keynote: Sport, Discriminations and Inclusion: Challenges to Face University of Bordeaux, France 23/05/2018. https://eass2018.sciencesconf.org/
  • Hylton K (2018) Keynote FIFA Equality and Inclusion Annual Conference Zurich, Switzerland 01/03/2018. http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/what-we-do/fifa-conference-equality-and-inclusion/index.html
  • Hylton K (2017) Exploring the Student Experience and Belonging in Higher Education University of Kent .
  • Rankin-Wright AJ; Hylton K; norman L (2017) Coaching blind spots: race and gender equality in sport coaching Prague, Czech Republic 14/06/2017.
  • Hylton K (2017) All for Sport and Sport for All London . http://policy-uk.com/event/2469/?g=944828
  • Hylton K (2017) Why isn't my Professor Black? University of Manchester .
  • Hylton K (2017) Unconscious Bias Panel - Invited Guest Emirates Stadium . http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/events/sports-summit-2017
  • Hylton K (2015) 'Race' Talk! Tensions and Contradictions in Sport and PE . Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles.
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  • Hylton K (2013) Critical Race Theory issues in Sport and Leisure University of Sunderland, UK 10/05/2013.
  • Hylton K (2013) Institutional Welcome from the Professoriate Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 28/01/2013.
  • Hylton K (2013) Invited Conference Chair London, UK 24/01/2013.
  • Hylton K (2012) 'Mastermind' Reflections University of Bradford, UK 13/12/2012.
  • Hylton K (2012) The Politics of Sport and 'Race': Blowing away smoke, seeing mirrors - 'On your marks, get set, influence' London, UK 23/11/2012.
  • Hylton K (2012) Dispositions to 'Race' and Racism in Cyberspace New Orleans, USA 07/11/2012.
  • Hylton K (2012) Introduction and Host Leeds Metropolitan University, UK 17/10/2012.
  • Hylton K (2012) From 'London Schools and the Black Child to Black Professors in British Univerities' Birkbeck University, UK 26/10/2012.
  • Long J; Spracklen K; Hylton K (2012) Integration and Othering: The Experiences of Black and White New Migrants Leeds, UK 11/04/2012.
  • Hylton K (2011) Critical Race Theory in Sport . UK:
  • Hylton K (2011) Race Equality Processes in Sport . UK:
  • Hylton K (2010) 'Race' and the Olympics . London, UK:
  • Hylton K (2010) Critical Race Theory, Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk . London, UK:
  • Hylton K (2010) Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk: Defining Critical Race Theory in Research Methodologies . Illinois, USA:
  • Hylton K (2010) Diversity Matters Relating to the Salience of Intersecting Racialised identities and Inequality in Sport . Netherlands:
  • Hylton K (2010) 'Race' Research and the complexity of intersectionality in Managing diversity . Sweden:
  • Hylton K (2010) Sports Development...a profession waiting? . UK:

Films or broadcasts (1)

  • The Great Sports Debate - Video (2013) Hylton K. : Words of Colour Productions / Hackney Leisure Serviceshttp://vimeo.com/77302478

Internet publications (6)

Lectures (2)

Newspaper or magazine articles (2)

  • The Economist (2019) Subcontinental Slip: Asians are Britain's biggest cricket fans. Why do so few go professional?
  • Smith N (2019) Solving Cycling's Diversity Problem

Reports (10)

  • Sport England (2020) Sport for All? Why Ethnicity and Culture Matters.
  • Hylton K; Lawton R; Watt W (2019) THE ABC OF BAME: New, mixed method research into black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and their motivations and barriers to volunteering.
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  • 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. http://www.better-health.org.uk/briefings/race-racism-and-participation-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.http://www.sportengland.org/media/39689/systematic-review-of-the-literature-on-bme-communities-in-sport.pdf
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  • Hylton K (2003) An Evaluation of Sportsweb: Reaching the parts other coaches can't reach. Bradford Sport and Leisure Services.
  • 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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Working papers (1)

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