Dr Paul Darby
Reader in Sport & Exercise
- School of Sport
- Research Institute
- Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 6416
Paul Darby joined Ulster University in 2002 having previously held a lectureship at Liverpool Hope University. He was awarded his PhD from Ulster University in 1997. He is currently reader in the sociology of sport and leads the Centre for Sport in Society at the university.
His teaching and research interests lie in social sciences and history of sport. Alongside over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals and edited collections, he is author of two monographs: Gaelic Games, Nationalism and the Irish Diaspora in the United States and Africa, Football and FIFA: Politics, Colonialism and Resistance; and is co-editor ofEmigrant Players: Sport and the Irish Disapora and Soccer and Disaster: International Perspectives. He has a particular interest in the place of football in Africa and is currently working on a co-authored monograph on Africa, transnational migration and football to be published by Manchester University Press in 2018. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy, the European Union, UNICEF and UK Sport.
Paul was editor of the international journal Soccer and Society and currently sits on the editorial board of Soccer and Society, Impumelelo: The interdisciplinary electronic journal of African Sport and Sportsworld: The Journal of global Sport. He has also guest edited special issues of African Historical Review and Sport in Society. He was a member of the ESRC Peer Review College (2010-2014) and has acted as a peer reviewer for numerous international journals. He is a founding member of the Sport Migration Network hosted at Aarhus University in Denmark (http://sportmigration.au.dk/).
He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate modules across a number of sports related courses at the University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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- Mapping and Identifying Child Rights Issues in the Recruitment of Young Players in Football: Current risks and future research agendasDate: (2017)
- 'The downfall of a man is not the end of his life': Navigating involuntary immobility in Ghanaian footballSociology of Sport JournalDate: (2017)
- The pride of East Belfast: Glentoran Football Club and the (re)production of Ulster Unionist identities in Northern IrelandInternational Review for the Sociology of SportDate: (2017)
- Getting in the game and getting on the move: Family, the intergenerational contract and internal migration into football academies in GhanaSport in SocietyDate: (2017)
- Football and Identity Politics in GhanaRoutledge Handbook of Sport and PoliticsDate: (2016)
- Ireland and the Irish DiasporaRoutledge Handbook of Sport, Race and EthnicityDate: (2016)
- "They eat football, they sleep football, they do everything football": Intra-family negotiations and recruitment into football academies in GhanaStudi Emigrazione: An International Journal of Migration StudiesDate: (2016)
- ‘The downfall of a man is not the end of his life’: The intergenerational contract, shameand ‘sacked’ football academy players in GhanaDate: (2015)
- The GAA, Nationalism and the Irish Diaspora in the United States, 1913-1923The GAA and Revolution in Ireland, 1913-1923Date: (2015)
- Gaelic Games, Ethnic Identity and Irish Nationalism in New York City c. 1880–1917.Sports HistoryDate: (2014)