Paul Campbell

Dr. Campbell joined the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester as a Lecturer in Sociology in January 2019. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecture and Course Director of Sociology at Coventry University and a Senior Lecture in Education, Special Needs and Inclusion Studies and Education Studies. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Campbell was a secondary school teacher. Dr. Campbell's PhD was on the sociology and history of race, ethnicity and local football in Leicester. It was jointly supervised at De Montfort University and the University of Leicester and funded by the East Midland’s Association. Dr. Campbell is a member of the British Sociological Association and the British Society for Sports History.

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Racism in football: new research shows media treats black men differently to white men

On BBC Sport, Match of the Day pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer recently had a conversation about racism in football. Shearer, the white ex-England international striker asked his black ex-teammate Wright: “Do you believe a black guy gets treated differently to a white guy?” Wright’s response was unequivocal:...

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