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Christopher Faulkner

PhD Research Student

Institute of Sport & Exercise Science

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MSc Sociology of Sport and Society, University of Chester.
BSc Sports Science, University of Wales (Glyndwr)


Thesis title
Shooting from Beyond the Arc: An Examination of Basketball Players’ Migratory Experiences       

Christopher began his studentship at the University of Worcester in September 2012 and is currently in the final stages of completing his PhD. Christopher’s research focuses on the migration of professional basketball players. Utilising semi-structured interviews, the substantive elements of this research centres on factors such as early mobility, intermediaries, agents, precarity and uses of digital technology. These factors are considered alongside notions of independence and home. In so doing, his current research produces a thorough account of a particular group of basketball players’ transnational experiences.

Christopher’s teaching focus revolves around the socio-cultural studies of sport. Within this area, Christopher is particularly interested in areas of globalisation, transnationalism, media, and, building on his research, migration.

Book Chapters

Molnar, G & Faulkner, C. (Forthcoming) Football Migrations. In: Hughson, J., Maguire, J., Moore, K and Spaaij, R (eds). Routledge

Handbook of Football Studies. London: Routledge.

Book Reviews:
Faulkner, C (2016) Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures. Sport in Society. 19(2), pp. 287-289.

Conference Presentations:
British Sociological Association,  Pictures of Home: Transnational Connections and Digital Arrangements (Edge Hill, September 2015).

Sport and Migration Network,  Researching the Experience of Sporting Migrations (­Aarhus, June 2014).

Professional Bodies:
British Sociological Association