Dr Colin Howley

RIASA Programme Director

Dr Colin Howley

Dr Colin Howley

Biography

Colin has an interdisciplinary academic background in American studies and completed his doctorate at the University of Sheffield in 2009.  His primary research interests concern issues from within contemporary sporting cultures, with a particular focus on the representations of sport within media contexts.

He has published academic articles and book chapters on a variety of sporting topics – including basketball and professional cycling – and presented research at international conferences.

Colin is currently undertaking further research activities into the representation of sporting cultures within documentary film.

With 15 years’ experience of teaching at Higher Education institutions, Colin is committed to the student learning experience alongside developing opportunities for students to engage with external partners from sporting industries.

Recent Publications

‘‘Cycles of Change’: Slaying the Badger, The Tour de France and Contemporary Documentary Film,’ Journal of Sport and Social Issues (41) 6 December 2017

‘The Tour de France and Sports Documentary Film’ in The Playing Field: Making Sense of Spaces and Places in Sporting Culture. (eds.) Colin Howley and Susan Dun [e-book], Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016.

Slaying the Badger and the Art of the Sports Documentary.’ Available: http://theallrounder.co/2015/12/09/slaying-the-badger-and-the-art-of-the-sports-documentary/

 Recent Conferences

Sep. 2016        ‘Historicity, Nostalgia and the Social Imaginary in Sports Documentary

Sport: Probing the Boundaries Conference, Oxford

Sep. 2015        ‘The Tour de France in Sport Documentary Film’

Sport: Probing the Boundaries Conference, Oxford

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