Special Chair of Sociology of Sport
Prof. dr. Ramón Spaaij (1979) is Special Chair of Sociology of Sport in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. The chair was established on behalf of the W.J.H. Mulier Institute Foundation.
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My overarching research interests center on questions of social cohesion, conflict and social change. I have two established fields of research that address these questions: the sociology of sport and the sociology of terrorism. The bulk of my recent research focuses on socio-cultural aspects and impacts of sport, with a particular focus on mobility, community development, cultural diversity, social exclusion and violence. I have a strong interest in using qualitative and ethnographic research methods to explore diverse population groups’ lived experiences as well as the mechanisms and processes that affect those experiences at micro, meso and macro levels.
I have taught in sociology, anthropology, management, criminology, sports studies and conflict studies at undergraduate and graduate levels. At the University of Amsterdam I teach in sociology, with a particular focus on cultural sociology and the sociology of sport.