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Dr Joe Bradley

School of Sport

University of Stirling




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Joseph Bradley's academic background is in political science, sociology and modern history. He is a qualified secondary teacher in modern studies, history and religious education.

Dr Bradley contributes to the undergraduate modules:

SPS9E6 - Sport, Gender, Ethnicity and Identity
SPS9D8 - Sports Studies dissertation

His research interests lie in sport's relationship with ethnicity, identity, race, religion and politics. Dr Bradley is widely published in these fields. In 2001-2002 he was also a member of a research group appointed by the Economic and Social Research Council to carry out research on those who comprise the 2nd and 3rd generation Irish in Britain. He also contributed to a similar report commissioned by the Irish Government into the Irish in Britain in 2002.

Bradley J M (2006) Sport and the Contestation of Ethnic Identity: Football and Irishness in Scotland, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol 32, No 7, pp.1189-1208.
Bradley J M (2004) Orangeism in Scotland: Unionism, Politics, Identity and Football, Eire – Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, Vol 39, 1 & 2, pp. 237-261.
Bradley J M (2002) Unrecognised Middle-Class Revolutionary?: Michael Cusack, Sport and Cultural Change in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, The European Sports History Review, vol 4, pp. 58-72.
Bradley J M (2002) The Patriot Game: Football’s Famous Tartan Army, International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 37, 2, pp. 177-197.
Maguire, J., Jarvie, G., Mansfield, L & Bradley J M, (Edts) (2002) 'Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspective', Human Kinetics, USA.