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John Horne is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of numerous books, edited collections, journal articles and book chapters on sport and leisure in society. He was appointed as subject expert to the Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism panel (UoA 26) in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework in 2011, elected as an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2012, and became a Trustee and Deputy Publications Director of the British Sociological Association in 2013.
In 2015 he became Vice Chair of the BSA and was elected Vice President and Treasurer of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA), with effect from 2016.
John is research active within the area of sport and exercise science and is a member of the International Research Institute for Sport Studies.
PhD (by Research Publications), University of Edinburgh, 2002
Certificate in Japanese Studies and Language, Institute of Applied
Language Studies, University of Edinburgh, 1996
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Keele University, 1979
MA (with Distinction in Dissertation) in Sociology, University of Essex, 1978
BA (Honours, First Class) in Social Science, Bristol Polytechnic, 1977
Professor Horne is director of the International Research Institute for Sport Studies (IRiSS) in the School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors. He is the founding editor of the ‘Globalizing Sport Studies’ Book Series with Bloomsbury Academic (now with Manchester University Press) and founding co-editor of the BSA Book Series ‘Sociological Futures’ with Routledge). Professor Horne welcomes proposals for doctoral research on sports mega-events; sport media and society; sport and globalization; sport and sustainability; sport and social movements; and sport in society.
Recent books include Mega-Events and Globalization: Capital and Spectacle in a Changing World Order (Edited with Rick Gruneau; London: Routledge, 2015),
Sport and Social Movements: From the Local to the Global (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014),
Sport, Leisure and Social Relations, Reissued (Edited with David Jary and Alan Tomlinson; London: Routledge, 2014),
Leisure, Culture and the Olympic Games (London: Routledge, 2014),
Understanding Sport: A Socio-Cultural Analysis, 2nd Edition (London: Routledge, 2013).
International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) - Vice-President and Treasurer;
Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) - Member of Nominations Committee;
British Sociological Association (BSA) – Vice Chair, Director of BSA Publications Ltd., and Trustee;
British Sociological Association Sport Study Group – Co-Convener;
Leisure Studies Association (LSA);
Member, International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA);
Member, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS);
Invited Member, International Society of Eastern Sports & Physical Education / Pan-Asian Society of Sports & Physical Education, Research Network
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Collaborative Doctorate Award Scheme - ‘Archiving the Games: collecting, storing and disseminating the London 2012 knowledge legacy’ (co-supervisor with Jude England, Head of Social Sciences, The British Library (2013 -2015).
Sport and Global Social Movements, with Jean Harvey, Parissa Safai, Simon Darnell, S. C O'Neill (2008-2013).
sport in society; sports mega-events; sport media and society; sport and globalisation.
Postgraduate degree supervision; undergraduate and postgraduate (PGT) lectures.
Invited Speaker and Member Scientific Committee, ‘Mega-Events and the City II’, International Conference, Rio de Janeiro, April 2014.
Invited speaker, ‘Metropolitization and mega-events: the impacts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics’, International Conference, Observatorio das Metropoles, Rio de Janeiro, December 2013.
Invited speaker, Day Conference on ‘Local legacies and sports mega-events’, Mulier Institute, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 2013.
Invited speaker, Day Conference on ‘Impacts of hosting sports mega-events’, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, February 2013.
Invited session chair, International Conference ‘Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events’, University of Birmingham, November-December 2012.
Invited speaker, International Conference ‘From London to Rio: Social Change and the Sporting Mega-Event’, The British Library, London, November 2012.
Invited speaker, ‘London, Global City and Olympic Legacies’, and ‘Mega Sporting Event Legacy’ Plenary Sessions, International Convention on Science, Education & Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS/Pre-Olympic Congress), Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, July 2012.
Invited Speaker, ‘More than just a game: Mobilities, infrastructures and imaginaries of global sports events’, University of Antwerp, Belgium, October 2015.
Invited Speaker, ‘Reflections on the REF 2014 UOA 26’, Leisure Studies Annual Conference, Bournemouth University, July 2015.
Invited Speaker, ‘Sports Mega-Events and Capitalist Modernity’, North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA, November 2014.
Membership of Academic Journal Editorial Boards:
Leisure Studies – Editorial Board [Managing Editor 2007-2013; Editor-in-Chief, 2009 – 2012];
International Review for the Sociology of Sport – Editorial Board;
Sociology of Sport Journal - Editorial Board (from November 2013);
Sport in Society – Editorial Board;
Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science – Editorial Board;
East Asian Sport Thoughts (EAST, journal of the Taiwan Society of Sport Sociology) – Review Board;
International Journal Sport and Health Science (Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences) – Sociology section editor;
Leisure Studies – Editorial Board.
Sociology of Sport Journal - Editorial Board.
Non-board member referee for the following academic peer review journals:
Body and Society; British Journal of Sociology; Cities; European Physical Education Review; European Sport Management Quarterly; Geography Compass; Identities; International Journal of History of Sport; Journal of Consumer Culture; Journal of Historical Sociology; Journal of Sociology; Journal of Sport and Social Issues; Journal of Urban Affairs; Loisir et Societe; Scottish Affairs; Soccer and Society; Sociological Research Online; Sociological Review; Sociology; Sociology of Sport Journal; Theory, Culture and Society.
Referee and Rapporteur for the ESRC on research proposals;
Referee for the SSHRC (Canada) on research proposals;
Referee for the Nuffield Foundation on research proposals;
Referee for NWO-WOTRO (the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research/Research for Global Development) on research proposals;
Referee for Swiss National Science Foundation on research proposals;
Referee for European Commission FP7 on research proposals;
Reviewer for the Open University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Prentice Hall, Routledge, Rutgers University Press, Sage, and E. & F.N. Spon publishers of book proposals;
Reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, Rutgers University Press and Sage publishers of book manuscripts.
External examiner of doctoral theses.
Executive Committee of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) – Treasurer and Vice-President.
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) – (conferred as Academician 2012, then Fellow 2014).
Nominations Committee, Academy of Social Sciences.
British Sociological Association (BSA) – Director of BSA Publications Ltd and Vice Chair.
British Sociological Association (BSA) Sport Study Group – Convener.