Dr Emma Poulton
Emma has worked at Durham since 1999, when she was recruited to help develop the newly-launched sport degree programmes. She was previously a Teaching and Research Assistant in Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University, where she obtained her PhD.
Her doctoral research involved an analysis of the construction and representations of national identity in the media coverage of the 1996 European Football Championships. This research interest developed to examine the media representations of English football fans and 'hooligans'.
Over the last few years, Emma's research has focused upon antisemitism and Jewish identity within the context of English football. Her expertise on antisemitism in football has been recognised through several Invited Key Notes at international conferences.
Emma welcomes enquiries from prospective research students in the areas of: antisemitism and football / sport; Jewish identity and football / sport; and discrimination and hate crime in sport, particularly within football fan cultures.
Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Antisemitism in football
- Football, policy and social justice
- Football-related disorder
- Media representation of football-related disorder/fan cultures
- Sport and national identity
- Sociology of sport
Indicators of Esteem
- INVITED KEY NOTE:
Poulton, E. (2018) Antisemitism in Football: Similarities and Differences within European Fan Cultures. Presented at ‘Football: Politics of the Global Game 2018’ International Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland (15-16 November 2018).
- INVITED KEY NOTE:
Poulton, E. (2018) Collective Identity and Forms of Abuse and Discrimination in Football Fan Culture. Presented at ‘The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fans Cultures’ International Conference, Berlin (12-13 April 2018).
- INVITED KEY NOTE:
Poulton, E. (2015) Understanding Antisemitism and the Contested Uses and Meanings of ‘Yid’ in English Football: A Case Study of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Anne Frank House International Conference on Tackling anti-Semitism in Professional Football @ Amsterdam Arena, The Netherlands.
- Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Authority: Higher Education Academy
- Poulton, E. & Roderick, M. (2008). Sport in Films. London: Routledge.
- Poulton, Emma (2020). Tackling antisemitism within English football: a critical analysis of policies and campaigns using a multiple streams approach. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 12(1): 25-47.
- Poulton, E. (2016). Towards Understanding: Antisemitism and the Contested Uses and Meanings of ‘Yid’ in English Football. Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(11): 1981-2001.
- Poulton, E. & Durell, O. (2016). Uses and meanings of ‘Yid’ in English football fandom: A case study of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. International Review for the Sociology of Sport 51(6): 715-734.
- Poulton, E. (2013). The Culture of Production Behind the (Re)Production of Football Hooligan Culture. Continuum 28(4): 770-784.
- Poulton, E. (2012). 'If You Had Balls, You'd Be One of Us!' Doing Gendered Research: Methodological Reflections on Being a Female Academic Researcher in the Hyper-Masculine Subculture of 'Football Hooliganism'. Sociological Research Online 17(4): 4.
- Poulton, E. & Maguire, J. (2012). Plastic or Fantastic Brits? Identity Politics and English Media Representations of ‘Team GB’ during London 2012. JOMEC Journal 1(2): 1-30.
- Poulton, E. (2008). Toward a Cultural Sociology of the Consumption of 'Fantasy Football Hooliganism'. Sociology of Sport Journal 25(3): 331-349.
- Poulton, E. (2007). 'Fantasy Football Hooliganism' in Popular Media. Media, Culture & Society 29(1): 151-164.
Available for media contact about:
- Sport: sport and the media
- Sociology: football-related violence
- Sport: football-related violence
- Sport: sport and national identity
- Sport: anti-Semitism