Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Renan Petersen-Wagner
About Dr Renan Petersen-Wagner
Renan is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Business and Marketing at Leeds Beckett University, and Course Level Leader for BA(Hons) Sport Marketing.
Renan has an interdisciplinary background, holding a BA (Hons) Sport and MPhil Business: Marketing both from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), which is considered by the Brazilian Education Ministry as the second best university in the country for the past 10 years. Before completing his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Durham University (2010-2015), Renan joined Coventry University as a Lecturer in Sport Management (2014-2016) where he lectured primarily in sport marketing modules. Since 2016, he holds a Senior Lectureship in Sport Business and Marketing at the Carnegie School of Sport. Renan is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Associate Fellow between 2014-2019).
Renan is currently interested in practising a cosmopolitan imagination and a Global South epistemology to sport cultural studies.
- Lv4 Sport Consumer
- Lv5 Sport Broadcasting
- Lv6 Business Analytics
Renan's research interest spans from sociology to business studies with a particular attention to sport as a cultural phenomenon. In his research, Renan primarily uses qualitative methods as participant observation, interviews, and ethnography, and favours critical discourse analyses. He is also interested in digital sociology, by way of studying online communities through novel methods. His is interested in distinct sporting cultures, in particular fan communities across different nation-states.
His research outputs have appeared at Current Sociology, the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, and the Journal of Sport and Social Issues. Renan has also produced different book chapters on different topics as paralympic studies, football, and the Global South. He participates actively on different international conferences as the ones from the European Sociological Association, British Sociological Association, International Sociology of Sport Association, and the European Association for the Sociology of Sport. Renan is an elected Board Member (2017-2019) of the RN28 Sport in Society at the European Sociological Association.
Since 2018, Renan was identified as an Independent Researcher by the Carnegie School of Sport. Renan welcomes PhD proposals in the fields of cultural consumption of sport; media; cosmopolitanism; and globalisation. He is particularly interested in the intersections of those topics within Global South contexts.
- A "New" Form of Fandom? Looking at Social Media as the "New Pub"
- The FIFA World Cup and 'Banal Nationalism'
- A Pedagogical Exercise on Digital Sociology - Team Sky and Le Tour de France
- France - the FIFA World Cup Winner - and the Territorial Prison Theory of Identity
- Some Reflections on a Digital Sociological Turn to Sport Sociology
- A Global South View on the Copa Libertadores Final in Madrid