Connor Penfold, (PhD Researcher)

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Connor is a PhD researcher in the School of Sport. Connor graduated from Southampton Solent University with a First-Class Honours degree in (BA) Football Studies, before obtaining a Distinction from his Master of Arts in Culture, Society and Globalisation at the University of York. Connor was awarded a full three-year PhD scholarship at Ulster University.

Connor's PhD research focuses on disability activism, social inclusion and football fandom. His research interests include the sociology of sport; social inequalities; social inclusion; football; fandom; identity; social media; and qualitative research methods.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of York


Award Date: 30 Sep 2019

Bachelor, Southampton Solent University, UK


Award Date: 22 Aug 2018


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Qualitative methods
  • HM Sociology
  • Sport
  • Football
  • Fans
  • Social inclusion
  • Social Inequalities
  • Social justice
  • Disability
  • Social Media


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