Primarily my research interests involve examining identity politics, with specific attention given to the media and collective memory.
I completed my PhD in the sociology of sport at Loughborough University in 2015 and I currently lecture in Sport Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. My PhD examined the mediated construction of Britain and British identity during the 2012 Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic Games, focusing on the British domestic and Commonwealth press.
Sociology, media and communications, national identity and nationalism, social theory.
Academy of Sport and Physical Activity
Health And Wellbeing
‘Sport and the Media’, ‘Research Matters 2’, ‘Sport Stars and Celebrity Culture’, ‘Assessment and Employability Skills’, ‘Sport Journalism’.
CHERRINGTON, James, BLACK, Jack and TILLER, Nicholas (2018). Running away from the taskscape : ultramarathon as ‘dark ecology’. Annals of Leisure Research, 1-21. (In Press)
WHIGHAM, Stuart and BLACK, Jack (2018). Glasgow 2014, the media and Scottish politics – the (post)imperial symbolism of the Commonwealth Games. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations., 20 (2), 360-378.
BLACK, Jack (2018). The United Kingdom and British Empire: A Figurational Approach. Rethinking History, 22 (1), 3-24. (In Press)
BLACK, Jack and WHIGHAM, Stuart (2017). ‘Team GB’ or ‘Team Scotland’? Media representations of ‘Britishness’ and ‘Scottishness’ at London 2012 and Glasgow 2014. Journalism.
BLACK, Jack and FIELDING-LLOYD, Beth (2017). Re-establishing the ‘outsiders’: English press coverage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
BLACK, Jack (2017). Transcending sport: The reification of Muhammad Ali. In: Ali in Un/Expected Spaces, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 17-19 May 2017. (Unpublished)
BLACK, Jack (2017). The reification of celebrity : global newspaper coverage of the death of David Bowie. International Review of Sociology, 27 (1), 202-224.
BLACK, Jack (2016). Celebrating British multiculturalism, lamenting England/Britain’s past. Nations and Nationalism. (In Press)
BLACK, Jack (2016). 'As British as fish and chips': British newspaper representations of Mo Farah during the 2012 London Olympic Games. Media, Culture & Society, 38 (7), 979-996. (In Press)
BLACK, Jack (2015). Portraying Britain’s past: English national newspaper coverage of the 2012 London Olympic ceremonies. In: POYNTER, Gavin, VIEHOFF, Valeria and LI, Yang, (eds.) The London Olympics and Urban Development: The Mega-Event City. Regions and Cities . Abingdon, Routledge, 320-334.
MAGUIRE, Joseph, BLACK, Jack and DARLINGTON, Becky (2015). ‘The Day the Flame Came to Town’: The Olympic flame, symbol, community and commodification. Sociology of Sport Journal, 32 (2), 117-139.
BLACK, Jack (2013). 'Narratives of Empire': An investigation into the English national press coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Ceremonies. In: Olympic Legacies: International Conference – Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities, University of East London, London, UK, 4-6 September 2013. (Unpublished)
BLACK, Jack (2013). 'Narratives of Empire': An investigation into the English national press coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Ceremonies. In: BSA Teaching Group Regional Day Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK, 15 June 2013. (Unpublished)
BLACK, Jack (2013). 'Narratives of Empire': An investigation into the English national press coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Ceremonies’. In: Britishness in the 21st Century, Keele University, Keele, UK, 19 June 2013. (Unpublished)
BLACK, Jack and EWEN, Neil (2013). Team GB, or no Team GB, that is the Question: Olympic football and the Post-War Crisis of Britishness. Sport in History, XXII, 302-324.
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