Dr Carrie DUNN
Programme leader, sports journalism
Arts and Digital Industries (ADI), Humanities and Creative Industries
Carrie Dunn is a sports journalist and academic who combines research, teaching and professional practice.
Dr Carrie Dunn has taught all around the UK, delivering modules on cultural studies, media, and sociology. Her research interests include fandom, sport, feminism and the consumption of popular culture, and her PhD examined the experience of the female football supporter in the English professional game.
As a journalist she writes for publications including the Times and the Guardian, and as a broadcaster she is a regular contributor to BBC radio, Sky News, LBC and CNN. She has covered events from the Olympics to the Ashes – and her most recent book, ‘Spandex, Screw Jobs and Cheap Pops’ is about professional wrestling in Britain.
PhD, Sheffield Hallam University: ‘The Experience Of Female Football Fans In The English Game: A Qualitative Study’: supervisors Prof Dave Waddington and Dr Kathy Doherty; examiners Prof John Hughson and Dr Rinella Cere – awarded November 2012
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, awarded December 2015
PGCertHE (by distance learning), University of Wales, Newport - awarded with merit 2012
MA English, King’s College London - awarded with merit 2003
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, King’s College London - awarded upper second class honours degree 2002
Associate of King’s College - awarded with distinction and winner of the First Leathes Prize 2002
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the National Union of Journalists
My research interests include sport and gender; sport spectatorship and fandom; and sport and the media.
Academic books• Dunn, C (2015), Football and the Women’s World Cup: Organisation, Media and Fandom, Palgrave Pivot• Dunn, C and Welford, J (2014), Women’s Football, Sport Governance and the Media: the History, Impact and Future of the FA Women’s Super League, Palgrave Pivot• Dunn, C (2014), Female Football Fans: Identity, Community and Sexism, Palgrave Pivot
Journal articles:• Dunn, C, ‘The impact of the supporters’ trust movement on women’s feelings and practices of their football fandom’, Soccer and Society (2015)• Dunn, C, ‘Elite footballers as role models: promoting young women's football participation’, Soccer and Society (2015)• Dunn, C, ‘Sexy, smart and powerful: examining gender and reality in the WWE Divas’ Division’, Networking Knowledge (2015)• Dunn, C, 'Conducting one-to-one interviews and the reliability of memory', Cases in Methodology (2013), SAGE, online
Book chapters• Dunn, C, ‘Gender, Pleasure, and the Look: Female Fans and Men's Soccer’, Picturing the Beautiful Game: Essays on Soccer and Visual Culture (forthcoming, Bloomsbury Academic: 2017)• Dunn, C, ‘Gender, Women and Media Sport’, Handbook of Feminism in Sport, Leisure and Physical Education (forthcoming, Palgrave: 2016)• Dunn, C and Welford, J, ‘Elite women’s football’, Handbook of Football Studies (forthcoming, Routledge: 2016)• Dunn, C, ‘”Most women train with mostly men, so why not wrestle them?”: the performance and experience of intergender professional wrestling in Britain’, Performance and Professional Wrestling (forthcoming, Routledge: 2016)• Dunn, C and Hughson, J (2015), ‘Ethnography in sport-related research: influences, continuities, possibilities’, Ethnographies in Sport and Exercise Research, Routledge• Dunn, C, 'The gendered significance of community to female football fans', in Hynes, D and Kiernan, A (eds) (2012), Football and Its Communities, Inter-Disciplinary Press• Dunn, C, ‘The Alien Woman: Othering and the Oriental in Torchwood’, in Ireland, A (ed) (2010), Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series, McFarland Press• Dunn, C, ‘No Consent Necessary: A Feminist Perspective on Non-Consensual Penetration in Torchwood’, in Ireland, A (ed) (2010), Illuminating Torchwood: Essays on Narrative, Character and Sexuality in the BBC Series, McFarland Press
Dr Carrie Dunn teaches across all three years of the BA (Hons) Sports Journalism.
Currently she is module leader for CC4514 Sports Journalism in Question, CC5515 Sports Journalism Studies, and CC6517 Sport, Media and Business. She also leads the Dissertation tuition for Level 6 students.