Federico Genovesi

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Dr Federico Genovesi is a Lecturer of Sociology in the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences. In 2022, Federico was awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Federico’s research concerns the broader fields of sociology of migration, sociology of sport, social movement studies and urban studies. His work focuses in particular on the role played by solidarity grassroots football in the lives and senses of belonging of refugees and people seeking asylum. Federico’s interests lie in the analysis of practices and discourses of inclusion/exclusion in multicultural urban locales as well as the effects on those who face challenges at the intersection of class, ‘race’, gender, religion, physical (dis)ability.  

In June 2023, he was awarded the European Association for Sociology of Sport’s Young Researcher Award. His latest study has been published in the International Journal for the Sociology of Sport

Federico is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has experience in teaching a wide range of sociology modules, including Introduction to Sociology, Racism and Diverse Societies, and Sociology of Health and Illness

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Calcio popolare: solidarity grassroots football and the lives and senses of belonging of people seeking asylum in Italy

Award Date: 6 May 2021


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