Andrew Thornton

Senior Lecturer
Centre for Scientific and Cultural Research in Sport
Roehampton University, UK

Andrew Thornton is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies of Sport and Exercise. His main research and teaching interests are concerned with social (in)equality as they are produced and transgressed in people’s experience of sport and popular culture. He has published several articles and book chapters, which includes a recent article that he co-authored with Eileen Kennedy and Helen Pussard that illustrates how the London 2012 bid process was itself a sport spectacle that worked to negate criticism and obscure contradictions in the rhetoric and promotion of the host city campaign. The article is published in World Leisure Journal, Vol. 48:3 (2006).