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Roger Penn Queen's University Belfast, UK

Roger Penn is currently Professor of Sociology in the School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. Previously, he was Professor of Economic Sociology at Lancaster University. He has been a visiting professor at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Bologna and has authored 14 books including Skilled Workers in the Class Structure; Class, Power and Technology; Social Change and Economic Life in Britain; and Children of International Migrants in Europe. He has edited a range of books including Skill and Occupational Change, Trade Unions in Recession, and two 4 Volume SAGE Series: Social Statistics and The Statistical Analysis of Continuous Data. He has also authored around 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals since 1975. He is currently on the editorial board of the European Journal for Sport and Society. He has a long-standing interest in the sociology of football. He has taught courses in this field for over a decade both at Lancaster University and more recently at Queen’s University. He has published a range of articles over recent years that have examined football sociologically. These have included several SAGE Research Methods Case Studies.