Kevin Dixon

Kevin Dixon is a senior lecturer in the sociology of sport at Northumbria University, UK. He has authored and co-authored five books: "Online Research Methods in Sport Studies" (Routledge, 2019); "Screen Society" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); "Studying Football" (Routledge, 2016); "The Impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Diminishing Contrasts, Increasing Varieties" (Palgrave, 2015); and "Consuming Football in Late Modern Life" (Routledge, 2013). He has also published over 30 articles and chapters related to the sociology of sport.

Football Is Ready for Openly Gay Players

Feb 24, 2021

As last year’s British Social Attitudes survey indicates, 66% approve of same-sex couples, meaning about a third do not. Our newest research suggests that, with 95% of fans saying they favor openly gay players, football crowds are more welcoming of gay people than the rest of the UK population. It...

Is Transphobia Becoming the Bitterest Bigotry in Modern Society?

Oct 28, 2019

“A biological male claiming to be a transgender woman, won the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles over the weekend.” That’s how the alt-right news website Breitbart greeted Rachel McKinnon’s victory last October. Since then McKinnon, a Canadian track cyclist who transitioned from male to female...