Seed Grant Awardee: Andrés Martinez
The Premier League and Globalization's Contradictions
Andrés Martinez | Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
This project will be a study of the most global of all major sporting leagues, the English Premier League. English soccer has historically been a fairly insular affair, but in the past quarter-century, its top league came to be dominated by foreign players, coaches, owners, and, importantly, foreign fans. The result, beyond a global all-star level of competition on the field, is an off-field case study in how the lowering of cross-border barriers in sports impact broader attitudes towards globalization, demographic change, and national identity.