Professor Garry Crawford

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L514

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Current positions



Garry Crawford is a Professor at the University of Salford. Garry's research and teaching focus primarily on culture, audiences, consumers, digital media and technologies, sport, fans, and gamers. He has authored and co-authored numerous books including, Cosplay and the Art of Play (2019), Video Games as Culture (2018), Video Gamers (2012), Introducing Cultural Studies (2017), and Consuming Sport (2004).

Areas of research

Culture, Audiences, Fans, Consumption, Culture industries


Garry currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Culture Power, and Identity
  • Culture & (Deviant) Leisure
  • Work: Practice & Reflection

Research Interests

  • Consumer patterns, practices, and cultures
  • Digital media, technology, and users
  • Culture industries
  • Audiences
  • Fan cultures
  • Sport and sport fans
  • Sport and digital technologies
  • Video games and gamer culture
  • Cosplay
  • Cultural spaces and places

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Sociology (Salford)
  • PGDip Further, Adult, and Higher Education (Wolverhampton)
  • PGCert Information Technology for the Social Science (Leicester)
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology (Salford)


  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)
  • Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)
  • Member of the British Sociological Association
  • Member of the Leisure Studies Association
  • Member of Scientists for Labour
  • Member of Heads and Professors of Sociology