Dr Roy McCree
SALISES, The University of the West Indies
Trinidad, West Indies
Study Groups:WF, FM
Research area & expertise:
I am interested in several areas of research as a sport sociologist that include:
- athletic migration,
- sport media,
- gender and sport,
- identity formation and sport,
- sport participation,
- sport and leisure tourism,
- sport policy and sport development,
- sport and community development.
Current reasearch interests & projects:
- Caribbean Athletic Migration to Europe and North America,
- sport and public policy in Caribbean,
- sport and gender,
- sport and media.
FM: My interest in male soccer migration relates to two major migratory streams: a professional stream and a student soccer stream. My major objectives are (a) to quantify these migratory streams historically; (b) to identify the factors contributing to or facilitating these migratory streams; (c) the consequences of these streams for processes of identity formation (e.g., nationalism), personal development, social development, sport development, in sender countries particularly as well as (d) the consequences for receiver countries. Footballers who have played for or who now play for specific teams in specific leagues in Europe (e.g., EPL, Scottish Premier League, Belgium and Portugal) and North America (Major League Soccer) have already been identified. The task remains to establish contact with some of these players in order to arrange necessary interviews. Note that some of these players have retired from international football and have returned to Trinidad and Tobago which makes it easier to establish contact and arrange interviews with them.WF: My interest in women's football ( as part of broader interest in women, gender and sport) deals specifically with (a) the type of opportunities available for female participation in football locally; (b) the level of female involvement in football at school, club, community and national levels; (c) the nature of coaching, funding, media coverage, state and public support for female football; (d) the migration of female footballers either as professionals or as students to colleges in the United States of America and (e) the role of football (and sport) in reshaping the traditional role of women in society.
2000 | "Professional Soccer in the Caribbean: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago." International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 35(2) (June): 199-218.
2008 | “Modern Sport, Middle Classes and Globalization in the Post -War Caribbean 1945-1952: Variations on a Theme.”The International Journal of the History of Sport 25(4) (March):472-492.
2008 | “The Social Bases for the Exclusion of Sport from Caribbean Economic Development.” Iberoamericana: Nordic Journal of Latin American Studies 38(1-2): 154-176.
2010 | “Sport and Multiple Identities in Post-War Trinidad: The Case of McDonald Bailey.” In The Sociology of Sport and Social Theory, edited by Earl Smith, Chapter 15, 201-214. Human Kinetics.
Recent Conference Presentation:
Roy McCree: “Globalization, Gender and Soccer Migration in the Caribbean: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago.” Paper Presented at Conference on Globalization and Sport at the University of Toronto, June 3-4 2011.