Junru Li (PhD student)

Thesis title: Sport and National Identity in the Media : The Case of Naturalised Athletes in China


Junru graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Techniques of Broadcasting & Anchoring in 2018. He then completed the MSc in Sport Policy, Management and International Development in 2019. His Master's dissertation focused on gendered media representations of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships. Following this, he continued his research in sociology of sport at the University of Edinburgh.


MSc Sport Policy, Management and International Development, University of Edinburgh, 2018-2019

BFA Techniques of Broadcasting & Anchoring, Hunan Normal University, 2014-2018

Responsibilities & affiliations

Junru is currently a social media intern at Moray House School of Education and Sport.

Current research interests

Sociology of sport; Media and sport; Nationalism and national identity