Kevin Hylton is Emeritus Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education at Leeds Beckett University. His research focuses on the nature and extent of 'race', racism and racialisation in sport, leisure and education. Professor Hylton brings a voice to the sociology of sport and leisure that reflects an intricate engagement with, and commitment to challenge, the endemic issues that mark race relations in the UK. Kevin’s early research focused on race equality in local government and he has completed work for the West Yorkshire Health Authority, Kick it Out, the Department for Culture Media and Sport, Sporting Equals, the Sports Councils, and local authorities. Kevin has worked for over 20 years with national governing organisations and local authorities on issues of equality and diversity.
Kevin has published and reviewed extensively in peer-reviewed journals and high profile book projects in sport, leisure and education. Kevin’s publications include ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory (Routledge 2009); Atlantic Crossings: International Dialogues on Critical Race Theory (CSAP/Higher Education Academy); and Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice (Routledge 2001, 2008, 2013). Kevin is currently writing Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line for Routledge.
Kevin is Board Member for the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (IRSS) and the new Journal of Global Sport Management.