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Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton

Dr Carter is an American anthropologist who has conducted international research on a range of issues within sport. He currently leads the social science postgraduate provision of Masters courses in the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton.
He earned his PhD in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 2000. Dr Carter taught at universities in New Mexico, Minnesota, Wales before coming to the University of Brighton. More recently, Dr Carter has given invited talks at institutes and universities in Brazil, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the US, Ecuador, and Wales with extensive fieldwork being conducted in Northern Ireland and Cuba. He is the author of two books: The Quality of Home Runs (published by Duke University Press) and In Foreign Fields: The Politics and Experiences of Transnational Sport Migration (published by Pluto Press). The Quality of Home Runs won the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport’s Outstanding Book Award for 2009.
Dr Carter continues to conduct research on the politics, labor, and ethics of sport.


  • –present
    Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton


  • 2000 
    University of New Mexico, PhD in Anthropology