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Ramón’s research focuses on questions of social cohesion, conflict and social change. He has two established fields of research that address these questions: the sociology of sport and the sociology of terrorism. His work has contributed to contemporary academic and public debates on diversity, social inclusion, community development and violence by bringing sport into view as an important analytical lens through which to study and better understand these complex social issues. Additionally, Ramón conducts internationally recognised research on violent extremism and lone wolf terrorism.

Ramón is a regular media contributor. He has contributed to a wide range of media including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, El País, The Australian, BBC, ABC, SBS, and many others. He has acted as an advisor to documentaries on fan culture and football hooliganism.

Latest Publications

For a full list of Ramón's latest publications click here.


Email: ramon.spaaij@vu.edu.au

Telephone: +61 3 9919 4683

Correspondence address:

College of Sport and Exercise Science
Victoria University
PO Box 14428
Melbourne, Victoria 8001