Jorge Knijnik is the Deputy Research Director of the Centre for Educational Research and a researcher in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. He has recently published The World Cup Chronicles: 31 days that rocked Brazil (Fair Play Publishing).
Jorge Knijnik was born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil's southernmost state. He moved to Sao Paulo with his family as a child, and started to love football watching Pele playing on the Pacaembu stadium.
Jorge writes and researches on a number of topics, from sport in society, culture and history, to gender and human rights in education, to physical education pedagogies, to drama studies and fandom culture.