Jorge Knijnik

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.

Follow Jorge on Twitter: @JorgeKni

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