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Dr Damion Sturm

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Qualifications: BA, MA Auck, PGDip(LeisureStd), PhD Waik

(damions@waikato.ac.nz)

About Damion

Damion's interests cut across global media and sport cultures, inclusive of examinations of celebrity, fandom, affect and consumer/material cultures.


His current research is exploring the performances of both fandom and celebrity, the salience of affect, and the ongoing mediatisation of sport as spectacle.


VisitDr Damion Sturm's staff profilefor further information.

Featured Publications

Fleming, D., & Sturm, D. (2011). Media, masculinities and the machine: F1, Transformers and fantasizing technology at its Limits. New York: Continuum.

Sturm, D. (2011). Masculinities, affect and the (re)place(ment) of stardom in Formula One fan leisure practices. Annals of Leisure Research, 14, 2-3, pp. 224-241.

Sturm, D., & McKinney, A. (2013). Affective hyper-consumption and immaterial labors of love: Theorizing sport fandom in the age of new media, Participations, 10, 1, pp. 357-362.

Sturm, D. (In press). ‘Elitist aesthetics: Extreme metal fans as taste-makers and gate-keepers’. In S. Wilson (Ed.), Black Sun: The Undercurrents of (un)popular Music. North Carolina: McFarland.

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