Staff Catalogue


Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 02 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B124
Adam Gemar is a Lecturer in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. Before joining the University of Cyprus, Adam was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at HSE University in Moscow, Russia, and received degrees from Durham University (PhD-2020), the London School of Economics (MSc), Yale University (MA), and Fordham University (BS). A sociologist by discipline, Adam’s research interests primary focus around social inequalities, particularly social class, but also gender, race, and geography, and how they manifest in the areas of culture, sport, religion, and education. His research thus far has appeared in the International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne de Sociologie, Leisure Studies, European Physical Education Review, Leisure/Loisir, World Leisure Journal, and the Encylopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict.
Social class
Book Chapters: 
Gemar, A. (2022) ‘Sports’. In L. Kurtz (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict, vol. 1. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 422-430. 
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles: 
Gemar, A. and Vanzella-Yang, A. (2022). The measure of a fan: Social patterns of voracious sports consumption in Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology, 59(1): 76-95. 
Gemar, A. and Pope, S. (2021). Women’s consumption of men’s professional sport in Canada: Evidence of the ‘feminization’ of sports fandom and women as omnivorous sports consumers? International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Gemar, A. (2021). Social capital networks in sports spectatorship and participation.
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 56(4): 514-536. 
Gemar, A. (2021) The social patterning of sport: Dispositions towards sports
participation and stratification in Canada. World Leisure Journal, 63(4): 390-410.
Lindsey, I., Metcalfe, S., Gemar, A., Armstrong, J., and Alderman, J. (2021) Simplistic policy,
skewed consequences: Reviewing English physical education, school sport and physical activity policies since 2013. European Physical Education Review, 27(2): 278-296. 
Gemar, A. (2020). Cultural capital and emerging forms of culture: The case of
meditation, yoga, and vegetarianism in the UK. Leisure/Loisir, 44(1): 1-26. 
Gemar, A. (2020). Sport in broader leisure lifestyles: An analysis of the professional sport
consumer’s cultural engagement. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55(3): 291-309. 
Gemar, A. (2020). Sport as culture: Social class, styles of cultural consumption, and
sports participation in Canada. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55(2): 186-208. 
Gemar, A. (2019). The stratification of professional sports following: Social position and the
consumption of major professional sports leagues in Canada. Leisure Studies, 38(6): 775-789.
Gemar, A. (2019). Which sports do you like? Testing intra-domain omnivorousness in Canadian
following of professional sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(7): 813-836.