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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Mason Robbins

Mason Robbins
Mason Robbins
School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK



2012 MA, Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies, King's College London (London, UK)

2005 BA, Diplomacy and International Relations, Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University (New Jersey, USA)

2010 Professional Certification, Professional Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, TEFL Institute (Chicago, Illinois, USA) 


Research Interests:

Former Research Project: Broadly my research interests focus on the role of football as a tool for unifying or further entrenching divisions within society from a conflict resolution perspective. My primary research is on football in Lebanon. I am particularly interested in  examining under which conditions can football  be used as either a tool that can be employed as a cross-cultural cleavage that transcends ethnic, religious and political divisions and under which conditions does it divide, further entrenching separations within fractured and divided societies? 

Apart from my doctoral research, I am also working on several other football related research projects examining Spain, Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern ireland.  Along with research on football, I also have a keen interest in the history and politics of beer, coffee and the brewing process. 



Dr. Gian Marco Campagnolo

Dr. Grant Jarvie


Teaching Experience: 

Verdigris High School, Verdigris, Oklahoma, USA (2013) Substitute Teacher: Responsible for teaching US high school level students in any of the core subject areas. Demonstrated a high level of flexibility to be able to teach any lesson plan presented in a short notice.  

Jiaxing University, Zhejiang Province, China (2010 - 2011) Foreign Expert of English Language: Responsible for teaching second year students oral English and literature. Formed a university swing dance club with the purpose of having fun while practicing English.

I, English Language School, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China (2011) TEFL Substitute Teacher: Responsible for teaching students ages 14 - 50 for absent teachers and demonstrated a high level of flexibility in an ever-changing teaching environment.  

Jiaxing Global IELTS, Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, China (2010) TEFL Teacher: Responsible for teaching fundamental and practical every day English to 5th and 6th grade students from the rural areas of China. I was the first foreigner that most of the students have ever met.




'83 United ISA  (US: 501c3, Board Trustee- Non-Profit built to grow youth football in underprivlaged communiteies will promoting the game on a national and international level.

UACES - The University Association for Contemporary European Studies

I3SAW - International Society of Sports Sciences in the Arab World - The international Platform on Sports and Development



EUSA Global Impact Award - For my work on building a not-for-profit charity focused of supporting underprivleged and disadvanted youth with access and support to be able to play football.