Leisure or livelihood: Team


Dr Darragh McGee
(Principal Investigator)

Darragh is a Lecturer at the University of Bath and is the Principal Investigator on the British Academy-funded Leisure of Livelihoods project. He is also a founding convenor of the Gambling Realities Africa network. 

Darragh has a strong research interest in global gambling and is a BBC New Generation Thinker. You can listen to his spoken essay ‘Beyond the Betting Shop’ here

Daragh’s research has also explored the politics and meaning of football in postcolonial West Africa, with a particular focus on how sport affords a unique angle of vision onto issues of youth livelihood, gender, labor migration and human trafficking. Drawing primarily on ethnographic modes of inquiry, he is also interested in the broader politics of international development across the Global South, as well as human rights, inequality and social justice.

Darragh is a founding convenor of Gambling Realities Africa.