Richard Mills completed his PhD at the University of East Anglia, where he joined the School of History as Lecturer in Modern European History in 2012. His 2018 monograph, The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia: Sport, Nationalism and the State was awarded the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sport History. In 2019, the Zagreb-based publisher Profil Knjiga released a Croatian edition, Nogomet i politika u Jugoslaviji: Sport, nacionalizam i država.

Elsewhere, Richard has published widely on the history of sport and football, both in the former Yugoslavia and the United Kingdom. His research has appeared in Nationalities Papers, Europe-Asia Studies, the International Journal of the History of Sport, Sport in History, History: The Journal of the Historical Association, and Sport in Society. He has also contributed to When Saturday Comes, The New European, History Workshop OnlineSoccer History, and The Conversation.

He has been interviewed by, or had his work featured by, media outlets internationally, including Jutarnji list, Večernji list, and Nacional (Croatia),, and Novi magazin (Serbia), Deutsche WelleDeutschlandfunk, Süddeusche Zeitung, and Neues Deutschland (Germany), Dnevni list (Bosnia), Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland), Radio Študent (Slovenia), The Indian Express (India), OutsideWrite PodcastEastern Daily Press, and East Anglian Daily Times (UK), Jot Down (Spain), and Jacobin (USA).

Richard convenes undergraduate modules on 'Communism and Nationalism in Yugoslavia', 'Twentieth Century Sport History', and 'The Cold War: A New History'.

Academic Background

Ph.D. Modern History; University of East Anglia (2013)

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