Associate Professor of American and postcolonial literature, Department of English Literature & Linguistics, College of Arts & Sciences, Qatar University.

Academic Editor (Middle East), The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Research Interests: Sport and culture / Sport and literature / Sport and national identity

Dr Griffin is an Irish academic who has taught American literature and postcolonial literature in Qatar University since August 2015. His research interests focus on the connection between sport and culture and has had peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics within this discipline published in The International Journal of the History of Sport and Soccer & Society, and in edited collections by Oxford University Press and Routledge. This includes work on the cultural legacies of World Cup 2022national identity performance in the Qatar men’s national football team, and a history of road cycling in Qatar. Dr Griffin has also spoken at length to international news media such as Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, CNN, Financial Times, and RAI1 about the relationship between sport and culture in the Gulf. His work in this field saw him appointed as academic editor for the Middle East for The International Journal of the History of Sport in January 2021.