Gonzalo Bravo, CPASS associate professor, was recognized at the West Virginia University Second Annual Scholarship Celebration. The event, organized by the Office of the Provost, honored WVU faculty who produced a major piece of scholarship work during the 2016 academic year.
CPASS Dean Dana Brooks and Sport Sciences Department Chair Jack Watson joined President E. Gordon Gee and Provost Joyce McConnell earlier this spring to honor award recipients at the Wise Downtown Library.
Bravo was recognized for his book titled Sport in Latin America: Policy, Organization, Management, published in 2016 by Routledge in London.
Bravo was the lead editor of the text along with co-editors Rosa López de D’Amico of Universidad Pedagógica Experimental in Venezuela and Charles Parrish of Western Carolina University.
Bravo and co-editors assembled a group of 30 scholars from across the globe to contribute to the 19 chapters, all drawn from cutting edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history.
The book explores the role of public intuitions, the relationship between sport policy and political regimes, the structure of governing bodies and professional leagues, and the impact sporting mega-events have had on countries in Latin America.
The text is the first of its kind published in English that comprehensively examines the organization of sport in Latin America. It includes cases from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela.