Name and Surname Irene Blum

Role: Independent researcher in the field of race, social media and sport

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Nationality: DK



Irene holds degrees in communication and media from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She obtained her degree from the latter in 2017 where she specialised in media and athlete activism. During this time, Irene was also an ambassador for her programme.
Irene is currently doing research into sport, racism and social media with a focus on the United States together with colleagues from the Department of Media and Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Specifically, the research focuses on the revival of black athlete activism in a new media environment.