NaRi Shin

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership


Assistant Professor, Sport Management

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Recreation, Sport, and Tourism (Concentration: Sport Management), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019
MS, Sport and Leisure Studies, Yonsei University, 2014
BS, Sport and Leisure Studies, Yonsei University, 2012
BA, Archaeology and Art History, Seoul National University, 2006

Areas of Expertise:

Sport Management

Immigrants’ and Minorities’ Sport Participation

Sport Development in the Global Context

Sport for Development and Peace

Qualitative Research


NaRi Shin is an assistant professor of sport management. Her overall research agenda is concentrated in the field of sport and development and in particular on sport and globalization, diaspora, and cross-cultural interactions. The aim of her research is to enhance our critical understandings of how globalization, diaspora and cultural interactions between and across continents changes the ways in which we manage sport and development, and impacts both development of sport and development through sport. 

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Shin, N., & Welty Peachey, J. (accepted). Understanding the global-local nexus in the context of the Olympic Games: Implications for managing community development through sport mega-events. Journal of Sport Management. 

Shin, N., Park, D., & Welty Peachey, J. (advanced online publication). Taegeuk Warriors with blue eyes: A media discourse analysis of the South Korean men’s Olympic ice hockey team and its naturalized athletes. Communication & Sport. 

Park, D., Shin, N., Sydnor, S., & Clarke, C. (advanced online publication). Ice dancing to Arirang in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games: A commentary on music, identity, and sport. Sociology of Sport Journal.

Cho, S., Shin, N., Kwak, D., Kim, A., Jang, W., Lee, J., & Ko, Y. (advanced online publication). The impact of COVID-19 crisis on major spectator sport industry in the U.S. and South Korea: Challenges and outlook. Journal of Global Sport Management. 

Shin, N., Cohen, A., & Welty Peachey, J. (2020). Advancing the sport for development field: Perspectives of practitioners on effective organizational management. Journal of Sport for Development, 8(14), 36-52. 

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., & Shin, N. (2020). Constraints and strategies to scaling up in sport for development and peace organizations: Evidence from the field. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 49(3), 611-630 

Shin, N., Welty Peachey, J., & Park, D. (2019). Exploring ethnic identity perceptions of Hyun-Jin Ryu’s Korean American fans. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54(7), 855-872. 

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Shin, N., & Fusaro, B. (2018). Challenges and strategies of building and sustaining inter-organizational partnerships in sport for development and peace. Sport Management Review, 21, 160-175. 

Welty Peachey, J., Cohen, A., Musser, A., & Shin, N. (2018). Interrogating the motivation of sport for development and peace practitioners. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53, 767-787. 


The Illinois Dissertation Award (Category B: Traditional Qualitative Research), International Institute for Qualitative Inquiry, 2020

NASSM Student Research Competition Winner, The North American Society for Sport Management, 2019

In the News:

Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu connects Korean Americans to Korea through baseball (NBC News)

NaRi Shin.
Contact Information
Mailing AddressU-3093
Office LocationGentry 217B