Critical reflections of women and football

We are delighted to formally introduce the first keynote panel ‘Critical reflections of women and football’ chaired by Alex Culvin. The session is part of the  ‘Challenging the Narrative’ – Critical thinking in football conference at Hampden in Glasgow on the 29th and 30th November 2018.

‘Critical reflections of women and football’chaired by Alex Culvin.

Alex Culvin (PhD student, University of Central Lancashire, UK) and Dr Stacey Pope (Associate Professor, Durham University, UK)

az (002)Alex Culvin is a final year PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Alex’s research focuses on football as work for women and the context is the employment concerns of elite women footballers in England. More specifically, Alex’s research explores whether and how employment policies impact the welfare and wellbeing of professional women footballers. As a former professional footballer, Alex has been able to reflect on and utilise her own experiences as a player to develop the research project.

email:  twitter:  @alexculvin

Stacey picStacey Pope
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology (Sport) at Durham University. She is especially interested in issues of gender and sport and has published widely on the topic of female sports fandom. She is author of The Feminization of Sports Fandom: A Sociological Study (2017), co-editor (with Gertrud Pfister) of Female Football Players and Fans: Intruding into a Man’s World (2018) and her work has appeared in a range of journals. Her research to date has included a number of areas, for example, the sociology of football and rugby union, comparative research in sports fandom, female fans of men’s football and their views of women’s football, the meaning of sport for women and women’s formative sporting experiences.

email: twitter: @StaceyPope20

Further details on the speakers that will join Alex will be announced shortly.


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