Martha Saavedra, PhD
Center for African Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Study Groups: WF
Research area & expertise:
- Sport (especially football and athletics)- Africa, gender, development;
- African Studies, Representations of Africa, Agrarian politics, development, public administration, Youth politics in Africa;
- China/Africa relations;
Current reasearch interests & projects:
- Women’s football in the Horn of Africa;
- The use of football as a ‘development’ tool;
- The politics of football
“Derartu Tulu,” “Maria Mutola,” and “Kenenisa Bekele,” in Dictionary of African Biography. Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Emmanuel Akyeampong. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, November 2011.
Co-editor with Susann Baller, “Les terrains politiques du football,” Special Issue of Politique Africaine, no. 118, June 2010.
With Susann Baller, « La politique du football en Afrique : mobilisations et trajectoires », in Politique Africaine, no. 118, June 2010.
With Marianne Meier, “Esther Phiri and the Moutawakel Effect in Zambia: An Analysis of the Use of Female Role Models in Sport for Development” Sport in Society, 12:9 2009.
"Dilemmas and Opportunities in Gender and Sport-in-development." Chapter 6 in Sport and International Development, ed. Roger Levermore and Aaron Beacom, Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
“Women, Islam, Gender, Sports and the Female Body: Sub-Saharan Africa” (long version) A Mulher em África: Vozes de uma Margem sempre Presente, Editors: Inocência Mata & Laura Padilha, Lisboa: Edições Colibri / CEA-FLUL (Centro de Estudos Africanos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.) (also in negotiation to be published in Luanda, Angola), 2007.
“Excavating the Field” on The Global Game: Making space on a ‘crooked field’ by John Turnbull. Included in blog entry September 20, 2007. http://www.theglobalgame.com/pdf/saavedra.pdf, 2006.
“Women, Gender, Sports and the Female Body: Sub-Saharan Africa,” in The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, Volume 3: Family, Body, Sexuality and Health. Editor: Suad Joseph. Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.
“Women, Sport, and Development,” Learn More/Gender pages, Sport and Development International Platform, Swiss Academy for Development, www.sportanddev.org/, May 2005.
“Gender and Sports,” in A Companion to Gender Studies, eds. Philomena Essed, Audrey Kobayashi, and David Theo Goldberg. Blackwell Press, 2005.“Football Feminine: The Development of the African Game,” in Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking off a New Era, Editors: F. Hong and J.A Mangan, Frank Cass: London/Portland OR, 2004. First published as a special edition of Soccer and Society, Vol. 4, Nos 2/3. Autumn/Fall 2003