I. Study Group WF
Women's Football: Professionalization, Commercialization, 'Development' and Migration.This study group is concerned with processes of professionalization, commercialization and 'development' as they impact upon and influence the migration of female football players. The professionalization of women's football alongside processes of commercialization has contributed to the emergence of an increasingly international marketplace for highly skilled female migrant players. Central to this international market and the growth of women's football more generally, has been the use of the game to facilitate women’s empowerment and development, particularly in the global South. Group members will have published on or have an interest in issues relating to the increasing mobility of women players, the emergence of a market for and the integration of expatriate players, the use of football in development projects oriented around women/girls and the development of policies and programmes targeted at women’s empowerment and equity in/through football.
Agergaard, Sine (DK); Booth, Sara (UK); Botelho, Vera (DK); Engh, Mari (DK); Liston, Katie (UK); McCree, Roy (TT); Nieland, Joerg-Uwe (DE); Pfister, Gertrud (DK); Rial, Carmen (BR); Saavedra, Martha (US); Schaaf, Daniela (DE); Tiesler, Nina Clara (PT); Williams, Jean (UK)
II. Study Group FM
Football and Migration: Transnational Networks, Geography, Causes, Experiences and Impact.This study group is concerned with the identification, production and export of labor in the football industry; the causes and consequences that these processes have at the micro (individual) and macro (in sending and receiving countries) level; the transnational networks and institutions that facilitate this migration; the spatial dimensions of the international football market; and the ways in which migration is experienced by individuals. Group members will be involved in research activities that seeks to interrogate these issues or that informs our understanding of the migratory movements of football players.
Agergaard, Sine (DK); Alber, Erdmute (DE); CLaussen, Detlev (DE); Darby, Paul (UK); Liston, Katie (UK); McCree, Roy (TT); Nieland, Joerg-Uwe (DE); Poli, Raffaele (CH); Ungruhe, Christian (DE); Rial, Carmen (BR); Schokkaert, Jeron (BE); Spitaler, Georg (AU); Tiesler, Nina Clara (PT); van der Meij, Nienke (UK); Weedon, Gavin (CA).
III. Study Group FD
Football and Diaspora: The role of football among migrant communities.
This study group focuses on the role of football identification and consumption among diasporic communities, as well as on the participation of male and female migrants and their offspring in leisure, recreational, and amateur football teams. Research interests include the integration of female and male youth with migration background into football programs at public schools.
Current Members:Agergaard, Sine (DK); Alvito, Marcos (BR); Bergano, Nélia (DE); Darby, Paul (UK); Domingos, Nuno (PT); Liston, Katie (UK); Moniz, Miguel (PT/USA); Mueller, Juliane (DE); Pereira, Victor (FR); Pfister, Gertrud (DK); Tiesler, Nina Clara (PT); van der Meij, Nienke (UK); Wagg, Stephen (UK).