Call for Participation | Sport and Society: Power, Inequality and Technology | PhD Course, 7,5 ECTS, September 17–20, 2019, Nord University, Bodø, Norway

The Faculty of Social Science at Nord universitet will host the PhD course Sport and Society: Power, Inequality and Technology from September 17th to September 20th in Bodø, Norway. The aim of this PhD course is to provide PhD students with more in depth knowledge about three central aspects within social scientific inquiry in sport today: power, inequality and technology (e.g. how technology enables the development of new sports, understanding the link between power relations and social inequality in sport, and considering the role of new technology in how we understand and analyze sport). Furthermore, the participants will get more practical experience on how to prepare manuscripts for publication and will learn more about the publishing process. The course also provides a space to exchange ideas and knowledge about research methods related to the course topic. The course will enable networking and collaboration among participants and speakers.

Amongst the themes covered are:

    • New technology in sport and society research
    • Social inclusion/exclusion
    • Gendered power relations
    • Critical theory and frameworks in sport

Application deadline: September 10th


Associate professor Anne Tjønndal, Nord University, Norway
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Haudenhuyse, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Professor Pål Lagestad, Nord universitet, Norway
Professor Jorid Hovden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Associate professor Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Örebro University, Sweden



(Click program to download a pdf presentation of this course,)

Lofoten Islands

After the course, we will arrange a trip to the Lofoten Islands for those who are interested!

More information about any of this? Contact Anne Tjønndal:

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