Dr. Annette Hofmann to visit the sport sciences department at Malmö University

Christl Franziska Antonia Cranz-Borchers (1 July 1914 – 28 September 2004) was a German alpine ski racer. Cranz dominated international competition in the 1930s, winning twelve world championship titles between 1934 and 1939. At the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she won the combined competition (slalom and downhill). (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Renowned German sports scholar, Prof. Dr. Annette R. Hofmann of Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany, will visit the Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, on Monday and Tuesday, December 17–18, 2019. On Monday 17 of December she will head the Sport Studies Research Seminar and present her research on “The Skier Christl Cranz: A female German Athlete during the Nazi Period and Beyond.”

Dr. Hofmann is head of the Institute for Art, Music and Sport. She is also President of the International Society for the History Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES) and Vice President of the German Gymnastic Federation (Deutsche Turner-Bund), as well as Academic Editor Europe of The International Journal for the History of Sport. She is former Review Editor of the Journal of Sport History, author of over 100 articles and editor of various books on sport history, and other areas of sport studies.

Dr. Hofmann’s main fields of research is ski history, history of women’s ski jumping, influence of German immigrants on American sports, women and sport, the diseased female body, sexualized violence in physical education, and eSports.

Her teaching includes skiing (downhill and cross-country) and outdoor education (friluftsliv) in Norway’s Arctic.

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