Sport Scholar Profile | Sara Karlén, Malmö University



  • Ph.D. Candidate in Sport Science


  • Dept. of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö, Sweden
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Research interests

Sport science, sociology, fandom, culture, creativity

Current project

Tifo within the Swedish Football Supporter Culture

Selected publications

Radmann, A. & Karlén, S. (2022). Spectators longing for live action: a study of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on (football) supporters in Sweden. Sport in Society25(7), 1327–1342.
Andersson K, Jansson A, Karlén S, Radmann J. Spatial transitions, levels of activity, and motivations to exercise during COVID-19: a literature review. Sport in Society. January 2021. doi:10.1080/17430437.2021.2016702


Andersson, Karin, Sara Karlén, Jens Radmann & Susanna Hedenborg Voices from closed stadiums: The corona crisis as a potential vehicle for sports development (200916)
Karlén, Sara The Role and Function of Tifos in the Swedish Football Supporter Culture (220901)
Boije af Gennäs, Klara & Sara Karlén Sport in a changing world – rapport från SVEBI-konferensen 2022 (SWE 220920)
The Art of Tifo: Identity, Representation, and Performing Fandom in Football/Soccer Jeffrey W. Kassing & Lindsey J. Meân New York: Peter Lang Publishing 2022 (review in English by Sara Karlén, published 221214)
TIFO: Visionärerna i Hammarby Per Cornell Stockholm: Supportrarnas Matchprogram 2023 (review in Swedish by Sara Karlén, published 230612)
Den sista utposten: En berättelse om svensk fotboll Noa Bachner Stockholm: Mondial 2023 (review in Swedish by Sara Karlén, published 240227)

Published 2023-06-12 | Updated 2024-02-27

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