Sport Scholar Profile | Susanne Ravn, University of Southern Denmark


  • Professor and Head of the Research Unit Movement Culture and Society


Research interests

Movement practices, phenomenology, qualitative research methodologies, dance and performance,  learning processes in sport, dance and physical education

Current project

Being moved to move – clarifying affectivity dimensions in movement practices

Selected publications

Ravn, S. and Larsen, S.H. (eds.)  (2020) Krop og bevægelse i Idræt og Sundhed – Kulturanalytiske tilgange [Body and Movement in Sports and Health: Cultural Analytic Approaches]. Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark
Book chapters
Ravn, S. (2019) ‘Improvisation and Argentinean tango – playing with body memory.’ In Midgelow, V. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance. Oxford University Press.
Ravn, S., (2016) ‘Phenomenological Analyses.’ In Smith, B. and Sparkes, A. (eds.) International Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Sport and Exercise.  London and New York: Routledge.
He, J. and Ravn, S. (2018‚ shared authorship) ‘Sharing the dance: on the reciprocity of movement in the case of elite sports dancers.’ Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 17: 99-116. DOI 10.1007/s11097-016-9496-5.
Ravn, S. (2017) ‘Dancing Practices: Seeing and Sensing the Moving Body.’ Body & Society, 23(2). 57-82.
Ravn, S. and Høffding, S. (2017) ‘The promise of sporting bodies in phenomenological thinking – how exceptional cases of practice can contribute to develop foundational phenomenological concepts’. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9(1): 56-68


Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance Susan Leigh Foster Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (book review 110511)
The Laban Sourcebook Dick McCaw (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2011 (book review 120418)
Learning by Joining the Rhythm: Apprenticeship Learning in Elite Double Sculls Rowing (peer reviewed article, with Ole Lund and Mette Krogh Christensen, published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol. 3, 2012)
The formation of interpersonal relationships in dance practice: A mixed-method study of two programmes (peer reviewed article, with Karsten Elmose-Østerlund, published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Vol. 10, 2019)

Published 2020-05-12

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