Sport Scholar Profile | Sepandarmaz Mashreghi, Malmö University


  • PhD


  • Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö
  • E-mail

Research  interest

  • Physical activity and exercise psychology
  • Post-colonialism, immigration & multiculturalism
  • Gender and physical activity
  • Participatory action research

Ongoing research

  • Participatory Activist Research: Afghan Youth and Physical Education in Malmö

Selected publications

Mashreghi, S., Dankers, S. & Bunke, S. (2014). The role of motivational climate in multicultural sport classes. Swedish Journal of Sport Researchp.77-109.
Presenter, Mashreghi, S. (2014, November). Motivational climate: Pathway to integration. Paper presented at the 35th annual Conference of North American Society for Sociology of Sport, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved from
Chroni, S. & Mashreghi, S. (2016). Advancing Women’s Participation in Sport: A Focus on Motives. Oral presentation at the Pre-Conference Expert Roundtable jointly organized by ACSM-WSI at the 2016 ACSM Conference, Boston, MA, USA.
Mashreghi, S. (2021) Decolonial Re-existence and Sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden Malmö: Malmö University


Athletes’ Careers Across Cultures Natalia B.  Stambulova & Tatiana V. Ryba (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2013 (book review 141211)
The Organizational Psychology of Sport: Key issues and practical applications Christopher R. D. Wagstaff (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2017 (book review 170825)
Idrotten i spänningsfältet mellan hälsa och ohälsa: Rapport från Nordisk idrottsvetenskaplig konferens, 22 till 23 november 2017 i Halmstad (feature, med Alexander Jansson & Matilda Lindberg, 180119)
Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic ‘Other’ Girls and WomenAarti Ratna & Samaya Farooq Samie (red) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (book review 180919)
Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports Sine Agergaard Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2018 (book review 190116)
Decolonizing Sport and Exercise Psychology Within a European Context: A Critical Overview (article, published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum 200522)
“Where is the sport science in this?”: The crumbling of the coloniality of social sciences and re-existence of the otherwise (feature article, 210518)
The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell & Thomas F. Carter Berkeley, CA: University of California Press 2018 (book review, 211207)

Page published 2017-09-27 | Updated 2021-12-07


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