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Aurélien Daudi is a Ph.D. student at Malmö University. The subject of his research is the thriving domain of social media, particularly the digital culture surrounding fitness which, through the advent of social media, has grown immensely in popularity and appeal, recruiting into its midst young people from all over the world. He posits a dialectical synergy between fitness as a social practice and the governing values at the heart of social media.
Susanne Ravn is an Associate professor and Head of ‘Movement, Culture and Society’, a research unit at the University of Southern Denmark. In her research, she focuses on phenomenological approaches to skilled movement in dance practice. She is the author of several books in Danish and English and has published her research in journals focusing on phenomenology, qualitative research methods in sport, exercise and health, dance research and sociological analysis of embodied experiences.
Anna Qvarfordt is a senior lecturer in Sports Science at the University of Gävle. She has a PhD in Sport Science and in her dissertation she analyses the legitimacy of global anti-doping policy from the perspective of elite athletes. Anna is also involved in research on fitness doping where young people's perceptions of body image, health, exercise and doping means are studied.
Mads Skauge is a PhD candidate in sociology at Nord University (Bodø). His doctoral thesis deals with social inequality in Norwegian youth participation and activity in organized sports and at commercial gyms. His research interests and fields of expertise are mainly within sports sociology, social inequality, youth, sports, fitness, public health, sports politics, e-sports, talent selection, football and quantitative methods.
Jörg Krieger is a German sport historian, working as Assistant Professor for Sport and Social Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. In his research, he explores the policies and attitudes of sport organizations and their leaders in their attempts to combat challenging issues such as doping and corruption. Jörg’s current research focus is on the socio-political history of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Magnus Kilger is a senior lecturer in Sport Science at GIH in Stockholm. His PhD project investigated the selection process in talent selection camps for the youth national teams in Sweden. Presently, his primary research interest is in talent management and youth identity in sporting contexts. Magnus has been coaching football and floorball on different levels for many years.
Jonas Mikaels har disputerat i idrottsvetenskap på avhandlingen Becoming-place: (Re)conceptualising friluftsliv in the Swedish physical education and health curriculum och är lärare i friluftsliv vid GIH. Avhandlingsprojektet handlar om friluftsliv som kunskapsområde i skolan med särskilt fokus på platsbegreppets betydelse som lärobjekt i den pedagogiska friluftslivspraktiken.
Jorid Hovden is a Norwegian researcher and professor of sociology at NTNU. She has studied gender and sports since the 1980s. She has repeatedly demonstrated how women are discriminated against and marginalized, both in key roles and in different sports. has been an active athlete, and was inter alia on the Norwegian national team in volleyball in the 1970s.
Stine Klein Degerbøl er Ph.D.og ansat på Psykomotorikuddannelsen, Københavns Professionshøjskole. Stine er funderet idrætspædagogisk og læringsteoretisk, og har siden fordybet sig i kropslige læreprocesser, bl.a. inspireret af fænomenologisk pædagogik. Hendes forskningsinteresser knytter sig til kropslighed, særligt som den kommer til udtryk i kunst, kultur og læring.
Signe Højbjerre Larsen is a Teaching Associate Professor (Ph.D.) in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark. Signe is a parkour athlete, and her research focuses on parkour, as well as self-organized movement cultures, cultural theory, sociology and philosophy of sport.