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    Public defence of doctoral thesis | Decolonial re-existence and sports: Stories of Afghan youth in Sweden | Sepandarmaz Mashreghi, Malmö University, September 3, 2021

    Grounded in Indigenous, borderland, Chicana and Black feminist knowledges as well decolonial thought, Sepandarmaz Mashreghi’s thesis contributes both theoretically and methodologically to the field of sport and exercise in relation to young asylum seekers and migration research. The participatory analysis demonstrates that for the Afghan youth in this study, sport and physical activity was not a distinct entity, rather it was intertwined with various aspects of their lives.

    Vacancies | PhD studentships in Sports Science specialising in the Humanities and Social Sciences @ Malmö University | Apply before January 16, 2022

    The focus of postgraduate education in sport sciences specializing on social sciences and the humanities lies on the various forms of sport and on their past, present and future importance to society. The education program comprises a range of areas from competitive, recreational and experience sports to sport as a school subject including outdoor education, physical recreation and ecological sustainability.

    Press Release | Horseback riding: From military and male affairs to popular youth sport

    In many countries, riding is considered something for the upper classes, but in Sweden, the sport has gained a prominent place thanks to the riding schools. “Here, it has been in the state's interest that all children should be able to learn to ride,” says Susanna Hedenborg, Malmö University, researcher behind a new study on the development of Swedish riding schools.

    Doktorandkurs | Idrottens och friluftslivets miljöutmaningar, 7,5 hp. Malmö universitet, HT 2021

    Syftet med kursen är att du ska tillägna dig fördjupade kunskaper om idrottens och friluftslivets miljöpåverkan och miljöutmaningar historiskt och i dagens samhälle och hur de kan förstås utifrån sammanhang i tid och rum. Viktiga utgångspunkter är idrotten och friluftslivet som samhällsfenomen, rörelser och politikområden. Kursen behandlar olika aspekter av idrottens och friluftslivets utmaningar såsom historiska perspektiv, transporter, material och teknik, mark-och vatten användning, event, politik och påverkansinstrument.

    Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum, Volume 11, 2020

    SSSF, a multidisciplinary social sciences sport studies journal, welcomes articles that deal with sport and social change and social stability in a wide sense, articles about the profound and comprehensive processes affecting sport. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: National and Organizational Culture in Norwegian Elite Sport: The Account of National Handball Head Coaches by Eivind Å. Skille, Per Øystein Hansen, Frank Abrahamsen & Stiliani “Ani” Chroni.

    Sport Scholar Profile | Aurélien Daudi, Malmö University

    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.

    Unga vittnar om mer stillasittande liv under corona – ny forskning från Malmö universitet

    I våras startade ett forskningsprojekt vid Malmö universitet med syfte att studera coronakrisens effekter på idrott och fysisk aktivitet. – Enkätsvaren vi har fått in visar att unga verkar röra sig mindre, säger Susanna Hedenborg, forskningsledare. Drygt 1100 personer har besvarat enkäten som forskarna skickade ut i april. 31 procent av de yngre mellan 16-20 år svarar att de har varit mindre aktiva under coronapandemin.

    Call for Participation | Sport Science Online Meetup, 18–20 November 2020

    The Department of Sport Sciences at Malmö university, in collaboration with SVEBI, has the pleasure of inviting the Scandinavian sport science community to a series of digital seminars on November 18–20, 2020. This digital meetup will work as a pre-event for the SVEBI conference that will be hosted at Malmö University on 17–19 November 2021. We see the event as a terrific opportunity for the sport science community to meet – albeit digitally – and exchange experiences.

    Lediga platser | Postdoktor i idrottsvetenskap inom Mistra-projektet, till Malmö universitet | Ansök senast midsommardagen, den 20 juni 2020

    Som postdoc kommer du att bedriva historisk forskning i ett projekt inriktat på idrott och friluftsliv i ett brett samhällsperspektiv med fokus på miljö och hållbarhet. Den specifika forskningsuppgiften formas i dialog med en forskningsgrupp, som består huvudsakligen av historiker, samt samverkanspartners inom forskningsporgrammet Mistra Sport & Outdoors, ett tvärvetenskapligt forskningsprogram finansierat av Stiftelsen för miljöstrategisk forskning, Mistra.

    Save the Date | SVEBI Conference 2020 – “Good Sport or Sport for Good? The role of sport in relation to the sustainable development goals”. November 19–20, 2020

    The Swedish Association for Behavioral and Social Sciences Sports Research serves the interest of research and education in sport. It promotes good research opportunities; builds national and international networks for researchers in the behavioral and social sciences; informs internally and externally about current research in the area; maintains contacts with sports organizations and other bodies essential to this field of research; promotes higher education in the field.
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