Author Archives: Alex Galarza

Marimachos*: On Women’s Football in Latin America

By Brenda Elsey and Joshua Nadel Dr. Brenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University and the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile. Follow her on twitter @politicultura. Dr. Joshua Nadel … Continue reading

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Post-Hofstra: Now for an unconference!

Brenda Elsey and Stanislao Pugliese deserve congratulations and thanks for organizing “Soccer as the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity, and Politics”, one of the largest and most important conferences on studying the sport ever held. Assembling many of the field’s … Continue reading

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Producing a collaborative documentary during fieldwork

Shortly after Peter and I proposed this panel on collaboration between journalists and academics, I was contacted by a team of four young sports journalists interested in my dissertation topic. They all graduated with degrees in sports journalism, but haven’t … Continue reading

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“Who Should We Root For?” And Other Questions I Can’t Answer

Dr. Brenda Elsey is an associate professor of history at Hofstra University and the author of Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth Century Chile. Follow her on twitter @politicultura. Reflecting on his time in the editorial pages of Mexican … Continue reading

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Soccernomics as model for academic/journalistic collaboration

Editors’ note: FSF will be hosting a panel at Hofstra’s “Soccer as the Beautiful Game” conference on April 12, 9:30AM (-5 GMT). The purpose of the panel is to provoke discussion and debate on how journalists and scholars can inform our … Continue reading

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New ‘State of the field’ format yields rich insights

On March 25, FSF members met for the second spring session with a new format. Participants picked a diverse array of new and classic books from around the world published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Members shared their insights … Continue reading

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FSF March: State of the Field

The Football Scholars Forum 2013/14 season continues on March 25, 3pm ET (-4 GMT), with a special session in a tasty new format.  For the first time, FSF members gather via Skype to report on a number of different fútbol … Continue reading

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Lindsay Krasnoff and The Making of Les Bleus

On February 12th, FSF kicked off the spring 2014 season with Lindsay Krasnoff and her new book, The Making of Les Bleus: Sport in France, 1958-2010. Sixteen participants were able to join our invited author for a lively discussion of her work. … Continue reading

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FSF February – U.S. Soccer History

Mark your calendars! On Tuesday, February 26th at 8pm Eastern Standard Time we will be holding our first session of 2013.  Our session will feature three works from Steven Apostolov, Tom McCabe, and Gabe Logan on aspects of soccer history in the United States. … Continue reading

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Insights on The 90th Minute and the future of WPS

On Wednesday, December 5, FSF members met in East Lansing and online to discuss Jun Stinson’s documentary film The 90th Minute. We were joined by Gwen Oxenham, the producer of Pelada and author of Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries, … Continue reading

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