In the final session before taking a much-deserved mid-season holiday break, the Football Scholars Forum will discuss the impact and aftermath of the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The session is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, December 1, at 1:45pm Eastern U.S. Time (-5 GMT).
The online discussion is set to include many of the writers and scholars who expertly contributed to international media coverage of the tournament.
As is traditional with FSF, a common set of readings (and a video lecture!) will help spark and sustain conversation on a number of topics and questions related to the WWC: from FIFA, plastic pitches, and global inequalities to match ethnographies, the first U.S. victory in 16 years, and what’s in store for women’s football in the years to come.
Please RSVP to Alex Galarza (galarza DOT alex AT gmail) and provide your Skype username if participating for the first time. Follow the convo on Twitter via the hashtag #FSFWWC15
- Jean Williams, “Women and Soccer: Research Agendas and Policy Debates,” plenary lecture at The Futures of Women’s Soccer Symposium, Duke University Forum for Scholars and Publics, April 10, 2015 [watch]
- Jean Williams, “Women’s soccer evolution a product of pre-World-Cup-era resolve,” Upfront & Onside/SI.com, June 9, 2015
- Brian Oliver, “All is not as rosy as it seems in the world of women’s football ahead of World Cup,” Inside The Games, June 7, 2015
- Laurent Dubois and Brenda Elsey, “As Women’s World Cup nears its end, perspective on a month in Canada,” Upfront & Onside/SI.com, July 3, 2015
- Shireen Ahmed and Dave Zirin, “African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup,” The Nation, July 1, 2015
- Laurent Dubois, “France vs. Germany quarterfinal highlights best of women’s soccer,” Upfront & Onside/SI.com, June 27, 2015
- Brenda Elsey, “A first-hand account of Brazil’s Women’s World Cup clash with Spain,” Upfront & Onside/SI.com, June 17, 2015
- Moya Dodd, “FIFA, football and women: why reform must specify inclusion and investment,” Submission to Francois Carrard, Chair of FIFA Reform Committee, October 2015
- Rose Eveleth, “An Ode to Sydney Leroux’s Eyelashes,” Screamer, June 30, 2015
- Andrew Guest, “Field Notes: An Anthropology of the Women’s World Cup” The Allrounder 26 June 2015
Series Upfront & Onside/SI.com Throughout the Women’s World Cup an array of accomplished writers and scholars filed regularly from Canada with an eye on bringing a wide-ranging scope to the 2015 tournament. The cast of writers featured many Football Scholars Forum members, including: Laurent Dubois, Jean Williams, Brenda Elsey, Jennifer Doyle, Shireen Ahmed, Joshua Nadel and Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff.
Shireen Ahmed, “Women’s World Cup May Seem Like a Feminist Fairy Tale, But the Fight’s Not Over”, RH Reality Check, July 10, 2015
Jean Williams, “When Two Elephants Fight, It is the Grass That Suffers,” Football Scholars Forum, December 1, 2015
Gwendolyn Oxenham, “Pinoe’s Biggest Fan,” Ussoccer.com, June 14, 2015
Andrew Guest, “A Thinking Fan’s Guide to the Women’s World Cup” The Allrounder 4 June 2015
Margery Masterson, “Watching the Women’s World Cup in the USA,” womenworkvalue2015, June 2015
CIES, Women’s Football Survey 2014 [pdf]
More links forthcoming.