Beyond Boosterism: Roundtable on the 2023 Women’s World Cup

The upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa will make history: it’s the first co-hosted WWC; first in the southern hemisphere; first with 32 teams; and first with guaranteed prize money for all players.

On June 13, 2023, historians Jean Williams and Brenda Elsey, and anthropologist Hillary Haldane comprised a panel that delved into key issues in the politics, economics, culture, and history of the most important event in women’s football.

A total of 34 participants from around the world attended the event, which made for a particularly lively and engaging discussion.

Listen to an audio recording of the session (for personal/educational use only):