Racism and Football: Media, Leadership and Coaching

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(Anti)Racism in Sports series is proud to host Dr. Akilah R. Carter-Francique and Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg on a critical conversation about racism and football. In an engaging dialogue, they will be conveying their analysis on how racism functions in football industry through media, leadership and coaching.


Dr. Akilah R. Carter-Francique (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is the Executive Director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San Jose State University. She is also an Associate Professor at SJSU in the Department of African American Studies. Her scholarly endeavors and field of focus encompasses the intersection of sport, society, and social justice that is inclusive of issues of diversity, social movements, and the dynamics of social change and development. Carter-Francique served as the 2018-2019 President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS), currently serves as a member of Laureus “Sport for Good” Research Council in the U.S., and she is the co-editor of Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence and Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Experiences in the United States.

Dr Jacco van Sterkenburg is an Associate Professor at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media Communication and Culture, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Mulier Institute – Dutch Centre for Social Science Research in Sport, the Netherlands. His research focuses mainly on discourses surrounding race/ethnicity, racism and whiteness in multi-ethnic society, with a particular focus on the case of football media, football and  sport management and leadership.

This is a Farenet #blacklivesmatter in football activity organized by BoMoVu, Oseminars, and Alan Savuması.

Watch the live-streamings or past recordings here on Oseminars' Youtube Channel