Sport and Politics of Race and Identity- Global South Perspective

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2020-11-05 16:00 - 17:00

The seventh of the (Anti)Racism in Sports online series continues by bringing together two experts in sports and sports policy from Qatar. They will shed light on the problem of racism and struggles against it in sports from a global south perspective. You can watch the live streaming on Oseminars Youtube channel or register to join in the Zoom meeting below.

Mahfoud Amara

Mahfoud Amara joined Qatar University in the fall of 2015. He is currently, Associate Professor in Sport Policy and Management, the Director of Sport Science Program at the College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University, he was Assistant Professor in Sport Policy and Management and Deputy Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University. Amara published a number of papers and chapters on sport business, culture, and politics in Arab and Muslim contexts. He undertook research for a range national of international bodies. Invited speaker to a number of national and international conferences, workshops and symposia for his work on sport in the Middle East and North African region and sport and multiculturalism debates in Europe.  He is co-editor with Alberto Testa of a book on “Sport in Islam and in Muslim Communities” (Routledge, 2015) and John Nauright “Sport in the African World” (Routledge, 2018). More recently he edited The Olympic Movement and the Middle East and North Africa Region (Routledge, 2019)

Gerard Akindes 

Dr. Gerard Akindes combines a wealth of experience in sports as athlete and coach, a former manager of a sportswear company, a scholar and a researcher. As athlete, he captained the Benin basketball national team and played professional basket-ball. He coached the Belgian youth, women and men in Belgium.

Dr. Akindes earned a Masters in Sports Administration and PH.D. in Sports Media Studies at Ohio University where he taught Sport Management in the College of Business. His research focuses on international sport management, the economy of sports, television broadcasting, and athlete migration.

He has co-edited a book titled “Identity and Nation in African Football: Fans, Communities and Clubs” published several journal articles and made numerous presentations at learned conferences. He has also co-created an annual conference on sports in Africa (the 14th was held in Senegal in July 2019). At the Josoor Institute, a legacy program of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, he was senior research manager.

Dr. Akindes currently adjunct faculty at the University of Salford, Manchester. He is an independent researcher and sport management consultant for sport governing bodies, and mentors the National Paralympic Committee of the Central African Republic for the as one of the International Paralympic committee (IPC).

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

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