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Background and activities

Professor in sociology (of sports)

Central research topics:

  • Feminist perspectives on body, sport and modernity
  • The gendering of (sport) organizations,
  • Power and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in sport policy,
  • Images of leadership and gender in sport
  • Gender in sports media
  • Gender and coaching
  • Physical activity, sport and social class.

Main topics of teaching

  • Sport and social theory
  • Sport sociology
  • Sport history
  • Qualitative methods


Selected academic leadership positions:

  • Pro- rector of Finnmark University College.
  • Coordinator of the Research Group on Rural Women at Finnmark University College.
  • President of the Norwegian Association for Women and Gender Studies.
  • Extended board member of the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)  
  • Leader of the master program in sport studies   

 

Selected scientific activities:

  • Several key note/guest lectures, invited papers and about 50 paper presentations on national and international congresses and conferences.
  • Guest editor for several special issues of journals of sport and gender research
  • Member of several editorial boards
  • Leader/member of expert committees to assess qualifications to academic positions at Norwegian universities as well as internationally.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Books

  • Bruce, Toni; Hovden, Jorid; Markula, Pirkko. (2010) Sportswomen at the Olympics. A Global Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage. Sense Publishers. 2010. ISBN 978-94-6091-105-7.

Part of book/report

  • Bakke, Inger Marie; Solheim, Liv Johanne; Hovden, Jorid. (2016) "Skulle ønske jeg kunne være med på turn, jeg!" Om fattige foreldres utfordringer med å legge til rette for barnas fysiske aktivitet. Ungdom og idrett.
  • Chavrier, Didier; Hovden, Jorid; Cazzoli, Stefania; Kamberidou, Irene; Chroni, Stiliani. (2016) Pioneers and outstanding women in national and international sports leadership. Inspirational women in Europe: making a difference in physical education, sport and dance.
  • Hovden, Jorid. (2016) Når kvinner gjør forskjell - Et portrett av en nestor i nord-norsk idrett: Olga Olaussen. Utafor sporet? Idrett, identiteter og regionalisme i nord.
  • Hovden, Jorid. (2016) The 'fast track' as a future strategy for achieving gender equality and Democracy in sport organizations. Ethics and Governance in Sport. The future of sport imagined.