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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

  • Hovden, Jorid; Rafoss, Kolbjørn. (2014) Like og ulike historier. De første organiserte lagspillene blant kvinner i et kjønnspolitisk perspektiv. Kjønnsmakt i idrett og friluftsliv.
  • Hovden, Jorid. (2013) Women as Agents of Change in Male Dominated Sports Cultures. Gender and Sport: Changes and Challenges.
  • Hovden, Jorid. (2012) Demokrati eller hegemoni? Jamställdhet och makt inom idrottsrörelsen. Är idrott nyttigt? En antologi om idrott och samhällsnytta..
  • Hovden, Jorid. (2011) Kjønn og leiarskap i norsk idrett - kvinner i kjønnsklemme. Norsk Idrett - Indre spenning og ytre press.
  • Hovden, Jorid; Rafoss, Kolbjørn. (2011) Et kritisk perspektiv - fra Marx til den nyere Frankfurterskole. Grundbog i idrætssociologi.
  • Bruce, Toni; Hovden, Jorid; Markula, Pirkko. (2010) Content analysis, liberal feminism and the importance of mapping. Sportswomen at the Olympics. A Global Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage..

Postal address

Department of Sociology and Political Science Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway