Background and activities

Professor in sociology (of sports)

Central research topics

  • Gender relations and the gendering of (sport) organizations
  • Power and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in sport policy.
  • Leadership and gender in (sport) organizations
  • Gender policy and gender political strategies in sport organizations
  • Sport, social class and migration
  • Feminist perspectives on body, sport and modernity
  • Gender in sports media
  • Gender and coaching

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

  • Elling, Agnes; Hovden, Jorid; Knoppers, Annelies. (2019) Gender Diversity in European Sport Governance. Routledge. 2019. ISBN 978113807053-0.
  • 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.