Background and activities

Mari Haugaa Engh is associate professor in gender, equality and diversity studies, at the centre for gender and feminist research. She got her PhD from Aarhus University in Denmark (2014) and her masters degree from the University of Cape Town (2010). She has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2018) and Lecturer (2017-2018) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She is a transdisciplinary gender scholar with a special interest in sport and physical activity, migration and transnationalism, and postcolonial feminist theory.

Mari has taken part in a number of research projects on sport and development, equality and inclusion in football, international sports labour migration, religion and migration, with a particular focus on South Africa and Scandinavia. She currently works on questions related to whiteness, racism and diversity in Norwegian sports, racialisation and sex/gender testing in international elite sports, and gender and sexuality in African women’s football.

She teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses at the Centre for Gender and Feminist Research, and supervises projects related to topics such as sport, sexuality, migration and diversity. 

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