The Annual Sport and the Global South Conference was held at George Mason University on November 12-14, 2012. GGRF Executive Director, Kayla Nolan, was invited to present research titled “Renegotiating Gender Norms through Running in Ethiopia.” View the conference abstracts and program.
About the Conference: While sport is played all around the world, the power relationships in global sport still favor the larger nations of the Northern Hemisphere with particular sites of power located in Europe and North America. Infrastructure and opportunities are also vastly uneven throughout the world though many sport development programs have been established in the nations of the Global South. Following on from the successful Sport and the Global South: Theory Meets Practice Conference of November 2011, this conference addresses major issues facing sport in the Global South and brings together researchers and practitioners in discussions about the structural problems and the prospects for sport in the Global South during the Twenty-First Century.