Personal profile

Research interests

Funded by the SWWDTP, my research explores the impact of playing football on women's lives, and how it affects their positions in society. It looks to demonstrate how football empowers women off the pitch too, and what makes football different to other sports.

The data was collected during eight months of ethnographic fieldwork in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, in which I played football with thirteen different women’s teams, conducted two dozen interviews and had more than 200 players complete my questionnaire.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Gender Research Group


  • Latin America
  • Football
  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Women's Sports