Conference 2006 Speakers


Carol Bellamy

Carol Bellamy
President World Learning and School for International Training
Former Executive Director of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
“The Serious Business of Play”

The Image of the Body

Susan Baller

Suzan Baller
Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany)
Sports and the Performance of Masculinities in Urban Senegal

Irene Peano
University of Cambridge (England)
Wrestling Masculities – Metaphors of Purity and Metonymical Bodies in Senegalese Arenas

Peter Alegi
Michigan State University
Race, Beauty, and Competition: Historicizing Beauty Pageants in South Africa, 1952-2005

Women as Athletic Participants


Jennifer Hustwitt and Kira Manser
Brown University
Women’s Rugby Tackling Connections: The Power of International Interaction

Ennie Laurah Mercy Ndoro
Women’s University in Africa (WUA) (Zimbabwe)
The Role of Sport in Girl Child Empowerment in Schools: A Case For Visitation High School In Zimbabwe

Sarah Hillyer and Ashleigh Huffman
Global Sports Partners and University of Tennessee
What’s Being Done for Muslim Women in Sport?

Sports and Development

Marianne Meier
Swiss Academy for Development SAD (Switzerland)
Promoting Gender Equity Through Sport

Rob Myres
Mondesa Youth Opportunities NGO
Mondesa Youth Opportunities: Changing our Community, One Child at the Time

Pelle Kvalsund
Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sport
International Toolkit for Sport and Development

Priscilla Karuru
Ohio University
Scoring for Social Change: Mathare Youth Sports Association Girls Team in Kenya

Organizations and Gender in African Sport

Bathseba Opini
University of Toronto
Disabled women/girls and sports in Africa: Can educational institutions make a difference?

Kimberly Bodey
Indiana State University
Organizational justice: A Case Study of Female Sport Managers in Morocco

Scott Youngstedt
Saginaw Valley State University
Francophonie Games 2005

Borders and International Implications

Assan Sarr
Michigan State University
What happens when neighbors meet in the field to compete?: Sports and trans-border conflicts in post colonial Sene-Gambia.

Selam G-Alemayo
Ohio University
The Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA)

Lewis Chongwani
Ohio University
Trading” in African athletes: Sporting success or modern slave trade in the hands of powerful forces

Douglas Mpondi
Ohio University
Women, race and sports in Zimbabwe

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