Entering a New Era? Gender, Sport and Politics – Online Event with Sport Experts

In a bumper Summer of Sport, the Paris 2024 Olympics will be the first ever ‘gender equal’ Olympics with equal numbers of men and women competing. What does this mean for the traditionally masculinised nature of sport? What are the big issues on gender, and its intersections, within sport today? Join us for this event, co-hosted by the Political Studies Association’s Women and Politics and Sport and Politics Specialist Groups, as our panel of experts give their views on the challenges and achievements made in gender and sport in recent times.


Our panel:

• Dr Alex Culvin, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett, ex pro footballer, and Head of Strategy and Research (Women’s Football) at FIFPRO

• Prof Jean Williams, Professor of Sport and consultant with expertise on the cultural history of women's sport

• Suzanne Wrack, author and women's football correspondent at The Guardian


The event will take place online (MS Teams) on Monday 15th July 2024 1:30-3pm (BST) to coincide with the interim period between the end of the Men's Euros and the beginning of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics. 

Register now to secure your spot via the online form


PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group

The Women and Politics Specialist Group provides a focus for PSA members – both women and men - whose research is concerned with women or gender; and is also a resource for women in the PSA. The group has a commitment to encourage the presence and visibility of women in the PSA and the discipline, while combating sexism.


PSA Sport and Politics Specialist Group

The Sport and Politics Specialist Group explores how the development and significance of an increasingly professionalised and internationalised sporting environment impacts on the political process as well as on the way in which practitioners of politics use sport as a tool for political gain.



Online (MS Teams)