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Saving South American Soccer

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Associate Professor of History Brenda Elsey was interviewed by The Nation for an article and podcast, “How a Feminist Uprising Is Saving South American Soccer.” She discusses how women soccer players in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina have used collective organizing to reclaim their soccer federations from near oblivion.

Professor Elsey, who is also co-director for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, is currently in Argentina on a Fulbright grant where her research is focusing on the history of women’s soccer, from the 1930s until present. She is teaching a course at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) on the social history of sport in the Americas and work with history, journalism, and physical education students.

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Dr. Elsey also wrote an article for The Guardian on the same topic: “From the ashes: South American women rise again for the Copa América Femenina.”

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