Brenda Elsey, Associate Professor of History, has been named the Fare Network’s Development Lead for FIFA’s Football Confederation (CONCACAF) in North and Central America and the Caribbean (CONMEBOL) in South America. She will design programs, identify issues of discrimination and provide research and analytical support to further the efforts of the Fare network.
The Fare network is an umbrella organization that brings together individuals, informal groups and organizations driven to combat inequality in football and use the sport as a means for social change.
Professor Elsey, an expert in gender and sports, is the co-author of Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America. She serves as co-director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and was the recipient of a Fulbright grant that gave her the opportunity to teach and conduct research in Argentina, focusing on the history of women’s soccer, from the 1930s until the present.