Header photograph by Brazilian Photographer Andre Cherri, used with permission. Visit his flickr site for more of his photographs.
This blog was founded by Professor Laurent Dubois as a place for commentators, including students in the Duke University class “World Cup and World Politics” to post thoughts, musings, rants, links, etc. related to the history and politics of soccer. Since 2009, Professor Dubois has continued to edit the site as in order to host ongoing discussions about the culture and politics surrounding the global game.
Since then contributors have included students in the Fall of 2013 in “Soccer Politics,” taught by Laurent Dubois and Achille Mbembe, and students in the Spring 2015, Spring 2016 and Spring 2018 iterations of “Soccer Politics,” taught by Laurent Dubois.
Professor Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
His is the author of Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010) and The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer (New York: Basic Books, 2018)
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