Erasmus University Rotterdam
Project leader: Dr. Gijsbert Oonk
Researchers: Prof. dr. Godfried Engbersen, Dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg, Christian Ungruhe
PhD candidates: Gijs van Campenhout MA, Joost Jansen MA, Jasmin Seijbel MA
The research project ‘Sport and Nation’ focuses on talented migrant athletes in football and the Olympics in the context of changing citizenship, ‘complex nationality issues’ and elite migration. We will emphasize how ideas, institutions and context in this global ‘race for talent’ have changed over the past century and highlight the paradox of states promoting the ‘nation’ without ‘nationals’.