Dr Jan Ludvigsen

Humanities and Social Science

Dr Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Politics with Sociology. He holds a BA (Hons) Sociology (First Class), MA International Relations & Security (Distinction) and a PhD (critical approaches to international security issues at sports mega-events).

His research fields include issues and (re-)constructions of ‘security’ and security policies in European contexts through the lens of sports mega-events. Yet, he’s also interested in the wider intersections between politics, risk, crime and global sports.
Jan’s research has frequently been published in internationally recognized journals. Jan is also currently writing two books (one being co-authored), whereby one is titled “Sport Mega-Events, Security and COVID-19: Securing the Football World” (Routledge, 2022). Further, he serves several editorial positions. He’s the Associate Editor of Managing Sport and Leisure and acting as Guest Editor for three journal special issues. In 2018, he was selected as Soccer & Society’s most promising contributor and invited speaker to Oxford, UK, for Sport in Society journal’s 20-year anniversary.

Jan has taught widely across the School on modules related but not limited to: security, the sociology and politics of sports, sociological theory and identity, qualitative methods and international fieldwork, and global issues.

Languages

Bokmål Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
English
German
Swedish
Danish
Norwegian Nynorsk; Nynorsk Norwegian

Degrees

2021, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2017, University of Liverpool, UK, Master of Arts International Relations & Security (Distinction)
2016, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, BA (Hons) Sociology (First Class)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer International Relations and Politics with Sociology, International Relations and Politics, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Lecturer, School of Justice Studies, LJMU, 2020 - 2021
Research Assistant, Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - 2019
Guest Researcher, University of South-Eastern Norway, 2019 - 2020
Sessional Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - 2020

Highlighted publications

Ludvigsen JA. 2019. ‘Safety first’: towards a security legacy and fan-oriented research agenda in the English Premier League Sport in Society, :1-22 DOI

Lee Ludvigsen JA. 2018. Sport mega-events and security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinarily securitized event Soccer & Society, 19 :1058-1071 DOI

Ludvigsen JAL. Sport Mega-Events and Security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinary securitized event Soccer and Society,

Journal article

Ludvigsen JA. 2021. Mega-events, expansion and prospects: Perceptions of Euro 2020 and its 12-country hosting format Journal of Consumer Culture, :1-19 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ludvigsen J. 2021. When ‘the show’ cannot go on: An investigation into sports mega-events and responses during the pandemic crisis International Review for the Sociology of Sport, :1-18 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wise N, Lee Ludvigsen JA. 2021. Uniting, disuniting and reuniting: towards a ‘United’ 2026 Sport in Society, :1-10 DOI Public Url

Ludvigsen J, Parnell D. 2021. Redesigning the Games? The 2020 Olympic Games, Playbooks and New Sports Event Risk Management Tools Managing Sport and Leisure, :1-13 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Woods J, Ludvigsen J. 2021. The changing faces of fandom? Exploring emerging ‘online’ and ‘offline’ fandom spaces in the English Premier League Sport in Society, :1-16 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ludvigsen J. 2021. Book Review: Football, Fandom and Consumption Journal of Consumer Culture, 0 :1-3 DOI Author Url Public Url

Bond AJ, Cockayne D, Ludvigsen JAL, Maguire K, Parnell D, Plumley D, Widdop P, Wilson R. 2020. COVID-19: the return of football fans Managing Sport and Leisure, :1-11 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ludvigsen J, Hayton J. 2020. Toward COVID-19 secure events: considerations for organizing the safe resumption of major sporting events Managing Sport and Leisure, :1-11 DOI

Ludvigsen J. 2020. The ‘troika of security’: merging retrospective and futuristic ‘risk’ and ‘security’ assessments before Euro 2020 Leisure Studies, 39 :844-858 DOI Author Url

Ludvigsen J. 2020. ‘The more, the merrier?’ Euro 2020, transnational collaboration, opportunities and challenges Leisure / Loisir, :1-24 DOI

Ludvigsen J. 2020. The Premier League-Globalization nexus: notes on current trends, pressing issues and inter-linked "-ization" processes Managing Sport and Leisure, 25 :37-51 DOI

Ludvigsen J. 2019. Between security and festivity: The case of fan zones International Review for the Sociology of Sport, :1-19 DOI Author Url

Ludvigsen JAL. 2019. Lessons learned and tables turned: '(in)security' and media representations in the 2018 World Cup Soccer and Society, 20 :986-999 DOI

Ludvigsen J, Millward P. 2019. A Security Theatre of Dreams: supporters’ responses to ‘safety’ and ‘security’ following the Old Trafford ‘fake bomb’ evacuation Journal of Sport and Social Issues, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ludvigsen JA. 2019. “Continent-wide” sports spectacles: The “multiple host format” of Euro 2020 and United 2026 and its implications Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 20 :163-181 DOI

Ludvigsen JA. 2019. ‘Safety first’: towards a security legacy and fan-oriented research agenda in the English Premier League Sport in Society, :1-22 DOI

Lee Ludvigsen JA. 2018. Sport mega-events and security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinarily securitized event Soccer & Society, 19 :1058-1071 DOI

Lee Ludvigsen JA. 2018. Transnational fan reactions to transnational trends: Norwegian Liverpool supporters, ‘authenticity’ and ‘filthy-rich’ club owners Soccer & Society, 19 :872-890 DOI

Lee Ludvigsen JA. 2017. ‘Foreign ownerships’ in the Premier League: examining local Liverpool fans’ perceptions of Fenway Sports Group Soccer & Society, :1-24 DOI

Ludvigsen JAL. Sport Mega-Events and Security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinary securitized event Soccer and Society,

Ludvigsen J. Examining stakeholder outlooks on football policing and security: The case of Euro 2020 Journal of Sport and Social Issues,

Book review

Ludvigsen J. 2021. NOlympians: Inside the fight against capitalist mega-sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo & Beyond, by Jules Boykoff International Review for the Sociology of Sport, :1-4 DOI

Chapters

Millward P, Ludvigsen J. 2019. Global Elites and Sports Ownership: Emerging Economies 'Foreign' Owners and New Strategies Maguire J. The Business and Culture of Sports 4 Volume Set :167-180 MacMillan Reference Library 9780028664989

Bond A, Parnell D, Ludvigsen J. Postponement of Events Wise N, Maguire K. A Research Agenda for Event Impacts Edward Elgar. UK

Ludvigsen J, Bond A. Managing Risk and Security Chadwick S, Parnell D, Widdop P, Anagnostopoulos C. The Business of FIFA World Cup Routledge

Internet publication

Ludvigsen JAL. The curious case of Policing in the ‘Prem’ Author Url

Ludvigsen JAL. "A ‘Euro for Europe’ and ‘United 2026’: reflections on the new multiple hosts format" Author Url

Conference publication

Ludvigsen JAL. Presentation of paper: “The 2018 World Cup as an extraordinarily securitized event” Moments, Metaphors, Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer

Ludvigsen JAL. "Spectacular Security"? securitisation processes in the twenty-first century English Premier League Challenging the Narrative

Petersen-Wagner R, Ludvigsen J. VAR (video-assistant-referee) as Neo-Colonialism? Boundaries, Barriers, and (Multiple) Belongings Through Sport, ESA

Thesis/Dissertation

Ludvigsen J. Perceptions, meanings and constructions of ‘security’ before Euro 2020 Millward P. Public Url

Other invited event:

IRP Perspectives Seminar III, Online (LJMU), Sport mega-events, governance and legacies: Pressing trends and future directions. 2021

Football Collective Sessions: Jan Ludvigsen talks about his research on EURO 2020 and security with Dan Parnell, UK, Talk / session available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMFM2epRFNA&t=432s. 2020

Research Seminar: Perspectives in International Relations - 'Sport and Security', Liverpool, The Euro 2020’s multiple host format and (in)security. 2019

Guest lecture, Liverpool Business School, Guest lecture in BA Event Management L4 on sport mega-events, risk-management.. 2019

Moments, Metaphors and Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer, University of Oxford, Rhodes House, Invited to present a paper on sport mega-events, 'safety' and 'security' on a conference that coincided with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.. 2018

Media Coverage:

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/sports-business/news/stories/title,1239089,en.php, Experts demand UK Government reverses "political" decision to ban football fans. Published on 13 November 2020. 2020

TV interview with Radio Television Suisse (Switzerland) about Liverpool FC's history, politics and identity. 2020

Media interview (Urheilulehti, Finnish media) on football rivalries and derby games. 2019

Fellowships:

Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Academy. 2020

Award:

"Most Promising Young Contributor", Soccer & Society (Journal). 2018

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship (PGR), University of Liverpool. 2017

Other Professional Activity:

Assistant Editor, Managing Sport & Leisure (journal).

Editorial Board member (Soccer & Society).

Reviewer for Journal of Global Sport Management.

Reviewer for Sport in Society.

Reviewer, Sociological Research Online.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, The Football Collective.

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