Liverpool Skylilne

Humanities and Social Science

Jan Ludvigsen

Biography

Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen completed his BA (Hons) Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU, 2013-16), before he obtained his Master of Arts in International Relations & Security at the University of Liverpool in December 2017. In January 2018, he was awarded a full three-year PhD scholarship at LJMU. Since May 2019, Jan has also worked as a research assistant on sociology of sports projects in in the Sociology department.

Jan’s current research focuses on sport mega-events (SMEs) and security. Here, he combines his background from political science and sociology, and he addresses the upcoming UEFA European Championship in football in 2020, which for the first time ever will take place across 12 different European countries in a “pan-European” celebration. In his research, Jan is particularly concerned with spectators’ perceptions of – and responses to - the contested concepts of ‘safety’ and ‘security’, in an era wherein SMEs constitute securitized spaces, and thus have diverse socio-spatial effects. He is also interested in the the wider security and monitoring arrangements in the English Premier League, and more broadly, the English Premier League as a globalized football league and institution, and the ramifications of this, both locally and globally, for the game’s supporters, match-day experiences/atmospheres and business practices (e.g. club ownerships).

Jan's research has been frequently published in different internationally recognised journals. In 2018, he was selected as journal 'Soccer & Society's' most 'Promising Contributor' and invited as speaker to the University of Oxford (UK), to deliver a presentation of one of his papers (in June 2018) at Sport in Society’s 20th anniversary conference. Previously, he has also been awarded the ‘Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship’ (University of Liverpool, in February 2017) for his academic performances and efforts.

Since 2018 Jan has taught on the following modules across the Faculty:
L3: Investigating Liverpool, Key Study Skills
L4: Identities & Studying Sociology, Sociological Imaginations, Global Issues & Society
L6: International Fieldwork in Sociology.

Languages

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

Degrees

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

Research Assistant, Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
sessional lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present

Publications

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. 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. Transnational fan reactions to transnational trends: Norwegian Liverpool supporters, ‘authenticity’ and ‘filthy-rich’ club owners Soccer & Society, :1-19 >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. 2017. ‘Foreign ownerships’ in the Premier League: examining local Liverpool fans’ perceptions of Fenway Sports Group Soccer & Society, :1-24 >DOI

Ludvigsen J. [IN PRESS] ‘The more, the merrier?’ Euro 2020, transnational collaboration, opportunities and challenges Leisure / Loisir,

Ludvigsen JAL. (Forthcoming) Lessons learned and tables turned: '(in)security' and media representations in the 2018 World Cup (Special Issue) Soccer and Society,

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

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

Conference publication

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

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

Internet publication

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

Ludvigsen JAL. The curious case of Policing in the ‘Prem’ >Link

Engagement & Impact

Award:

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

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship (PGR), University of Liverpool, https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/international/tuition-fees-and-scholarships/undergraduate/vice-chancellors-int/

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, The Football Collective

Other invited event:

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

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

Moments, Metaphors and Memories: Defining Events in the History of Soccer, University of Oxford, Rhodes House, Invited to present a paper