Liverpool Skylilne

Humanities and Social Science

Mr 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.

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 frequently been published in different internationally-recognised journals. In 2018, he was selected as Soccer & Society’s most ‘Promising contributor’, and invited 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. Jan also teaches on different modules across the faculty, including 4101SOC, 3101FND, 6103SOC plus more

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)

Publications

Highlighted publications

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

Lee Ludvigsen JA. Sport mega-events and security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinarily securitized event Soccer & Society, :1-14 >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

Ludvigsen JAL, Millward P. (forthcoming) "Global Elites and Sports Ownerships: Emerging economies, 'foreign' owners and new strategies". In: Macmillan's Business and Culture of Sports series

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

Journal article

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,

Lee Ludvigsen JA. Transnational fan reactions to transnational trends: Norwegian Liverpool supporters, ‘authenticity’ and ‘filthy-rich’ club owners Soccer & Society, :1-19 >DOI

Lee Ludvigsen JA. Sport mega-events and security: the 2018 World Cup as an extraordinarily securitized event Soccer & Society, :1-14 >DOI

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

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:

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