Jan Ludvigsen

School of Justice Studies

Jan Andre Lee Ludvigsen was appointed as Lecturer in August 2020. He completed his BA (Hons) Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU, 2013-16) and obtained his Master of Arts in International Relations and Security at the University of Liverpool (2017). His PhD thesis was submitted in September 2020.

Broadly, Jan’s research interests lie in the various contemporary sociological and criminological issues in sports. In his PhD thesis, he combined his background from political science and sociology and explored the relationship between sport mega-events (SMEs) and ‘security’. Jan’s research has been frequently published in different internationally recognized journals. He also serves different editorial positions, including Assistant Editor in the journal Managing Sport and Leisure. In 2018, he was selected Soccer & Society’s most ‘Promising Contributor’ and invited speaker to Oxford, UK, for Sport in Society’s 20th anniversary conference.

In terms of teaching, Jan has led and taught on a number of modules within the Faculty, including International Fieldwork in Sociology, Sport, Crime & Politics, and Contemporary Issues in Security and Policing.

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

Lecturer, Policing, LJMU, 2020 - present
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

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

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

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

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

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:

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.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, The Football Collective.

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