I’ve just recently been in contact with Prof. Scarlett Cornelissen of Stellenbosch University. She is a leading scholar on Sports Mega-Events (e.g. The Olympics, FIFA World Cup) and has been actively involved in researching the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. I first learned of her and her work while conducting preliminary research around sports mega events, and ran across an article she co-authored entitled “The 2010 Football World Cup as a Political Construct: the challenge of making good on an African promise” in the book Sports Mega-Events.
The book can be found here:
The article was fascinating and informative and I immediately thought I should contact her. So I did. And she responded with many words of encouragement!
I’m so excited for this opportunity to connect with Prof. Cornelissen. I’m looking forward to learning from her and further building my network in South Africa! Her support and expertise will be a huge boon to my research!
Today was a good day!