Muslim women's sporting spatialities: navigating culture, religion and moving bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand
Thorpe, H., Ahmad, N., Marfell, A., & Richards, J. (2020). Muslim women’s sporting spatialities: Navigating culture, religion and moving bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand. Gender, Place & Culture, 1-39. Available here.
I along with Professor Holly Thorpe, Ola Shain, and Dr Noha Nasef were invited to take part in a special panel at the Sport NZ Women and Girls Women and Girls Summit 2020 where we discussed the experiences of Muslim women in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa. Check out the presentation here.
Building Cultural Diversity in Sport: A Critical Dialogue with Muslim Women and Sports Facilitators.
Ahmad, N., Thorpe, H., Richards, J., & Marfell, A. (2020). Building Cultural Diversity in Sport: A Critical Dialogue with Muslim Women and Sports Facilitators. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics. Available here.
I had the opportunity to speak about the Building Cultural Inclusion in Sport in Aotearoa on the Breakfast Show TVNZ 1. I was joined by Karate Athlete Mazlinah binte Haji Mohamad Noor and Archer Niely Sunkar who shared their experience as Muslim female athletes in Aotearoa. You can check out the video on the Facebook for Te Huataki Waiora School of Health – University of Waikato.
Check out part 2 of the series focusing on Muslim women in sport in Aotearoa by the LockerRoom. Read it here.
One of the action items that came out of the “Building Cultural Inclusion in Sport’ workshop last month was increasing the visibilities of Muslim women in sport in Aotearoa. The Locker Room accepted that challenge to help ‘change the narrative’ through a series focusing on Muslim women in sport. Read the first piece here.
Myself, Professor Holly Thorpe, and Huda Anas had an opportunity to talk about the important report that was released on July 24, 2020, the “Building Cultural Inclusion in Sport – Insights from Muslim Women in sport and active recreation” symposium and Huda’s experience as an athlete in Aotearoa. Have a listen.
Ahmad, N. & Thorpe, H., Richards, J., Marfell, A., & Scott, H. (2020). Building Cultural Inclusion in Sport: Insights from Muslim Women in Sport and Active Recreation. Sport New Zealand Report.
Ahmad, N. & Thorpe, H. (2020). Muslim Sportswomen as Digital Space Invaders: Hashtag Politics and Everyday Visibilities. Communication & Sport. Read here.
The digital lives of Muslim sportswomen: Navigating the spaces of sport, culture, and social media (2019)
My PhD thesis is now live and can be found here.
Ahmad, N. (2020). Muslim women, sport and social media. In K. Ross (ed.) Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communications. Wiley-Blackwell.
My upcoming piece in “Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East: A rigorous appraisal of the intersection of sport and politics across the region.” : Hurst Publishers.
Choi, Y, Slaker, J. & Ahmad, N. (2019). Deep strike: Playing gender in the world of Overwatch and the case of Geguri. Feminist Media Studies. Read here.
I was interviewed about Muslim sportswomen and my research on social media use by Muslim sportswomen, read on.
I was awarded the Gary Sailes Graduate Diversity Scholarship award by the North American Society for the Sociology of Sports (NASSS).
I was interviewed by Stuff NZ regarding my dissertation topic and its findings: Read all about it here
I was invited by Engaging Sports to submit a piece about my PhD. Read all about it here: #Muslim #Sportswoman: Dismantling dominant narratives through digital media
Ahmad, N. & Thorpe, H. (2016). Youth Sport in the Middle East. In Routledge Handbook on Youth Sport.
Youth, action sports and political agency in the Middle East: Lessons from a grassroots parkour group in Gaza
Thorpe, H. & Ahmad, N. (2013). Youth, action sports and political agency in the Middle East: Lessons from a grassroots parkour group in Gaza, International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Pearce, K. E., Slaker, J. S., & Ahmad, N. (2013). Transnational families in Armenia and information communication technology use. International Journal of Communication.
I had the opportunity to be the moderator for the “Sport and National Identity in a Global World’s Symposium,” hosted by Dr. Holly Thorpe, a visiting scholar from University of Waikato at Georgetown University.