Plenary speakers

Dunja AntunovicDunja Antunovic: What is Still “New” About Social Media?: The Importance of Sociology of Sport in Research on Mediatization - Abstract >>>

Dunja Antunovic (PhD, Penn State) is an assistant professor of sport sociology at the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota in the United States.

She is co-author of the book titled Serving Equality: Feminism, Media, and Women’s Sport (Peter Lang, 2022) and has published in over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on issues such as gender norms in the sport industry, implications of digital media in mega-events, and sports media theory and methods. Antunovic has taught various classes in Kinesiology and in Communication departments, including sport history and philosophy, global perspectives in sport communication, and international communication.

Antunovic is a former tennis player -- she represented Hungary at the FISU World University Games in Bangkok 2007 and Belgrade 2009.

Andrea Petróczi

Andrea Petróczi: What do we know about (the wicked problem of) doping in sport? - Abstract >>>

Prof Petroczi is a Research Professor at Kingston University London and an internationally recognised anti-doping expert with background in psychology, management & marketing, and journalism. She is a Senior Research Fellow at ELTE (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary), and also holds a visiting position at KU Leuven (Belgium), at ‘Foro Italico’ University of Rome (Italy) and at the Willibald Gebhardt Institute, University of Münster (Germany).

Her research covers several anti-doping topics with present focus on doping prevalence; the meaning of ‘clean’ in sport, in performance enhancement and in anti-doping; the impact of anti-doping on clean athletes; athlete vulnerability, and the role of values and personal integrity in anti-doping education.

She obtained a PhD in sports administration with a doctoral minor in research methods and applied statistics from the University of Northern Colorado (2002); and a PhD is psychology from the University of Sheffield (2015). She is a founding member of the Clean Sport Alliance and she chairs WADA’s Doping Prevalence Working Group. >>>


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