Peter Alegi

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Peter Alegi

Director of Digital History Projects
Professor, History at Michigan State University

Peter Alegi is the author of African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World’s Game(2010) and Laduma! Soccer, Politics, and Society in South Africa (2004; 2nd ed. 2010), as well as many journal articles and chapters in scholarly collectionsPeter has co-edited two collections with Chris Bolsmann: South Africa and the Global Game (2010) and Africa’s World Cup: Critical Reflections on Play, Patriotism, Spectatorship, and Space (University of Michigan Press, April 2013). Building on his interests in social history, gender, and popular culture, he is pursuing new research on community beauty pageants in apartheid South Africa.

Peter teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Africa, South Africa, and global football/sport, receiving both the Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities in 2010 and the Sullivan Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. As Director of Digital History Projects for the Department of History and MATRIX, Peter is actively involved in digital initiatives, including the Africa Past and Present podcast (with Peter Limb); the Footballiscominghome blog; and the Football Scholars Forum, an online fútbol think tank. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of African Historical Studies and African Studiesand as book review editor for Soccer and Society.

Peter’s Featured Projects

    • Africa Past & Present