2014

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Samen spelen, samenleven? De sociale betekenis van sport in tijden van superdiversiteit', Oratie (inaugural lecture), Aula/Oude Lutherse Kerk, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 12 November. The lecture can be downloaded here. [See also Media release]

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Sporting Bodies', Invited lecture, Master course Body, Emotions and Culture, Master Sociology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Lone Actors: Challenges and Opportunities for Countering Violent Extremism', Invited presentation, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advanced Research Workshop 'Lone Actors - An Emerging Security Threat', Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem, Israel, 4 November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Thuis voelen in en door sport', Dag van het Sportonderzoek 2014, Gymnasion, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 30 October.

  • Mark S. Hamm and Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Lone Wolf Terrorism in America: Using Knowledge of Radicalization Pathways to Forge Prevention Strategies', Shaping Applied Research on Lone Actor Terrorism: Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism, University College London, London, UK, 20 October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Refugee Youth, Belonging and Community Sport', Cultural Sociology Seminar, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20 October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Sport en samenlevingsopbouw onder de Somalische gemeenschap in Australië', Presented at the Play Out Program, Himilo Relief and Development Association (HIRDA), Amsterdam Public Library, Amsterdam, 18 October 2014.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Social Exclusion and Sport', Invited seminar, Master course Sport Sociology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 9 October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Actief burgerschap in en door sport', Masterclass 'Lid van de club: georganiseerd sporten en veranderende verbondenheid', Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 8 October 2014.

  • Nico Schulenkorf and Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Conceptualising "Safe Space" in Sport-for-Development', Presented at the World Association for Sport Management Inaugural Conference, Madrid, Spain, 2 October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) ‘Becoming at Home? Sport and the Politics of Belonging’, Political Sociology Program Seminar, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 22 September.

  • Ramón Spaaij and Nico Schulenkorf (2014) 'Building Safe Spaces in Sport-for-Development', Presented at the European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Conference, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom, 10 September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Becoming at Home? How Young People from Refugee Backgrounds Negotiate Belonging in Community Sport', Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) Seminar, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 20 June.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) 'Where the Lone Wolf Meets the Pack: Social Media and Violent Extremism', Presented at the Social Media and Violent Extremism Workshop, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 8 May.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2014) ‘Terrorists Acting Alone or in Small Groups: Challenges and Opportunities for Counter-Terrorism’, Invited seminar, Leadership in Counter-Terrorism (LinCT) Program, Australian Institute of Police Management, Sydney, Australia, 15 April.

2013

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Lone Wolf Terrorism: Trends, Operational Commonalities, Prevention', Invited presentation, United Nations, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), Fifth Prosecutors' Seminar on 'Bringing Terrorists to Justice', Tunis, Tunisia, 10-12 December.

  • Jonathan Magee, Ruth Jeanes, Ramón Spaaij, Karen Farquharson, Dean Lusher and Sean Gorman (2013) ‘It costs us to be a diverse sports club: Junior sports clubs and provision for young disabled people’, Presented at the 11th Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) Biennial Conference, Monash University, Frankston, Australia, 5 December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Sociological Reflections on Social Exclusion', Presented at the Social Exclusion in Melbourne Panel, Melbourne Now Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 30 November.

  • Karen Farquharson, Ramón Spaaij, Ruth Jeanes, Jonathan Magee, Dean Lusher and Sean Gorman (2013) ‘"It's the resources of having someone available": Valuing and managing diversity in junior sport’, Presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Lone Wolf Terrorism as Performance', Keynote address, Fifth International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Struggles for Subjectivity: Soccer Hooligans and Popular Culture', Presented at the Fifth International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Lone Wolf Terrorism', Invited lecture, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Sport and Social Change', Invited lecture, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij and Ruth Jeanes (2013) 'The Necessity of Critical Pedagogy in Sport-for-Development', Presented at the European Sports Development Network (ESDN) Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) ‘Social and Cultural Diversity in Youth Sport’, Presented at Codes Combined: A Colloquium in Contemporary Football Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, July.

  • Inge Claringbould and Ramón Spaaij (2013) ‘De rol van ouders in de sport’ (The role of parents in sport), Presented at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport Symposium ‘De rol van ouders in de sport(vereniging)’, Utrecht, The Netherlands, June.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Sport Mega Events in Brazil: Leveraging Local Social Impacts?', Presented at the Brazil at the Centre of the Sporting World: The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics Symposium, Institute of Latin American Studies & Centre for Sport and Social Impact, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, May.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Social Exclusion and Civic Participation among Recently Arrived Refugees', Presented at the Social Education Victoria VCE Teachers' Conference, Melbourne, Australia, March.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2013) 'Sport as a Means and Marker of Refugee Settlement: Promises, Pitfalls and Dilemmas', Presented in the Contemporary Cultures & Societies seminar series, The University of Melbourne, Australia, March.

2012

  • Ramón Spaaij, Karen Farquharson, Sean Gorman, Dean Lusher, Ruth Jeanes, Jonathan Magee, Timothy Marjoribanks and James Morrissey (2012) ‘Managing Diversity in Recreational Sport Organisations’, Presented at The Australian Sociological Association Conference ‘Emerging and Enduring Inequalities’, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, November.

  • Ruth Jeanes, Jonathan Magee, Ramón Spaaij, Karen Farquharson, Sean Gorman, Dean Lusher and James Morrissey (2012) ‘Providing for the Community? Examining Junior Sports Clubs and Provision for Young Disabled People’, Presented at the SMAANZ, CAUTHE and ANZALS Symposium, 'Making a Difference in Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Hospitality: Exploring Diversity, Equity and Social Change', University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Working with Parents to Engage Youth: Lessons from Sport', Yarra Youth Providers Network Forum, Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij and Ruth Jeanes (2012) 'Global Sport, Local Change? Rethinking "Sport for Development" in a Commercial Environment', Presented at 'The Sports Entertainment Environment: A Driver of Social Change?' Conference, Deakin University, October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) ‘Engaging Young People from Refugee Backgrounds in Sport: The Role of Families’, Invited presentation, City of Yarra Sports Club Workshop, Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia, August.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Changing People’s Lives for the Better? Social Mobility through Sport-based Intervention Programs: Opportunities and Constraints', Presented at the 9th European Association for Sport Sociology (EASS) Conference 'Sport in Globalised Societies: Changes and Challenges', University of Berne, Switzerland, June.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Social Mobility through Sport? Exploring the Narratives of Disadvantaged Youth' (virtual), 3rd International Conference on Sport and Society, University of Cambridge, UK, July.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) ‘Parental Perspectives on Young People’s Engagement in Sport’, Presented at the Generation Game Forum, Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY), May.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) ‘Masculinities and Hooliganism in Sport’, iTunes U La Trobe Sociology Collection, recorded as an invited lecture in Gender and Sexuality: Contemporary Debates, iTunes audio lecture, 41:10 mins, May [iTunes required to download audio file]. Please note: the video discussed in this lecture is not included in the recording, but can be accessed here.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Engaging Young People from Refugee Backgrounds in Sport', Presented at the Diversity and Inclusion in Community Sport Workshop, Monash University, March.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'The Role of Sport in Refugee Settlement', Presented at the Social Enterprise and Community Building in Sport National Conference, Centre for Civil Society, Angliss Conference Centre, March.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Sport and Social Capital', Invited lecture, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, March.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Participant Observation', Workshop taught at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, January.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2012) 'Sport and Collective Violence', Invited lecture, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, January.

2011

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Sport and Social Mobility', Colloquium presented at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Rethinking Social Mobility through Sport', Presented at The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 'Local Lives/Global Networks, University of Newcastle, NSW, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Issues of Cultural Appropriateness and Specificity in Sport-for-Development Research', Presented at the Brunel Centre for Sport Health and Wellbeing, Brunel University, UK, December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Sport as a Means and Marker of Refugee Settlement', Presented at the 2011 Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) Conference 'Advancing Multiculturalism', Adelaide Convention Centre, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Social Inclusion and Sport: Critical Reflections on Somali Refugees' Engagement with Sport', Presented at the 17th Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference, MCG, Melbourne, November.

  • Ruth Jeanes and Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Educating through Sport: Perspectives from Brazil and Zambia', Presented at the IFCW World Forum for Child Welfare, Melbourne, October.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Lone Wolf Terrorism Explained', Invited seminar, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) 'Social Integration, Conflict and Belonging: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Sport among Somalis in Australia', Seminar, School of Social Sciences 2011 Seminar Series, La Trobe University, Melbourne, August.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2011) ‘Sport and social integration amongst refugees in Australia’, iTunes U La Trobe Sociology Collection, recorded as an invited seminar in Core Issues in Anthropology, iTunes audio lecture, 40:37 mins, October [iTunes required to download audio file]

2010

  • Ramón Spaaij (2010) ‘Using Sport to Engender Social and Cultural Capital in Disadvantaged Communities: The Brazilian Experience’, Presented at the XVII World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2010) ‘How Children Become Sports Team Supporters: A Sociological Perspective’, Invited seminar, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, June.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2010) ‘Promoting Social Mobility of Disadvantaged Young People through Sport: Some Critical Reflections’, Invited lecture, Institute of Youth Sport, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, June.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2010) ‘Globalisation and the Rise of Soccer in Australia’, Plenary Address, Sports Journalism and Media Symposium, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2010) ‘Tackling Social Exclusion among Disadvantaged Young People in Rio de Janeiro: A Wider Social Role for Football?’, Invited seminar, Institute of Latin American Studies, Melbourne, March.

2009

  • Ramón Spaaij (2009) ‘Violence, Hooliganism, and Racism in International Sport’, Invited seminar, Yale University, New Haven, USA, February.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2009) ‘The Uses and Limits of Sport as a Vehicle for Social Mobility of Marginalized Young People and Refugees’, Presented at the 50thInternational Studies Association Annual Convention, New York City, USA, February.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2009) ‘Sport as a Vehicle for International Development: Moving the Goalposts’, Presented at the Millennium Development Goals Conference, Australian Council for International Development, Melbourne, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2009) ‘Sport as a Vehicle for Social Mobility and Regulation of Disadvantaged Urban Youth: Rethinking the "Sport for Development" Debate’, Invited seminar, School of Social Sciences 2009 Seminar Series, La Trobe University, Melbourne, September.

2008

  • Ramón Spaaij (2008) ‘The Social Benefits of Sport for Disadvantaged Youth: A Critical Perspective’, Presented at the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association, The University of Melbourne, December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2008) ‘Collective Representations and the Quest for Recognition: The Politics of Football and Fan Identities in Catalonia’, Presented at the 5th World Congress of the International Sociology of Sport Association, Kyoto University, Japan, July.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2008) ‘Using Sport to Achieve Upward Social Mobility of Urban Youth: Myth or Reality?’, Presented at the 3rd European Resource Centre for Research in Social Work Symposium, University of Amsterdam, September.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2008) ‘Ethnographic Research on Soccer Violence in Europe and Latin America’, Invited seminar, Australian Society for Sports History, Melbourne, May.

2007

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘The Financing of Terrorism’, Invited lecture, Australian Federal Police, December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘The Financing of Terrorism’, Invited seminar, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), Australian Government, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘The Global Justice Movement: Challenges and Dilemmas’, Invited lecture, Global Politics: Key Questions seminar, The University of Melbourne, September.

  • Roy Hay, Ramón Spaaij and Michael Pocklington (2007) ‘Spectator Behaviour: Changing Landscapes’, Presented at the National Football Spectator Management Forum, Telstra Dome, Melbourne, December.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘Sociabilities and Emotions in Football Violence’, Keynote address, 10th Civilising Process Symposium, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), São Paulo, Brazil, April.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘The Sociology of Sport: Contemporary Issues and Challenges’, Invited lecture, Department of Physical Education, State University of Campinas (Unicamp), São Paulo, Brazil, April.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘Football Hooliganism in Western Europe’, Keynote address, Netherlands National Football Information Point Annual Meeting, Utrecht, February.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘Understanding Football Hooliganism’, Mulier Debate, Mulier Institute - Centre for Research on Sports in Society, Den Bosch, the Netherlands, February.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2007) ‘Conflict Studies and Violence in Sports’, Invited lecture, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam, March.

2003-2006

  • Ramón Spaaij (2006) 'Hinchas y el racismo en el fútbol europeo / Fans and Racism in European Football', Keynote address, Jornada sobre Igualdad y Juventud, Cádiz, Spain.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2006) ‘Conflicten op groepsniveau: voetbalvandalisme als transnationale subcultuur’, Invited lecture, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2006) ‘Football Hooliganism as a Transnational Phenomenon: Theory and Evidence’, Paper presented in the ASSR Seminar Series, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2005) ‘De wetenschappelijke bestudering van conflicten: lessen uit onderzoek naar terrorisme en voetbalvandalisme’, Invited lecture, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Amsterdam.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2005) ‘The Prevention of Football Hooliganism: A Transnational Perspective’, Paper presented at the 10th International Conference for the History of Sport, Universidad Pablo Olavide, Seville, November.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2004) ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone? Dynamics of Studying Football Hooligans’, Poster presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the European Association for Social Anthropologists, University of Vienna, Austria.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2004) ‘Voetbalsupporters en openbare orde’ (Football Supporters and Public Order), Invited lecture, Police Academy of the Netherlands, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

  • Ramón Spaaij (2003) ‘Fan Cultures and Football Hooliganism in Western Europe: Some Preliminary Research Notes’, Paper presented at the Institut für Ethnologie, Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie, University of Vienna, Austria.