GARY ARMSTRONG is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport, Brunei University, London. He is co-editor of four books on world football and is currently researching the role of football in the reconstruction of Liberia, West Africa. A co-authored book is currently in production examining the role of football and the politics of Malta.
SARA M. BERGSTRESSER is an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in Mental Health Policy at the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in anthropology from Brown University in 2004.Her dissertation investigated community mental health care and everyday life in an Italian town. Her current research addresses mental health care policy, psychiatric epidemiology, and medical anthropology.
ERICK CASTELLANOS is a lecturer in anthropology at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He received his PhD in anthropology from Brown University and an MA in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include natives' social and political responses to immigration in Europe and the United States, politics, culture, and identity, the symbolic uses of food, and regionalism and nationalism in Europe.
HANS HOGNESTAD has conducted research and published several articles on football and identities since 1992, including studies of fan cultures in Norway, Scotland and England. He completed his PhD on this topic in 2004. He has recently also conducted research within sport and development and is currently a senior lecturer at Telemark University College, Norway.
JOEP LEERSSEN is Professor of Modern European Literature at the University of Amsterdam. He has published widely on Anglo-Irish relations, on national stereotyping and on cultural nationalism. His most recent book is De bronnen van het vaderland: Taal, letterkunde en de afbakening van Nederland, 1806-1890 (Vantilt, 2006).
WENDY L. H. LEYNSE is a PhD candidate in the joint French Studies and Anthropology program at New York University, currently finishing her dissertation on child socialization and taste in the Loire Valley. Her research interests include processes of social change and identity formation in relation to globalization and changing consumption patterns. Leynse also holds an MA in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University.
F. XAVIER MEDINA, who has a Ph D in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona, is Senior Researcher and head of the Department of Mediterranean Cultures at the European Institute of the Mediterranean