FIFA Women's World Cup Book Announcement & EOI for 2nd Book

Hello everyone. 

We, the editors of The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Politics, Representation, and Management, are extremely excited to announce: 

(1) the anticipated release date for our new edited collection on the pre-event contexts, conditions, and developments to the 2023 Women’s World Cup and, 

(2) an ‘expression of interest’ for chapters in a companion collection focusing on the events, issues, and controversies occurring during the event.

First, we are delighted to announce The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Politics, Representation, and Management will be released on July 28, 2023, at the same time the event is taking place in Australia-New Zealand. However, the book will be available for pre-order starting July 7, 2023.The collection features chapters from leading international scholars and explores a range of issues as the world prepares for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (FWWC). This includes such topics as examining the use of Indigenous language and iconography in bid and official documents, the use of social media in the successful bid of Australia-New Zealand, the role of sporting policies in the development of the tournament, and critical analyses of the impact of the tournament in Oceania. Together, the collection takes a critical (and, at times, hopeful) approach to the development of the 2023 FWWC tournament, serving as a useful source and text for anyone interested in sport management, sport policy and politics, sport mega-events, international sports diplomacy, women and girls in sport, and gendered media representation(s) in sport. We have attached a flyer (with a discount code!).

Secondly, we are excited to share that we are currently eliciting an ‘expression of interest’ for scholars undertaking research related to the 2023 FWWC to compile a second edited book on the event. Whereas our forthcoming book focuses on planning, management, and media representations before the 2023 FWWC, this second collection would be focused on the events, issues, and controversies that emerge during (and potentially after) the event. We welcome a broad range of topics and disciplines, with the hope of analyzing the 2023 FWWC from a multitude of angles and perspectives. We are open to diverse theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches with the aim of providing a good balance between empirical and conceptual analysis. Our proposal is for a collection of 12-16 chapters, each limited to 5000 words including references. We will formally submit a book outline in October 2023 and request the first draft of chapters by the end of February 2024. We are open to working with early career researchers who are not familiar with publishing a book chapter and/or contributing to an edited collection like this, as the editorial team is happy to offer support and guidance through every stage. 


  • Expression of Interest due by August 31, 2023
  • Finalized title and abstract due by October 31, 2023
  • Confirmation of chapter and book outline by December 31, 2023
  • Submission of chapters by March 01, 2024 

To submit an expression of interest:

If interested, please submit your details via this GOOGLE FORM with the following information by August 31

  • Details of contributor(s): name, email, institutional/organizational affiliation, location(s), and/or industry background(s))
  • Provisional title and 150 word abstract/thoughts on chapter contribution 
  • Agreement with timelines and chapter requirements 

If you have questions, please contact any or all of the editors: