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Joshua Nadel

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Joshua Nadel is assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history and associate director of the Global Studies Program at North Carolina Central University. His research focuses on sport and food. His book, Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, was published by the University Press of Florida in 2014. He has just begun research for a new project on women's soccer in Latin America. Nadel has also published in mainstream media such as the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, the Weekly Wonk, and Zócalo Public Square, and the Telegraph (London).

From September 1999 until December 2000, Professor Nadel worked in a variety of capacities with the International Rescue Committee in Kosovo. Initially hired to manage housing reconstruction, he eventually became coordinator of the Capacity Building Program. He oversaw IRC's community development work throughout Kosovo; developed new projects, including the Kosovo Women's Initiative; and helped formulate IRC's long-term strategy for Kosovo.

In 1996 and 1997 Professor Nadel worked as a research associate with the National Coalition for Haitian Rights in Port-au-Prince. His main task was researching the training and functioning of the Haitian National Police (PNH), and tracking cases of abuse. In this role he also lobbied the Haitian Parliament for stricter rules governing police use of force and oversight of the PNH, observed and reported on conditions in Haitian prisons, and observed the 1997 Senate elections.


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2007


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Selected Publications

1. Nadel, J. H. (2014). . Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America.
2. Nadel, J. (2014, July 8). Las dos caras de FIFA. Bastion Digital .
3. Nadel, J. . (2014, June 19). Race and Racism in Honduran Soccer and Society. Monkey Cage, Washington Post Online.
4. Nadel, J. (2014, June 15). France v. Honduras: Mind games and a Carlos Costly injury scare disrupt Luis Suárez’s World Cup. The Telegraph (Online).
5. Nadel, J. (2014, June 12). When Soccer Made Brazil. The Weekly Wonk [Digital Magazine of the New America Foundation].
6. Nadel, J. (2014, May 23). Luis Fernando Suárez may pay dearly if Carlos Costly and Jerry Bengston fail to fire in Brazil. The Telegraph (Online).
7. Nadel, J. H. (2014). Cup of Welcome?: Media, Marketing, Latinos, and the 1994 World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, 1930-2010: Politics, Commerce, Spectacles, and Identities.
8. Nadel, J. (2014, April 23). Anderlecht's young winger Andy Najar ready to step up and help Honduras in Brazil. The Telegraph (Online).
9. Nadel, J. (2014). Honduran interest in World Cup wanes after uninspiring farewell friendly against Venezuela. The Telegraph (Online).
10. Nadel, J. (2014, February 14). Carlo Costly has played for 10 teams in eight years – but for Honduras he is indispensable. The Telegraph (Online).
11. Nadel, J. (2014, January 17). History shows Honduras's group opponents should not underestimate them in Brazil. The Telegraph (Online).
12. Nadel, J. (2010, January 28). Helping Haiti rebuild itself. News and Observer.
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