Jürgen Mittag

Professor, Dr., German Sport University Cologne

Jürgen Mittag

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mittag

Born 1970; Studies in political science, medieval and modern history and German literature at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and Oxford 1992-1997, PhD (Dr. phil.) from the University of Cologne in 2000; from 1997 to 2003 research assistant at the Jean Monnet-Chair for Political Science, University of Cologne; 2003-2010 Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) at the Institute for Social Movements of the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Since 2011: Chairholder and Head of the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies at German Sport University Cologne; appointed as Jean Monnet Professorin 2011.

Major Fields of Research:
Sports systems and (international) sport politics, European integration, parties and trade unions.

Recent publications:
The role of societal actors in shaping a pan-European consciousness. UEFA and the overcoming of Cold War tensions, 1954-1959,in: Sport in History 37/3 (2017),S. 332-35 (with Philippe Vonnard); 
Zwischen Goldmedaillen und Goldenem Plan: Transnationale Sportpolitik und grenzüberschreitende Interaktionen von China und Europa im Sport, in: Peter-Christian Müller-Graff (Hg.): Die Beziehungen zwischen der Europäischen Union und China, Baden-Baden 2017, S. 113-146 (with Jia Miao);
Globales Mega-Event und nationaler Konfliktherd. Die Fußball-WM 2014 in Medien und Politik, Heidelberg 2017, (hg. mit Holger Ihle/Michael Meyen/Jörg-Uwe Nieland).

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