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Nicola De Martini Ugolotti is lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity at Bournemouth University, and member of Associazione Frantz Fanon in Turin, Italy. He completed his PhD in Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Bath, after a MSc in Medical Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, and several years of professional activity as a clinical psychologist with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Italy. His interdisciplinary research focuses on leisure and expressive forms of physicality (from capoeira and parkour, to dance, theatre and music-making) as lenses to address the reciprocal constitution of bodies, spaces, power and subjectivities in contemporary contexts of migration, uneven urban (re)development, and social exclusion. His work has been published in Leisure Studies, Patterns of Prejudice, the International Review for the Sociology of Sports, and City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action.
- Owen, C. and De Martini Ugolotti, N., 2019. ‘Pra homem, menino e mulher’? Problematizing the gender inclusivity discourse in capoeira. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 54 (6), 691-710.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N., 2019. Parkour, Leisure and Neoliberal Cityscapes: a two-book review. Leisure Studies.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N. and Silk, M., 2018. Parkour, counter-conducts and the government of difference in post-industrial Turin. City, 22 (5-6), 763-781.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N., 2017. ‘We are rolling and vaulting tonight’: sport programmes, urban regeneration and the politics of parkour in Turin, Italy. International Journal of Sport Policy, 9 (1), 25-40.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N., 2016. ‘If I climb a wall of ten meters’: capoeira, parkour and the politics of public space among (post)migrant youth in Turin, Italy. Patterns of Prejudice, 50 (2), 188-206.
- De Martini Ugolotti, N., 2015. Climbing walls, making bridges: children of immigrants’ identity negotiations through capoeira and parkour in Turin. Leisure Studies, 34 (1), 19-33.
- Jordan Cotton, 2018. MRes: "The East End is the new West End": London 2012 and resident experiences of the urban changes in a post-Olympic Landscape
Profile of Teaching PG
- Sport Principles and Practice, Level 7, Postgraduate, 15 registered students, Lecturer, second marker, 2 weeks, 2 x 3000 words assessment.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Social Perspectives in Sports, L4, UG, 300 registered students, Lecturer, 12 weeks, 2 x 1500 word assessment;
- Research Methods, Level 5, Undergraduate, 300 registered students, Lecturer, 3 weeks, 1 x 3000 words assessment
- Critical Sports Development, Level 6, Undergraduate, 50 registered students, Lecturer, 12 weeks, 2 x 1500 word assessment.
- Sport, Leisure and Politics, Level 6, Undergraduate, 15 registered students, Lecturer 12 weeks, 2 x 1500 words assessment
Migrant youth, leisure and urban citizenship, University of Turin, Italy, 10 Apr 2019 more
Invited Lecture at the University of Turin, Italy, Department of Culture, Politics, and Society
Embodying mobility, emplacing change, Università di Bologna, 20 Mar 2018 more
Associazione Italiana Sociologia Seminar cycle
Geographies of the body: space, power, practice, Università di Bologna, 18 Feb 2018 more
Research Seminar: "What a body can do? Epistemologies of/from the body"
(Post)Migrant Youth and the City, University of Amsterdam, 22 Sep 2016 more
Department of Anthropology
- Leisure and Forced Migration: Reframing Critical Analyses of Practices, Sociabilities and Lives Lived in the Asylum System (Leisure Studies Association. Maureen Harrington Fund, 10 Jan 2019). In Progress
- Climbing Walls, Making Bridges: Capoeira, Parkour and Children of Immigrants' Identity Negotiations in Turin's Public Spaces (University of Bath, 01 Oct 2018). Completed
- "Here to Play": Exploring the Role of Leisure in Forced Migrants' Negotiations of Place, Belonging and Uncertainty in Post-Brexit Bristol. (Leisure Studies Association, 18 Dec 2017). In Progress
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Festival of Learning 2018, Public Talk. "Here to Play": forced migrants, music and belonging
- Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference 2019, Parkour, graffiti and the politics of (in)visibility in the leisure-oriented city, 09 Jul 2019, Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland
- Challenging Social Hierarchies and Inequalities, “Here to play”: Music-making and forced migrants' embodied practices of diasporic belonging, 24 Apr 2019, Glasgow Caledonian University
- Mobilising Change: Creative and Critical Leisure Practices in the Post-Disciplinary Era, "Here to Play": Musicality, dance and forced migrants' negotiations of place, belonging and uncertainty in Bristol, 10 Jul 2018, University of Bath
- 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Contested Bodies in a Regenerating City: Post-Migrant Youth's Disputed Leisure and Contingent Citizenship in Turin, 28 Aug 2017, Athens
- Leisure Studies Association, Leeds, 4th-6th July 2017, Post-Migrant youth, parkour and the (contested) containment of difference in urban spaces of leisure, 04 Jul 2017, Leeds
- From Contested Cities to Global Urban Justice, CONTESTED BODIES, CONTESTED CITIES: (POST)MIGRANT YOUTH, CONTINGENT CITIZENSHIP AND THE POLITICS OF CAPOEIRA AND PARKOUR IN TURIN, ITALY, 04 Jul 2016, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
- PhD in Physical Cultural Studies (University of Bath, Department of Health, 2016)
- MSc in Medical Anthropology (University of Amsterdam, 2011)
- BSc (Hons) in Clinical Psychology (University of Turin, Italy, 2007)
- Research Excellence Visiting Scientist Award (University of Turin, Italy, 2019)
- European Sociological Association, Member (2017-),
- Associazione Frantz Fanon, Torino, Clinical Psychologist; Social Reseacher (2007-), http://associazionefanon.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=it
- Leisure Studies Association, Member,