Sertac Sehlikoglu (sertac)




About sertac:

Social anthropologist, PhD student at the University of Cambridge. For academic interests, please check me out @ academia.edu

sertac's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

Muslim Women in Sports

A collection of news and articles on Muslim women and sports around the world. I decided to create the blog after I started doing research on the subject and recognized the lacuna of a resource of collected materials on the subject.

Tour De Farm and BBQ: Join MADE’s first annual London to Oxford cycle ride
MADE in Europe is a Muslim youth-led organisation working to mobilise Muslim communities in the UK to live more ethically and sustainably. Join MADE for a 100km ride through the glorious Oxfordshire countryside to Willowbrook Farm ending with a delic...[Read on]
This MMA Fighter Is Asian, Female and Muslim
BY: DAVID STOUTIn the first round of her professional mixed-martial-arts (MMA) debut, Malaysia’s Ann Osman took close to 30 knees to the midsection from her opponent, Singapore’s Sherilyn Lim.“You’ve broken her!” Li...[Read on]
Soccer Scandal: Iran's Female Stars Face Random Gender Tests
BY ALI AROUZI AND HENRY AUSTIN TEHRAN -- Iran’s female soccer pros face random gender tests after seven people were disqualified from the league because they were deemed not to be women.The "snap checks" have been introduced by the Footba...[Read on]
Feminizing fighting sports?
By Jasmijn Rana Fouzia (the trainer) told us that we were not training hard enough, because she never saw anyone vomit in Ladies-Only kickboxing training. Naima, with whom I was training, responded: “But we’re girls, right? We don’t hav...[Read on]
In the Midst of a Warzone there’s an Afghani Skateboarding School for Girls
Today I learned there’s a skateboarding school in Afghanistan where 40% of its students are female.In a part of the world where little girls are getting shot at for promoting women’s education, that’s a pretty impressive statistic. In a ...[Read on]
Pakistan women break new ground at kabaddi world cup
LAHORE: Sixteen young Pakistani women will make history this weekend as they compete in the kabaddi world cup -- the first time the Muslim country has ever fielded an international women's team in the sport.The traditional tag-wrestling sport involves pla...[Read on]
Saudi Women Pilot Gliders
Instructors give last-minute instructions to women gliders, who are taking up the sport in a big way. — Courtesy photosSaudi Gazette reportJEDDAH — Saudi women denied driving cars, have opted to achieve their dreams in flying gliders. The...[Read on]
Spain's IOC member Marisol Casado says Turkey has removed women wearing headscarves in bid
The head of the Turkish bid, Ugur Erdener, speaks during the presentation of the Candidate Cities for the 2020 Olympic Games during the Association of National Olympic Committees meeting in Switzerland. Picture: AP Source: APA SPANISH IOC member...[Read on]
The Muslim women who are excelling at top-level sport
Farah Jassat guardian.co.uk,  Salma Bi (right) … 'The main challenge is family support'. Photograph: Nick WilkinsonkOn a recent weekday evening at London's Wembley Stadium, half a dozen Muslim women, some wearing headscarves, were taki...[Read on]
Saudi Arabia To Allow Women Into Stadiums
BY: JAMES M DORSEYSaudi Arabia, under domestic and international pressure to grant women sporting rights, is creating separate stadium sections so that female spectators and journalists can attend soccer matches in a country that has no public physical ed...[Read on]