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Jean Williams

De Montfort University, Leicester

Jean Williams is the leading global scholar of women's football. She is the Faculty Head of Research Students for Art, Design and Humanities and Deputy Head of the Sports History Research Group at De Montfort University. She is the author of a wide range of articles on sport and society, as well as four books: A Game For Rough Girls (2003), A Beautiful Game: International Perspectives on Women's Football (2008), and of Globalising Women's Football: Europe, Migration and Professionalization (2013), and most recently A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960 (2014).