The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Lecture - Ethiopian Athletes and their Aspirations

Michael Crawley

Wednesday 25th April 2018

7:00pm, Room G3, Main Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG - Public lecture (all welcome)


The talk will be based on the speaker’s PhD thesis: Youth, Hope and Running for Development in Ethiopia. Dr Crawley’s work focuses on long-distance running as a way of ‘living towards the future’ in a context of widespread youth unemployment in Addis Ababa. Based on fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork he has explored how bodies, commercial interests and global flows interact. His research also explores the complex links between long-distance running and ‘development’. The talk will take place a couple of days after the London Marathon in which Michael himself will be taking part along with some of the runners he made friends with in Ethiopia.


Capacity at the venue is limited, so please reserve your place soon to avoid disappointment.

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