I am senior lecturer in sport science and have a doctoral degree in human geography with a special focus on urban development and planning. My research mainly focuses on spatial issues in connection to sport and physical activity, from an everyday perspective as well as a marketing and tourism-oriented perspective.

I am equally interested in research, teaching and educational issues, and co-operation and communication with different stakeholders outside the academy. At the moment, my current research and leadership work includes:

-Conducting research in the project Equalizer – a tool for equal and inclusive activity places.

-Being the president of the 26th EASM – The European Sport Management Conference (2018).

-Leading the sport management track of the sport science programme.

  • Developing the sport management field within Malmö Idrottsakademi, MIA (Malmö Sport Academy).

-Engaging in national level sport/event-related debates, for example:

Examples of publications:

• Bäckström Å., Book K., Carlsson B & Fahlström P-G. (2018) Sport management. Del 1. Idrottens organisationer i en svensk kontext. SISU Idrottsböcker, Stockholm.

• Book K. (2017) Physical Activity, Self-Organized Sport, and Sustainable Urban Development. McCullough (red.) Routledge Handbook on Sport, Sustainability and the Environment. Routledge, New York.

• Book K. (2016) Idrotten i den fysiska planeringen. FoU-rapport 2015:2. Riksidrottsförbundet, Stockholm. • Book K. (2016) Idrottsgeografi – Fysisk aktivitet äger rum. Hedenborg (red.) Idrottsvetenskap – En introduktion. Studentlitteratur, Lund.

• Book K. (2015) Att utveckla idrottens anläggningar. Fahlén & Karp (red.) Idéer för idrottsutveckling. SISU Idrottsböcker.

• Linde P. & Book K. (2014) Performing the city – exploring the bandwidth of urban place-making through new media tactics. Ehn m fl (red.) Making futures - marginal notes on innovation, design and democracy. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.

• Book K (2014) Idrottens hållbara rum och arenor. I gråzonen – en antologi om idrottens etiska utmaningar. Centrum för idrottsforskning, Stockholm.

• Book K. (2013) Place Marketing or Sustainable Development – or neither nor: Reflections on the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. Petersson & Vamling (red.) The Sochi Predicament: Contexts, Characteristics and Challenges of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne.

• Book K & Carlsson B. (2011) A diagnosis of environmental awareness in sport and sport policy. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, Vol. 3, No. 3, November 2011, 401–416

• Book K. & Eskilsson L. (2010) Coming Out in Copenhagen: Homo sports events in city marketing. Sport in Society, vol 13, no 2, mars 2010, 314-328.