Dr. Inge Claringbould

Associate Professor
Sport Matters
Sport and Society
+31 30 253 5197

Inge Claringbould is Associate Professor at the Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University.


      Inge Claringbould coordinates the master Sportpolicy and Sportmanagement. She teaches courses on managing and organizing diversity and inclusion in sport and guides students who write their thesis on this subject. Additionally, she teaches courses on philosophy of social science and methods of qualitative research.

      Inge Claringbould is Academic Integrity Counsellor of the REBO faculty. Students and staff of this faculty can address and discuss any questions or complaints about academic integrity with her. These discussions concern, for example, the careful and honest handling of research, (fellow) researchers and (fellow) students in the collaboration process. Her role is strictly confidential. If you have a question or would like to talk to her about one of the aforementioned themes, you are most welcome to contact her, preferably by e-mail (please indicate in your e-mail that you have an integrity question).

      In her research Inge Claringbould focuses on diversity issues such as safety, fair play, inclusion and integrity in sport, for example on the gender construction in sport governance, on the role of parents in reproducing gender roles in sport, on cross-border behavior in football and on the construction of integrity in football. Research on these issues is usually about situations in which people are treated or excluded on the basis of (possibly) unjustified grounds, and about the reason why, and whether sport can also be organized differently, so that such forms of exclusion can be prevented.  She is interested in all research topics related to issues of diversity, security, integrity in (youth) sport.

      The challenge in research on diversity lies in defining, understanding and legitimizing inequality and exclusion in sport. This research aims at improving equal access to both sport participation and positions in sport, in realizing ‘good governance’ and ‘sport for all’. Thus tackling developments that threaten the concept of sport for and by all.