Patrick Clastres

Patrick CLASTRES is a cultural and political historian. He is currently full professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Lausanne University (UNIL).

His main interests are about the history and geopolitics of international sport, more precisely on international sports federations and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elites, and about the genesis and the globalisation of sporting cultures. More broadly he focuses on neutrality and apoliticism concepts, epistemology in history, and the relationship between literary genre and biographical essay.

He passed his PhD in Contemporary History at Sciences Po Paris. Member of the Institute of Sport Sciences, he is researcher at the Centre of International History and Political Studies of Globalisation (CRHIM). He is also associate researcher at the Social History Center for Contemporary Worlds (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) He coordinates the UNIL Global Sport & Olympic Studies Center.

For more information: Full profile, Lausanne University ; ORCID iD.

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