Claire Nicolas is completing a doctorate at the Institute for Sports Sciences at l’université de Lausanne and the Center for International Studies and Research at Sciences-Po Paris. She works on the history of sport, physical education, and youth movements in West Africa, and is conducting a comparative study between Ghana and Ivory Coast focusing on how sport has helped produce gendered, generational, and racialized identities, and has also played a role in the reconfiguration of West African societies during the twentieth century. She recently co-edited Histories of Women and Leadership in Sport  with Georgia Cervin (Palgrave, 2019).