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Maradona: sport, visual culture, and identity in Naples

Author: Emma Ackerley

Maradona

Emma Ackerley 鈥23 recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in anthropology, a supplemental major in global affairs with a concentration in transnational European studies, and a minor in journalism, ethics, and democracy. Over spring break 2023, with support from the and the , she traveled to Naples in southern Italy to conduct anthropological research on the visual culture surrounding the global football (soccer) legend Diego Maradona.

To share her story, we compiled a with many of the examples of this visual culture she documented and used in her research.听Ackerley was also recently featured in describing her incredible journey as a Notre Dame student, including working with five different languages, completing the program, working with the Ukrainian Museum-Archives, and more. Both pieces may be accessed through the buttons below.

Mural of Maradona

Maradona 猫 Napoli

Emma Ackerley canoeing in Lago di Braies in the Italian Dolomites.

Originally published by Emma Ackerley at on June 15, 2023.