Caitlin is an ethnographer and former professional futebol player. Caitlin moved to Brazil ten years ago to play professional futebol for Santos F.C.– better known as ‘Pele’s club’. Seeds for the Guerreiras Project started there through she and her teammates sharing stories and experiences as female players confronting prejudice within women’s game in Brazil. Caitlin continued her professional futebol career in Sweden and the U.S., while carrying out anthropological research on gender and futebol for FIFA. In 2007, she moved to New York and joined the Nike Foundation team that launched the Girl Effect. When the the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league relaunched in the US in 2009, she laced her cleats back up and played briefly with the Chicago Red Stars before pursuing a MSc degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) in Gender, Development & Globalization. She then headed back down to Brazil to reconnect with her Santos teammates and develop the Guerreiras Project. She carried out ethnographic research focused on gender, the body, and economic development with support of a Brazil Fulbright Fellowship and now resides in São Paulo where co-leads the the Guerreiras Project and works as the Brazil Country Representative for WomenChangeMakers. She recently delivered this TED talk on the subject in São Paulo. Caitlin received her BA with Honors in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University in 2004 and captained the Harvard Women’s Soccer team.Caitlin Davis Fisher is a professional football player in Brazil. She cofounded the Guerreiras Project, which focuses on gender, body and football, and is furthering this research as a Fulbright scholar.
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