Monday, July 28, 2014

JOB: Sport Management Faculty Position - University of Tennessee

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
FACULTY POSITION IN SPORT MANAGEMENT

POSITIONAssistant Professor (Sport Management). This is a nine-month tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies beginning August 1, 2015.
Sport Management is housed in the Recreation and Sport Management program of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. A doctoral program is offered in Kinesiology and Sport Studies, and master’s and undergraduate programs are offered in Recreation and Sport Management. For more details regarding the range of academic programs and other aspects of the department, please visit http://krss.utk.edu/.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Earned doctorate in sport management or related field at time of appointment
- Evidence of scholarly achievement/potential in area of expertise
- Scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Ability to contribute to doctoral specialization
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 
- University teaching experience
- Demonstrated commitment to professional organizations
- Evidence of extramural support for research

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Funding Sources and Revenue Generation, Human Resource Practices, and related areas.
- Conduct research leading to publication in refereed journals
- Participate in professional, university, and community service
- Advise undergraduate and graduate students and direct graduate projects, theses, and dissertations
- Actively pursue external funding and grant writing

SALARY: Competitive – commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications as stated in the position announcement, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Sarah Bicknell (sbicknel@utk.edu). Electronic submissions are encouraged. For questions regarding the position contact:
James Bemiller, Chair of Sport Management Search Committee
Dept. of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies/ The University of Tennessee
1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 343 HPER Bldg., Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
865-974-0359 (office) or jimb@utk.edu

Designated a Carnegie doctoral/research extensive university, UTK is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive institution of higher education in Tennessee. Academic programs on the Knoxville campus enroll approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. Detailed information about the University of Tennessee may be obtained by visiting the Web site: http://www.utk.edu.
EEO/AA Statement/ Non-Discrimination Statement 
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

JOB: Tenure-track position on Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Academic Quadrangle 5102A
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC
Canada V5A 1S6

TEL 778.782.3333
FAX 778.782.5518

gswssec@sfu.ca
www.sfu.ca/gsws

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing September 1, 2015. This position is subject to budgetary and Board approval. The Department seeks to fill a continuing faculty line in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. The preferred candidate will be engaged in feminist interdisciplinary research and teaching in at least one of the following areas: disability studies, bioethics/science studies, masculinity studies, theories of embodiment and body modification, trans* studies, and/or queer theory. The Department is open to a range of research approaches, including: theoretical and historical perspectives; cultural studies; and public policy. Candidates should demonstrate ability to work within a comparative and/or transnational and/or intersectional framework in their undergraduate and graduate teaching and research and should suggest ways that they can participate in service to the department, the university, and the broader community.

Applicants will submit electronically a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy and course evaluations), a resume of research interests and agenda, and a sample of written work. Each candidate must also arrange for three academic reference letters to be forwarded to the Department. All materials should be sent to:
Dr. Willeen Keough, Chair
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
Email: gswspost@sfu.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications and reference letters is October 1, 2014.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including all genders, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details: www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

CFP: Special Issue on: "Marketing of Olympic Sport via New Media"

Guest Editors
Andrea N. Geurin-Eagleman, Griffith University, Australia
Lauren M. Burch, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, USA


New media is defined as internet-based non-traditional media platforms such as websites, social networking sites and applications, blogs and e-commerce systems (Stoldt, Dittmore, & Pedersen, 2011). In recent years, new media’s presence has certainly been felt by the Olympic Games, the most global of all international sporting events. As Miah (2013) noted, “the expansion of media channels afforded by new media technology and a burgeoning culture of user-generated content have changed how people consume the Games” (p. 107).

The last instalment of the Games, the 2012 London Olympics, became widely known as the “social Olympics” due to the extensive range of platforms utilised for the marketing and communication of the event. These platforms included traditional media, social media, internet-based applications and smartphone/tablet applications.

Ferrand, Chappelet and Seguin (2012) identified several stakeholders who engage in Olympic marketing, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Games organising committees, National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and sponsors, all of whom utilise new media in their marketing efforts. While that list is not exhaustive, additional stakeholders engaging in Olympic sport marketing include broadcast partners, athletes and coaches.

As new media technology is ever expanding and increasingly accessible for global audiences, a greater understanding of the utilisation of new media platforms to market Olympic sport holds implications for a variety of Olympic sport organisations and stakeholders.

While manuscripts centred on topics or issues relating to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are welcomed for submission, scholarly inquiry from a variety of perspectives (e.g. past Olympic Games, marketing of Olympic sport in non-Olympic years, etc.) is also encouraged. Qualitative, quantitative and conceptual papers examining the marketing of Olympic sports are all welcome.

Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Social media
  • Websites
  • Smartphone/tablet devices
  • Branding
  • Sponsorship
  • Strategy
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Athlete/participant behaviour
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Policy implications
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Unique attributes

Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates


Submission of manuscripts: 17 August, 2014 (extended)

Friday, July 11, 2014

JOB: Sociology at Boston College

Below are descriptions of two job openings for the fall of 2015 in the Sociology Department at Boston College. Note that these are NOT aimed at the sociology of sport as an area of specialization.

Assistant Professor
The Department of Sociology at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2015. We are seeking to hire a quantitative scholar at the Assistant Professor level whose research agenda fits into the social justice theme of our Ph.D. program. We are particularly interested in applicants who work in the areas of environment, criminology, and/or medical sociology, but will consider the applications of quantitative scholars who work in other areas. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25298

Faculty Member, Open Rank
The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program at Boston College invite applications for an open-rank faculty position in environmental sociology. We are particularly interested in scholars who can contribute to university-wide interdisciplinary conversations around the issues of climate change and societal adaptation; food and water sustainability; environmental justice; and/or natural disasters. The tenure line is housed in the Sociology Department. The position, which begins in the Fall of 2015, entails half-time teaching in Environmental Studies, which is an undergraduate major, and half-time graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department of Sociology. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/25299

Monday, July 07, 2014

CFP: Sport in Asian America

Sport in Asian America
Amerasia Journal Call for Papers
Sport in Asian America
Guest Editors:
Professor Rachael Joo (Middlebury College) and Professor Sameer Pandya (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Publication Date:
Summer 2015
Due Date:
Paper submissions (up to 5,000 words) due August 15, 2014
From basketball leagues in the San Francisco Chinatown of the 1930s and 1940s to Michael Chang and Jeremy Lin, sport has always been an important site for understanding Asian American life.  This special issue of Amerasia Journal focuses on how various forces—transnational processes, the contemporary era of globalization, histories of colonialism and imperialism, and U.S. domestic history—have shaped the cultural politics of sport in Asian America.  For example, global media operates as a key site for commercial representations of Asianness in America and Americanness in Asia.  Transnational sport shapes diasporic politics and reveals the contested and contradictory terrain of nationalisms in Asian American communities.  The histories of sport in Asian and Pacific Islander communities are often embedded in the colonial histories that inform the relationship between Asian/American athletes and fans of the sport.  Furthermore, sport featuring Asian/American players and teams create a sense of national community and identity in ways that reframe ethnicity and race in North America.
Taking into account the various forces mentioned above, we are interested in papers that address a broad range of possible topics, including but not limited to, Asian American sport and religion, Chinese and Chinese American basketball, gender, global sports icons, Korean and Korean American golfers, mass media, Pacific Islander football and rugby athletes, postcolonial cricket, tennis and golf as “model minority” sports, and transnational soccer.
Submission Guidelines and Review Process:
The guest editors, in consultation with the Amerasia Journal editors and peer reviewers, make the decisions on which submissions will be included in the special issue.  The review process involves the following steps:
• Initial review of submitted papers by guest editors and Amerasia Journal editorial staff
• Papers approved by editors will undergo blind peer review
• Revision of accepted peer-reviewed papers and final submission
Papers submitted for this special issue should be approximately 5,000 words in length. We especially welcome interdisciplinary and teachable writings to adopt for courses ranging from cultural studies to communication studies to literary studies as well as Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies.
Please send papers regarding the special issue on “Sport in Asian America” to the following addresses. All correspondence should refer to “Amerasia Journal Asian American Sport” in the subject line.
Professor Rachael Joo, Guest Editor, rjoo@middlebury.edu
Professor Sameer Pandya, Guest Editor, pandya@asamst.ucsb.edu
Dr. Arnold Pan, Associate Editor, Amerasia Journal: arnoldpan@ucla.edu
View or download the PDF version of the Call for Papers – Sport in Asian America.

Call for Editor: Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ)

Call for Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ)

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) is seeking applications for the position of Editor of the SSJ.


Deadline for Applications:  September 8, 2014



The Sociology of Sport Journal (SSJ)

SSJ is the official journal of NASSS and thus, it is governed by the NASSS board. As the journal services a diverse membership, it publishes articles on diverse topics, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies related to social and cultural analysis of play, games, sport, physical activity, and movement. Therefore, instead of establishing a personal direction to the SSJ, the Editor’s primary responsibility is to serve the needs of the NASSS membership. Although the authorship is not limited to NASSS members, it is important that SSJ reflects the multiple voices of its primary association. To do this, the Editor works closely with the SSJ editorial board to solicit the views of the broader NASSS membership.

Qualifications and Requirements

Key qualities sought for the position of editor are an established record of scholarship; managerial skills to oversee the editorial cycle and meet deadlines; and the ability to attract respected experts to his or her editorial advisory board. Applicants should have recognized expertise in the field, possess editorial experience (with preference given to candidates who have served on the Editorial Board for SSJ), and be able to lead an active editorial board in working effectively with publishing professionals. Applicants must have clear employer and institutional support for this activity for the duration of the appointment, including release time as necessary and general office support.

Term

The term is from November 2014 to November 2017. The first issue for which the new Editor will be responsible is Issue 1 of 2015, which is due in December 2014. The term of the current Editor, Dr. Michael Atkinson, will be officially terminated on November 6th, 2014 but for overlap and hence a smoother transition, he will serve on as Past Editor until November 2015.

Major Responsibilities

Ø  Taking responsibility for leading a journal that services the vision and diverse needs of NASSS membership and that is governed by the NASSS board;
Ø  Providing detailed annual reports to SSJ board, NASSS board, and NASSS membership at the NASSS conference;
Ø   Identifying and appointing qualified members for the editorial team currently consisting of 2 associate editors, 1 editorial assistant and 1 book review editor;
Ø  Managing the peer review of approximately 200 manuscripts per year;
Ø  Selecting a sufficient pool of competent reviewers to reach conclusions and make decisions on manuscripts in a timely fashion;
Ø  Deciding which manuscripts to publish;
Ø  More details on the responsibilities of the Editor and a general overview of the characteristics of a good journal editor are provided at the end of this Call-for-Editor.

Stipend

Human Kinetics via NASSS provides a stipend to offset the costs associated with hiring an editorial assistant.

Search Procedure

Applicants will be reviewed by the Search Committee immediately after the deadline submission date and the Search Committee will make a recommendation to the NASSS Board of Directors.

Application Procedure

The application package should include:
1.     A cover letter with a statement of institutional support (see first paragraph above), an explanation of how the applicant will service the diverse needs of NASSS and SSJ authorship, and a description of how the applicant will complement the vision and direction of NASSS as an organization and the field of sociology of sport;
2.     A CV;
3.     Names of at least three references;

Deadlines

Deadline for Applications:  September 8, 2014
          
Candidate Notified: September 29, 2014
         
Candidate acceptance: October 1, 2014

Send your application package via email to the NASSS Secretary, Dr. Katherine Jamieson: kmjamies@gmail.com <mailto:kmjamies@gmail.com>

Additional Information

Please find below a general overview of the characteristics of a strong candidate for the journal editor position. This overview also provides additional details with regards to the responsibilities of the SSJ Editor:

·         Broad knowledge of the field: Because SSJ is an association journal (NASSS), its remit is to publish papers from this broadly defined field. Consequently, SSJ receives/publishes papers from a wide-range of topics, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and countries. To be able to provide a fair assessment of each paper, the editor should be knowledgeable of many facets of social theory as well as quantitative methodology and the entire range of qualitative approaches. In addition, the SSJ Editor needs to be able to put his/her own preferences aside to think of serving the field.
·         Broad understanding of the contributing scholars: As reviewer selection is crucial in a peer reviewed journal, the SSJ Editor needs to have a good knowledge of individual scholars in our field and their expertise to assign appropriate reviewers. In addition, to appoint an appropriate editorial board, the Editor should be able to invite committed and knowledgeable scholars from the field of sport sociology.
·         Time management: It is essential that the Editor be committed to moving on the submitted papers promptly (i.e., to assign the appropriate associate editor, assign reviewers, make the final decision). Without this, it is not possible to fill the issues in a timely manner. Neither is it possible to service the authors and our field in a respectful and supportive manner. Usually senior scholars who have been tenured can afford to take the required amount of time for editing a journal.
·         Leadership and decision-making skills: As SSJ now operates through an editorial team, the Editor is required to provide leadership for this team. This includes advising and supporting the associate editors, the book review editor, and the editorial assistant. The Editor makes the final decision on each manuscript (the associate editors and the reviewers provide recommendations) and is responsible for filling each issue. In a peer-reviewed journal, the review process can take a substantial amount of time. Consequently, the Editor needs to be able to plan long term in addition to continually making decisions regarding the individual papers. Even with the help of reviewer recommendations and the associate editor recommendations, the decision making is often complicated and complex. In addition, the Editor is the contact person with the publisher and, thus, needs to be able to negotiate this relationship.
·         Initiative and dedication: Much of the Editor’s work is managing the day-to-day business of the journal and being an effective manager is an important characteristic of an Editor. However, good editors are also dedicated to work beyond managing the journal to provide new initiatives for the journal. This might include actively working on proposals for special issues, working with the editorial board, and thinking of ways to improve the quality of SSJ.

·         Attention to detail and people skills: As the Editor deals with the publisher, the editorial team, the board of editors, the authors, and the reviewers, s/he needs to be continually attentive to a myriad of details. Most of these involve people in one way or another and the Editor needs good “people” and communication skills. In addition, as publishing is an important part of the academic promotion process, dealing with the authors often requires careful negotiation between the author’s satisfaction and the quality of the article. As it is common to receive frustrated comments from the authors, the Editor should be able to handle these situations in a constructive manner. It is also important to be respectful to the reviewers whose work is crucial for the journal, but often goes quite unnoticed. Selecting a good editorial assistant is also important as s/he directly deals with many of the authors and reviewers.

CFP: Journal of Sport for Development Special Issue on Disability Sport

Special Issue Co-Editors:
Dr. Ian Brittain, Coventry University, UK
Eli Wolff, Brown University, USA


In conjunction with the ‘Disability Sport: Changing lives, changing perceptions?’ conference being held at Coventry University, UK from 15th to 17th September 2014, the Journal of Sport for Development is pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue around the use of sport to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities around the world. This special issue will be edited by Dr Ian Brittain (Coventry University, UK) and Eli Wolff (Brown University, USA) two leading researchers in the field of disability sport. It is open to submissions from anyone with an interest in the field, regardless of attendance at the Disability Sport conference. The four main conference themes are as follows:


• Disability sport for peace and development
• Disability sport and social inclusion
• The recreational and psychological value of sport for people with disabilities
• Sport and health for people with disabilities


Submissions are welcome under any of these themes. However, authors wishing to submit a manuscript related to disability sport but outside these themes are also welcome to do so. Further details can be found at http://jsfd.org/2014/06/27/special-issue-on-disability-sport-call/


More Information
Further details of the conference can be found at:
http://www.coventry.ac.uk/events/disability-sport-conference-2014/
Closing date for submissions is Friday 31st October 2014.

CONFERENCE: Girl Power and Play 2015

Women Deliver, a global organization bringing together partners to advocate for the health and well-being of girls and women, is planning a symposium called Girl Power and Play in June 2015 in Canada on the impact of team sports on girls in the global development context. This symposium will coincide with the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada and will bring together top researchers, global sports program representatives from non-profits/NGOs, professional athletes, and young people to highlight how team sports can be a driver for girls’ health and development, to bring more awareness to this issue, and to garner greater support from the larger development community. If you currently have research, or have research forthcoming, on how sports can be a driver for girls’ global development and would be interested in presenting your findings at Girl Power and Play, please write to program@womendeliver.org

JOB: Visiting assistant professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

Miami University
Department of Kinesiology & Health
Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

The Department of Kinesiology and Health advances the understanding of health, physical activity, and related cultural practices to improve life quality and promote healthful, active living. It is one of five departments in the College of Education, Health, and Society. The College celebrates opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration facilitated by the five departments (Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Family Studies and Social Work, Kinesiology and Health, and Teacher Education) that comprise it.

The mission of the Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) program is to prepare students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport. Within the SLAM program/major, students choose to fulfill one of four areas of concentration designed to prepare students for specific career opportunities: Sport Management, Coaching, Sport Journalism, and Sport Media. The SLAM program attempts to provide students with important managerial knowledge, but also critical psychosocial, sociocultural, and developmental knowledge about sport participation to allow them to understand and provide innovative leadership related to key issues in sport.

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor in Cultural Studies of Sport

Duties: Teach courses in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology, or other related areas (e.g., social status, gender, race). Provide service to the department, division, and university.  

Required qualifications:  Doctoral degree (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor), ABD or earned master's (for appointment as Instructor) in cultural studies of sport, sport sociology or related field.

Desired qualifications:  University teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate level; knowledge of or experience in working with diverse populations; skills to incorporate technology in teaching.

Application: Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references to www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53677.  

Deadline: Screening of applications begins June 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The starting date of the position is August 18, 2014.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

CFP: Decolonizing Fitness: Women of Color, Feminism, and the Politics of “Fit” Bodies

Call for Papers
Decolonizing Fitness: Women of Color, Feminism, and the Politics of “Fit” Bodies

Editor: Larissa M. Mercado-López, Ph.D., Women’s Studies, California State University, Fresno
Several works have broken ground in critical feminist approaches to fitness, including Leslie Heywood’s Bodymakers: A Cultural Anatomy of Women’s Bodybuilding, Shari L. Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs’ Body Panic: Gender Health and the Selling of Fitness,Sarah Hentges’ Women and Fitness in American Culture, and, notably, Kimberly Lau’s ethnography Body Language: Sisters in Shape, Black Women’s Fitness, and Feminist Identity. However, no single book has heretofore gathered the voices and experiences of women of color to discuss the intersections of feminist theory and the study and practice of fitness.
The question “What does it mean for women of color to engage in the pursuit of fitness?” is at the core of this edited interdisciplinary anthology that seeks scholarly and creative non-fiction essays by women of color on the (cult)ure of fitness, feminist approaches to exercise and sport, representations of “fit” bodies, and, more generally, the racial, gender, class, sexual, and ableist implications of the fitness and exercise industry.
In addition to this key question, submissions may address issues such as: What assumptions do fitness media make about bodies? Class? Environment? Beauty ideals? How and to what extent does the neoliberal logic of healthism/fitism create tyrannies of health and aesthetics that colonize the meaning and “look” of fitness?
This anthology welcomes submissions that discuss the use of social technologies to expand definitions of fitness, dispel myths about health and exercise, and build supportive communities around the social and material realities of women of color. Additionally, the anthology encourages essays that discuss local and (intern)national fitness movements and initiatives, as well as works on the use of group fitness to build community.
Topics can include but are not limited to women of color and the following:

  • Neoliberalist Rhetorics of Healthism/Fitism
  • Hegemonic Representations of “Fit” Bodies in the media
  • Racialization of fitness/exercise
  • Rhetorics of fitness
  • Fitness and academia
  • The “spectacle” of gym/outdoor exercise
  • Fitness and social justice activism
  • Fit bodies as moral/good bodies
  • Exercise as meditation
  • Integrative strategies (i.e. meditation and health)
  • Fitness and consumerism
  • Competing cultural constructions of beauty
  • Fitness clothing and women of color bodies
  • Body shaming, as it relates to fat, fit bodies, lean bodies, and muscular bodies
  • Fitness blogs/Facebook pages
  • Healing from trauma through exercise
  • Fitness collectives and communities
  • Cultural myths about fitness/sport
  • Tyranny of aesthetics
  • Fitness and citizenship/belonging
  • The built environment
  • Folklore around health and fitness
  1. An abstract of 150-250 words that summarizes the main arguments and themes of the essay, as well as the contributions of the piece to Feminist/Women’s Studies,
  2. A list of 5-7 keywords included after the abstract.
  3. A brief biography (50-75 words) and contact information.
Please send in a Microsoft Word file (docx):
Abstracts must be submitted electronically to decolonizingfitness@gmail.com no later than midnight May 23, 2014.