Monday, November 16, 2015

CFP: The 14th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference

Call for Papers


Saturday, January 16, 2016, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Dr. Parissa Safai, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. Dr. Safai’s research interests focus on the critical study of sport at the intersection of risk, health and healthcare including the social determinants of athletes’ health.  Her research also centres sport and social inequality with particular attention to the impact of gender, socio-economic, and ethnocultural inequities on accessible physical activity for all. Her work has been published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, the International Review for the Sociology of SportSport History Review and the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien
d'histoire de la médicine. She is a member of the editorial board of the Sociology of Sport Journal and the Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative Advisory Committee.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send 250-word abstracts or proposals for roundtable discussions or posters to Samantha King ( by December 16, 2015. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to return Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and mm$20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Sarah Barnes (

CFP: 2016 National Coaching Conference

2016 National Coaching Conference June 21-23, 2016University of Washington, Huskie Stadium Seattle, Washington

The United States Coaching Coalition (USOC, NCAA, NFHS, SHAPE America and NSCA) is pleased to announce the call for programs for the 2016 National Coaching Conference in Seattle, Washington. The National Coaching Conference brings together coaches, coach developers and sport science researchers for the enrichment of coaching and sport. Our site host this year will be the University of Washington, Center for Leadership in Athletics and all programming will take place at Husky Stadium.
The theme for the 2016 National Coaching Conference is The Practical Application of Sport Sciences and Best Practices in Coaching and Coach Education. The program will feature practical application of research-based coaching information and best practice models that demonstrate the integration of sport science knowledge related to athlete and coach well-being, development and performance at all levels of sport from participation through peak performance.
The goal of the National Coaching Conference is to highlight PRACTICAL information that coaches and coach educators and developers can hear and use in practice immediately.
The call for programs is intended for original research, collaborative work and educational purposes. Sales programs, services related programs or similar type programming should not be submitted through this format. Individuals and organizations interested in presenting for-sale products and services related to the conference audience are invited to inquire about sponsorship and presentation opportunities at the conference by sending an email to
Step 1: Lead Author Contact Information
Step 2a & 2b: Solo or Multiple Authorship - If applicable, provide co-author information Step 3: Session Title
Step 4: Presentation Type 
(where applicable)*
Research to Practice Lecture – program submission that discuses original applied research or best practices in application work- indicate a 15 or 30 minute length preference
Workshop programs should involve the audience in an interactive learning experience – 60 minutes
Panel Discussion – program should provide an opportunity to explore multiple expert views across a topic. Submitting author should clarify both the theme and proposed panel members. Panel members do not need to be declared as program co-authors and do not need to be confirmed at the time of the submission - 60 minute
Interactive Poster – programs will be presented in a traditional conference poster format and authors will participate in an interactive poster presentation with each poster within a themed session having 5-7 minutes to discuss the application of their work and to participate in a moderated discussion related to the theme.
* Authors are invited to submit their preferred session type and time length where applicable. Please note that abstracts may be offered acceptance of a different type or length selected based on programming needs.
Step 5: Program Track – Of the three programmatic tracks, a) coach, b) coach educator/developer and c) sport scientist, please rank order the audience you feel your presentation most applies to with #1 being the primary audience
Step 6: Abstract 300 word maximum, do not include any author information or the program title in the abstract
Step 7a, b & c: Learning Outcomes Please indicate three objectives that individuals would learn in coming to your session
Step 7d: Please indicate how this information can be used in practice or competition. This information needs to be presented within the program.
Step 8: Special Accommodations Please indicate if there are any room set up needs or special accommodations required. Due to the size of the program, presentation day and or time requests cannot be considered. Submitting authors are expected to be free to present June 21-23, 2016. Power point presentation resources (room laptops, screens and projectors) will be provided.
Additional Abstract Submission Notes:
  •  Only electronic submissions received prior to 11:59pm Eastern Time on Friday November 20, 2015 will be considered.
  •  Submissions must be complete in order to be considered in the review process.
  •  Individuals may be a part of as many submitted proposals for the 2016 program as they wish, however, in an effort to provide a diverse and rich program, we ask that individuals submit no more than one (1) program abstract as the lead presenter.
  •  Based on proposal submission volume and program space, authors submitting proposals may be offered an opportunity to present in an alternative format than they request.
  •  Authors will be notified of proposal acceptance by January 15, 2016. It is the lead author’s responsibility to notify co-authors.
  •  Those submitting proposals are expected to be available to present June 21-23, 2016. Special accommodations to present at a particular day and/or time will not be considered.
  •  Exact date and time of accepted presentations will be provided as soon as possible after acceptances are returned.
  •  Authors of accepted abstracts are responsible for their own travel and accommodation fees. No honorarium or compensation for presentation are provided for authors of submitted abstracts.
  •  All authors of an accepted abstract who attend the conference, must pay the conference registration fee (one day or full conference registration).
  •  The completed conference program schedule will be provided by the start of February 2016 to assist in travel planning.
Conference Tracks
The Coach Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to coaches at the various levels of sport participation - youth through elite. Each session should provide practical application of evidence-based practice that coaches will be able to add to their “Coaches Toolbox” while simultaneously demonstrating the level of activity, skill development, competition, etc. appropriate for the identified level of play.
The Coach Educator/Developer Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to sport program administrators, coach educators/developers, and/or academic coach educators. Sessions should reflect one of the following: (a) current research on coach development, (b) paths of coach development across sport, gender, and/or competitive level, or (c) critical topics in coach education. The sessions should provide information that directly relates to the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) or the International Sport Coaching Framework (ICCE, 2013) and clearly demonstrates how to develop and deliver programs and resources that are beneficial to coaches.
The Sport Scientist Track
Proposals submitted for inclusion in this track should appeal to coaches, coach educators/developers, sport program administrators and/or sport scientists. These sessions should include original research or new application of sport science knowledge for the enhancement of sport learning and performance among defined athletic populations.
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Completed session proposals must be submitted electronically]
Session proposals MUST be received by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 20, 2015. Receipt of session proposal will be confirmed via email within 5 working days of submission. Please note: it is imperative to have all speaker information – notification of acceptance is dependent on accurate speaker information.
If you have any questions regarding the conference or submission process, please contact us at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CFP: Women’s Soccer in the United States - Special Issue Sport in Society

Special Issue: Women’s Soccer in the United States

Focus and Topics

The U.S. Women’s National Team victory in the 2015 Women’s World Cup brought heightened attention to women’s soccer in the United States. As Andrei Markovits and Stephen Hellerman argue, soccer occupies a space of “exceptionalism” in the United States, emerging as a top participation sport among girls and women precisely because of the sport’s historical marginalization from the institutional center of men’s elite sport.
Yet the growth of U.S. women’s soccer has also been both a cause and effect of its cultural ties to white, heterosexual, middle class suburban families. Women’s soccer is thus a site where complex and intersectional identities, meanings, and inequalities are forged and contested. 

This special issue of Sport in Society seeks to investigate the development and status of women’s soccer in the United States, exploring how the sport’s historical origins in the United States inform its play at the elite level. It looks to explore a range of issues, including:

·         The organization of the women’s game and organizational challenges in the U.S.
·         Implications of growing commodification and corporatization
·         The relationships between women’s soccer and feminisms
·         Quantity and quality of media coverage across both traditional or mainstream and online or digital platforms
·         Constructions of and challenges to gender, racial, class and sexual stratification
·         The position of U.S. soccer within the global women’s game.

Manuscript Submissions

Prospective contributors should send abstracts to the Special Issue Editor no later than 15 December 2015. Feedback will be sent in January 2016. Full manuscripts should be submitted by 15 June 2016 at In the submission process, authors should note submission for the special issue in a cover letter.

Manuscripts should be 7000-8000 words (inclusive of references, endnotes, tables, and figures) and follow the Instructions for Authors. All manuscripts will be subject to peer review under the supervision of the Special Issue Editor and Editor-in-Chief. Expressions of interest, abstracts for consideration, and questions may be directed to the Special Issue Editor Rachel Allison at

Editorial information

Guest Editor: Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

JOB: Tenure/Tenure-Track Full-Time Chair - California State University

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Tenure/Tenure-Track Full-Time Chair #101485

California State University, Sacramento, seeks to hire a qualified person to serve as full time Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. The new Chair will have an excellent opportunity to shape the future direction of a dynamic multidisciplinary department. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is looking for an individual with a documented record of academic innovation and progressive leadership. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is part of the College of Health and Human Services. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology, Health Science, and Athletic Training. A Master of Science is also available and offers two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies). The successful candidate must qualify for retreat rights as a faculty member in Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Physical Education) or Health Science (Community Health Education, Health Care Administration, or Occupational Health & Safety).

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website. For full vacancy announcement, including application procedures, please see:

The review of applications begins November 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Address questions only to: Dr. Michael Wright, Search Committee Chair, Phone 916-278-5689; or email:

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Criminal background check required.

CFP: Engaging the Field: Sport in Under-Resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions - Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health

Engaging the Field: Sport in Under-Resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions

There have been concomitant calls for increased rigour in sport for development and peace (SDP) research and cautions against neocolonial approaches that may subjugate knowledge. To address these concerns, this special issue calls for research that considers the impacts of SDP programmes as well as the role of sport as it naturally occurs in under-resourced, underdeveloped, and conflict regions. Of particular interest is research that is methodologically diverse, innovative, and engages with athletes, coaches, and community stakeholders (e.g., teachers, police officers, pastors, government leaders) to better understand the meaning they ascribe to sport, their sport experiences, and their perceptions of the role of sport in promoting (or obstructing) development and peace. Additional topics might include, but are not limited to, the use of sport in social movements, sport experiences of those connected to gender-based violence (victims and perpetrators), and the meaning and role of sport after a disaster or terrorist activity in community response and rebuilding.

Submission instructions

Papers must be submitted to the Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health ScholarOne site. Submissions must be received by 31st March 2016, with final versions due on 31st July 2016.

Full ‘Instructions for authors’ can be found under the ‘Authors and submissions’ tab here.

Editorial information

CFP: 13th International Symposium for Olympic Research

"The Future of the Olympic Event in the Age of the Mega-Spectacle"
13th International Symposium for Olympic Research
July 30-31, 2016, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
- Call for Abstracts - 

The 13th International Symposium for Olympic Research, will be co-hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) at Western University, London, Canada,  and ARETE - Centre of Olympic Studies, Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Brazil. The Symposium will be held July 30-31, 2016, on the Campus of UFES in Vitória.
Scholars, researchers, students, and professionals interested in the socio-cultural study of the modern Olympic or Paralympic Games are invited to submit abstracts for conference presentations. Papers in the areas of history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, political science, cultural studies, and sport management, as well as other disciplines that contribute to our cultural understanding of the Games are particularly encouraged.
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2016
For information on abstract submission procedure, registration, and other related matters, please visit the web site of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western University:
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, the Federal University of Espírito Santo, is located in Vitória, the capital of the State of Espírito Santo. Vitória is connected to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo through regular daily flights of about 50 to 75 minutes duration.
We hope to see you in Brazil!
Otávio Tavares & Michael Heine

CFP: The 9th Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference

Call for Abstracts:
The 9th Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference:
“Engaging Health and Physical Culture:
Power, Politics, and Possibilities”
Friday March 4th, 2016

Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) – housed within the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland – will host their 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference onFriday March 4th, 2016 at the School of Public Health Building on the College Park campus. This one-day conference will consist of a series of student presentations commenced with an alumni keynote address by Dr. Oliver Rick, PCS alumnus and current assistant professor of Sport Management and Recreation at Springfield College, and a PCS address by Dr. Dave Zang, professor of Kinesiology at Towson University. Dr. Rick’s work currently focuses on developing innovative theory to better engage with physical cultures in contemporary urban settings. In particular this includes a focus on the urban as assemblage, as well as affect theory and non-representational dimensions of interaction. Dr. Zang’s research has focused on sport history, sports literature, and history of popular culture.

This year, the conference will be organized around the theme, “Engaging Health and Physical Culture: Power, Politics, and Possibilities”.  Given the increasing focus on physical activity and culture as a means of health promotion-- as well as our particular location in a School of Public Health -- engagement with health practices, discourses, and possibilities, is vital. We seek to strengthen the critical scholarly connection between physical culture and health, utilizing this year’s conference to explore and examine the complex landscape of critical public health.

We invite papers that reflect upon these and other relevant questions and topics:
  • Possibilities for the study of health as an empirical site for Physical Cultural Studies
  • What are the political responsibilities of critical scholars as well as health practitioners within a School of Public Health?
  • What exclusions are produced by dominant health discourses and practices? How are these being accommodated and/or resisted within physical cultural practices?
  • How can the materiality of the body be engaged within PCS? What theories, methodologies, and epistemologies can be used in this study?
  • How can we incorporate feminist, critical race, queer theories as well as other critical frameworks into our understandings of physical culture and health?
The conference aims to promote an inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogue, and as such is a space for work that develops from within or across multiple academic disciplines.  We welcome all submissions from a multitude of disciplines on a multitude of related topics, but encourage submissions interrogating physical cultural practices.

The submission deadline is January 29th, 2016

Please e-mail abstracts (300 word limit) to
Within your email, include as an attachment (in .doc or .pdf format) the following: Paper Title, Abstract, Keywords, Author(s) contact information, and institutional affiliation(s).

For more information about PCS please visit; for questions please contact PCS Graduate Conference Committee at

CFP: College Athletes' Rights & Empowerment: Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport Conference

Drexel university

College Athletes’ Rights & Empowerment: 
Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport 
March 24-26, 2016 

Call for Papers


Drexel University's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management is proudly hosting the College Athletes' Rights & Empowerment: Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport Conference, March 24-26 on Drexel's campus.
Civil rights have been defined as “the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.” During the past 20 years, there has been a growing awareness that the practices that are used by the college sport industry to regulate players in the sports of football and basketball (the economic drivers of the industry) often deny them basic civil rights and liberties, impede their ability to access a meaningful education, subject them to harsh treatment and unsafe workplaces, violate anti-trust law, and artificially suppress their value. This conference is designed to bring scholars, journalists, practitioners, and athletes together for the purpose of envisioning a new model of college sport for the 21st century that places the health, well-being, and welfare of college athletes at the center and provides a democratic avenue for athletes to share in the decision making that shapes the rules governing their lives. 

What will such a visioning require? How do efforts to regulate athletes in the sports of football and basketball impact the treatment of athletes throughout the entire college sport system? What would the impact be if some Division I sports evolved into a “club-sport” framework, something that Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon suggested in the fall of 2015 warranted thought and consideration? Is it time for the system of college sport to be restructured away from a one-size-fits all model of regulation to federated structures that account for different sports and their respective markets? How do various constituents respond to the Wall Street Journal’s question of whether college sport needs the NCAA?


(Confirmed as of October 26)
Ed O'Bannon, retired professional basketball player and former power forward for the UCLA Bruin’s men’s basketball team that won the 1995 NCAA national championship. He is the lead plaintiff in O’Bannon v. NCAA.
Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association (NCPA). A former football player at UCLA, he has been on the forefront of college athlete advocacy for the past 15 years.
Joe Nocera, reporter for the New York Times  and/or Ben Strauss, reporter for the New York Times, authors of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.

PHD: Sport Management Doctoral Program - U. of Tennessee

University of Tennessee
Sport Management Doctoral Program
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

The Sport Management doctoral program at the University of Tennessee has an opening for the fall 2016 semester. The program is housed in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies. This position includes a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. The candidate will teach classes in the Sport Management curriculum each semester and possibly teach classes in the Physical Education and Activity Program.

Candidates should have research interests in at least one of the following areas: 1) collegiate athletics, 2) law and governance, or 3) environmental sustainability.

The Sport Management doctoral program prepares graduates for positions as faculty members in higher education. The coursework for the program is developed between the student and the faculty advisor to meet the educational goals of the student. Students have the flexibility to develop a program that allows them to focus on the area of Sport Management in which they have an interest.

Doctoral students will receive training in research design and methodology and are expected to conduct research outside the requirements of the classroom. The program consists of 15 hours within the concentration, 18 hours of research courses, nine hours within the specialization and a minimum of six hours in an outside or cognate area.

Contact Dr. Rob Hardin ( or 865-974-1281) for more information.

CFP: The Sport Documentary - Special Issue of Journal of Sport & Social Issues

CFP: Special Issue of Journal of Sport & Social Issues
The Sport Documentary

Travis Vogan and CL Cole

The sport documentary—in film, television, and online—has achieved a heightened degree of prominence in recent years with the launch of ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series (2009-present), PBS Frontline’s controversial League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (2013), and Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin’s Academy Award-winningUndefeated (2011). Sport documentaries—regardless of the genre’s frequent pretensions—do not merely showcase reality. Rather, they construct specific versions of sporting culture that serve distinct economic, industrial, institutional, historical, and sociopolitical ends ripe for criticism, contextualization, and exploration.

This special issue of JSSI aims to bring attention to this important but understudied area by probing the sport documentary’s cultural meanings, aesthetic practices, industrial and commercial dimensions, and political contours across historical, social, and geographic contexts.  It hopes to consider and critique the sport documentary’s increasingly visible and powerful position in contemporary culture and to forge novel connections between the study of nonfiction media and sport.

Interested contributors should send a proposal (200-250 words) to the editors by 15 December 2015. First drafts of selected projects will be due 1 June 2016.

Please address proposals and questions to Travis Vogan, or to CL Cole,