Friday, September 28, 2007

CFP: Journal of Lesbian Studies

Guest Editors: Katherine M. Jamieson and Leila E. Villaverde

The Journal of Lesbian Studies will be devoting a thematic journal issue and book on the topic of In/visible Bodies: Lesbian sexualities and sporting spaces. All thematic issues of the Journal of Lesbian Studies are simultaneously reprinted in book form by Harrington Park Press, the book affiliate of Haworth Press. We hope that the resulting book will be used in lesbian studies courses and will be available in feminist bookstores.

CALL FOR PAPERS - In/visible Bodies: Lesbian sexualities and sporting spaces

While previous explorations of sexuality and sport have emphasized negotiation of identities and gaining of access, this Issue takes analytic aim at Lesbian sporting spaces. From this perspective it seems most productive to give critical attention to the wider social and cultural contexts within which Lesbian sexualities and sport comingle under particular relations of power. Moreover, it seems timely to interrogate the range of sporting spaces available and retrace the origins of lesbian sexualities in sporting contexts, including analyses of physical culture, leisure, physical education, youth sport, exercise, and outdoor physical pursuits to name a few. As well, the need to theorize lesbian sexualities and the underpinning categories of sex/race/gender/ability is becoming increasingly important given the ways in which new articulations of sport, sexuality, and corporeality are occurring in varied social and cultural contexts. Accordingly, this Issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies sets out to explore historical, political, and critical relationships between sport and lesbian sexualities. Thus, we invite scholarship that questions power relations that (re)produce categories of sexuality making certain bodies in/visible. We are especially interested in work that illuminates the interconnections between sport, physical culture, embodiment, and sexualities, as well as analyses that willingly disrupt the impasse of binaries and articulate new analytical perspectives and methodological strategies.

Submissions of empirical and theoretical work are welcome from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints including but not limited to sociology, cultural studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, psychology, geography, history, anthropology, and pedagogy. We also seek scholarship that advances a “trans-“ research agenda and articulates sexualities as multiple ruptured norms rendered visible through their sporting embodiments.

Potential topics might include:
*sport, sexualities and intersections with gender, class and race
*postcolonial and/ or “trans-“ critiques of lesbian sexualities and sport
*lesbian sexualities as determinant of sport spaces
*sport and legibility of lesbian bodies
*methodologies for queering sport studies and lesbian sexualities
*sport and the sexualization of space
*sport and the performance of subaltern identities
*critiques of sport media normalizations of lesbian sexualities
*the construction of lesbianism in sport media and literature
*corporeal power and hierarchies of sexualities in sporting spaces
*youth sporting spaces, lesbian sexualities and processes of containment
*the politics of sport and lesbian sexualities in nationalist and supra-nationalist formations
*the relationship between queer subjects, biopolitics and necropolitics
*challenges to hegemonic sexualities in sport
*points of con/divergence in lesbian, feminist, and sport-related social movements

Please send abstracts of up to 500 words as a .doc file to Kathy Jamieson and Leila Villaverde at by November 15th, 2007. Final articles due Mach 1st, 2007, 10-15 pages in length.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

CFP: 9th Biennial International Symposium for Olympic Research, Beijing, China

It gives the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) great pleasure to announce its 9th Biennial International Symposium for Olympic Research to be held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 5, 6, 7, 2008, immediately before the opening of the Games of the 29th Olympiad in Beijing on August 8th.

The 9th Symposium will be hosted jointly by ICOS and Beijing’s Capital University of Physical Education. The Symposium’s theme, “Deconstruction and Discourse: Odysseys in Olympic Socio-Cultural Matters,” focuses on research studies dealing with the history, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy of the modern Olympic Movement. ICOS will be responsible for the academic program, including the edited Proceedings, which, customarily, are published prior to the Symposium and circulated at the opening of the event. Capital University will be responsible for “on-site” logistics, including symposium venues, accommodation in the University’s hotel ($60 US per night per room—twin beds, TV, private bathroom, air-conditioned) during the Symposium and, if desired, for the Olympic Games themselves, some meals, airport pick-up and delivery on arrival and departure, help in securing Olympic Games events tickets, and Symposium opening and closing ceremonies and accompanying entertainments.

The Symposium registration fee is $250 US and includes a copy of the fully Edited Proceedings, ground transportation to and from the airport, admission to all Symposium sessions, including opening ceremonies and reception, coffee break amenities, two luncheons, Symposium banquet, and finally, possible complimentary tickets to the final dress rehearsal of the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games themselves. The IOC’s and WADA’s Dick Pound has agreed to deliver the Symposium’s opening address.

At this time, the Symposium’s Academic Committee, chaired by Professor Emeritus Bob Barney (, issues a CALL FOR ABSTRACTS.” Abstracts of research studies must deal with subjects of Olympic socio-cultural genre. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, January 31, 2008. Abstracts will be adjudicated by the Academic Committee and successful candidates for the Symposium will be informed no later than February 1, 2008.

Completed texts of all abstracts of studies accepted for presentation at the Symposium must be submitted to the Academic Committee no later than Friday, June 6 (D-Day—Delivery Day), 2008. Acceptance of an abstract guarantees Symposium participation, provided that the full text is received by the due date. Upon acceptance, final Symposium details will be circulated. The Symposium has set a limit of 50 papers/presentations.

JOB: Sport Management, UT Austin

Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor for its sport management program. The position will begin August, 2008. Candidates must have a completed doctorate in an appropriate field by that date, and should have potential for excellence in research and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in and seek sponsored research, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and be involved in service to the University and the sport management profession. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Jana Cox; Administrative Associate, Sport Management Program; Department of Kinesiology and Health Education; University of Texas; 1 University Station – D3700; Austin, TX 78712-0235. The University of Texas is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Friday, September 21, 2007

JOB: UNCG - Gender and Women's Studies and African American Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies

The Position: The interdisciplinary programs in Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro invite applications for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment at the assistant/associate level. While the academic home will be in WGS, preference will be given to those candidates who have a demonstrated interdisciplinary commitment to both Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies (demonstrated through graduate studies, research and/or previous teaching assignments). The most appropriate candidate will have a doctoral degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, African American Studies, or a related field, and will be prepared to teach in both WGS and AFS undergraduate and graduate core curricula, contribute to WGS graduate program concentrations (Health, Leadership), supervise internship experiences, serve on project/thesis committees, and advance a relevant line of research. Candidates must hold or anticipate holding the doctoral degree by August 1, 2008. UNCG’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is one of the oldest in the nation, offering an undergraduate major, a graduate certificate and a master’s degree.

Send letter, cv, and contact information for at least three references to Hephzibah Roskelly, Head of Search Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, PO Box 26170, UNCG, Greensboro NC 27402-6170. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2007 and continue until position is filled.

For more information about the two programs see and UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and will respond creatively to the needs of dual-career couples.

The Programs: The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies is one of the oldest in the nation, has 1 full-time faculty member, and more than 100 faculty affiliates across campus. The program offers a minor, B.A., post-baccalaureate certificate, and M.A. degree programs. The African American Studies program has 1 full-time faculty member, and is in the process of developing a post-baccalaureate certificate to compliment the undergraduate minor, and major. The two programs have a long history of collaboration, and are housed in a shared space in one of the most historic buildings on UNCG’s campus.

About UNCG: UNCG is located in Greensboro, NC, a community known for both contentious gender and racial politics and progressive movements for change. Greensboro residents have become well-known for resisting injustice from the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights sit-in movement, anti-war activities, immigrants’ rights mobilizations and labor organizing. Drawing on its rich history of challenging the status quo, the area now hosts many grassroots coalitions organizing for racial justice, challenging systems of oppression, experimenting with grassroots democracy, and building community.

The region also has a history linked with higher education. Five colleges and universities are located within the city, including the Historically Black institutions of NC Agricultural & Technical University and Bennett College, helping to encourage Greensboro’s cultural identity. Within this rich context, the Women’s and Gender Studies and African American Studies programs are uniquely situated to advance critical analyses of race, class, gender & sexual orientation while also connecting these analyses to concrete actions in the wider community.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Play the Game Award 2007

Calling candidates for the PLAY THE GAME AWARD 2007

The world communication conference Play the Game wishes to pay tribute to an individual or a group of persons who in their professional careers or as volunteers in sport have made an outstanding effort to realise one or more of the following aims:

* to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport

* to encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport

* to create awareness of sport’s role in society at a local, national and international level

* to draw a many-sided picture of sport

* to support the right of the individual to choose and influence his or her daily sporting activities

The Award will be given to persons who have shown remarkable personal courage and commitment to creating a better sports community, for instance by uncovering corruption, doping and other malpractices in sport, or by inspiring to more joyful and healthy sports practices for people in general.

The Play the Game Award is presented during the 5th Play the Game World Conference from 28 October to 2 November 2007 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The winner will receive the award in front of an audience of internationally leading media professionals, academic researchers, managers and leaders in sport. The award consists of a piece of art and a speaker’s invitation including free travel, accommodation and board for Play the Game 2009.

Previous winners of the Play the Game Award are Canadian journalist and author Laura Robinson (2002) who was honoured for her courageous uncovering of systematic sexual abuse in Canadian junior hockey, and the Argentina anti-corruption fighter in world volleyball, Mario Goijman (2005).

This time, Mario Goijman will enter as a member of the jury for the 2007 Award alongside Søren Wormslev, representing The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and the Play the Game Board, headed by Jens Brinch.

When presenting yourself or someone you know as a candidate for the Play the Game Award, please submit:

* a written motivation in English (max. 500 words)

* a CV or brief description of the candidate

* newspaper articles, audio tapes, video clippings, URLs or other documentation that supports the candidature

Please send your documentation by post or by email to

Play the Game
c/o Danish School of Journalism
Olof Palmes Allé 11
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Proposals can be sent any time before the conference. The final deadline for proposals is Wednesday 31 October at noon at the conference secretariat in Reykjavik.

The jury will consider all proposed candidates, but is also free to pick a winner of its own choice, to select more than one winner, or to decide that no candidate is qualified.

CFP: Play the Game 2007, Iceland

Meet top names from international sports politics at Play the Game 2007 in Iceland

The ever-intensifying debate on doping that has marked the year 2007 will break new grounds when key personalities in international sport meet in Reykjavik from 28 October to 2 November for the 5th edition of the world communication conference, Play the Game.

Professional cyclist Jörg Jaksche, WADA President Richard W. Pound, UCI President Pat McQuaid and WADA Secretary General David Howman are just a few of the agenda setters that will appear at Play the Game 2007 to discuss the future of cycling and the change of rules in the worldwide anti-doping struggle.

Other experts in doping include Alessandro Donati, renowned doping hunter from Italy, David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer at Sunday Times and author of two books focusing on cycling champion Lance Armstrong, blood doping expert Michael Ashenden from Australia, and professor and author Barrie Houlihan from the UK.

Programme available
From today, a full programme for Play the Game 2007 is available from the Play the Game 2007 conference website –

Many crucial issues for world sport will be analysed in Iceland by leading experts, among others: corruption in sports organisations, the EU White Paper on sport and its influence on sport autonomy, how children are treated in sport and how new digital media platforms will influence sports reporting.

More than 85 speakers have confirmed their presence, including

· Gerhard Heiberg, chairman of the Marketing Commission of the International Olympic Committee

· Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

· Andrew Jennings, renowned English investigative journalist and author

· Marta Santos Pais, Director of UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

· Magnus Scheving, former world fitness champion and creator of international TV-series LazyTown

· Shaka Hislop, World Cup goalkeeper for Trinidad and Tobago and players’ spokesman

- not to forget the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, who will give the official opening speech.

Play the Game 2007 is a unique networking opportunity with its informal, but serious and targeted character. Apart from the speakers, over 200 journalists, researchers, sports officials and other participants will attend this year’s event.

The conference is being organised by Play the Game, with active cooperation from UMFI, the Icelandic Youth Association, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

Danish and Norwegian journalists make donation
Attendees will include the recipients of 20 travel grants donated by the Danish and Norwegian journalists’ unions, and by Play the Game itself. The donations ensure a truly global profile in the lectures and debates about sport and media globalisation.

Conference discounts available until 30 September
For those wanting to attend but are yet to sign up, discounts of up to approximately 70 euros are available up until close of business on September 30th.

Additional discounts are also available for speakers, freelancers and students – click here for more information.

We are still accepting abstracts and storylines for Play the Game 2007. If you are interested in submitting an abstract or storyline to be considered for the conference, click here for more information.

Conference coverage
Icelandic national TV, RUV, will act as host broadcaster, and a group of 45 international multimedia students from the Danish School of Journalism will cover conference proceedings online.

To read more about Play the Game 2007 and register for the conference, please visit

JOB: Department Head, New Mexico State University

Position: Academinc Department Head
Salary: Unspecified
Institution: New Mexico State University Main Campus
Location: New Mexico
Date posted: 9/19/2007
Application deadline: 11/15/2007

Recreation: Academinc Department Head, Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation (HPDR), Requisition #2007001850. This is a 12-month tenure track administrative appointment with some teaching responsibilities. Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education, and must have academic experience and qualifications meriting tenured appointment of associate or professorial rank with the department. Candidates with an exercise science background are preferred. The successful candidate will be a forward thinker and show evidence of 1) administrative and leadership ability; 2) strong teaching skills; 3) a strong scholarship record including grant writing; and 4) commitment to undergraduate professional studies, basic instruction programs, intramural sports, and recreation. Applications: Send via email, mail or fax: letter of interest, curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, names and telephone numbers of at least three references to: Ms. Carolyn Aragon, Department Head Search Committee, Box 30001, MSC 3M, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003, (505) 646-2215, (505) 646-4065 Fax, Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon verification of eligibility for employment in the United States. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity /affirmative action employer. For more information about New Mexico State University, visit our Web site at:, or to view complete position details visit

Contact Information:

Job code: 2007001850
E-mail :
Phone : 505-646-2215
Fax : 505-646-4065
Ms. Carolyn Aragon
Department Secretary
Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation
Box 30001, MSC 3M
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Thursday, September 06, 2007

CFP: Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA)

Call for Manuscripts & Instructions to Authors

The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to announce the Journal
of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (JIIA), a new on-line journal. JIIA’s
purpose is to advance thought and examine issues related to ethical, social,
economic, and political issues surrounding college sport in the United States.

JIIA is issuing a “call for manuscripts” for original position papers, empirical
studies, theoretical papers, and critical analyses of college-sport issues.

Manuscript files (Microsoft Word format only) should be submitted electronically
to the Editor, Dr. Kevin L. Burke at and attached to an e-mail
message stating the manuscript has not been simultaneously submitted for
publication and/or published elsewhere. Manuscripts must conform to the current
“Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.” Manuscripts must
include an abstract of approximately 150-200 words and complete references.
Each manuscript must be typewritten, double-spaced throughout, use “Times New
Roman” font (size 12), and utilize one inch margins on the top, bottom, and
sides. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted
information and materials. Submitting a manuscript indicates the author(s) agree
to transfer of copyright to The College Sport Research Institute. Manuscripts
submitted that correctly follow the submission guidelines will blind reviewed.

Additional information about the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics
or the College Sport Research Institute can be found at

Dr. Richard M. Southall
Director - College Sport Research Institute
Assistant Professor - Sport & Leisure Commerce
The University of Memphis

901.678-3473 (office)
901.240-7197 (cell)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

JOB: University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Position: Assistant Professor or Kinesiology
Salary: $60,000 to less than $70,000
Institution: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Location: Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst
School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
in the concentration area of Physical Activity and Health
Tenure-track, nine-month appointment, starting September, 2008

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion or related field; record of scholarly research; evidence of success or strong potential for extramural funding; post-doctoral experience desirable; demonstrated ability to teach in a higher education setting. Preference will be given to applicants with a clear research agenda and strategy for seeking external funding, research experience in a community, school, worksite, and/or medical setting with interest in underserved populations; ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in a broad range of Kinesiology academic programs; and a commitment to recruiting and teaching a diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to be a major contributor to externally funded research programs in the areas of Obesity, Personal and Community Wellness and Program Interventions; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Obesity, Fitness/Wellness Promotion and Intervention, guide graduate student research and actively participate in service to professional and University organizations. Interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and program development with established faculty within the Department, School and University are essential.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Department Description: The Department of Kinesiology ( offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement through investigation of its mechanical, neurological, biochemical, molecular, physiological and behavioral components. The Department currently serves over 300 undergraduate majors and 45 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, with 11 tenure-track faculty and several research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and lecturers. Departmental research funding currently comes from the Government, Foundation and other sources including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. The Department was ranked 6th in the nation in the 2005 evaluation of doctoral programs for 2004-05 conducted by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Application Process: Applicants should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, three reprints and 3 letters of recommendation to: Obesity, Physical Activity and Health Faculty Search, c/o Dr. Barry Braun, Department of Kinesiology, Totman 107, University of Massachusetts, 30 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Kinesiology is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and curriculum.