Monday, June 30, 2008

JOB: Lecturer in Kinesiology

Sonoma State, located in Rohnert Park, CA (about an hour from San Francisco) is looking for a full-time lecturer for this upcoming school year.

The direct link to the job description and everything they want (listed as Kinesiology: Pedagogy, Sociology, History & Philosophy) is at

They are working to get this lecturer position as a tenure track position the following year.

CFP: Active Living Research Conference

Active Living Research Conference Seeks Abstracts and Award Nominations

Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation® (RWJF), contributes to the prevention of childhood obesity in low-income and high-risk racial/ethnic communities by supporting research to examine how environments and policies influence active living for children and their families. The program has announced a call for presentation and paper abstracts, as well as a call for award nominations for its annual conference to be held February 18-20, 2009 in San Diego, CA.

Call for Conference Abstracts

Active Living Research (ALR) invites abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2009 Annual Conference on February 18-20, 2009 in San Diego, CA. Abstracts are welcome on all topics related to active living policies and environments. The theme of the 2009 conference is "Active Communities for Youth and Families: Creating Momentum for Change," and abstracts related to the theme are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts are invited for both posters and oral presentations. The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 1:00 pm PDT. There will be no extension of this deadline.

Read the full Call for Abstracts:

"Translating Research to Policy" Award Nominations

The second annual "Translating Research to Policy" award will be presented at the 2009 Active Living Research Annual Conference. This national award recognizes an innovative team or individual representing research, policy and/or advocacy who has had success in catalyzing policy or environmental change of relevance to youth physical activity, sedentary behavior and obesity prevention. Active Living Research is looking for award nominations which illustrate impact at any policy-making level, including school, private sector, local, state or federal. Examples of settings and topics that are relevant include schools, public or private recreation facilities, transportation, community built environment and the social/media environment.

In addition to a cash prize, the winner will be invited to provide an oral presentation at the conference and the case study will be included in the Active Living Research Annual Conference program. The nomination deadline is August 27, 2008, 1:00 p.m. PDT. There will be no extension of this deadline.

Read the full Call for Nominations:

CFP: Inviting you to submit papers to new IFJ/Play the Game website and help qualify Olympic journalists

Inviting you to submit papers to new IFJ/Play the Game website and help qualify Olympic journalists

The 10,000 athletes that will soon compete at the Olympic Games in Beijing are not the only ones to see their abilities tested to the limit. Around 30,000 journalists and an unknown number of Chinese government officials will face a test that they have had no chance to train for:

The test of practising the media freedom that the Chinese authorities have granted all foreign journalists temporarily before, during and after the Olympics.

"The China story is our greatest test. It’s a golden chance to showcase quality journalism for democracy. Working seriously is the best support that journalists can give to the principle of freedom of expression in China and all other countries," says the General Secretary of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Aidan White.

That is why the IFJ now joins forces with the world communication conference on sport and society Play the Game to offer a helpline and background information on China at

The website is open for the public and will over the next few weeks be loaded with background information on Chinese society, sport and media provided by leading international experts.

We invite you as a sports scientist to submit papers, articles, links and other material of relevance to our site.

The goals of are:

* To raise the quality of media coverage and public debate on the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing and its legacy
* To lay a basis for a strengthened direct dialogue between Chinese and non-Chinese organisations, individuals and stakeholders in relation to media issues
* To inspire to further progress in the development of freedom of expression in the People’s Republic of China through open, fact-based and respectful debate and dialogue
* To improve the quality of media coverage surrounding sports mega events and their legacies

Please submit your material to, and we will publish it as soon as practically possible with credits, link to your personal website (if available) etc.

Thank you in advance for helping journalists and the public to get the best possible Olympic journalism out of Beijing.

Best regards

Jens Sejer Andersen
Play the Game
Cell phone +45 20 71 07 01
(29 June-6 July and from 28 July)

Michael Herborn
Communications Manager
Play the Game
Office +45 70 27 55 77
Cell phone +45 21 29 39 93

About the organisers:
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is the world's largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 600,000 members in more than 100 countries.

Play the Game is an independent non-profit organisation founded and funded by Danish sports organisations, as well as receiving significant funding from the Danish Ministry of Culture. Play the Game aims to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport and encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CFP: Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference: Toward A More Human and Humane Sport Enterprise

Ithaca College will be hosting the Sport, Sexuality, and Culture Conference: Toward A More Human and Humane Sport Enterprise on March 18-20, 2009. Scholars, students (both undergraduate and graduate), public policy makers, activists, and sport industry leaders are invited to submit papers or poster abstracts addressing one or more of
these themes dealing with heterosexism/homophobia/transphobia in sport;
experiences of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered athletes,
coaches, administrators, sport journalists, and others working within
sport;legal and public policy issues associated with sex and sexual
orientation discrimination in sport; activism around issues of sport,
sexuality, and culture; media, sport, and sexuality; intersectionalities
around gender, race, sexuality, and sport; gender violence and sport;
reconceptualizing the culture of sport; representations of LGBT athletes
in the culture and in sport culture; and issues of sexuality, sport, and
culture in the classroom, in the workplace, or on athletic teams.

Our confirmed invited speakers thus far include Dr. Eric Anderson,
Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Bath; Helen Carroll,
Sports Project Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights;Pat Griffin,
Professor Emerita, Social Justice Education Program, University of
Massachusetts-Amherst and Director, It Takes A Team; and Dr. Vikki Krane,
Director-Women's Studies and Professor, School of Human Movement, Sport,
and Leisure Studies, Bowling Green State University.

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 15, 2008 with
notification after blind review on or around November 15, 2008. For more
information about the conference, the call for papers, registration,
accommodations, and travel, please go to the conference website at

Monday, June 16, 2008

CFP: Latino/a USA: Transnational Identities / Identidades Transnacionales



Seminar at

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Friday-Saturday, November 14-15, 2008

We are inviting 30-minute presentations addressing any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a studies. We welcome traditional research papers as well as methodological considerations from multiple disciplinary, theoretical, historical, and geographic perspectives.

All proposals are welcome, but we are particularly interested in research papers that focus on transnational identities and fall within one or several of the following areas:

* Economic, social, and cultural relationships between Latin American and US Latino/a communities

* Social, political, and cultural interactions of Latino/as with other ethnic and racial groups in the US and in between different Latino/a groups in the US

* Cultural and artistic representations of Latino/a experience

* Political mobilization of Latino/as in the US

Please email max 400-word proposals as Word attachment, together with one-page CVs,
to Dr. Anne Magnussen,

by September 15, 2008.

Successful participants will be notified of acceptance via email by October 1, 2008.

We accept papers and presentations in both English and Spanish.

Selected seminar presentations will be published as part of a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Dialogos latinoamericanos in 2009.

This seminar is part of a series of activities organized by “Latinos: Migration and Transnationalism in USA,” a network funded by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities. The network is a collaborative project between researchers from the University of Aarhus (Ken Henriksen), Copenhagen Business School (Jan Gustafsson, Helene Balslev Clausen), and the University of Southern Denmark (Benita Heiskanen, Anne Magnussen).

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Call for Papers (CFP), NASSS 2008
(Please see for more details and submission procedures.)

The 29th annual conference of La Sociedad Norteamericana para la Sociologia del Deporte /The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport/La Société nord-américaine de sociologie du sport (NASSS)will be held 5-8 November 2008 at the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado, USA. The theme for this year's conference is "Sport and Peace/Social (In)Justice." Those interested in organizing a session should submit a paper proposal by 15 July 2008 to the program chair, Bob Rinehart, via the Session Proposal form:

This year's theme, "Sport and Peace/Social (In)Justice," challenges us to envision sport as a vehicle for social justice and local and global peace. Sport has been used to signify patriotism, escapism, and the core values of both North American and global communities that are embedded with/in both latent and blatant issues of social injustice. In this historical moment, then, sport is implicated within "an amorphous opinion culture, characterized by strong patriotic identification mixed with feelings of practical political powerlessness" (Berlant, 1997, p. 3). As such, sport has been associated with/in such divisive or collaborative practices and rhetorics as, for example, the marginalization of LBGT communities, dispossessed peoples, ethnic and racial "minorities," people living with disabilities, and feminists. Additionally, sport has become implicated within, for example, issues concerning the environment (e.g., "sustainability" and "greening" movements); issues regarding animal rights, child labor practices, and structural privilege; issues of Native-American mascots/symbols and self-determination; issues of human rights; issues of pedagogical and praxis-oriented natures; issues embedded within ethics and ethical behaviors; and issues involving governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals within the discourses and practices of conflict resolution and sporting practices.

Within the broad-based theme of Sport and Peace/Social (In)Justice, we envision a large number of papers and presentations. We also see the sport/peace/social justice nexus as performative in nature. That is to say, social justice and peace issues within sporting contexts a part of a larger cultural performance which matters. We encourage our community of scholars to engage with these issues, through the thematic lens of "Sport and Peace/Social (In)Justice," but we also encourage sessions and papers outside of the theme of the conference.

Note: Overhead projectors will NOT be available at the conference. If you need to show video clips, we suggest that you bring an LCD projector and a laptop, or coordinate with another conference participant who will be bringing this equipment.