Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SEMINAR: Mexican-American Athletes, Dual Citizenship, and the Question of Choice



We are pleased to invite you to the Chicago Seminar on Sport and Culture at the Newberry Library, co-sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University and North Central College. The following lecture is Oct. 16 2009. All sessions begin at 3:30 PM. The lectures are open to the public at no charge. The Newberry Library is located at 60 W. Walton, Chicago, IL.


Prof. Villalobos discusses how since 1997 the Mexican government actively pursued the economic and political favor of Mexicans residing in the U.S. by changing the constitution enabling Mexican-Americans to reclaim their citizenship. This has created a significant impact on Mexican soccer. Dual citizenship has enabled the national team to successfully recruit outstanding players living north of the border. A monolingual and monoculture squad is now bilingual and bicultural. This paper traces the return of the disaporic Mexican nation in men’s and women’s soccer. This has been especially important for a chauvinistic society to become a power in soccer. The new appreciation of Mexican-Americans as in Mexico has had a similar effect in the U.S. as dual citizen Mexican-American athletes have become a sought after commodity. Gifted athletes who formerly were on the margin now have two options.

Prof. Villalobos is associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University. His publications include La imaginación genealógica: Herencia y escritura en México. Colima: Universidad de Colima, 2006.

JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management (Xavier)

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management
Xavier University (Ohio)
September 29, 2009
Recreation/ leisure studies, Business administration
Position Description:
Tenure Track

Sport Management: Assistant/Associate Professor, Sport Management. Xavier University, a Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/associate professor position in sport management beginning in fall 2010. This is a nine-month position with possible summer teaching opportunities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sport management or related field or an ABD with substantial dissertation progress. Preference will be given to candidates with sport industry experience as well as a demonstrated potential to meet research expectations. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in sport management and sport administration, engaging in scholarly research, assisting with departmental activities, student advising, and community engagement. To be considered for the associate professor position, candidates should have a minimum of five years teaching experience at an accredited college or university and clearly defined record of scholarship and publications. The Department of Sport Studies offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Sport Management and Sport Marketing, and a Master of Education in Sport Administration. These degree programs have earned approval from the National Alliance for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) through the Sport Management Program Review Council (SPMRC). For more information about the department refer to http://www.xavier.edu/sport-studies. To ensure consideration, interested/qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by Friday, November 6, 2009 to Dr. Douglas Olberding, Chair, Department of Sport Studies, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-6311. Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and, building upon recent success, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Film Fest

The second annual Canadian Short Film Festival returns to Toronto with screenings on October 2nd and 3rd. Opening night features the Canadian premiere of “A Woman Among Boys,” profiling the only woman coaching boys’ high school basketball in New York City. Closing night features “More Than Just a Game,” a dramatization of a remarkable true story of victims of apartheid using the power of sport to combat their oppression and imprisonment. There are five other screenings. Full details available at www.sportfilmfestival.ca.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

JOB: Assistant Professor in Sport Management (tenure accruing position), The University of Florida (UF)

Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Assistant Professor in Sport Management
Assistant Professor in Sport Management (tenure accruing position). The University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a sport management faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. As a member of the Association of American Universities and the flagship institution in Florida, UF (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines. The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (www.hhp.ufl.edu/trsm) currently enrolls approximately 1000 students (900 undergraduates, 100 graduates) with 21 full-time faculty members, and provides nationally and internationally recognized education and research programs. The academic environment is rich in research and professional opportunities in the sport industry.

Initiate and maintain an active research agenda with a focused research line that results in high impact scholarship in such areas as organizational behavior, socio-cultural aspects of sport organizations, risk management, and sport consumer behavior; prepare and mentor Ph.D. students in addition to advising Master’s and Undergraduate students majoring in sport management; and engage in professional service activities. Candidates must be able to teach two or more of the following courses: sport finance, sport sociology, sport facility management, organizational behavior of sport organizations, legal aspects of sport, sport marketing, and sport consumer behavior.

Earned doctorate in sport management or related field of study by time of employment; established or emerging scholar in sport management with an active research agenda; and committed to excellence in teaching and service. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in statistics.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Effective Date of Employment:
August 16, 2010. This is a 9-month tenure-accruing fulltime appointment.

Application Deadline:
All application materials must be submitted by November 16, 2009.

Application Process:
To be considered, applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ufl.edu/
(position # 00004407; requisition # 0802878) and must include a letter of application with a statement of career goals, research interests and accomplishments; curriculum vitae; names, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.. Inquiries and nominations about this position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. J.O. Spengler Tel. 352-392-4042 ext 1314
College of Health and Human Performance, P. O. Box 118208 Fax 352-392-7588
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8208 E-mail spengler@hhp.ufl.edu

JOB: Lecturer in Sport Management (non-tenure track position), The University of Florida (UF)

Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management
Lecturer in Sport Management

Lecturer in Sport Management (non-tenure track position). The University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a lecturer-line faculty position in the sport management program. The college has a well-structured promotion system for individuals in the non-tenure teaching positions to seek career advancement. As a member of the Association of American Universities and the flagship institution in Florida, UF (http://www.ufl.edu) is a Land-Grant and Sea-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, with an enrollment of approximately 50,000 students. The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management (www.hhp.ufl.edu/trsm) currently enrolls approximately 1000 students (900 undergraduates, 100 graduates) with 21 full-time faculty members. With its
high expectations for academic excellence, the university aims to provide the best opportunities for teaching and learning.

Teach graduate and undergraduate sport management classes in two or more of the following areas: sport finance, sport sociology, sport facility management, organizational behavior of sport organizations, legal aspects of sport, sport marketing, and sport consumer behavior. Establish sport management internship/practicum sites, and supervise student field experiences. Contribute to program development and outreach through cultivating professional relations between the sport management program and various sport organizations. Provide student career advising and contribute to service activities at program, department, and college levels.

Doctorate in sport management or related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered; however, an earned doctorate is required at the time of employment. An applicant should be passionate and enthusiastic toward professional teaching and student learning, and demonstrate strong evidence of and commitment to teaching excellence. A candidate should possess good communication and social skills to interact with various constituencies. Preferred considerations are given to those with educational technology knowledge, skills, and proficiency.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Effective Date of Employment:
August 16, 2010. This is a 9-month fulltime appointment.

Application Deadline:
All application materials must be submitted by November 16, 2009.

Application Process:
To be considered, applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ufl.edu/
(position # 00020754; requisition # 0802876) and must include a letter of application with a statement of career goals, teaching interests, experience, teaching achievements, and other professional accomplishments; curriculum vitae; names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. Other evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or evidence of teaching awards should be sent directly to the search committee chair by email before the application deadline. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee:

Dr. James J. Zhang - TRSM Tel. 352-392-4042 ext 1274
College of Health and Human Performance, P. O. Box 118208 Fax 352-392-7588
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8208 E-mail jamesz@hhp.ufl.edu

CFP: Physical Cultural Studies - Special Issue of Sociology of Sport Journal

Call for Papers
Physical Cultural Studies
Special Issue of Sociology of Sport Journal
Guest Editor: Michael L. Silk, David L. Andrews

Cultural studies has influenced the sociology of sport community for more than 3 decades. Recently, however, cultural studies of sport have reached something of an intellectual impasse. Although many sport researchers self-identify as having a cultural studies perspective, the work produced has increasingly become hampered by the adoption of moribund empirical, theoretical, and methodological orthodoxies, which is compounded by the failure of the field of cultural studies more generally to engage the complex and diverse practices and representations of active embodiment.

In recent times a specific area of critical intellectual inquiry has emerged, Physical Cultural Studies (PCS) (Andrews, 2008; Ingham, 1997), which actively seeks to reinvigorate and reconceptualize the cultural study of sport, while simultaneously compelling us to reconsider the empirical and political import of cultural physicalities. PCS advocates suggest it is mobilized as an emergent intellectual project with an interdisciplinary and multidimensional commitment toward critical and theoretically informed engagement with various expressions of the physical (including, but by no means restricted to, sport, exercise, fitness, leisure, health, dance, and movement-related active embodied practices). The aim of this call for papers is to generate a special issue that will further define the parameters of PCS.

PCS needs a provisional sense of coherence so it can offer a tangible contribution to the understanding of physical activity as a cultural project. As a result, there is a need to establish boundaries (acknowledging their permeable and fluid nature) that will define it as a relevant and impactful intellectual project. We thus call for papers that will aid in further defining the boundaries and challenges faced by a nascent PCS. We welcome papers centered on the key foundational principles of PCS that address: (1) the ontological core of the field—the radically contextual excavation of physical culture, or, in Grossberg’s (2007) terms, a conjunctural history of the (physical) present; (2) epistemological approaches to PCS—those grounded in a moral–sacred approach that is inherently political, takes sides, and purports to “make a difference” to key social concerns of our time; (3) axiological issues—how the problematics enacted within a corporatized climate of methodological fundamentalism, evidence-based research, and default scientism impact on PCS; (4) avant-garde methodologies or practices that emerge from these philosophical discussions; and (5) ways of expressing our research—newer forms of written material, other forms of (re)presentation, or yet- to-be-imagined ways of producing and presenting knowledge.

In addition, we vision that this special issue will delineate explicit ontological, epistemological,
methodological, political, and axiological assumptions that need to be dialogically engaged (and
perhaps more accurately represent the distillation and generation of knowledge within the field.
Authors should follow the “Instructions for Contributors” found at http//www.HumanKinetics.
com/SSJ/JournalSubmissions.cfm and in every issue of Sociology of Sport Journal. The paper
should be roughly 8,000 words including endnotes and reference list. Submit online to http//

Please address questions to Dr. Michael Silk, m.silk@bath.ac.uk or
Dr. David Andrews, dla@umd.edu
Due date for papers: March 31st, 2010

Saturday, September 26, 2009

CFP: FlowTV - Sports Media: Tensions and Transitions

FlowTV Special Issue
Sports Media: Tensions and Transitions

As the NFL bans players from Tweeting on the sidelines and the NCAA
bans fans' unofficial Facebook recruitment pages, it is clear that
players, fans, leagues, and media institutions are struggling to
maintain control in changing mediated sports environments. Yet it is
not just new media that is both enchancing and threatening the
relationship between athletic institutsions, media industries and fan
communities. Major transitions have also occurred in traditional media
like television and radio with the 30th anniversary of ESPN's
Sportscenter, and online audio and video available for seemingly every
major sport worldwide. Although sports and mass media have a
well-established symbiotic relationship, media studies has been slow
to embrace sport as a legitimate or significant object of study; this
is a negligence that Flow seeks to remedy. Questions to consider might

* How have fan experiences been transformed by transitions from
radio to television, network to cable, and television to the internet?
* How have the games, players, fans, and leagues been transformed
by these media developments?
* What of other technological developments such as screens in
arenas, ballparks and stadiums?
* What is the social significance of fans', players', coaches'
and leagues' use of social media technologies such as Twitter,
Facebook, iPhones, and blogging?
* How do these all of these developments change the fan
experience and notions of fandom?
* How do these developments contribute to athletes' ability to
construct and promote their own celebrity image?
* Should players be given a voice via personal blogs or Twitter
and what does it mean when leagues regulate and silence these voices?
* What happens to traditional gatekeeping roles when fans become
the experts and journalists are bypassed by amateur coverage and
* How have discourses and representations of gender, race, class,
sexuality, and ethnicity progressed (or not) over the decades?
* How do advertisers, journalists, and leagues reinforce rigid
constructs and representations of "the athlete" and "the fan"?

We encourage submissions that highlight and critically analyze
contemporary or historical tensions between sports leagues, media
industries, technological developments, fans, athletes,
representations, and/or significant case studies. We welcome
submissions which address any sport, American or International,
professional and amateur from tennis and golf, to rugby and hockey, to
college football and professional basketball. Flow has a longstanding
policy of encouraging non-jargony, highly readable pieces and ample
incorporation of images and video. Please send submissions (attached
as a Word doc) of between 1000-1500 words to Co-Coordinating Editors
Alex Cho (alexcho47@gmail.com) and Jacqueline Vickery
(jvickery183@gmail.com) no later than Monday, October 5, 2009.

CONFERENCE: Fourth Summit on Communication and Sport

In keeping with the tradition started at the third Summit, some of the best research submitted and presented at the Summit will be published in a special issue of Journal of Communication Studies. Papers will undergo blind peer review, with approximately 4-5 articles selected for publication.

All scholars currently exploring communication and sport are encouraged to submit the following:

  1. Abstracts (200-500 words) to be considered for presentation at the Summit.
  2. Full-length manuscripts (7,000-10,000 words, APA style) to be considered for both the Summit and the special issue of Journal of Communication Studies.
  3. Full-length manuscripts (7,000-10,000 words, APA format) to be considered for only Summit presentation.

Up to two submissions from the same author will be considered for review.

Submissions should be emailed in Word format to Amy Crawford at agcrawford@ysu.edu no later than October 1, 2009 (any submission with an email date stamp after October 1 will not be considered). Please indicate if you would like your piece to be considered for publication in the special issue of Journal of Communication Studies.

Presenters will be notified of presentation acceptance via email by December 1, 2009. Space will also be allotted for non-presenting attendees. Any inquiries regarding the event can be directed to Adam Earnheardt (acearnheardt@ysu.edu) or Barbara Hugenberg (bhugenbe@kent.edu). However all inquiries concerning paper submissions should be directed to Amy Crawford at agcrawford@ysu.edu.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

JOB: Per course instructor, University of Rhode Island

Due to increasing enrollment in our Kinesiology major, the University of Rhode
Island is seeking a per course instructor to teach one section of Kinesiology
278: Cultural Diversity, Physical Activity, and Society in Spring, 2010
(approximately 40 students).

In the Course Catalog, Kinesiology 278 (KIN 278) is described as “an
introduction to the multiple ways issues of cultural diversity shape physical
activity in American society” and is a required class for Kinesiology majors
who are mainly interested in pursuing careers in Physical Education, Physical
Therapy, and the Health Care and Fitness industries. For most Kinesiology
students, KIN 278 will be the only sociology course they will take in college
and their sole mandate to examine physical activity and sport from a critical
sociological point of view.

At a minimum, this person must have earned a Master’s degree in Kinesiology or
Sociology and have taken at least one sociology of sport class. But,
preference will be given to someone having earned a Ph.D from, or currently be
a Ph.D candidate in, a sociology of sport program.

Compensation for this one class is $3,200.

If interested in this lecturer position, please contact Dr. Kyle Kusz at

Please enclose your current curriculum vita (with teaching experiences
included) in your email response.

It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island not to discriminate on the
basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or discriminate against
disabled and Vietnam era veterans in the recruitment, admission or treatment
of students, the recruitment, hiring or treatment of faculty and staff, and in
the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by State and
Federal Laws, including the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Titles VI and VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
of 1967, Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education
Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Sections 503/504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973, as amended, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment
Assistance Act of 1974, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all
other laws which pertain to access and equity.

The University of Rhode Island is committed to the principles of Affirmative
Action and the attainment of Equal Employment and Equal Educational
opportunities for all qualified individuals.


the MOVE2009 countdown has been launched. In exactly one month the World Congress on Active Cities: Sport, Health and Citizenship will open its gates and welcome more than 250 congress attendees from more than 53 countries, including Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom.

REGISTER NOW! and become a part of the most extraordinary sport and culture event in 2009.



The MOVE2009 Congress Consortium has been very privileged to secure the services of some of today's most internationally respected exponents in the field of urban planning, sport and leisure architecture, social change management, health, sport, citizenship and related disciplines. Among othersthe following speakers will address the MOVE2009 World Congress:

Hans JürgenSchulke, Vice-President – Deutscher Turner Bund (DTB)

Gil Penelosa, Executive Director, Walk and Bike for Life

Jan Gehl, Founding Partner, Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants

Carina Christensen, Minister of Culture, Denmark

Alfred Rütten, Professor, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

MårtenHedlund, Founder and CEO, World Village of Women Sports

John Bale, Professor Emeritus of Sports Geography, University of Keele

Christophe Mailliet, Executive Manager - Streetfootballworld Network, Streetfootballworld

Bo Vestergård Madsen, Head of Analysis, the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities

Jeff Risom, architectural engineer and urban designer, Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants

Gar Holohan, Chairman, Aura Holohan Group, Ireland

Jacob Kornbeck, European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture, Sport Unit

Conrad Boychuk, Executive Board Member, International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities and Canadian Representative, UIA Sports and Leisure Working Programme

Antonio Borgogni, Researcher, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Cassino, Italy

Frederik Von Sperling, Project manager, Underground, Copenhagen

Walter Feldman, Municipal Secretary of Sport, São Paulo

Maria Luisa Zambon, President, Italian Network of Healthy Cities

Luisa Lazzaroni, Member of the City Council of Bologna and Counselor

Gerry Campbell, Sport Director, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Raí Souza Vieira de Oliveira, Former captain of the national Brazilian football team, Co-founder of Gol de Letra Foundation, and President of Athletes for Citizenship (AtletaspelaCidadania's) Brazil

Lone Leth Larsen, Board member of European Citizen Action Service and Director of the Danish Cultural Institute, Benelux, Brussels

Colin Miège, Vice-President Sport et Citoyenneté, France

Ian Mckenzie, Director, International Union of Architects Sport and Leisure Programme

Rene Kural, Director, Centre for Sport and Architecture

Mikael Colville-Andersen, Director, Copenhagen Cycle Chic

Randy Rzewnicki, Project Manager, European Cyclists Federation

LiaGhilardi, Director, Noema Research and Planning Ltd.

Bianca Hermansen, Architect, Centre for Sport and Architecture

Lars Bo Andersen, Researcher at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)


The MOVE2009 Congress programme is updated on a regular basis. Keep up with the latest programme by visiting the congress website at: http://www.move2009.org/index.php/programme

Find more information about the MOVE2009 World Congress attached to this mail or at www.move2009.org


Jean-Luc Frast

Public Relations Manager

ISCA - International Sport and Culture Association

Tietgensgade 65 // 1704 Copenhagen // Denmark

Tel: +45 3329 8026 // Fax: +45 3329 8028

e-mail: jlf@isca-web.org // www.isca-web.org

ISCA. Moving people.

Make sure to book your participation in the

MOVE2009 World Congress on Active Cities:

Sport, Health and Citizenship

21-24 October 2009, Copenhagen - Denmark


Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

Extended CFP: Gender, Sport, and the Olympics (new deadline: Oct 20, 2009)

The editors of /thirdspace: a journal of feminist theory and culture/ invite submissions for our forthcoming issue on gender, sport, and the Olympics.

Prompted by the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, we are interested in exploring the central role which gender and sexuality play in shaping ideas about athleticism, sport culture, and the body, and the significant ways in which athletic events such as the Olympics work to transform conceptions of public space, national boundaries and identities, and gendered self-presentations and performances. This issue invites contributions on:

o the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
o sport, athleticism, and ability
o the Para Olympics
o LGBT participation in athletics and the Olympics
o legal impacts on gender and sport (i.e. Title IX legislation in the
United States)
o sport and masculinities/femininities
o the role of gender in sporting competition
o gendered perspectives on Olympic events
o the use of prosthetics and technologies in athletic competition
o the impact of the Olympics on the environment
o sports/the Olympics and the use of public space, including
displacement of individuals/communities, the environment, and urban renewal
o and other topics relevant to the theme of gender, sport, and the

We welcome submissions from a wide range of disciplinary and geographical perspectives. Submissions from researchers working within, or among, the disciplines of geography, sociology, literature, area studies, cultural studies, film/media studies, art, history, education, law, and women’s/gender studies are particularly encouraged.

We accept the submission of work from scholars of any rank or affiliation, and encourage submissions from emerging feminist scholars, including graduate students.

All submissions to the journal must be submitted electronically through our online submission process. All submissions are peer-reviewed by established, senior feminist scholars. For more information on our publishing policies

To submit: Please follow our online submission process at http://www.thirdspace.ca/journal/about/submissions

** Deadline: Oct 20, 2009 **

For more information, please contact us at info [at] thirdspace.ca

CONFERENCE: Sport Canada

[La version française suit]

It is with great pleasure that we write to invite you to the 3rd annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference to be held in Ottawa, Nov. 4 at the Crowne Plaza. This year, we invite you to register on-line at www.sirc.ca/SCRIC<http://www.sirc.ca/SCRIC>.

The annual conference is a great opportunity for sport researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share their knowledge and expertise with a view to maximizing the practical applications of sport participation research.

This year’s programme features presentations by Sport Canada-funded researchers and a key note presentation by Fred Coalter, Professor of Sports Policy at the University of Stirling. Most notably, Fred Coalter is responsible for compiling Sport England/UK Sport’s Value of Sport Monitor, an online monitoring service of the most up-to-date international evidence on the contribution of sport to a range of broader social issues. Dr. Coalter will discuss the government emphasis on ‘evidence-based policy-making’ and the challenge which this poses for sport. This key note presentation will be the launching point for a solution-focused workshop led by Ian Bird of the Sport Matters Group.

This year, participants at the SCRI conference are invited to stay on for the North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS) program at no additional cost, including a SCRI/NASSS co-sponsored reception the evening of Nov. 4 and a day of Canada-focused sport participation policy sessions on Nov. 5. Topics to be addressed at NASSS include: the Long Term Athlete Development Model; evaluating policies intended to increase sport participation; sport participation and diversity; and Major Games sport participation legacy.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event. Please register at www.sirc.ca/SCRIC<http://www.sirc.ca/SCRIC> before Oct. 15.


Joanne Kay

On behalf of the SCRI Conference Committee:
Peter Donnelly
Jean Harvey
Joanne Kay
David McCrindle
Lucie Thibault


C’est avec grand plaisir que nous vous convions à la 3e conférence annuelle de l’Initiative de recherche de Sport Canada (IRSC) qui se tiendra à Ottawa, le 4 novembre 2009, au Crowne Plaza. Cette année, nous vous demandons de vous inscrire en ligne à www.sirc.ca/SCRIC<http://www.sirc.ca/SCRIC>.

La conférence annuelle est une excellente occasion pour les décideurs, les praticiens et les chercheurs du domaine du sport de partager leurs connaissances et leur expertise en vue d’exploiter au maximum les applications pratiques de la recherche sur la participation au sport.

Cette année, le programme inclut des présentations de résultats par des chercheurs financés par Sport Canada et un discours-programme prononcé par Fred Coalter, professeur de politique du sport à l’Université de Stirling, qui est notamment chargé de compiler l’indicateur de la valeur du sport de Sport England/UK Sport, un service de surveillance en ligne des données probantes internationales les plus récentes au sujet de la contribution du sport à un éventail de grands dossiers sociaux. M. Coalter parlera de l’importance que le gouvernement attache à l’élaboration de politiques fondées sur des données probantes et du défi que cela pose pour le sport. Ce discours-programme sera le point de départ d’un atelier axé sur la recherche de solutions qui sera dirigé par Ian Bird du Groupe le sport est important.

Cette année, nous encourageons les participants à prolonger leur séjour, sans frais additionnels, pour participer au programme de la North American Society for Sport Sociology (NASSS), lequel prévoit une réception offerte conjointement par l’IRSC et la NASSS le soir du 4 novembre et une journée de séances sur la politique en matière de participation au sport au Canada le 5 novembre. Les thèmes traités incluent : le modèle de développement à long terme de l’athlète; l’évaluation des politiques visant à rehausser la participation au sport; la participation au sport et la diversité; et les legs de participation sportive laissés par les grands Jeux.

Nous nous réjouissons à l’idée de vous voir à cette conférence. Veuillez vous inscrire avant le 15 octobre à l’adresse www.sirc.ca/SCRIC<http://www.sirc.ca/SCRIC>.

Je vous prie d’agréer, Madame,/Monsieur, mes sincères salutations.

Joanne Kay

Au nom des membres du Comité de la conférence de l’IRSC :
Peter Donnelly
Jean Harvey
Joanne Kay
David McCrindle
Lucie Thibault

AWARD: William C. Frida Graduate-Student College-Sport Research Paper

William C. Frida Graduate-Student College-Sport Research Paper Award

The College Sport Research Institute (CSRI) is pleased to announce the
inaugural William C. Friday Graduate-Student College-Sport Research
Paper Award competition.

This graduate-research competition is a fitting tribute to Dr. Friday’s
contributions to higher education and intercollegiate athletics. William
C. Friday served as president of the University of North Carolina system
for 30 years until his retirement in 1986, becoming the longest-serving
University president of the 20th century. During his career in
university administration Dr. Friday played a major role in the
formation of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), as well as the current
16-campus University system, in which the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill sits as the “crown jewel” of higher learning in the south.

As founding chair of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate
Athletics, Dr. Friday attempted to preserve the integrity of college
sports. During Friday's tenure, a significant number of the commission's
recommendations, issued through a series of reports, were ultimately
enacted by the NCAA. Among the specific recommendations accepted was a
new model for governing intercollegiate athletics - shifting control
from athletic administrators to college presidents working to ensure
academic integrity, financial integrity and independent certification.

In 2005, Dr. Friday stepped down from the Knight commission. On this
occasion Hodding Carter III, Knight's president and CEO, and an
ex-officio member of the commission, said, "Bill Friday has been the
heart and driving force of the Knight Commission. He has done this group
proud and the world of college athletics proud.”

Presently president emeritus of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, Dr. Friday was ranked the most effective public university
president in the nation in 1986 by a study by the Council on Advancement
and Support of Education. He has served in a number of leadership roles
on national committees, among them the Association of American
Universities, the Commission on White House Fellows and the Presidential
Task Force on Education under two administrations. He has been honored
with many awards for his service, including the National Humanities
Medal and the American Council on Education's Distinguished Service
Award for Lifetime Achievement.


To be eligible for this competition, a student MUST be enrolled as a
graduate student in a college or university at the deadline of
submission (*_11:59pm Friday January 8, 2010_*). No more than one
submission per student will be accepted. .

Papers should reflect a student’s analytical and/or theoretical research
related to college sport and be appropriate for presentation at the 2010
Scholarly Conference on College Sport. The winner of the student
competition will have an opportunity to present this paper at the
conference: to be held *_April 21-23, 2010_* at The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.


1. Papers must be received electronically no later than *_11:59pm EST
on Friday January 8, 2010._*
2. The page limit for all submitted manuscripts is 35 double-spaced
pages, INCLUDING references, tables, figures and appendices.
3. Papers must be submitted in English and use Times New Roman,
12-point font and one-inch margins.
4. Papers that are more than 35 pages will not be eligible for the
5. Students must adhere to guidelines contained in the Instructions
to Authors
<http://www.nassm.com/InfoAbout/JSM/ForAuthors/Guidelines> section
published in the /Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics/
(/JIIA/). Papers that do not meet ALL of these requirements will
not be reviewed.
6. Authors should include a cover page with the title of the paper,
their full contact information, institutional affiliation, degree
program, and advisor name and contact information.
7. Papers must be submitted electronically to the William C. Friday
Graduate-Student College-Sport Research Paper Award competition
coordinator, Prof. Linda Sharp at *Linda.Sharp@unco.edu
*.The submissions should be sent as a
file attachment to an email, and should be in MS-Word (*.doc)
format. *_Do not send a paper in pdf or zip file format_*.
8. Each submission must also be accompanied by a cover letter from
the student’s advisor that clearly indicates the paper is being
submitted for the William C. Friday Graduate-Student College-Sport
Research Paper Award competition, and the paper meets the
competition’s requirements for length and format. The research
paper cannot be submitted for any other presentation at the
conference, nor should it have been submitted to, presented or
published previously in scholarly outlets. If the paper
constitutes part of a broader research project undertaken by the
student and/or advisor, a note as to how the submitted paper
represents an original, independent contribution must be provided.
Papers must represent *student-produced* inquiry only. Limited
input from supervisors (e.g., general feedback on structure and
content, or recommendations for editing) is acceptable, but papers
on which supervisors have had substantial input (e.g., analysis of
data, writing or rewriting of sections of the paper) are not eligible.
9. Only papers deemed by the committee to be truly outstanding will
be considered for the award, and thus – depending on the quality
of submitted papers - there is a possibility no award will be
given during any year.

*Papers must be received electronically **
*(emailed to ***Linda.Sharp@unco.edu ) **
*no later than _11:59pm EST on Friday January 8, 2010_.**


The William C. Friday Graduate-Student College-Sport Paper Award Review
Committee will evaluate all submissions using a blind review process
based on the following criteria:

1. Relevance or significance of the topic
2. Theoretical basis
3. Methodology
4. Discussion and interpretation
5. Clarity of writing


Students will receive constructive comments and suggestions from the
reviewers on how the paper may be strengthened for possible presentation
and publication. The student winner will be recognized by the College
Sport Research Institute with the following:

1. A 30-minute presentation of the research at the 2010 Scholarly
Conference on College Sport during the William C. Friday
conference plenary session.
2. Waiver of the 2010 conference registration fee.
3. A $1,000 (US) award.
4. Submission of the paper to /Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate
Athletics/ for blind review. *
5. Plaque in recognition of the award.
6. Recognition in conference program and on conference website.

The top three finalists in the student competition will each receive a
$150 (US) award, a waiver of the 2010 conference registration fee, and
may be asked to present their paper as an oral presentation at the 2010
Scholarly Conference on College Sport.**

*Note: All finalist papers will undergo triple-blind review per JIIA
guidelines. No guarantee of publication of paper in JIIA is conferred by
this award or finalist status.

**All conference submissions undergo triple-blind review per conference
guidelines. No guarantee of acceptance is conferred to finalists.

Further questions and information, please contact:

Dr. Richard M. Southall
Director - College Sport Research Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 3182 Smith Building 06
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919.962-3507 (office)
901.240-7197 (cell)
919.962.6325 (fax)

Email: southall@email.unc.edu

*UNC Sport Administration Program

*College Sport Research Institute

*2010 Scholarly Conference on College Sport April 21-23, 2010

*Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics

Monday, September 07, 2009

FELLOWSHIP: National Sporting Library

John H. Daniels Fellowship at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia

The National Sporting Library, a research institution specializing in horse and field sports, invites applications for research fellowships from university faculty in the humanities and social sciences, museum and library professionals, journalists, and independent scholars. Research disciplines include history, art history, literature, American studies, and area studies. Past projects include hunting imagery in 18th-century French portraiture, women in horse sports, and Early Modern horsemanship manuals. Located 42 miles west of Washington, D.C., the Library holds an extensive collection of over 17,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, and sporting art. The collection covers many aspects of equestrian and outdoor sports, including foxhunting, horse racing, dressage, polo, eventing, coaching, shooting, fly fishing and angling. The F. Ambrose Rare Book Room contains over 4,000 rare volumes from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries in several languages. The fellowship covers approved projects of 12 months or less, and applicants must demonstrate their need to use specific works in the collections. A monthly stipend, workspace, and complimentary housing (for those outside of the immediate area) are provided. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2010. For more information, visit our website at http://www.nsl.org/fellowship.html or contact the Director of Communications and Research at 540-687-6542 x 11 or fellowship@nsl.org.

Elizabeth Tobey, Director of Communications & Research

National Sporting Library

P.O. Box 1335 (102 The Plains Rd.)

Middleburg, VA 20118-1335

540-687-6542 x 11



Sunday, September 06, 2009

CFP: Ethnologies -"Play"

Ethnologies, a yearly journal of Canadian folklore studies.

This bilingual journal (English and French) is intended to disseminate knowledge about activities concerning folklore and ethnology, in Canada and elsewhere, through the publication of articles, book reviews, notes, and other information pertaining to research and academic inquiry in all branches of folklore.

We thus invite colleagues working on sport, in Canada or elsewhere, to consider this call for papers:


Play has throughout time been a highly contested yet often misunderstood cultural phenomenon. Through its expression it enables the production of culture while at the same time is in itself a cultural product. Games and sports, as they are most broadly perceived, are important sites of identity construction. Whether as a personal or collective celebration, the expressive potentiality of play is profound. This potential, however, is negotiated within the constraints of body, society, culture and the very rules of play. How then is expressivity negotiated within the constraints of games and sports, and how can such a context enable the projection, construction and awareness of self. How does adversity enable the reproduction of identity? In what way does play still provide a means of exploring the limits of one’s body, individuality and culture in order to (re)discover/express one’s identity?

In this special issue of Ethnologies, we invite thoughts on identity games and on performed identity in games and sports. We seek a better understanding of how a player can express and assert himself/herself in leisure or sporting practices, and of the social coherence of these practices.

Submissions can focus on various perspectives, for example:

  • Social and symbolic functions and issues of specific games or sports
  • Cultural and historical grounding of leisure or sporting events and rites
  • Representations of players/athletes in society
  • Communities of players and athletes
  • Games' and sports’ implicit codes, rules and internal mechanisms
  • The socialization and crystallization of ideals through games and sport
  • Social tensions created/played out/resolved by games and sports
  • Those left out, forgotten, or the losers in games and sports

Other topics related to the theme of this special issue are also welcome.

Submitted articles must be original, 20 double-spaced pages or the equivalent in length (Times New Roman, 12 pts) and can be written in either English or French. They should be accompanied by

  • an abstract, and
  • a short biography.

Three paper copies of the manuscript, with a separate title page for anonymous review, are to be sent to the journal (see address below). An electronic version should also be sent to the guest editors. Photos or other illustrations (format tif or jpeg with at least 300 ppp resolution) should be sent separately with a clear indication of where in the body of the article they should appear.

The deadline for submissions is 18 September 2009.

CELAT — Faculté des lettres,
Pavillon Charles-De-Koninck
1030 ave des Sciences humaines
Université Laval
Quebec, QC G1V 0A6

Guest editors: Jocelyn Gadbois, Michael Robidoux et Christine Dallaire

For other information:

Or you can also email Michael (robidoux@uottawa.ca) or I (christine.dallaire@uottawa.ca) for more information.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

JOB: Teaching Fellow in Sport (temp)

Teaching Fellow in Sport
School of Applied Social Sciences
Durham University

Salary:£29,704 - £30,594 per annum Grade:Grade 7 Contract:Fixed-term, Full-timeHours: Nominally 35 hours per week. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY

The School of Applied Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow post in Sport to support the delivery of its undergraduate BA Sport programme. The post will ideally deliver the undergraduate module Sports Policy & Sports Development, and contribute to teaching on the Research Methods module, Researching Sport, and to Sports Policy in Action. This is a 10 month fixed-term position.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health

The Faculty has over 4500 undergraduates and an expanding cohort of some 3100 postgraduate and research students. The Faculty comprises over 430 academic staff in 9 departments and schools (Department of Anthropology; the School of Applied Social Sciences; the Department of Archaeology; the Durham Business School; the School of Education; the Department of Geography; the School of Government and International Affairs; the School for Health; and the Department of Law), making it one of the larger faculties of Social Science in the UK.

The individual successes of our departments continue to play a major part in sustaining Durham's world class reputation. RAE ratings have an increasingly important influence on global reputation and a direct impact on our ability to attract staff, students and research income. In RAE 2008, departments and schools across the Faculty scored well. Ranked on the basis of grade point average, two departments (Archaeology and Geography) were ranked first nationally, a further three departments (Law, Education and School of Government and International Affairs) were ranked in the top ten, and Durham Business School, Social Work, the School of Applied Social Sciences, the School of Medicine and Health and Anthropology within the top 20. At least a half of the research in the Faculty was considered to be internationally important in every one of our schools and departments and in many of our units of assessment the quality of the research environment was noted.

Our research centres also play an important role in developing key research and enterprise activities both within departments and across the Faculty. Current research centres include: the Centre for Iranian Studies (CIS); the Centre for the History of Political Thought; the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies; the International Landslide Centre; the Centre for the Study of Cities and Regions; the Centre for Past Peoples and Palaeoenvironments (CP3); the Centre for Roman Culture; the Centre for Public Policy and Health; the Centre for Medical Humanities; the Centre for Integrated Health Care Research; the Durham Human Rights Centre; the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (CCLCJ), the Durham European Law Institute (DELI); and the Institute of commercial and corporate law (ICCL). The Faculty also plays a key leadership role in a number of University Research Institutes including the Institute of Advanced Study, the Institute of Hazard and Risk Research and the Dur!
ham Energy Institute.

Finally, the Durham Business School is one of only eleven Schools in the UK to carry all three quality kitemarks from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

The Faculty is committed to further developing our research support and investing in our infrastructure, notably high quality library, IT, laboratory and other facilities. For example, in 2008 we saw the completion of a £5.6M extension to Geography to house the new Institute of Hazard and Risk Research and a £3.5M refurbishment of the Dawson Building to co-locate the Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology, and Law will move into a new purpose-built landmark building in 2012.

The post is subject to standard probationary terms. Further information will be issued in the contract of employment.

Pension:Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) Holidays:30 working days' holiday plus statutory holidays, and 4 'customary' holidays, normally allocated to the Christmas break Contact for informal enquiries:

Dr S Bock
0191 334 6995

Application Process:

We prefer to receive applications on-line. Please attach your CV and a covering letter, giving details of how you match the person specification. The job description and person specification can be found by following the links from the left-hand menu. We can post a vacancy details pack (including application form) to you, if you telephone our answering service on
0191 3346499 or e-mail recruitment.team@durham.ac.uk

Closing Date for Applications:12/09/2009