Saturday, November 26, 2011

CONFERENCE: 3rd International Conference on Sport and Society

Murray Edwards College
Cambridge University, UK
23 - 25 July 2012

We are excited to be holding the Third International on Sport and Society at the Cambridge University, one of the world's oldest and most renowned universities. The conference commences just days before the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Participants can experience all of the excitement and anticipation of one of sports greatest events.

The International Conference on Sport and Society and its companion International Journal of Sport and Society provide a forum for wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination of sport, including: the history, sociology and psychology of sport; sports medicine and health; physical and health education; and sports administration and management. This year's conference will also offer a special stream on Disability in Sport.

In addition to an impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will include paper presentations, workshops, and colloquia submitted by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Please refer to the Call-for-Papers for proposal submission guidelines and descriptions of sessions. Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Sport and Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available.

Visit our website for more information about the conference, our submission process and this year's themes, to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, and to become an active member of our community - all available at:

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 8 December 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Cambridge in July, 2012.

Yours Sincerely,

Keith Gilbert
University of East London, London, UK
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on Sport and Society and the International Journal of Sport and Society

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

JOB: Sport Coaching Education - U. of Southern Mississippi

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Sport Coaching Education

Grant Funded? No

Position Type: Faculty

Campus: Hattiesburg

Department: Human Performance & Recreation

Pay Grade Level: N/A

Job Summary: The University of Southern Mississippi School of Human Performance and Recreation invites applications for a faculty position in the Sport Coaching Education program. This position is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank starting August 2012. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Teach undergraduate and graduate sport coaching education courses

2. Conduct research and scholarly activities such as publications and presentations

3. Direct student research

4. Serve on graduate committees

5. Seek external funding

6. Hold active membership in professional associations and organizations

7. Serve on committees and participate in official activities at the program, departmental, college, and university levels

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate (degree awarded by December, 2012) in sport pedagogy, sport studies, sport psychology, sport sociology, physical education, or closely related field

2. Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the mission of the university

3. Demonstrated, or potential to develop, line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations

4. Potential for grant writing

5. Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of specialization

6. Knowledge and familiarity with the NASPE National Standards for Sport Coaches

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience in advising students, publishing scholarly articles, and pursuit of external funding

2. Expertise in one or more of the following: sport pedagogy, coach development, coaching ethics, coach-athlete relationships, psychological foundation of coaching, designing strength and conditioning programs, sport sociology

3. Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching

Posting Date: 11-22-2011

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete an employment application form located on The University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources Web site at https://www.usm/hr/emp_app/main.php. The following items will be included in this application: a current vita, contact information of three references, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a formal letter of application outlining interests and qualifications. Applications will not be completed until all of those items have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to acceptance of the position. Information concerning the School of Human Performance and Recreation's faculty, programs and facilities can be obtained at For additional questions, please contact the chair of the committee, Dr. Laurie A. Neelis, at

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Southern Mississippi is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and Americans with Disabilities Act Institution. Females and minorities are especially invited to apply.

Additional University/Departmental Information:

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls nearly 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Meridian. Learn more at

Work Hours: Will vary depending upon teaching schedules and office hours.

JOB: Sport and Leisure Management - U. Memphis

The University of Memphis

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Sport and Leisure Management Unit

• Announcement of Faculty Vacancy•

Position: Assistant Professor of Sport and Leisure Management. Full time, tenure track appointment in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Posting ##0001239.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (obtained by August, 2012) with an emphasis in Sport Management, Leisure Management or a related discipline is required. A demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and professional service is expected, along with a current record of scholarly productivity that demonstrates the potential for securing external funding.

Responsibilities: Contribute to classroom delivery of the undergraduate program in Sport and Leisure Management and graduate program in Sport Commerce. Candidates should possess expertise in two or more of the following content areas in sport: policy and governance, marketing, finance, sponsorship, economics, sales, and/or legal and ethical issues. Candidates are also expected to develop and pursue a focused, sustainable, and fundable research program. It is anticipated that the candidate will actively pursue research and service initiatives on behalf of The University of Memphis’ Bureau of Sport Commerce.

Setting: The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and the only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and four professional schools serving a diverse population of about 23,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community service. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences ( is one of four departments within the College of Education (COE), and has approximately 800 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. This position is a nine-month appointment. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available based on departmental needs. The anticipated date of employment is on or before August 20, 2012.

Application Procedure: The review of completed applications will begin January 3rd, 2012, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at Applicants are required to upload (1) a detailed cover letter indicating qualifications related to research, teaching, and service (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of four references, in addition to candidate's specific affiliation with each of these individuals. Address inquiries to Dr. Tim Ryan, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants are urged to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, handicap or veteran status. Successful candidates must meet guidelines of the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.


The University of Maryland, in conjunction with the University of Memphis, is once again offering the 'Sport, Commerce & Culture in the Global Marketplace' Study Abroad program in London, England. We will be in England July 8-21, 2012, which is in the period immediately before the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games (July 27-August 12).

The course will be of interest to graduate and undergraduate students interested in the intersection of the sociology of sport, globalization, international sport business, sport management, and the general production and consumption of sport. In addition to formal academic lectures and readings the course features lectures from and discussions with industry executives, and 'behind the scenes' tours of the organizations that we visit. The organizations that we plan to visit this year include the FA Premier League, Octagon, Visa, BSkyB television company, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the Rugby Football Union, British Olympic Association, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, and Lord's Cricket Ground. In addition to the program in London, there will be pre- and post-travel activities that will be conducted on-line. Once again, the program is being run jointly with the University of Memphis. Along with myself, Michael Silk (University of Bath) and John Amis (University of Memphis) and will again be co-leading the course.

Students can earn 6 credits (2 courses) for participating in the program.

A major reason for the success of the program in previous years has been the diversity of students that have participated from different universities across North America, including Arkansas State University, Clemson University, University of Denver, George Washington University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, Laurentian University, Louisiana State University, University of Michigan, Middle Tennessee State University, Mount Union College, North Carolina State University, Quinnipiac University, Rice University, University of San Francisco, University of Tennessee, Towson University, and University of Windsor.

I am hoping that you would be willing to publicize the program among students that might be interested at your institution. Please have anybody that would like more information contact me directly ( or download the orientation booklet from last year's program from here:

UPDATE (Dec 16)
Just to let you know, the UMD Study Abroad website is now open, and is receiving applications. So, if you are serious about applying for the program, please do so now, as space is definitely limited this year.

The website address is:

Also, please note, both Maryland and non-Maryland students can apply through this website.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers for now, DLA
David L. Andrews, Ph.D., Professor
Physical Cultural Studies Program
Department of Kinesiology
2359 SPH Building
University of Maryland School of Public Health
College Park, MD 20742-2611
Tel: 301-405-2474
Fax: 208-692-4062


The International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sports (ISHPES) and the Brazilian Society for the History of Physical Education and Sports will hold a joint Congress at Gama Filho University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Congress will happen at Candelária Campus, with support from the University, from the City of Rio de Janeiro, and other Government institutions.

The event represents a special opportunity to interact and network with researchers from all over the world, in particular with colleagues from Latin America on themes related to the history of physical education and sports.

Brazilian researchers have made a significant contribution to the field of History of Physical Education and Sports in the last three decades and they are looking forward to exchange information and ideas with colleagues from abroad. The congress provides a unique opportunity for the development of joint research projects.

Deadline for abstracts and symposium: January 8, 2012
Notice of acceptance: March 10, 2012

Further information at

Friday, November 18, 2011

FELLOWSHIP: Chateaubriand Sports program


Chateaubriand Fellowship Science Program


The Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST) launches the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program which is intended for young American scientists at the doctorate level, wishing to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 10 month period.

The Chateaubriand grants aim to initiate or to reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects (for example PUF, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford, etc …) by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. The OST will support American PhD students (or PhD students registered in an American university) who engage in a co-supervised PhD. Priority will be given to the candidates who will seek a “double degree” (cotutelle) with a French University

The OST will provide a stipend (1,400 Euros a month) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. The level of French required is at the host institution’s discretion. All disciplines in Sciences, Technology and Health are eligible.

The application is available on the Chateaubriand website:

The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2012, and the fellowship can begin on any date from
September 1st, 2012, to April 1st, 2013.

For more information, candidates and American/French research teams can contact Ms. Pham at the Scientific Office in Washington:

Phone : 1 202 944 62 20 / 62 50

Other calls now open:
France-Chicago Fund : (Dec. 9th, 2011)
France-Berkeley Fund: (Jan. 31, 2012)

Fulbright-France Fellowships for hosting French doctoral students : Febr. 1rst, 2012 http://
Fulbright-France Fellowships for hosting French researchers: Febr. 1rst, 2012 http://

Thursday, November 17, 2011

JOB: Sports Administration - Laurentian University

Tenure Track Position School of Sports Administration

The School of Sports Administration at Laurentian University in Sudbury invites
applications for a tenure track position to commence July 1, 2012, at the rank of Assistant
Professor. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate and graduate
programs, and conduct research in their area of sport management expertise.

The School of Sports Administration is part of the Faculty of Management and offers the
only Bachelor of Commerce degree in Sports Administration in Canada. The Faculty of
Management, Laurentian’s newest Faculty, offers both on-campus and online courses at
the undergraduate and graduate level and is pursuing AACSB accreditation.


The candidate must have a completed doctorate in sport management or a related
discipline. Candidates should demonstrate research (i.e., scholarly publication record)
and teaching competency in one or more of the following areas: Law, Organizational
Behaviour (including Human Resources and Leadership), Organization Theory
(including strategy, entrepreneurship/innovation), Sales/Marketing,

Applicants should provide a letter of intent clearly indicating which position they are
applying for, a summary of research interests (including research program), a
complete curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of references to: Robert Kerr,
Vice-President, Academic and Provost, Laurentian University, 935 Ramsey Lake
Road, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6 or by e-mail to

Laurentian University (LU) is located in Sudbury, Ontario, an attractive modern
city offering unique culture, recreational, and educational opportunities. LU is a
bilingual institution and an equal opportunity employer. It has a policy of passive
bilingualism (English/French) as a condition of tenure. LU faculty members are part
of LUFA (the Laurentian University Faculty Association). Information and the
Collective Agreement can be found at More information on the
University can be found at

Applications will be reviewed commencing in January 2012 but will be accepted
until the position is filled.

JOB: Sport Management - Florida State University



Assistant / Associate Professor in Sport Management

Job information:

Candidates are being sought for a tenure-track position in the Department of Sport Management, a unit in the College of Education at Florida State University. The department has four pillar areas: finance/economics, legal issues, marketing, and media and culture. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise that will contribute to and support one or more of the department’s pillar areas. Visit for more information about the Department.


Candidates should be available to begin work in August 2012. The individual hired will be
required to maintain an active research agenda, possess strong knowledge of qualitative and/
or quantitative research methods for the effective mentoring of masters and doctoral student
research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, seek external funding, and contribute to
department and university growth through appropriate service activities.


Minimum qualifications for the position include: earned doctorate in Sport Management or
related field; college/university teaching experience; experience mentoring, or evidence of
ability to mentor graduate students; experience procuring external funding or evidence of
willingness to seek external funding.


This is a nine-month, tenure earning position at the assistant or associate professor rank,
with possible summer employment. The anticipated start date for this position is August
7, 2012 (Fall 2012 Semester.) Rank and salary will be commensurate with an individual’s

How to Apply:

Those interested in the position should apply through the Florida State University website
at Interested parties are required to complete the online application. In
addition, candidates should submit an application packet that includes a current curriculum
vita, a letter of application explaining an individual’s qualifications for the position, the names
and contact information of three references, and a copy of graduate school transcripts to
our application coordinator: Erika Bettilyon, Administrative Specialist, Sport Management,
1002 Tully Gym, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4280.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and will continue until the position
is filled.

Equal employment opportunity:

Florida State University is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action employer. Women
and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the College of Education visit

Contact information:

Dr. Michael Mondello
Search Committee Chair
Department of Sport Management
1002 Tully Gym
139 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4280

The Florida State University is an equal employment opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status.
This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CFP: Canadian Sociological Association

Canadian Sociological Association: Annual Conference Call for Papers
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2012

The 47th Annual Meeting of the CSA will be held from Tuesday May 29 through to Saturday, June 2, 2012. The CSA Conference will be held as part of the Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress, this year taking place at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario.

We are now accepting abstract submissions for more than one hundred sessions.
Visit our website to access the online conference system (

Presentation Guidelines
- Abstracts must be submitted online by January 30, 2012
- Paper abstracts should be between 100 and 200 words
- Presentations will be confirmed by February 15, 2012
- The general CSA policy allows up to two presentations of papers and up to three presentations including panels and plenary (participation as session chair or discussant does not count in these limits)
- Presenters will communicate directly with Session Organizers regarding the submission of full papers or presentations due May 1, 2012
- The CSA Office must be notified immediately if there are changes to any presentation title or abstract, or if a presenter is unable to attend Congress
- CSA Conference Membership and Congress registration policies apply
Refer to the CSA website for information on Membership policies and Conference timelines (

Session Guidelines
- Regular sessions are 90 minutes in duration and should include between 3-4 papers, an organizer, a discussant, and a chair.
- A session organizer may present a paper in a session that he or she has organized but cannot also act as discussant or chair of the same session
- Presentation time for each paper and for the discussant is limited to 20 minutes for a three paper session and 15 minutes for a four paper session
- Papers are to be presented in the order listed on the program
- The Session Chair is expected to monitor the session

For a list of sessions and abstract submission instructions visit our website at; (

If you have any technical difficulties or questions about this submission system, please send an email to Luc Boyer at If you have any non-technical (with the exception of login issues) or general inquiries please contact Sherry Fox at

JOB: Belmont Abbey College

I'd like to draw your attention to two positions recently posted at Belmont Abbey College. The first is in Sport Management; we are looking for a generalist with the ability to teach across a variety of areas. The second position has a specific focus on motorsports. We recently rearranged our motorsport management curriculum and will be particularly engaged with the NASCAR community here in Charlotte.

The links:

Monday, November 14, 2011

CONFERENCE: Going Underground? Gender and Subcultures

The notion of ‘subcultures’, articulated most prominently by Dick Hebdige in his 1979 seminal work, Subculture: The Meaning of Style, has undergone much revision in recent years. However a critical engagement with gender remains absent within the majority of work on ‘subcultures’. Indeed, Angela McRobbie’s (1980) ‘Settling Accounts with Subcultures: A Feminist Critique’ provides the cornerstone of our symposium, in terms of interrogating how gender is articulated in ‘underground’ cultural and social environments. The question of whether ‘subculture’ is still a valid term and how far ‘subcultural’ manifestations are reductively incorporated into the mainstream are relevant topics on the academic agenda. However research of girls and women’s subcultural productions and engagements from queer, feminist and transgender scholars (e.g. Jack Halberstam, Doreen Piano, Susan Driver, Elizabeth K Keenan, Mary Celeste Kearney and Kath Browne) carve out a new territory for understanding the ‘subcultural’. Given this reevaluation, it is timely to re-engage with how ‘subcultural’ genders (both femininities and masculinities) are represented in alternative society and discuss how far this can be politically subversive. For instance, the revival, nostalgia and popularity of rockabilly style, burlesque, roller derby, Slutwalks, Ladyfests, fanzine/blogging networks, Suicide Girls, Guerilla Girls, riot grrrl and the participation of girls in underground music cultures all point to the need for an academic engagement with strategies of cultural resistance to dominant identities and norms.

Proposals of 200 words on subjects dating from the twentieth century onwards, are invited in but not confined to, the following areas:
- Commodity, mass culture and globalised cultures.
- ‘Bedroom cultures’: fanzines, magazines, gaming, social networking, blogs.
- Gender and ‘Urban Tribes’, ‘Neo-tribes’ and ‘scenes’.
- Youth culture, activism, ageing, politics and resistance.
- Fictions, films, archives, photography and art.
- The body: identity, fashion, aesthetics, tattooing, piercing and body modification
- Music: jazz, hip-hop, heavy metal, punk, goth, rockabilly, riot grrrl
- Sexual representation: queers, lesbians, gays, non-monogamy, straight, fetish.
- Underground/amateur sports: roller derby, baseball, football, softball, rounders.
- Race and racial identities.
We would particularly welcome contributions from literature, film and television, art, photography, cultural studies, theatre, gender studies, psychology and sociology, history and politics. Performance proposals and innovative presentation methods are encouraged. We intend to publish a selection of papers submitted to the symposium.
Proposals should be sent to by 1st April 2012.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

WORKSHOP: Beyond Sports vs. Games


Beyond Sports vs. Games workshop @ IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Date: Friday, February 17, 2012

T.L. Taylor, Emma Witkowski, Miguel Sicart, and Douglas Wilson of the
IT University of Copenhagen.

Full details:

* Description:*
Ten years of game studies have passed with little exploration of
sports as a key link in the study of computer gaming. Despite the huge
popularity of sports titles, the growth of e-sports, or the general
adoption of "sporting attitudes" and practices, not much work has been
done to unpack the nature
of computer game play as sport. Conversely, forty years of sports
studies have produced only limited consideration of the practices and
research taking place on digital playing fields. The time is long
overdue for these research fields to mingle. With computer games as a
central focus point, this one-day workshop looks to embrace
interdisciplinary perspectives on sports and computer games, prompting
a richer conversation about the nature of digital play by bringing to
the foreground a sports orientation.

This workshop will be of particular interest to researchers working in
sports and/or game studies. We welcome an interdisciplinary mix.
Drawing from a variety of perspectives including (but not limited to)
game studies, game design research, game history, sociology,
philosophy, anthropology,
leisure studies, and sports studies, workshop participants will
present original research on the subject. Topics can range from
empirical studies to theoretical or conceptual work that uses sports
as a new interpretive frame for digital play. Examples include (but
are not limited to):

- Sports video games and athletic simulation
- Sportspersonship and digital games
- E-sports
- Designing for digital sports
- Play as sporting performance, expertise, and virtuoso play
- Sporting outsiders, alternatives, and rebels
- Fantasy sports & gameplay
- Amateurism & professionalism
- Computer games as lifestyle sports
- Coaching, leading, and mentoring teams
- Spectatorship, audience, and digital sports
- Fandom
- Sporting fields of play: stadiums, servers, and desktops
- Digital sporting equipment and gaming technologies
- Physicality and embodiment in games
- Rules and regulations of play
- Computation and sports
- Sports ethics and digital games
- Relationship between digital games and traditional athleticism/sports

The workshop will consist of presentation of participant research,
feedback on it, and themed discussion sessions. Each participant will
also be assigned two participant?s abstracts to give focused feedback
on. This format offers rigorous consideration of each participants
ideas and works to set-up some central issues to be followed as a
group in the discussion. The organizers will also provide a few texts
for everyone to read in advance (in addition to the abstracts) to
provide some shared overview/context.

*Deadline and Participation:*
There are places for approximately 12 participants. They will be
selected by the organizing committee on the basis of the submitted
extended abstracts, with an eye toward the overall workshop mix and
thematic focus. Extended abstracts of 500 words are due by 15 November
2011 to You will receive a notification of
acceptance within about a week. You must submit via the format
provided here [application format
The form includes the extended abstract describing how your work
relates to the workshop topic and briefly outlines the core issues you
are facing or developed points for discussion at the workshop. As the
workshop is interdisciplinary, please include in the abstract basic
information about your disciplinary context in order to help the
organizers theme the discussion sessions.

*Participation in the workshop is free. However, participants are
responsible for covering their own meals, transportation, and accommodation.

For more information, see the workshop website:

CONFERENCE: Transforming teaching and learning

The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning, June 6-9, 2012

The Knapsack Institute supports educators across the nation as they create curriculum and pedagogy to integrate race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and other forms of social inequality into their work and strive to create inclusive classrooms.

The Knapsack Institute provides educators with a framework for teaching about the matrix of privilege and oppression. Our interactive, collaborative Institute welcomes all educators ((broadly defined, including K-12, higher education, non-profit staff, private sector, diversity trainers, etc.). Alumni include faculty, teachers, and facilitators at many levels, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations.

The Knapsack Institute:

· Is a forum for sharing ideas and strategies

· Emphasizes pedagogical approaches to teaching diversity, privilege, and intersectionality

· Provides professional growth and development, including CEUs & academic credit

· Provides mentoring and leadership development

· Supports curriculum building

· Provides hands-on activities, tools and practices that can be replicated

· Provides strategies for dealing with resistance

· Provides suggestions for creating institutional change in your organization

· Provides resources and networking to support on-going change

· Is facilitated by faculty and informed by the latest research

K-12 Track! We are partnering with a number of national organizations to offer a separate K-12 track. Breakout sessions will examine issues such as: bullying, ally building, issues of safety for students, gender identity, creating inclusive environments, and culturally responsive practices. Co-sponsored by theADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCEÒ Institute

Evaluation Highlights: for the fourth consecutive year, on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being fully agree, participants rated the KI a 10 in the following key areas:

· This Institute was very useful and valuable to me

· I would recommend this Institute to colleagues

· Speakers were knowledgeable and engaging

The Knapsack Institute is a program of The Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, the home of the national, award-winning White Privilege Conference.

Flier with further details attached. Early registration discounts available. Details and application at:

REPORT: Women’s Sports Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation is pleased to release a first-of-its-kind report on gender and high school sports participation. This report, “Progress Without Equity: The Provision of High School Athletic Opportunity in the United States, by Gender 1993-94 through 2005-06,” flows from an analysis of high schools that is unprecedented in its national and historical scope. It uses merged data from the Civil Rights Data Collection and the Common Core of Data, which is collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.

The report examines gender differences in athletic opportunity in a nationally representative sample of 24,370 public four-year high schools across 1993-94, 1999-2000 and 2005-06. Three measures of the extent of athletic opportunity are documented including the number of athletic participation opportunities, the number of teams, and the number of sports. This report was authored by Don Sabo, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy, D’Youville College, and Phil Veliz, M.S., University atBuffalo, the State University of New York.

The key findings in “Progress Without Equity” include:

· While high schools gradually increased their allocations of athletic participation opportunities between 1993-94 and 2005-06, progress toward closing the gender gap slowed after 2000.

· Boys received a larger proportion of athletic participation opportunities than girls did for each school year in all communities (i.e., urban, suburban, town, and rural). The lowest percentages of athletic participation opportunities occurred in urban schools, whereas the highest percentages were issued in rural schools.

· Schools with greater economic resources provided more athletic participation opportunities for their students—both girls and boys—than their less fiscally sound counterparts.

· Girls were provided proportionately fewer athletic participation opportunities than boys during each school year and in all geographic regions (i.e., Northeast, Midwest, South and West.

This report provides educators and policymakers at the national and state levels with new and more accurate information. The data presented here reflect the provision of athletic opportunities to U.S. girls and boys during an historical period in which the influence of Titles IX was growing. The results show that while some progress was made toward expanding the opportunity sector of interscholastic sports to include more girls between 1993-94 and 2005/06, gender equity was not achieved.

You can view the full report by visiting

We encourage you to include the information from this report on your organization’s Web site and/or in your online and offline publications. All parents, school administrators and coaches and organizations pertaining to sports, youth and women will benefit from the findings in this report.

CONFERENCE: National Title IX

Title IX at 40 National Conference – University of Michigan May 9-11, 2012

The new Sport, Health and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center for Women and Girls* at the University of Michigan proudly announces a national conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that has changed the lives of women and girls.

Please save May 9-11, 2012 and plan to join us at the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Laila Ali will present a keynote lecture at this two and a half day conference featuring nationally renowned researchers, athletes, media experts, and policy makers. The conference will highlight the broad impact of the Title IX legislation on U.S. society. Political, social, historical, economic, and health-related effects will be explored along with an agenda for future research intended to fulfill the promise of Title IX. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the country will also have opportunities to participate, present, and discuss their research as it relates to the themes of this conference.

For more information on the conference, visit:


More information on this conference (including a finalized list of speakers) to come soon. Please contact Kathy Babiak: if you have questions and / or are interested in attending.

SEMINAR: Games in the city

The Penn Institute for Urban Research cordially invites you to help us kick off our Games and the City Seminar series with these two exciting events!

In "Ballparks as Urban Anchors" we welcome CEOs and experts representing the Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Washington Nationals, and Florida Marlins to discuss the distinct challenges that baseball teams and ballparks face as urban anchor institutions.

Earlier that day, we explore, in conjunction with the Center for Health Behavior Research, the impact of video games and recess on children's health and well-being.

Please join us for one or both event!

DECEMBER 1, 2011

Penn IUR Games and the City Seminar Series

Ballparks as Urban Anchors

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

This public panel discussion kicks off the 3rd annual Penn IUR Roundtable on Anchor Institutions, a peer-to-peer exchange of anchor institution leaders on the opportunities and challenges they face in the urban landscape, and marks the first event in Penn IUR’s seminar series “Games and the City.” Panelists will discuss how ballparks can
anchor urban revitalization. Speakers include: Edward L. Cohen, Principal Owner, Washington Nationals; Manny Diaz, former Mayor, Miami, Florida; Paul Dolan, Chair and CEO, Cleveland Indians; David Montgomery, President and CEO, Philadelphia Phillies; and Irwin P. Raij, Partner, Foley & Lardner. Co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office Year of Games and PennDesign’s Department of City and Regional Planning. To register, email by November 29, 2011.

DECEMBER 1, 2011

Penn IUR Games and the City Seminar Series
The Impact of Games and Play on Health
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Penn IUR, in partnership with the Center for Health Behavior Research and the Provost’s Office Year of Games invites you to the Center for Public Health Initiatives 2011 Forum. Programs from across the University will be highlighted that focus on using video games to collect information about nutrition and exercise as well as influence facial perception skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the impact of recess on children’s performance, health and
well-being. Keynote presentation by Paul Tarini, Senior Program Officer, Pioneer Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Panel discussions featuring the interdisciplinary perspectives of Amy Hillier, Assistant Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania; Bob Schultz, Director of the Center for Autism Research (CAR), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; and Mary Summers, Lecturer, Political Science/Health and Societies, School of Arts and
Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. RSVP at

CFP: Representing the Body in Culture and Society

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, “Representing the Body in Culture and Society.” We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue’s theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.Full Essays Due by January 15, 2012. Submit them electronically (MS Word preferred) to

CFP: Special Issue of Journal of Sport Management on Community Sport


Special Issue of the Journal of Sport Management

Community Sport

Community sport has recently come under the research lens, in large part because of a growing
focus on its (potential) role in helping achieve government policy objectives that range from
individual physical and emotional health, to community cohesion. It is also a sport context of
particular interest, being the grassroots foundation of a country’s sport system, and where most
people engage in organized sport. As a result, there is a growing body of research examining
various aspects of community sport (e.g., policy, capacity, innovation, volunteerism,
interorganizational relations, social inclusion, social capital, community development).

The intent of the special issue is to provide a platform for the examination of various aspects of
community sport, and thus to foster progress in its study and practice.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
The development, governance, and management of community sport:
 The nature and impact of community sport program design and delivery
 Strategy and structure of community sport organizations and delivery mechanisms
 The development, nature and impact of community sport policy, and the impact of policy
on community sport
 Community sport governance, at the organizational and/or government level
 Organizational capacity development
 Community sport volunteerism
 Interorganizational relations in community sport
 Legal aspects of community sport
 Community sport marketing
 Facility challenges, including access and affordability
 Innovation in community sport
 Commercialization of community sport
The impact of community sport (including benefits and detriments):
 The impact of community sport programs and experiences on individuals and groups,
including marginalized cohorts
 Local and societal impact of community sport
(Note. The focus is community-based sport programs and organizations rather than school sport
and large-scale sport events.)

Conceptual and empirical research with a strong theoretical basis that advances knowledge are
being sought. Studies using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are welcomed.
Submissions for the “From the Field” section of JSM are encouraged.

Manuscripts should follow the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association (6th ed.), 2009 (, and should be prepared in accordance
with the Journal of Sport Management “Instructions to Authors”
( Manuscripts must not be submitted to
another journal while they are under review by the Journal of Sport Management, nor should
they have been previously published.

Manuscripts should be submitted no later than September 1, 2012 via e-mail to either of the
Guest Editors:

Alison Doherty, PhD
Associate Professor, Sport Management
School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 3K7
Ph. 519-661-2111 Ext. 88362
Fax 519-661-2008

Laura Cousens, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Sport Management
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 3A1
Ph. 905-688-5550 (Ext. 4748)
Fax 905-688-4505

JOB: Gender studies, body, and sport

Concerned about promoting access to women in academic careers, the University
encourages female applicants.


The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland
invites applications for a full-time position of:

Associate Professor or Assistant Professor (Tenure track; conditional pre-
nomination to the level Associate Professor)
Gender studies, body, and sport

Qualifications and requirements:
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in the social sciences (anthropology, sociology,
educational science, political science, etc.) or equivalent. He/she must demonstrate a
distinct competence in the field of gender studies and possess extensive teaching and
research experience at the university level.

The ideal candidate has high level research activities and publications in the field related
to the post. He/she has clearly demonstrated the potential to conduct research and to
work in a team. He/she also participates in international scientific networks.

A full-time assistant will be associated with this post.

Starting date : 1 August 2012 or mutually agreed upon date

Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit via email a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, copy of degree, list of publications and the five most significant
publications to:

Further details regarding the job description and employment conditions can be found at:

Closing date: 5 January 2012


Call for Papers


Saturday, February 4, 2012, 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. James Gillett, Chair of the Department of Health Aging and Society at McMaster University. Dr. Gillett is also an associate professor in the Department of Sociology. He completed his PhD at McMaster University in the Department of Sociology and afterward worked at the University of Windsor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as an Ontario HIV Treatment Network postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Gillett is interested in critical, interpretative social science research in the area of sport/physical culture, interspecies relations, media communications, and health/illness. His work has been published in a wide variety of international journals including the Sociology of Sport Journal, Sociology of Health and Illness, Media Culture and Society, and AIDS and Public Policy. Dr. Gillett’s book, A Grassroots History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in North America, was published by Marquette Books in 2011.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send abstracts or proposals for round-table discussions to Samantha King ( by December 16, 2011. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

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 $20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Samantha King: