Thursday, December 27, 2012

CERTIFICATE: Sports philanthropy

The George Washington University's School of Business has launched the first ever academic program in the field of sports philanthropy. 
SAVE THE DATE: Registration Opens January 9, 2013

The Certificate in Sports Philanthropy offers a ground-breaking curriculum tailored to the unique needs of those who work for professional sports teams, leagues, athlete foundations, sport-related companies with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility, nonprofits using sports for social good and those looking to enter the field. 
Built around your busy schedules, the certificate will include four core on-line courses (covering 12 key learning objectives) and a two day in-person residency at the beginning of the program.  Industry experts have been chosen to lead each lesson which will be tailored to meet the needs of those who work in the field.  The first certificate will be offered May 2013-September 2013. 
Want to Learn More?
Contact Alisha Greenberg at or 301-657-9379

CFP: Surveillance and Sport

Call for Papers: Surveillance & Society Volume 11, Number 4

"Surveillance and Sport"

Edited by:

Ian Warren, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, ian.warren (at)

Nils Zurawski, University of Hamburg, Institute of Criminological Social Research, nils.zurawski (at)

Elite professional sports and lower level sports receiving localized media coverage are important sites for many contentious surveillance practices. While the link between surveillance and sport might appear obvious, the connection remains significantly under-theorized and the subject of limited research. Various studies have examined crowd behavior or the adoption of contentious surveillance practices to monitor athlete and sporting integrity. Nevertheless, considerable gaps remain in applying knowledge about surveillance to the specific contexts of sports performance and governance.

This special edition of Surveillance & Society interrogates the complex relationships between surveillance and sport, by examining how surveillance is embedded in various methods of sports consumption, integrity management, athlete performance, patron safety and media dissemination practices. Our argument views many of these trends as pervasive, at times highly contradictory, and having the potential to drive contentious surveillance practices that seep into the routines of everyday life. In addition, many of these initiatives produce surveillance deficits that can undermine sports integrity. Without adequate examination through the lens of surveillance, many contentious elements of these practices that apply to athletes, sports fans and administrators remain unquestioned.

This edition seeks contributions that examine the relationship between surveillance and contemporary sport at professional, semi-professional or localized contexts.

We welcome papers in the following areas (and more):

•      Theorizing surveillance and sport;

•      Historical perspectives on surveillance and sport;

•      Surveillance and sports governance (financial surveillance, surveillance and rule making, surveillance and law etc.);

•      Surveillance deficits and integrity in contemporary sport.

•      Surveillance and the body of the athlete (genetic testing, gender testing, anti-doping etc.);

•      Athletes, celebrity and privacy (intrusive reporting, new media etc.);

•      Political economy of surveillance and sport (sports brands, intellectual property etc.);

•      Surveillance, consumption and sports audiences (venue security and controls, fan violence, ticketing etc.);

•      Surveillance and sports mega-events;

•      New / extreme sports and surveillance;

•      Sport and self-surveillance, sousveillance, anti-surveillance etc.

We also welcome other subjects not outlined above, opinion pieces and research notes, as well as art, new media and other cultural responses. Please contact the guest-editors in advance to discuss proposed topics.

All papers must be completed and submitted electronically no later than 31st May 2013. Publication will be at the end of 2013 / early 2014.

Please read the author guidelines, and submit via the online system:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

CFP: Popular Culture Association of Canada 3rd Annual Conference

Call for Papers
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
3rd Annual Conference, May 9-11, 2013

The third Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada from Thursday, May 9 to Saturday, May 11, 2013.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, forms and genres of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present. We also welcome presentation and exhibition proposals from visual and multi-media artists whose work engages with popular culture.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

We share an interdisciplinary vision of this Association. We are interested in featuring papers from scholars and/or producers and practitioners of popular cultural phenomena from a wide variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary perspectives in the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

Single paper proposals should consist of a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and a list of keywords or key phrases (maximum 5), and should be accompanied by a brief biographical note of 100 words or less. Panel proposals should include all of the above information for each presenter, plus a proposed title for the panel and a brief rationale. For more information visit us at Proposals from visual and multi-media artists should follow the rubrics for individual papers or panels outlined above; however, the inclusion of selected images in the proposal for purposes of illustration would also be welcomed.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to January 11, 2013. The conference organizers will endeavour to contact all potential participants by late January, 2013.

Please send proposals, requests for information, or any press/media inquiries, to the conference committee at:

Michele Braun, PCA Vice-President, Program Chair
Laura Wiebe, Executive Member-at-Large and Curator, Visual & Multi-media Arts     

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

JOB: Washington State University- Sport Management Program

Dear colleagues:

In addition to the tenure-track assistant professor position we already advertised, the Sport Management Program at Washington State University is seeking to hire two clinical assistant professors with a Fall 2013 start date. These are fulltime teaching positions (12 credit teaching load each semester). The university will only make a formal commitment for one year, but our intent is to reappoint these positions indefinitely if sufficient funds remain available. The starting salary (these are promotable positions) is $45,000 and is non-negotiable.

We hope to fill these positions with people who have the ability to teach in two or more of the following areas: sport ethics, sport finance, sport law, sport organization theory/behavior, sport communication,sport sociology, sport event/facility management. Assigned courses may be in our undergraduate program, or our Master’s program, as needed. We offer an online Master’s degree program in addition to our on-campus Master’s, so it is possible that one or more assigned courses would be in an online delivery format.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to me at the address below by January 31. Those selected for interviews will be interviewed via Skype or similar technology. In the letter of application, please indicate the courses in which you have teaching expertise. 

Cathryn L. Claussen, J.D.
Professor and Director, Sport Management Program
Dept. of Educational Leadership & Counseling Psychology
Washington State University
P.O. Box 642136
Cleveland Hall 351
Pullman, WA 99163-2136

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

CFP: 18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science

18th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science
26-29 June 2013, Barcelona - Spain
Hosted by the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC)

Dear Colleague,
It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the abstract submission for the 18th annual congress of the European College of Sport Science to be held in beautiful – Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Abstract submission is free of charge. After undergoing the reviewing process, all authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission on the 1st of April 2013. Registration fee must be paid by the 1stof May 2013 at the latest to secure the presentation during the congress and the publication in the Book of Abstracts.
Details of the high class invited programme and information on the city of Barcelona can be found at ECSS Barcelona 2013 website.
Please download our congress brochure, visit the congress website and view our promotional video.
Follow us on twitter for latest congress updates.
Benvinguts a Barcelona, Bienvenidos a Barcelona, Welcome to Barcelona!
Natàlia Balagué & Carlota Torrents, Congress Presidents
Sigmund Loland, ECSS President
Tourists throughout the year intensively visit Barcelona: be fast, make your hotel booking, here.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

CFP: ESA-Conference 28-31 Aug. 2013, Turin, Italy

Objet: Announcement of a Call of Papers about methodological concerns in body and sport research at the ESA-Conference, 28-31 Aug. 2013, Turin, Italy

Dear NASSS colleagues,
Hereby we forward you the announcement of our call for paper about Emotions, Objectivation and Reflexivity in Qualitative Body and Sport research supported by the Esa Research Network (RN) 28 ‘Society and Sports’ in collaboration with RN11 Sociology of emotions & RN20 Qualitative methods. 
You will find attached:
- The general Call for Paper of ESA with all CfP of the Research Networks and Research Streams,
- The particular Call for Paper of the research Network 28 Society and sport
- The specific call for paper we have submitted  
Abstract submission deadline:    1st February 2013
Abstract submission platform:   
For further information on the Conference and the submission procedure please visit:
Thank you for diffusing.
With kind regards,

Haifa Tlili & Monica Aceti

Monday, December 10, 2012

JOB: Professor in Sport, Leisure and Tourism - University of Brighton

University of Brighton,  School of Sport and Service Management
Appointment of a Professor in Sport, Leisure and Tourism (EV3088)
The predominant purpose of this role is to contribute to the further development of the research culture in the school and the university including personal research and the leadership and development of others.  The school has created a dynamic, flexible, interdisciplinary research environment and this post is expected to reflect and enhance that creative diversity.  
We are looking for a highly qualified and internationally recognised scholar with a strong record of teaching, research, and publication in this field. We are interested in candidates who have proven capacities to make a substantial contribution in one or more of the following areas where the school has existing research excellence: sport, leisure and media; sport politics, international relations and development; travel and tourism; sport business and political economies; spectacle and event management; social and community development and engagement. Related and innovative subject specialisms may also be considered.
Evidence of team leadership would be a distinct advantage, as would a detailed knowledge of the external research funding environment, and a proven capacity to attract significant research funding.
In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to make a contribution to the teaching programme at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to engage with the economic and social engagement agenda of the school, and to contribute appropriately to academic administrative roles in the school and the University.  
Further enquiries and application details: Professor John Sugden, Assistant Head Research and Graduate Centre, School of Sport and Service Management

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

CFP: Fandom and/as Labor

Fandom and/as Labor

Call for papers

Special issue of Transformative Works and Cultures (, March 2014

Edited by Mel Stanfill and Megan Condis (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

CFP online:

It has long been recognized both within academia and in the various communities organized around fandom that the practice of being a fan does not merely consist of passive consumption. Rather, fans are also productive: they generate interpretations of their favorite television shows, extratextual products like fan fiction and fan videos, and data about their own consumption habits and those of their peers that will be used to market new products. Whether labors of love or value extracted from unaware fans, this productivity is rarely conceptualized as labor.

Given recent events like the 2011 Wisconsin labor protests, however, broader questions of labor and fair compensation have been reinvigorated, such that taking these productive fan activities seriously as labor seems to be particularly vital in the current moment.

In this special issue on Fandom and/as Labor, we invite contributions that ask after how labor relates to fandom, how labor happens in fandom, and what happens when we reconceptualize fandom as labor.

We welcome submissions dealing with, but not limited to, the following topics:

Case studies of how fans negotiate/conceptualize the labors that they perform.
Analyses of the ways in which popular texts present/narrate the labor involved in participating in fandom.
Examinations of how fan labor is gendered, raced, classed, and/or related to sexuality, ability, and nation.
Analysis of the monetization of existing fan labor and/or the production of profitable new types of fan labor.
Theoretical or experiential accounts of the tension between freely given fan labor or the fan gift economy and exploitation through the extraction of surplus value.

Submission guidelines

TWC accommodates academic articles of varying scope as well as other forms that embrace the technical possibilities of the Web and test the limits of the genre of academic writing. Contributors are encouraged to include embedded links, images, and videos in their articles or to propose submissions in alternative formats that might comprise interviews, collaborations, or video/multimedia works. We are also seeking reviews of relevant books, events, courses, platforms, or projects.

Theory: Often interdisciplinary essays with a conceptual focus and a theoretical frame that offer expansive interventions in the field. Blinded peer review. Length: 5,000–8,000 words plus a 100–250-word abstract.

Praxis: Analyses of particular cases that may apply a specific theory or framework to an artifact; explicate fan practice or formations; or perform a detailed reading of a text. Blinded peer review. Length: 4,000–7,000 words plus a 100–250-word abstract.

Symposium: Short pieces that provide insight into current developments and debates. Nonblinded editorial review. Length: 1,500–2,500 words.

Submissions are accepted online only. Please visit TWC's Web site ( for complete submission guidelines, or e-mail the TWC Editor (

We encourage potential contributors to contact the guest editor with inquiries or proposals: Mel Stanfill and Megan Condis (

Due dates
Contributions for blinded peer review (Theory and Praxis essays) are due by March 1, 2013.

Contributions that undergo editorial review (Symposium, Interview, Review) are due by April 1, 2013.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MEETING: Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) Tenth Anniversary National Meeting

This is to announce the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) Tenth Anniversary National Meeting, at the University of South Florida, Tampa.  February 1-3, 2013.
We have titled the meeting: “Expanding the Role of Faculty in the Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics at Both the National and Campus Levels”.
Representatives of COIA member institutions and others concerned about the future of intercollegiate athletics are invited to attend.  Click for details and registration information.
Please note: The focus of the meeting will be a series of work sessions in which attendees will help to draft recommendations to the NCAA regarding what can be done to expand faculty participation in the governance of intercollegiate athletics at the national level and to develop a “tool kit” that universities can use to improve oversight of athletics – especially on academic matters – at the campus level.  The NCAA is collaborating in the project, and Kevin Lennon (NCAA Vice President of Academic and Membership Affairs), Diane Dickman (Managing Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) and Jenn Fraser (Director of Academic and Membership Affairs) are confirmed participants, and others are expected to be announced soon.  Representatives of partner organizations, such as Faculty Athletics Representatives Association, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, Drake Group, are also expected to participate.
Given the nature of what we will do at the meeting, it is important that a representative(s) from each of our member, and other interested, institutions be there to provide input and perspective.
Other topics, speakers, and highlights of the meeting:
·         COIA at Ten Years:  Looking Back and Forward
·         Legal issues in intercollegiate athletics
·         Wally Renfro (NCAA Vice President and Chief Policy Advisor)
·         Update on NCAA presidential reforms
·         Judy Genshaft (USF President and immediate past chair of NCAA D1 Board)
·         Data sharing and collaborative research with the NCAA
·         Presentations by major media figures and partner organizations
A detailed agenda will be posted on the COIA website as soon as it is available.

Embassy Suites Tampa - USF/Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida, 33612
Phone: 813-977-7066
Rate:  $139.00/night
Holiday Inn & Suites, Near Busch Gardens-USF
11310 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33612
Rate:  $89.00/night
Both hotels are very nice, feature complimentary warm breakfasts, and have on-call/regular shuttle service to the USF Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center where we will meet.  The Embassy Suites is located on the USF campus (although a bit of a walk to the meeting place), while the Holiday Inn & Suites is just off campus, but has an easy (3-5 minute) shuttle trip to the meeting place.  
When making reservations, please let the hotel know that you are attending the COIA Meeting.

The COIA meeting will be held at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center on the campus of the University of South Florida, Tampa.
Driving directions from I-75:  Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head west. Turn right on Bull Run Drive (MOSI will be on your left). Bull Run Drive will intersect with Elm and the Athletic Training Center is straight ahead to the left.
Driving directions from I-275:  Get off at the Fowler Avenue exit and head east. The University is about three miles from 275. Go past the main entrance to campus and then make a left at the next light (Bull Run Drive). Bull Run Drive will intersect with Elm and the Athletic Training Center is straight ahead to the left.

We hope to see you there.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CFP: 2013 International Philosophy of Sport Association Conference

2013 IAPS Conference - Call for Papers <>

The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 41st annual 2013 IAPS meeting. The conference will be held September 4-8, 2013 at California State University Fullerton. 

Abstracts are welcome on any area of philosophy of sport, including metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, and from any theoretical approach, including analytic philosophy and critical theory. While IAPS recognizes, values, and encourages interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, acceptance is contingent on the philosophical content of the project. Emerging scholars are encouraged to submit works in progress. 

A Program Committee of three IAPS peers will review abstracts. Contributors will be notified about the status of their abstracts by May 20, 2013

Proposals for round table and panel discussions, including a tentative list of participants, are also welcome and should follow the same format as paper abstracts. 


IAPS is proud to announce the third edition of the “R. Scott Kretchmar Student Essay Award.” Interested undergraduate and graduate students should submit a full paper by June 17, 2013 (in addition to an abstract, see below).  A separate announcement is posted at the IAPS website <> .

Abstracts should be 300-500 words long, in English, and must be received by April 1, 2013. Please, follow the following instructions (incomplete proposals will be returned).  Provide:

Name, E-mail, current position, and employer
Title of Program
Key Words (three to five)
Primary Content Area/s (choose no more than 2) 

Ethics                                    d.   Epistemology                        g.   Applied
Metaphysics                       e.   Phenomenology                   h.   History
Aesthetics                           f.   Comparative                            i.   Other (explain) 

    5. Indicate special Audio-Visual requirements (computer & projector will be provided) 

The preferred mode of submission is by e-mail. 

Please send the abstract blind-review ready as an attachment, preferably in Word, to the Conference Chair at: <> 

Contributors who lack access to e-mail may send a hard copy instead to the following address:

            Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
            IAPS Conference Chair
          Associate Professor of Philosophy – Linfield College
           4786 Brisa del Bosque
          Los Alamos, NM (USA)

Please distribute to interested parties.

JOB: University of Southern Mississippi

Final reminder/announcement:

I’d like to call your attention to the following two positions at the University of Southern Mississippi that may be of interest to you, your colleagues or graduate students.

Position #1:
Assistant Professor of Human Performance and Recreation: Sport Coaching Education

Position #2:
Director, School of Human Performance & Recreation  

More information on these positions can be found at:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

CFP: European Sport Management Quarterly 2015 Special Issue

ESMQ 2015 Special Issue (15.1):
(and for the pre-publication Workshop at the EASM 2013 conference)

The staging of sport events directly impacts the quality of life of people living in the host communities. Sport events are temporal and can trigger a variety of short- or long-term, positive or negative impacts, which lead to positive or negative outcomes, and if sustained, these outcomes become legacies. Most of the research thus far has focused on economic and tourism impacts of mega-events. It is unclear how or whether small and medium sized events actually affect the overall wellbeing of people living in the local community, especially from a nonmonetary perspective such as social life, urban regeneration, sport participation, environmental stewardship, or infrastructure. Are there features that make non-mega-events different from
mega-events with regard to their effect on local communities?  If so, is the difference due to the inherent features of the types of events or the characteristics of the smaller towns and cities in which they are usually hosted, or a combination of both?  What are the underlying processes that make non-mega events uniquely different from mega events for local citizens?
This special issue will bring work together that analyzes tangible and intangible impacts as well as the strategic choices that host communities make when hosting non-mega events, including the outcomes of those choices. Identifying and extending our understanding of impacts and strategic outcomes will have practical value for sport event management and strategy, and will advance our understanding of the social, economic, and environmental consequences of events.  While there are no universal definitions of different types of events, non-mega-events are generally smaller in size, scale, scope and reach than their mega counterparts (e.g., the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the Euro Cup, the Commonwealth games). However, like mega events, they are one-off, discontinuous and out of the ordinary.
Authors are invited to submit articles that contribute to our understanding of the nature, management and implications of non-mega events. We invite both conceptual and empirical papers related to the topic, from a range of perspectives and impacts, especially non-monetary (e.g., social life, sport participation, urban regeneration, local infrastructure, environmental stewardship…). Papers are welcome to consider spectator sport events, participant sport events, or both.

Invitation to participate in the EASM 2013 Special Issue Workshop
Interested contributors are invited to submit a standard two-page abstract through the abstract submission system of the 21st EASM 2013 Conference (Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 September 2013; for more information see conference website when this is launched). Invited contributors are expected to submit a full paper to Marijke Taks ( before the conference by August 15, 2013. All full papers will be distributed among the workshop participants prior to the conference to stimulate conversation and discussion. Papers presented at the conference may be invited to be submitted for consideration for the 2015 ESMQ Special Issue, though other contributions will not be excluded.

Invitation for the ESMQ 2015 Special issue (15.1)
Submission of manuscripts is not limited to those participating in the workshop, but open to everyone interested in the topic.  Manuscripts should follow the general submission guidelines of the European Sport Management Quarterly. Papers should be submitted in electronic format to no later than November 30, 2013.

Guest editors
Marijke Taks (University of Windsor),
B. Christine Green (University of Texas),
Laurence Chalip (University of Illinois),

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CFP: Racism and sports

Racism and Sports - Two-Volume Set, Praeger Publishers
Call for Papers

Editor: L. L. Martin

Contributors are solicited for a two-volume set on racism and sports, published by Praeger Publishers. Topic areas are listed below. If interested in submitting a manuscript under any of the topic areas, please contact: Editor: Lori Latrice Martin, African-American Studies Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, Room 9.63.08 NB, New York, New York 10019,, 212-237-8758. Manuscripts are 7,000 – 10,000 words. Manuscript due date is April 1, 2013.

Volume 1: Professional Sports
Part I.                   Sports and Racial Ideologies
Part II.                  Ballin’:  Racism and the National Basketball Association
Part III.                 Out of Bounds: Racism and the National Football League
Part IV.                Crying Foul: Racism and Major League Baseball
Part V.                  Sidelined: The Underrepresentation of Minorities in Sports

Volume 2:  Collegiate Sports 
Part I.                   Stereotyping and Racism:  The Black Male Athlete
Part II.                  X’s and O’s: Racism and Coaching
Part III.                 She Got Game: Racism in Female Sports
Part IV.                Making the Grade: Racism and the Student-Athlete     
Part V.                  American Gladiators? Racism and Classism in College Athletics

Throughout the years, many debates have surrounded the topic of sports and race, debates that can be heard countrywide, from all sections of society: fans, players, coaches, commentators, educators, etc. Although these issues may seem to be limited to the playing field or the ring, the issues surrounding racism in sports impact people in every realm of life, as they are often representative of problems that have not been addressed in society as a whole. The challenges our country faces in addressing these issues are not going to go away anytime soon. The purpose of this unique multivolume set is to bring about an awareness of the issues, to aid readers in making the links between sports and society as a whole, and to encourage readers to think about solutions to the problems presented.

The essays in this multivolume set are meant to highlight controversies surrounding racism in sports and to present the policies and practices that both shape and perpetuate racial/ethnic disparities in sports in American today. Although there will be essays in the set that necessarily have to be of a historical nature, the focus of the set will be sports in America today.

CFP: 2013 CSRI Conference on College Sport

2013 CSRI Conference on College Sport
April 18-19, 2013
William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 
Call for papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 6th annual CSRI Conference on College Sport to be held on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. The conference’s mission is to: “Provide students, scholars, and college-sport practitioners a public forum to discuss relevant and timely intercollegiate-athletics issues.”


To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must reflect college-sport research on the history of intercollegiate athletics, social-cultural college-sport issues, legal theory or the application of law to college-sport issues, business-related issues in college sport, or special topics related to current college-sport issues. The research should have reached a fairly complete stage of development, and the abstract should provide enough detail about the research, so the reviewers have sufficient information to judge its quality. Abstracts proposing teaching-related sessions on college-sport issues will also be considered, as long as the abstract provides sufficient detail to judge the quality of the proposed session. 
Abstracts will undergo a multi-person, blind-review process to determine acceptance.
Abstracts submitted to CSRI should not be concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference.
Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Monday, October 15, 2012 and MUST be received no later than Friday, January 11, 2013 (11:59p.m. EST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be considered for acceptance. 
All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment and must contain the following information and conform to the following format requirements:
  • Single-spaced
  • One-inch margins,
  • Times New Roman 12-point font, and
  • 400-word maximum for 30-minute presentations and posters, and 800-word       maximum for 65-minute presentations.
Line 1: Type of session desired (choose from the options below):
·         30-minute oral presentation (including questions)
·         65-minute panel, roundtable, or workshop
·         Poster presentation
Line 2: three to four keywords that will help the program coordinator schedule similar topics in succession

Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)

Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)

Line 5: blank
Line 6 to end: text of abstract (including demonstration of research conducted)

In the email message accompanying the attached abstract, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and fax and telephone numbers.

Submission of abstract(s) indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for the conference at the appropriate registration fee.
Email all abstracts to: 
(Graduate Research Coordinator – College Sport Research Institute) at
NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment
For more information regarding the conference:
919.843-9627 / 919.962-3507

CONFERENCE: 7th Annual Conference of the Political Studies Associatio​n's Sport and Politics Group (Bath, UK)

With support from the Department of Education and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, the Physical Cultural Studies research group at the University of Bath (@pcsbath) are hosting the Political Studies Association (PSA) Sport & Politics interest group annual 1 day conference on the 2nd February 2013.
The conference will be titled: Sport, Politics & Policy
We are delighted that the keynote presentation will be from Professor Tess Kay (Brunel) and is titled: The Politics & Ethics of Sport & International Development Research
The theme is relatively open, and we would especially welcome papers reflecting high-quality and cutting edge research related to any (although not limited to) of the following thematic areas:
Politics, Sport & Health Policy
Politics, Sport, Youth & Development
Sport, Politics & International Development
Sport, Politics & Pedagogy
Politics, Sport & Well-being
Sport, Politics & Conflict
Sport, Politics & Security
Sport, Politics & Mega-events
Sport, Politics & (Urban) Space
Sport, Politics & Governance
Sport, Politics & Social Justice
Sport, Politics & Identity
Sport, Politics & Technologies
Sport, Politics & Leisure
Sport, Leisure, Social Media & Politics
Politics, Sport & Disability
Management, Sport & Politics
Researching Sport, Politics & Policy
We are especially open to proposals from postgraduate students (as such there is a significant discount for students who may wish to attend).
Any interested colleagues should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr Michael Silk ( and Dr Paul Gilchrist ( by 14 December 2012. Please indicate if you are a postgraduate student. You are also welcome to attend only (and not present). A few further details are available here:

We hope this is of interest to some and that some may be able to make it to Bath in February,

Best, Michael Silk

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

JOB: Purdue University - American Studies

Purdue University seeks to hire an Associate or Full Professor as Director for its distinguished program in American Studies.  The program offers degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. level and includes a new, fast-growing undergraduate major.  American Studies at Purdue has strong affiliations with programs in Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Asian American Studies among others.  The Director of the program must demonstrate a fluency in interdisciplinary research and the ability to provide intellectual leadership to students working in a variety of humanities and social science research fields. 
A Ph.D. in American Studies or field appropriate to the position is required.  The successful candidate for the position should bring a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching in American Studies or one of these related fields: History, English, Anthropology or Sociology, with the successful candidate’s tenure home being in one of these four departments. The Director will be fully appointed in American Studies and will be responsible for directing a large affiliated faculty, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies, shaping curriculum and giving intellectual vision and direction to the program.  Administrative experience is preferred but not essential.  
Application materials should include a letter of application, CV,  e-mail and telephone addresses for three professional references, and a sample of recent research not to exceed 40 pages.  Materials should be sent to Delayne Graham, Program Assistant in American Studies via e-mail at  Deadline for materials is January 15 2013.  Starting date for the position is August, 2013.
A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.