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.