Thursday, February 28, 2013

SUMMER SCHOOL: University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen Summer School 2013

Human and Social Sport Sciences – Issues, Approaches, Challenges and Implementations.
International Summer School for Young Researchers –Course for PhD Students.
Date: 1st of July – 5th of July, 2013
Place: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Aims and topic
The Copenhagen Summer School 2013 will focus on the topic Human and Social Sport Sciences – Issues, Approaches, Challenges and Implementations. This subject covers a broad area which allows experts and students to share experiences and expertise in their respective fields of research.
Since the last decades, physical activities and sport play an increasing role in the public discourse, at least in Western countries. Sport for all and elite sport are in the centre of public attention, both promising benefits for individuals and societies. Health and well-being, education and social integration, entertainment, national presentation and identity are some of the assets which are currently discussed in connection with physical activities and sport. However, it is an open question if and under which conditions sport can meet these expectations. Here, it has to be taken into consideration that sport has many faces and that sport cultures differ dependent on traditions and current political, economic and social situations in the various countries and regions.
The Summer School provides a space to share information on research, theories and methods as well as to exchange ideas and knowledge about current tendencies and “hot issues” in the multiple arenas of physical activities and sports.
The Summer School will provide a forum which enables communication, networks and cooperation among the participants, students as well as lecturers.
The course is addressed to PhD students and young researchers and intends to support them in their scientific work. It offers the opportunity of acquiring new knowledge, of presenting their research, of discussing problems, of obtaining advice from experts and of building up networks. It is hoped to help young researchers to become integrated into the scientific community.

In keynote lectures, experts will address important questions, new approaches, problems and strategies of research, current trends and major issues in the area of sport ideologies, policies and practices. They will also be available for discussions and individual supervision.
In addition, there will be workshops and panel discussions on relevant themes. All students will have the opportunity to present their own projects and get feedback from experts and other students. Papers with the main outlines of these projects must be submitted in advance and will be accessible on the Summer School Website.
The Summer School will take place in collaboration with the International Societies for Sport History (ISHPES) and Sport Sociology (ISSA), the European Association of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW).

Participants in the course can acquire 3 or 5 ETCS points (see the conditions on the course website).

Lecturers of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Anne-Marie Elbe
Helle Winther
Reinhard Stelter
Glen Nielsen
Laila Ottesen
Lone Friis Thing

Guest lecturers
Annette Hofmann, Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany
Gerald Gems, North Central College, US
Tansin Benn, Professor emeritus, UK
And other lecturers

Selection of students
Participants are expected to be PhD students or young researchers (e.g. planning a PhD) working
on a project in the field of human and social sport sciences. They will be selected according to the
relevance of the topic and the quality of the project. The number of students will be 25 to 30 and
the Cph Summer School aims to include participants from various countries and cultures.

General information
Travel and accommodation have to be paid by the participants. The Summer School has in advance booked accommodation at a youth hostel in the centre of Copenhagen.
Course fee: DKK 500 for participants enrolled at a Danish university and DKK 250 for other participant. The course fee covers participation in the course including 5 lunch, coffee breaks, and 2 dinners.

Call for application
Please, fill in the online application form at - deadline: April 12th, 2013.
Applicants will be informed of their acceptance in the beginning of May.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CFS: 2013 Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Annual Conference

SMAANZ 2013 - 20-22 November 2013
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The 2013 Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) annual conference will take place from 20‐22 November 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand. In order to democratise the conference and to develop synergises across presentations the conference organising committee invites proposals from those who are interested in convening and chairing a themed session/s at the conference. This call invites session proposal which should include:
1. Title for the proposed session (please submit separate proposals if considering more than one session)
2. Session convenor/s(name, affiliation and contact details)
3. Description of the theme of the session and its rationale (maximum 350 words).
A maximum of two sessions will be available to each theme and each session should consist of four papers. The responsibilities of themed session/s conveners include populating their session/s through a call for abstracts, ensuring the quality of submitted abstracts and forwarding completed session details to the conference organising committee. Proposals should be forwarded to Diana Evans ( by Friday 14 June 2013. Acceptance of sessions will be confirmed by the Friday 12 July 2013.
The conference organising committee wants to encourage a diversity of session themes, which may relate directly or indirectly to the broad SMAANZ research interests (listed at the end of this call). Alongside the themed sessions the conference organising committee will be making a general call for abstracts for papers to ensure everyone who wishes to attend SMAANZ 2013 and contribute to the conference programme has the
opportunity to do so and is incorporated in the conference in a way that maximises the benefits to all conference participants. Questions relating to this call for session proposals should be directed to the conference co‐conveners in the first instance:
Dr. Sally Shaw (School of Physical Education)
Prof. James Higham (Department of Tourism):
Preliminary conference details are available at
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SMAANZ General fields of interest:
Critical Management Studies
Entrepreneurship, Small Business and Family Enterprise
Gender andDiversity inOrganisations
Human Resource Management andDevelopment
International Management
Management Education andDevelopment
Marketing and Communication
Organizational Behaviour
Organisational Change
Public Sector andNot‐for‐Profit
Research Methods
Strategic Management
Sustainability and Social Issuesin Management
Technology, Innovation and Supply Chain Management

Monday, February 25, 2013

LECTURE: 2013 Alan Ingham Memorial

2013 Alan Ingham Memorial lecture.

This lecture (held every other year) and hosted by the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Miami University recognizes the considerable contributions and achievements of Dr. Alan G. Ingham, who passed away in 2005. Alan Ingham first came to Miami University in 1984 as a professor in Sport Studies. His research and teaching both emphasized social justice ideals and he was among the first scholars to apply a critical perspective to the sociology of sport. He also contributed to the early literature on the cultural studies of sport and physical activity, and earned an international reputation for his advocacy of interdisciplinary approaches to sport and physical culture.

For this year's lecture KNH will be hosting Dr. Peter Donnelly, Professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto on March 25, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the McGuffey Hall Auditorium (room 322). Dr. Donnelly is among the most accomplished sport sociologists in North America. He is author of numerous journal articles and has published or edited 3 books. He is the director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies at the University of Toronto.  At Miami Dr. Donnelly will present a talk entitled, "Proolympism and the Crisis of Governance in Sport."  An abstract of his talk follows: 

In 2000, Sunder Katwala wrote: "It is difficult to think of anything that is so badly governed as international sport." The situation has not improved in the last dozen years and governance problems are also evident in national sporting organizations, professional sport, and interuniversity sport. These include problems with the integrity of sport (doping, gambling and match-fixing); corruption and problems with financial transparency and accountability in sporting organizations; lack of equitable representation and democratized governance in sport organizations; problems with athlete health and safety, and violence control; problems with labour relations, team selection, and other aspects of due process for athletes; and problems of athlete maltreatment and child protection in sport.  I coined the term "prolympism" in the 1990s to reflect the convergence of the two major ideologies of sport participation--Olympic amateur ideals, and professional ideals. The spreading crises of governance appears to be an unintended consequence of that convergence and the emergence of a global sport monoculture. When this is combined with a tendency to not take sport seriously, and the fact that "sports….  take place in a separate [autonomous] sphere, detached from normal rules and regulations in society" (Bruyninckx, 2011), there is a clear need for regulation.

Sponsored by The Department of Kinesiology and Health, the Humanities Center, the School of Education, Health and Society Harry Armigoda Lecture Fund, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Honors Program and the American Studies Program. Special thanks to Christine Ingham and family.

For more information contact Mary McDonald at

NASSS ELECTIONS: Call for Nominations 2013

Dear NASSS Colleagues:

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) invites you to consider serving NASSS by running for one of the following positions:
• President-elect: This position requires a 3-year commitment that involves serving one year each as President-elect, President, and Past President. The President-elect serves as Chair of the Program Committee for the upcoming NASSS Conference. As President, this person oversees the business of NASSS, while the past-President serves on the Board in an advisory capacity.

• TreasurerThe Treasurer is elected by the membership to serve a 2-year term. The Treasurer shall chair the finance committee and shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Society in accordance with the provisions of the NASSS Bylaws. The Treasurer shall prepare an annual financial report of the Society at the close of each fiscal year and a proposed budget for the biennium; shall arrange for an annual audit, and advises the Executive Board on fiscal issues as they arise.

• Member-at-Large: The member-at-large (MAL) serves on the NASSS Board for 2 years during which time s/he chairs one of the award committees. (2 seats open)

Procedures for Nomination: You may nominate yourself or someone else to run for an office. If you wish to nominate someone else, you must contact the person you are nominating and confirm their desire to run for office.

Materials needed: Candidates who wish to run for office need to provide a brief Vision Statement for NASSS, in addition to a Biographical Statement that outlines the candidate’s qualifications for the office, including a summary of publications and/or a report on other professional activities.

For further details about each position please see the NASSS bylaws, at: Please contact Vicky Paraschak, NASSS Elections Chairperson ( should you have further questions.

NOTE: In order to vote in this year’s NASSS elections, you must be current with your dues. Membership fees may now be paid via the NASSS website. If you have any questions about membership, please contact Robert Pitter (

PHD SCHOLARSHIPS: Edge Hill University (UK)

Edge Hill University 
PhD Studentships/Teaching Assistantships
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Twelve Graduate Teaching Assistantships/PhD Studentships

Edge Hill University is one of the fastest growing universities in the United Kingdom and has been providing higher education for over 125 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence. The past five years have seen student applications double, turnover increase at a rate of around 20% per annum, and an investment of £130m on campus. Edge Hill is a dynamic and ambitious university with a clear sense of direction, and significant resources to invest in its future. It is currently ranked in the top 20 of the Sunday Times 75 Best Companies to work for in the Public Sector.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is home to a large and diverse group of disciplines with a track record of excellence in research, much of which crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. We are particularly keen to continue to build our research capacity, and welcome applications for up to 12 PhD studentships to be held in a range of subject areas across the Faculty. These will be combined with Graduate Teaching Assistantships.

The Studentships

Each studentship includes a full waiver of postgraduate tuition fees as well as free single room postgraduate student accommodation on campus, subject to availability, or a cash equivalent in lieu. GTAs will teach for up to six hours per week. An annual stipend in the region of £7,380 will be paid at monthly intervals. Research proposals are invited in the areas below. Applicants who would like to submit proposals on
other research topics are welcome to e-mail the contact listed in their subject area for informal discussion and advice.

Sport and Physical Activity
The Department of Sport and Physical Activity has a rapidly developing research culture built upon a combination of experienced academics and younger researchers. The applied skills and experiences of our internationally and nationally recognized staff both enhance our teaching provision and provide unique opportunities for those wishing to undertake research in the field of sport and physical activity. Research in the Department is centred around two clusters, including the Social Science of Sport and Research Group.

The Social Science of Sport Research Group is led by Professor Andy Smith and conducts internationally recognized research in the sociology of sport, sport policy, and sport development, with a particular focus on youth sport. The Group is currently undertaking applied research in these fields and works with a range of leading sporting organizations, including: Sport England, UK Sport, International Cricket Council Europe, Rugby Football League, Child Protection in Sport Unit, and the NSPCC

Research proposals are invited on the following:

  • The influence of an international volunteering programme on local sport-fordevelopment practice in Africa 
  • The legacy of School Sport Partnerships on participation in physical education and school sport 
  • The politics and policy of youth sport: clubs, coaches, and communities 
  • Youth sport, physical activity and health 
  • Prevention of sexual violence in sport 
  • Safeguarding and child protection in sport: policy and practice 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:
Professor Andy Smith,
Further information about the application process is provided online at:

The Recruitment Process

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and asked to give a presentation related to their research proposal. Successful candidates at interview will be put forward to a final selection panel which will make the decision on the award of the 12 studentships. Candidates will not have to attend the final panel.
Please contact the Graduate School for an application form:

  • The closing date for all studentships is Friday 15 March 2013 
  • Interviews will be held between 15 April and 30 April 2013 
  • The final selection panel will meet in May

Friday, February 22, 2013

CFP: Science, Higher education, Business


June 25-28, 2013

Globally, the last 25 years has witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the study of sport and its institutionalization as part of the system of higher education. This upsurge has been attributed to several major processes that include commercialization, professionalization, scientization and globalization which have been combined with the increasing use of sport as an element of public policy to deal with problems relating to health, violence, crime and social inclusion. While the pace and extent of these changes have varied across the world, within the Commonwealth Caribbean several degree, diploma and certificate programmes in the fields of sport management, coaching, sport medicine and sport tourism have been established at tertiary level education institutions over the last 15 years. Despite these developments, there remains a significant void with respect to a body of Caribbean oriented sport research and scholarship which connects to both the development of sport and the use of sport for development. In order to help fill this void as well as rationalize existing local initiatives in higher education, the University of the West Indies in collaboration with the First Citizens Sports Foundation will host its first conference on Sport and Higher Education from June 25 to 28 2013. We hereby invite the submission of abstracts for consideration for presentation at this conference. Papers should be substantive and may be either qualitative or quantitative or both and should focus on one of the following areas:

  •   The Sociology of Sport
  •   Academic Sport Programmes in the Caribbean  
  •   Sport Management (funding, marketing, sponsorship, sport law, facility management)
  •   Sport Tourism
  •   Sport policy (elite vs. mass sport, formulation, implementation, evaluation)
  •   Governance in sport
  •   Sport and Gender
  •   Sport for development
  •   Sport Psychology
  •   Sport Science (injury, nutrition, physiotherapy, sports medicine, biomechanics)
  •   Student-athletes
  •   Coaching

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to Ms. Nikisha Pierre at by March 31, 2013. Submissions should include the author’s name/s, affiliated institution and contact details. Authors will receive notification of acceptance by April 15, 2013.

CFP: IJSC special issue

IJSC Special Issue: 21st Century Sport Communication Professionals
Guest Editor: Dr. Edward (Ted) M. Kian, Oklahoma State University, USA

As the sport communication industry has evolved in the Internet era, so have the positions and job responsibilities for sport communication professionals. It is now a necessity for many journalists and communication professionals to utilize a convergence of media skills in their vocations, such as writing for print, shooting video, blogging, appearing on camera, etc. (Boyle & Whannel, 2010). Moreover, the advent of the Internet and subsequent downfall of more traditional media (e.g., newspapers, magazines) has altered long-standing, career advancement norms in sport communication, enabling some with less experience to quickly ascend to marquee positions, while many veterans were laid off over the past two decades (Kian & Zimmerman, 2012).

Most published sport communication research over the past 30 years focused on media content. Less scholarship has centered on media gatekeepers who assign, produce, and edit that content. Further, several of the seminal studies on sport communication professionals were published before the advent of the Internet transformed the industry (e.g., Creedon, 1994; Lowes, 1997; Theberge & Cronk, 1986). Accordingly, it is past time to dedicate a special issue that focuses on sport communication professionals from all types of sport media and public relations. Thus, a purpose of this special issue is to focus on the actual sport communication gatekeepers who produce the content that helps shape our opinions, and lets us know which sports and athletes are most worthy of public attention.

Submissions are welcome on any analysis related to sport communication professionals. Whereas all topics related to sport communication professionals will be considered, examples of possible foci, issues, and topical areas include:
·         Work routines of sport communication professionals from any medium or sector
·         Multimedia convergent skills needed or used in 21st Century sport communication
·         Ethics in sport communication
·         The influence of the Internet on the sport communication profession
·         Attitudes of sport communication professionals
·         Changing roles and definitions of sport media gatekeepers
·         Experiences of sport communication professionals
·         Effects of the economic recession and/or corporate consolidation on sport communication professionals
·         The impact of sex, gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, etc. on sport communication professionals
·         Leadership styles in 21st Century sport communication

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2013
Publication Issue: Volume 6(4) – December 2013

Edward (Ted) M. Kian, Ph.D. – the guest editor of this special issue – can be reached To submit a manuscript, however, please go through the regular submission steps found at the IJSC website (please see link below). In the cover letter to the IJSC editor (Paul M. Pedersen, Ph.D., Indiana University), simply note that the submission is for the 21st Century Sport Communication Professionalsspecial issue.

CFP: IRSS Sport & Alcohol Extended


International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Special Issue
Extended Deadline: August 1, 2013

Guest Editor
Catherine Palmer
University of Tasmania

There is little doubt that alcohol features in many aspects of contemporary sport. Promotional practices, alcohol use and misuse by players and spectators, and sports-based interventions in alcohol prevention and recovery programs (among other things), make sports-associated drinking a rich source of interest for sociologists, anthropologists, policy-makers and health professionals alike.  While a considerable body of research has explored the relationships between sport, alcohol and masculinity (and there is certainly more to be done), new relationships to sport and alcohol are emerging that can further advance understandings of the social meanings embedded in sport-related drinking, the range of social problems it contributes to and their implications for scholarship, policy and practice. It is timely then to re-examine sport-related drinking in ways that widen the empirical and theoretical base so as to better understand the diversity and complexity of drinking and drinkers in sport.  

The research questions, topics and problematics raised and addressed in this Special Issue should aim to extend and enhance knowledge and understandings in the sociology of sport and related disciplines.  Towards that goal, this special issue solicits papers that can contribute to new research agendas in the sport-alcohol nexus. Papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following themes:
·         drinking and masculinity
·         women, sport and drinking (as sportswomen, fans, audiences, or through other identities/relationships)
·         non-drinkers in sport drinking cultures
·         media representations and promotional culture
·         methodological issues and innovations in exploring sport-related drinking
·         theoretical contributions to exploring and re-defining sport-related drinking
·         implications for policy and practice
·         prevention and /or rehabilitation
Papers that address these or other themes in varied cultural and /or geographical contexts are particularly encouraged.

Manuscripts for the Sport and Alcohol special issue should be submitted online by August 1, 2013 at  In the submission process, authors should both note submission for the Sport and Alcohol special issue in a cover letter and choose “Sport & Alcohol Special Issue” as the “Manuscript Type.” Manuscripts should be 6000-7000 words (inclusive of references, endnotes, tables, and figures) and follow the Manuscript Submission Guidelines at All manuscripts will be subject to peer review under the supervision of the Special Issue Editor and Editor-in-Chief.  Expressions of interest, abstracts for consideration, and questions may be directed to the Special Issue Editor Catherine Palmer at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

JOURNAL: Communication & Sport

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural 2013 (Vol. 1, No. 1/2) double issue of the new SAGE research quarterly Communication & Sport is available for download at the journal's website at along with about 10 other articles published in advance of print publication via SAGE Online First.  The website also provides links to the new journal's Aims & Scope, Editorial Board, Manuscript Submission Guidelines, and individual and institutional subscription information. In the 200 page inaugural issue entitled "Reflections on Communication and Sport: Perspectives From Key Figures,"  the following 16 scholars foundational to the development of the study of sport, communication, and media "reflect" on diverse topics that have been central to the maturing of this scholarly area:

  • Garry Whannel: On Mediatization and Cultural Analysis
  • David Rowe: On Nation and Globalization
  • Michael Real: On Spectacle and Mega-Events
  • Robert Bellamy: On Institutions and Strategies
  • Paul Pedersen: On Strategic Communication and Management
  • Nick Trujillo: Ethnography and Organizations
  • Wayne Wanta: On Reporting and Journalists
  • Raymond Boyle: On Journalism and Digital Culture
  • Steven Jackson: On Advertising and Promotional Culture
  • Michael Messner: On Men and Masculinities
  • Toni Bruce: On Women and Femininities
  • Helen Jefferson Lenskyj: On Heteronormativity and Gender Identities
  • David Andrews: On Celebrity and Race
  • Arthur Raney: On Enjoyment and Disposition
  • Walter Gantz: On Fanship and Social Relationships
  • Lawrence Wenner: On Reading Sport and Narrative Ethics
I encourage you to take advantage of SAGE Publications program to download articles free of charge from the journal's site during the first year of publication.
For those interested in subscribing to Communication & Sport, I encourage you to purchase an $80 annual membership in the International Association for Communication of Sport at  that includes a journal subscription at the same price as purchasing an individual subscription directly from SAGE.  The new IACS-SAGE partnership in publishing Communication & Sport and the ongoing developments at IACS, including its annual Summit on Communication and Sport, offer many opportunities to scholars studying sport, communication, and media from varied disciplinary perspectives.

Monday, February 18, 2013

CFP: Biopedagogies and/of Public health

CFP Biopedagogies and/of Public Health

As Guest Editors for a Special Issue of the journal Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, Geneviève Rail and Shannon Jette are now soliciting contributions (abstracts due April 1st, 2013 and selected papers due August 1st, 2013) to the advancement of knowledge on biopedagogies and/of public health.

Please find more information about the Call for Papers by visiting:

CFP: Symposium Sport, media and regional identity

Symposium announcement and call for papers (extended)

Sport, media and regional identity

19 June 2013

Warrington Campus, University of Chester

The relationship between sport, the media and national identity has featured in numerous academic and political debates in recent years: in contrast, the links between sports media and regional identity have received relatively little attention. This seems a curious oversight, when one considers the centrality and cultural significance of particular sports, or clubs, to numerous regional or sub-national identities across Europe and beyond: for example, Rugby Union in the South Wales Valleys, Cycling in Flanders, Pelota in the Basque Country, Australian Rules Football in Melbourne, FC Barcelona in Catalonia, Shinty in Highland Scotland.

This one-day symposium intends to explore and develop these themes at the University of Chester's Warrington campus, which is located in the heartland of one of the most distinctive regional sporting subcultures in Europe: the Rugby League traditions of Northern England. The symposium will celebrate these traditions alongside the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, which comes to Warrington in October 2013.

The symposium aims to take an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of both factual and fictional representations of regional identity in the sporting context. It is open to researchers from across the media and cultural studies in the broadest sense, with applications encouraged from those working in the areas of journalism, film, radio, photography, popular music, media history and popular memory. Papers focusing on international perspectives, both historical and present-day, would be particularly welcome.

Please email a 200 word abstract (stating your name, email address and institutional affiliation) to: The closing date for abstracts is 1 April 2013. There will be no registration fee for this event, but if you would like to attend without presenting a paper, please send an email to:

CFP: Physical Cultural Studies’ 6th Annual Student Conference

Call for Papers -- Physical Cultural Studies’ 6th Annual Student Conference:
Through The Looking Glass: Regulating the [Active] Body

Graduate Students in the Physical Cultural Studies Program (PCS) at the University of Maryland are hosting the 6th annual PCS conference, “Through the Looking Glass: Regulating the Active Body,” on April 26, 2013 on campus in College Park, Maryland. The conference, run in conjunction with the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland's School of Public Health, will feature a keynote address by Dr. Jaime DeLuca, professor of Kinesiology at Towson University, a notable alumnus of the PCS program.  Dr. DeLuca is a scholar in the study of sport and physical cultures, and her recent work is discussed on the PCS website

This is a call for papers to be presented at the conference. The submission deadline is March 17th. Please submit abstract/proposals of less than 350 words to with “PCS conference submission” in the subject line. You should receive a confirmation of acceptance into the conference by March 27th. Papers do not have to be complete pieces of research but must be ready for authors to present on the day of the conference.

This year’s conference theme is “Through the Looking Glass: Regulating the Active Body.”  The body has become an important focus of research across multiple disciplines and particularly within critical studies of physical culture.  Active embodiment, particularly in its relation to sport and health-related activities, is being constantly contested, understood and [re]articulated in contemporary culture.  This conference seeks to be a forum for presentations that builds upon an increasing focus on the body.  To help push such work in new directions, we encourage presenters to experiment/develop nuanced theoretically-driven analyses of [active] embodiment.  Examples of potential topics on embodiment could include:

--expressive/agentic site for contesting, resisting of power
--intersection of the body or sport with policy/politics
--intersection with healthist ideologies
--sport and the body as contested mode of expression
--historical “long residuals” of the body and sport in society
--grassroots formation of social or cultural bodies/groups/ideas
--any other applicable and relevant “subaltern” conception of the body

Intended as an interdisciplinary conference, we seek to create a space for work that develops from within or across multiple academic disciplines including, but certainly not limited to, Cultural Studies, Kinesiology, Sport Studies, Sociology, Public Health, History, American Studies, and Women’s Studies. Therefore, we strive to advance a program of presentations from scholars at multiple institutions, silos, schools or departments and will accept a wide ranging set of presentation proposals.

For questions, please send e-mail correspondence to  We look forward to seeing you at the University of Maryland, College Park campus, in April.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CFP: Traveling Whiteness: Interchanges in the Study of Whiteness

CFP: Traveling Whiteness: Interchanges in the Study of Whiteness

October 18-19, 2013
University of Turku, Finland

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Mike Hill (University at Albany-SUNY)
Dr. Philomena Essed (Antioch University)

The study of Whiteness emerged in the United States as a field of inquiry into the historical, social, and cultural aspects of Whiteness as a source of identity formation and socio-historical power relations. During the past three decades, the notion of Whiteness has been studied from a number of inter/disciplinary, theoretical, and geographic perspectives. As the study of Whiteness has traveled across geographic locations and scholarly contexts, it has become a subject of heated debates regarding its epistemological conceptualization, theoretical delineation, and methodological applicability.

“Traveling Whiteness” calls attention to the various geographic, socio-historical, and cultural contexts within which the study of Whiteness emerges. In particular, we are seeking to explore the following questions: Where does the study of Whiteness appear? How does the notion of Whiteness transform in its multiple locations? How does it shape our understanding of race/racism? What epistemological, theoretical, and methodological challenges does traveling bring with it? How does Whiteness transform within specific inter/national, socio-historical, and political contexts? What possibilities and prospects does traveling entail?

Possible topics for paper presentations, complete panels, and thematic workshops may include:

•       Social Constructions of Whiteness
•       Identity Formation and Whiteness
•       Race, (Anti-)Racism, and Whiteness
•       Ideologies and Discourses of Whiteness
•       Class, Social Inequalities and Whiteness
•       Gender, Sexuality, and Whiteness
•       Spaces/Places of Whiteness
•       Representational Whiteness
•       Legislation and Whiteness
•       Sporting Whiteness

Please email abstracts of 250 words for either 20-minute paper presentations or complete panels or thematic workshops, together with a max. 150-word bio, including name, institutional affiliation and position, phone number and postal and email addresses, to

Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2013. Participants will receive notifications of acceptance by July 15, 2013.

For further information, please visit the conference website at:

For general inquiries, please contact the Conference Coordinator Aleksi Huhta,

The Organizing Committee at the University of Turku:

Dr. Benita Heiskanen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and Cultural History)
Ph.D. Candidate Aleksi Huhta (General History)
Dr. Suvi Keskinen (Sociology)
Dr. Lotta Kähkönen (Gender Studies)
Dr. Johanna Leinonen (Turku Institute for Advanced Studies and General History).

CFP: 2013 NCAA Research Committee Grant Program

NCAA Research Committee
2013 Graduate Student Research Grant Program
Call for Proposals
The NCAA Research Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. The program's goals are: (1) to stimulate research on college athletics; (2) to foster contributions to the empirical research on college athletics; (3) to provide financial support to graduate students interested in engaging in high-quality research related to college athletics, and (4) to assist NCAA-member institutions and the general public in gaining access to new, outstanding research in this field.
The NCAA Research Committee invites research proposals within the general topic areas of student-athlete well-being and college athletics participation. Graduate students studying topics of specific interest to the NCAA and its membership, while demonstrating the competencies necessary to successfully complete the proposed study, will receive the highest consideration.

Research topics may include but are not limited to:
• The impact of participation in intercollegiate athletics on the academic or social experiences of student-athletes;
• Best practices for academic support of student-athletes;
• The relationship between athletics time demands and academic success;
• Student-athlete integration into the campus community;
• Finances of intercollegiate athletics;
• Student-athlete satisfaction with the college experience;
• Diversity and inclusion issues in intercollegiate athletics;
• Analytic philosophical/historicalaccounts of intercollegiate athletics; and
• Student-athlete health and safety issues.

Award Details
The research grant is set at a maximum of $7,500 for one-year projects. Total funding will be provided upon approval of the proposal. In most cases, awardees may choose whether to have funds sent directly to them or to their institutions. Institutions may not charge indirect costs. Grant recipients will be provided with an expense paid trip to the annual NCAA Research Committee meeting to present their research proposal and will have the opportunity to interact with and receive feedback from the committee and NCAA staff members. The research is expected to be culminated in an article suitable for publication in a scholarly journal, or in a completed master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Recipients will also be expected to submit a brief summary of the research that is suitable for publication on the NCAA website and/or the NCAA Champion magazine in addition to a final paper.

Research grants are available for graduate students only and are intended to support the student while conducting research to be used for a doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis, or external publication in a scholarly journal. To be eligible for funding, students must be enrolled in graduate school at an NCAA member institution.

Submission Rules & Deadline
All grant materials should be electronically submitted via email with the subject line ‘Grant Submission’ and all materials attached in PDF form. Please submit materials to Dr. Tiese Roxbury ( by August 11, 2013 by 11:59p.m.
It is preferred that letters of reference be included with the application materials and sent as a package. However, letters will be accepted separately if received by the submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact Tiese Roxbury, 317-917-6811 or, if you have questions regarding the submission process.

Application Requirements
All submissions for 2013 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant must include the following materials:
1. Proposal. The research proposal should not exceed eight double-spaced pages (not including references) and should be structured as follows:
a. Title Page. Include the research study title, name and institution of principal investigator(s).
b. Abstract. (250 word maximum). The abstract should be a brief summary of the proposal’s key points.
c. Introduction. Introduce the issues/theories/programs to be addressed by your research, including the study’s research questions. Be sure to include the rationale for the study.
d. Literature Review. Provide a summary of literature that is relevant to the current study.
e. Methodology. Describe the research methodology. Be sure to address the research questions and include information about the research design, data collection, sample/subject selection, instruments/protocols, and data analysis.
f. Significance/Potential Implications. Discuss the significance of the research and the practical application to the field and to the NCAA.
g. References.
2. Timeline. List the beginning and termination dates for the proposed research. A list of the projected dates of completion of major milestones in the progress of proposed research should be included. This list must include a date for submission of the final report.
3. Brief Outline of Budget. Prospective grant recipients must provide justification for how funds will be used in the research project. The line item budget should not total more than the maximum award amount, $7,500. Funds may be used to provide tuition relief.
4. Copies of any survey instruments or other written materials that will be used in the study.
5. Graduate Transcript. Please provide the most current transcript from your graduate program.
6. Resume/Curriculum Vitae. Please attach your resume or curriculum vitae.
7. Reference Letters. A minimum of two reference letters from graduate advisors or others who can speak to the specifics of the research proposal must be provided.
8. Human Participants Certification. If this research involves the use of human participants, certification must be provided that this proposal has been or is in the process of being reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or human subjects committee of the originating institution, in compliance with Department of Health and Human Services policy on protection of human subjects. Funds will not be released until human participants approval has been granted for the proposed study.

Selection Criteria
Each proposal will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. The importance of the topic to the field and to the NCAA;
2. The strength of the methodological approach;
3. The appropriateness of proposed analyses;
4. The contribution to literature or ability to produce new knowledge;
5. The acceptability of the proposed budget; and
6. The ability of the principal investigator(s) to successfully complete the research.
When reviewing the proposals, the review panel will ascertain from the submitted documentation the answers to the following questions:
• Is the student’s research question clearly defined?
• What literature already exists on this topic?
• How does the methodology relate specifically to the research question?
• Is there a high likelihood that the study can be carried out as designed?
• Does the analytic plan fit the question and the data?
• Is the applicant qualified to carry out the proposed study?
• Will this study contribute to the field?
Grant recipients are encouraged to consult with the NCAA research staff regarding their proposed research prior to submitting a proposal.

Grant Decisions
The NCAA Research staff will conduct an initial review of all completed proposals to ensure they meet the submission requirements. Proposals that meet the requirements will then be reviewed by the NCAA Research Committee which is comprised of athletics administrators and faculty who collaborate with the NCAA research department staff to produce high-quality research on issues related to college athletics.
The NCAA Research Committee will make final funding decisions and applicants will be notified of the status of their submission by October 31, 2013. Reviewer comments will be made available to interested applicants after the grant recipients are chosen.

Grant Recipients
2007 Grant Program Awards
In 2007, the Research Committee awarded four grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant Program:
• Predictors of Retirement Distress among Male Former Intercollegiate Athletics in Revenue Producing Sports, Mercedes Carswell, Michigan State University.
• Exploring the Relationship between Athletic Injury and Coaching Behavior, Sarah Halbert, Miami University.
• Perceptions of Stakeholder Salience and Dimensions of Influence for Campus Student Athlete Advisory Committees in Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lori Hendricks, University of Michigan.
• A Chameleon on the Court: Understanding Factors that Contribute to Invisibility/Visibility for Division I Intercollegiate Gay-Athletes, Paul Tontz, University of Denver.

2008 Grant Program Awards
In 2008, the Research Committee awarded four grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant Program:
• Impact of Organizational Culture and Graduation Rates of NCAA Division I HBCU Athletes: A Case Study, Ralph Charlton, College of William and Mary.
• Predicting Academic Success for Student-Athletes: A Comparative Study, Tiese Roxbury, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
• Perception of “Others”: The Role of Heterosexism in the Decline of College Women Coaches, Amy Sandler, University of Nevada Las Vegas.
• Enhancing the Student-Athlete Experience: Understanding Sense of Community from a Student Athlete’s Perspective, Stacy Warner, University of Texas at Austin.

2009 Grant Program Awards
In 2009, the Research Committee awarded three grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant
• Faculty Senates Perceptions of College Athletics, Amber Falluca, University of South Carolina.
• The College Adjustment of African American Student-Athletes at Predominately White Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Sheriece Sadberry, University of Missouri, Columbia.
• Physical Self-Concept and Athletic Identity Among Former Collegiate Athletes: Examining the Influence Self, Jennifer Shannon, University of Missouri, Columbia.

2010 Grant Program Awards
In 2010, the Research Committee awarded three grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant Program:
• Black Male College Athletes: Capital and Educational Outcomes, Ginelle John, New York University.
• Exploring the Relationship Between Athletic Expenditures and Team On-Field Success, Willis Jones,Vanderbilt University.
• Examining the Role of Challenges, Resiliency, Leadership Self-Efficacy, Support and Feedback on Women Leaders in Intercollegiate Athletic Careers,Moe Machida, Michigan State University.

2011 Grant Program Awards
In 2011, the Research Committee awarded three grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant
• Crowding-Out Effects of Athletic Giving on Academic Giving at NCAA Division I, II, and III Institutions, Win Koo, University of Arkansas.
• What Matters to Student-Athletes in College Experiences, Yan Zhao, Boston College.
• Do Nice Guys Really Finish Last? Exploring the Relationships Between Ethical Conduct, Motivation, and Satisfaction in Academic and Athletic Domains, Mariya Yukhymenko, University of Connecticut.

2012 Grant Program Awards
In 2012, the Research Committee and the NCAA Health & Safety department awarded four grants through the Graduate Student Research Grant Program:
• Tweeting for Alma Mater: The Impact of Student-Athlete Accounts on Social Networking Sites, Mujde Yuksel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
• Why Do Some Sickle Cell Carrier Athletes Suffer from Heat Illness?, Carroll Flansburg, University of South Florida.
• Institutional Concussion Education and Within Season Change in Concussion-Related Knowledge,Attitudes, and Behaviors on Male Collegiate Ice Hockey Teams, Emily Kroshus, Harvard University.
• Student-AthleteAttitudes Toward Seeking Mental-HealthHelp, RachelWahto, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Monday, February 11, 2013

CFP: Conference of the European Association for Sport Management

The 21st Conference of the European Association for Sport Management taking place in Istanbul, September 2013, will bring together leading teachers, researchers, students and practitioners in the area of sports management.
The Conference theme is Sport Management for Quality of Life. The multifaceted structure of modern sport bears the potential for both human enrichment as well as humiliating processes (e.g. racism). Sport can play an important role in binding diverse social-cultural identities and nevertheless preserve individual dignity. On the other hand, uncontrolled economical and social processes in our modern multicultural society may counteract with harmful results. Nowadays in the “global village” Sport Management has to face these contradictory challenges both on the global and local scale. Big sport events as well as grassroots sports in the community should promote human enrichment by creating social and human capital. The commitment of sport management to physical and mental well-being, recreation, social and environmental belonging, thus “quality of life” and the implications of this commitment will be the central theme underlying this conference.

The EASM 2013 program structure will consist of three main session types:
  • Plenary sessions (invited speakers)
  • Scientific and professional practice abstract/paper presentations in:
    • Topical sessions (abstracts only)
    • Workshops (abstracts and/or papers where specified)
    • Poster presentations (oral) (abstracts only)
EASM cordially invites you and your colleagues or peers to submit a scientific or practical abstract/paper or poster to be considered for presentation at the EASM 2013. Young researchers are invited to submit a scientific paper for the New Researchers Award (NRA).
The conference web site will be opened for submissions on the 4th of February.
Submission deadline: 4th of April of 2013
Topical Sessions
Topics of interest for abstract submission include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Critical Sport Management issues (Doping, fixing, corruption, trafficking, foul play etc.)
2. Global Sporting Events
3. Governance of Sport(s) and Sport Organizations
4. Leadership Issues in Sport Organizations (Continuous improvement and quality assurance, innovation, human resources management, conflict management etc.)
5. Marketing In and Through Sport
6. Opportunities, Challenges and Trends in Sport Management
7. Sport Fans (Diverse aspects of fan and audience motivation and behavior)
8. Sport for Good (Sport used as a means to develop ethical values, communities, integration, reconciliation, peace etc.)
9. Sport Media and Journalism
10.Sport Participation
11.Sport Policy
12.Tourism and Leisure Sport Management (Sport as entertainment, recreation, tourism, wellness and fitness drivers)
13.Sport and Environmental Issues
14.Other sport management related issues

When writing your abstract it is recommended that you consider the topics listed under topical sessions (or workshops). However, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on the final topic grouping upon abstract selection.

CFP: ESMQ 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),

Wednesday, February 06, 2013


Bi-Annual ANZALS Conference
ANZALS is the major disciplinary association in Australasia for promoting the further development of research, teaching and scholarship in the study of leisure (including sport, tourism, events, arts, play and recreation).
4-6 December 2013
Monash University, Peninsula campus, Australia (approximately 1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Theme: Understanding leisure in a complex world: Promoting a Critical Leisure Studies

This conference will examine how leisure academics, policy makers and practitioners can develop and harness their subject area to help address significant issues in an increasingly complex world, with its varied and contrasting challenges. At present, for example, while affluent countries confront the obesity ‘epidemic’, those in low income countries are addressing malnutrition, HIV/AIDS and malaria. In the rich but ‘minority’ world, our ageing population are considered by some to be staying alive for ‘too long’, creating concerns about how society can provide and care for them, while in the impoverished majority they are dying too soon creating a void of wisdom and support to nurture and develop future generations. Both scenarios bring hardship for individuals, communities and societies creating disruptions to social relations, and present challenges for policy and industry.
In this context, our conference theme addresses two intertwined issues:
  • that social, cultural and economic diversity and polarisation is increasing across, between and within global regions; and
  • that this complex environment presents an opportunity for leisure academics to develop a more critical and inclusive leisure studies.
The key question we have for delegates of this conference is where does leisure fit amongst these significant issues and what can leisure studies offer in response to the challenges our society is now facing? We have argued for many years the importance and benefits that can be accrued to society from leisure at a community, family and individual level. How does this now fit within societies affected by such extensive social problems? Can leisure itself in the form of ‘dark’ or ‘deviant’ leisure be part of the problem? Through this conference, we call for a critical interrogation of the place and value of leisure within a rapidly changing global society.