Monday, October 28, 2013

CFP: Invited/plenary symposia for ECSS Malmö 2015

In 2015, the multidisciplinary ECSS Congress will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The overall congress theme “Sustainable Sports” will permeate the academic and all other programmes – the three universities co-hosting the event all emphasise sustainability in education and research, and will work together with the Fairtrade City of Malmö to make ECSS 2015 a truly sustainable sports congress. The Öresund Region (Malmö, Copenhagen and Lund) is an academically vital area with 150 000 university students and more than 12 000 researchers, among them top-level scholars within the many different fields of Sport Sciences and Sport Studies. The ECSS congress offers exchanges of knowledge through oral, mini-oral and eposter presentations, and we are convinced that all attendees will find plenty of topics to interest them. ECSS Malmö 2015 has three main objectives, apart from the general aims of the ECSS.

  • To increase the number of presentations in the general area of social science and the humanities;
  • To increase the number of presentations dealing with issues around women and sports, sport and technology, and sustainable sports; and
  • To increase the number of female presenters at the congress.

On these points, previous congresses have been found to be wanting, and it is the stated ambition of the local organizing committee for ECSS Malmö 2015 to change the course of this particular part of history in those particular respects.

Announcing, here and now, the Call for Proposals for invited/plenary symposia, the organizers therefore particularly welcome proposals that are firmly grounded in social science, the humanities, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Please note that deadline for submissions of symposia proposals is November 15, 2013.

Please proceed to the proposal submission page and log in. If you are not a member, you need to open an account via the ECSS account page. The account set up is very simple and is free of charge. We will then allow submission of proposals via the ECSS account. Instructions:

  1. Create your ECSS account
  2. Receive your login via email
  3. Enter your ECSS account
  4. Submit your proposal following the link “submit my proposal” (myMembership administration section)

By this procedure we can identify people behind proposal submissions and be able to contact the right person afterwards.

For queries regarding the symposia proposal submission, please contact the ECSS Malmö 2015 Congress Presidents,
Susanna Hedenborg
Aage Radmann

CFP: Fighting Women: Women’s Boxing in the Americas

The editors of this anthology invite previously unpublished papers on women’s boxing in Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. We are seeking proposals for research papers (maximum 6,000 words) and case studies of current or former pugilists (maximum 4,000 words). Chapters may use historical, contemporary, comparative, or interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics may include:

·      Historical Legacies of Early Women’s Boxing

·      The Policing or Regulating of Women’s Bodies in the Ring

·      Contemporary Issues in Women’s Amateur and Professional Boxing

·      Cultural and Media Representations of Women’s Boxing

·      Women Boxers in the Olympic Games or other International Tournaments

·      Officiating and Judging of Women’s Boxing

·      Women’s Boxing in New Media and Social Networks

·      Case Studies of Women Boxers

Submission Guidelines:
Please send 500-word abstracts with one-page CVs to by March 1, 2014. Notifications will be sent by April 1, 2014, and final papers are due July 1, 2014. The book will follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.

For general inquiries, please email

Dr. Benita Heiskanen (University of Turku, Finland) is the author of The Urban Geography of Boxing: Race, Class, and Gender in the Ring (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Dr. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University, Canada) has published articles on boxing in the Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of Sport History, Feminist Media Studies, and several anthologies.

Dr. Anju Reejhsinghani (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, U.S.A.) is completing a monograph on the history of Cuban boxing from 1898-1962.

CFP: Graduate Student Paper Competition

Deadline: 1/31/14

The Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division announces the 2014 Graduate Student  Paper Competition. Papers may  be  empirical and/or theoretical, and may be on any aspect of sport or sporting culture, leisure, and/or sporting bodies broadly defined.  The winner will receive a stipend of $100, student membership in SSSP for 2014, complimentary registration for the 2014 annual meeting (to help the winner attend the meeting), and a complimentary ticket to the 2014 SSSP awards banquet.  The winner will also be invited to present the winning paper at one of the Sport, Leisure, and the Body sessions at the 2014 annual meeting.
To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria: 1) the applicant must be a graduate student at the time of the SSSP annual meeting in August 15 - 17, 2014, 2) the applicant must be the first (lead) author on the paper, 3) the paper must not be co-authored with a faculty member or a colleague who is not a student; 4) the paper must not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible); 5) the paper must not exceed 30 pages including notes, references, and tables; 6) the paper must be typed using 12 point font in either Times New Roman or Courier; and 7) the paper must be accompanied by a nominating letter from a faculty member at the student’s college or university.
Authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers process as a condition for consideration for the award.
Please submit your paper electronically as a Microsoft Word and PDF file to  The faculty letter of nomination may be sent electronically or as a hard copy to: Dr. Elizabeth Cavalier, School of Liberal Arts, Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA, 30043 (electronic copies strongly preferred).  Paper submission must be dated (via electronic time/date stamp and post-mark) on or before 1/31/14.

Monday, October 21, 2013

CFP: Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit

Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies

The Department of Athletics at Colorado State University is hosting its inaugural Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies March 6-8, 2014. This event will take place on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO that sits at the foothills of Colorado’s scenic Front Range.
The Call for Proposals is now open, and we invite YOU to submit a proposal for consideration. The Diversity in Intercollegiate Athletics Summit in the Rockies offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge and scholarship and advance the critical discussion on diversity and inclusiveness as it relates to intercollegiate athletics. The theme of this inaugural summit is:
Diversity Matters in the Athletic Arms Race of College Sport
Targeted themes include:
• Diversity issues in intercollegiate sport management
• Intersection of intercollegiate athletics and higher education
• Student athlete retention
• Student athlete development and experiences
• Policy intervention and implementation related to diversity and inclusion
• Effective strategies for working with diverse student athlete populations
• Organizational leadership and/or institutional support matters

Please submit an abstract proposal that appeals to the summit’s theme for your presentation.
Abstracts are limited to 200 words. Abstracts should  include the following: author(s),  presentation title, institution, affiliated organization/center, and author contact  information.
All submissions should be sent electronically to with the subject line – Diversity Summit 2014 Abstract. The submission of an abstract(s) indicates one’s intent to register for and attend  the Summit.

We are accepting submissions for oral presentations and posters. Multiple submissions are allowed. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes with Q&A to follow. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 18, 2013. Notifications of acceptance will be sent to presenters by Dec. 31, 2013.

BOOK: Discipline and indulgence: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War by Jeffrey Montez de Oca

DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War - Jeffrey Montez de Oca
“This is an important, compelling, and cogently argued analysis of the complex relationship among sport, militarism, and American nationalism during the Cold War era.”
—David L. Andrews, University of Maryland

“Theoretically grounded and empirically rich, this book breaks new ground: moving beyond traditional football histories, Montez de Oca investigates everyday engagements with popular social structures and meanings.”
—Mary G. McDonald, Miami University
The early Cold War (1947–1964) was a time of optimism in America. Flushed with confidence by the Second World War, many heralded the American Century and saw postwar affluence as proof that capitalism would solve want and poverty. Yet this period also filled people with anxiety. Beyond the specter of nuclear annihilation, the consumerism and affluence of capitalism’s success were seen as turning the sons of pioneers into couch potatoes.

In DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War (paper $24.95, 978-0-8135-6126-4, August 2013), Jeffrey Montez de Oca demonstrates how popular culture, especially college football, addressed capitalism’s contradictions by integrating men into the economy of the Cold War as workers, warriors, and consumers. In the dawning television age, college football provided a ritual and spectacle of the American way of life that anyone could participate in from the comfort of his own home. College football formed an ethical space of patriotic pageantry where men could produce themselves as citizens of the Cold War state. Based on a theoretically sophisticated analysis of Cold War media, DISCIPLINE AND INDULGENCE assesses the period’s institutional linkage of sport, higher education, media, and militarism and finds the connections of contemporary sport media to today’s War on Terror.

JEFFREY MONTEZ DE OCA is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

A volume in the Critical Issues in Sport and Society Series
Edited by Douglas Hartmann and Michael A. Messner
College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life during the Cold War

Jeffrey Montez de Oca

Paper $24.95 | 978-0-8135-6126-4
Cloth $75.00 | 978-0-8135-6127-1 | 188 pages | 6 x 9
ebook available
Publication Date: July 2013
Please email requests for review copies and be sure to include the title, author, ISBN number, as well as the address of the person to whom the book should be sent.

JOB: Position in Youth Sport - Michigan State University


Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Youth Sport
Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to build upon our strength in youth sport research and outreach.  Applications from scholars possessing expertise within any kinesiology subdiscipline(s) as applied to youth sport are encouraged to apply. Applicants who can meaningfully advance the mission of our Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS; will be especially competitive. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and grant portfolio of the department and institute, embrace the translation of research to youth sport stakeholders, be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment with the possibility of additional paid summer teaching. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. The effective date of appointment will be August 16, 2014.

•     Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program in youth sport that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment.
•     Seek and obtain external funding.
•     Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas of expertise and department curricular need.
•     Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.
•     Actively contribute to the mission and administration of the ISYS.
•     Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Applicants should have a terminal degree from a kinesiology or equivalent program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required. The successful candidate must: (a) show evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment, (b) conduct research that has substantial potential for acquiring external funding, and (c) demonstrate proficiency in college-level teaching. Associate professor level candidates must have a record of success in external funding. Preference will be given to candidates who can foster scholarly connections within the department and across campus. The capacity to contribute to the ISYS mission and to make scholarly connections should be specifically addressed within the letter of application.

Application and Deadline

Interested candidates should send a tailored letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three recent publications, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:, posting number 8406.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to members of the search committee: Dan Gould,, Search Committee Chair; Tracey Covassin,, Kinesiology faculty; Andrew Mac Intosh,, Kinesiology graduate student representative; Karin Pfeiffer,, Kinesiology faculty; and Anna McAlister,, Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing faculty. Questions may also be directed to the Department Chairperson, Alan L. Smith, Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please visit our webpage ( for further information about the Department of Kinesiology. Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CFP: 2014 Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society

The submission deadline for the Southern Sociological Society’s 2014 annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina April 2-5 has been pushed back to October 25. Therefore this is your final chance to submit to our already exciting program.

President Leslie Hossfeld has organized the conference around the theme of “Poverty, Social Policy, and the Role of the Sociologist,” which she explains in more detail in the in The Southern Sociologist (volume 45, issue 1). You can find the latest call for papers here and a list of sessions still seeking papers can be found here.

As the program committee chair, I would also be happy to address any questions that you might have. 

Daniel T. Buffington, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminology
University of North Carolina-Wilmington

CFP: Girls, International Development, and the Politics of Sport - Sport in Society

CFP for Special Issue of Sport in Society
Topic: Girls, International Development, and the Politics of Sport
Guest Editors: 
Dr. Megan Chawansky, University of Brighton,
Dr. Lyndsay Hayhurst, University of British Columbia,

Overview:  Drawing on dominant claims of the positive benefits of sport and physical activity, a growing number of sport for international development and peace (SDP) projects seek to empower ‘marginalized’ girls and young women in the global South.  Sport may be a new approach to help girls and young women address the palpable problems they face in varied communities around the world, but there is still much that needs to be understood about the use of sport for development and peace interventions.  SDP programmes promise positive change through sport trainings and varied life skills curricula that endeavour to educate girls and young women on topics such as reproductive health, hygiene, effective communication, and financial literacy.  It is the aim of these programmes to use sport to improve the lives of girls and young women by working directly with them on issues and challenges they face. In turn, they are framed as part of the solution to their own ‘problems’.  We seek contributions that will offer an analysis of how, why, and if sport can help girls and young women of the global South.  We expect contributions to raise complex questions surrounding transnational and postcolonial feminisms, sporting practices, power, bodies, gender, and sexuality.
Title and Abstract (150 words) due:  1 December 2013 
**Please email title, abstract and full contact details to Megan Chawansky at**

Confirmation of acceptance:  15 January 2014
First draft of articles due:  1 August 2014
Feedback to authors:  15 September 2014
Final manuscripts due:  15 October 2014
Expected article length (6,000-7,000 words, including references)
Instructions for authors:

For more information or to request this information in an alternate format contact: Megan Chawansky (

CFP: 7th annual CSRI Conference on College Sport

2014 CSRI Conference on College Sport
April 22-­‐26, 2014 Downtown Columbia Marriott The University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 

Call for Papers
The College Sport Research Institute welcomes the submission of abstracts for its 7th annual CSRI
Conference on College Sport to be held at the Columbia Marriott:

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 

Abstracts should NOT be submitted prior to Monday, October 14, 2013 and MUST
be received no later than  Friday, January 10, 2014 (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 

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 

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:
CSRI Office Manager - Joseph Isenberg at
NOTE: All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
For more information regarding the conference:
or call at:
803.777.0658 / 803.777.5550

CFP: 14th annual conference of the European Academy of Management 2014

Dear Colleagues
EURAM’14 call for papers is now open. The conference will take place in Valencia from 4th to 7th of June and we would like you to consider a submission to the Managing Olympic Sport track.

09_03 Managing Olympic Sport
The management of Olympic sport is of relevance to all researchers in the field of sport management, given the significant impact that the Olympic Games and its associated organisations have on the world of sport. Research in this area addresses all aspects of management, however, the particular focus on Olympic sport requires the understanding of the complexities of the operating environment within which Olympic sport is delivered. We invite both theoretical and empirical papers that address issues on the management of Olympic sport at any level.
Keywords: International Olympic Committee; National Federations; Management of Olympic Sport Organisations; Olympic Games; Elite sport

Proponents: Leigh Robinson. University of Stirling, UK.
Tracy Taylor. UTS Business School Sydney, Australia
Thierry Zintz. Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

The general call for papers of the EURAM Strategic Interest Group on Managing Sport can be found at:

Below you find  a brief description of the other topics sponsored by the SIG on Managing Sport (a full description is to be found on the website as to the hyperlink above)
09_00 Managing Sport - General Track
Chairs: Harald Dolles. Molde University College (Norway) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Sten Söderman. Stockholm University, Sweden.
Mathieu Winand. University of Stirling, UK.
The EURAM 2014 general track on ‘Managing Sport’ seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalization and commercialisation. The track covers the following dimensions: First, the management aspects of sport itself and its institutions. Second, the management of sport related industries, either producing sport equipment and apparel or firms that market their products through sport.
Keywords: Sport management; Sport business; Sport organisations; Sport development; Sport leadership; Sport marketing
09_01 Sport Governance
Many challenges in sport are linked to how sport and sports organisations are governed. There are numerous questions of governance in sport that need to be addressed to improve our collective understanding on how boards lead sports organisations, and hopefully ensure that sport organisations’ quest for competitiveness and performance is not detrimental to their intrinsic social values. We invite both theoretical and empirical papers that address issues on sport governance, institutional change, board management and CSR in sport at any level: amateur and professional sport clubs, national and international governing bodies, team or individual sports.
Keywords: Sport Governance; Board management; Institutional change; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Proponents: Mathieu Winand. University of Stirling, UK.
Hallgeir Gammelsæter. Molde University College, Norway
Benoît Senaux. Coventry Business School, UK
Christos Anagnostopoulos. Coventry Business School, UK
09_02 Managing Events
The topic “Managing Events” at EURAM aims to examine the nature and scope of event management studies and related disciplines by demonstrating what is unique and challenging about event management. We further would like to address comparative and cross-disciplinary studies by drawing on existing conceptual models, event-related literature and practical experience in the field. We invite empirical and theoretical contributions that elaborate on event management drawing on a range of different theoretical and methodological approaches.
Keywords: Event management; Event marketing; Impact studies (economic, social, environmental); Event tourism; Mega-events
Proponents: Harald Dolles. Molde University College (Norway) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Reidar J. Mykletun. University of Stavanger, Norway
Simon Chadwick. Coventry Business School, UK

JOB: Tenure-track in sport studies - California State University


Northridge, California 91330

Department: Kinesiology

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Sport Studies

Effective Date of Appointment: 2014-2015 AY (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Commensurate with background and experience

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a doctorate in Kinesiology or related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate by the time of the appointment. Desired qualifications include: 1) academic emphasis and ability to teach in one or more of the following areas of sport studies: sport history, sport philosophy, sport psychology, sport sociology, and/or socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise and dance; 2) evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; 3) evidence of research ability and ongoing scholarly productivity. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Experience with online teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in at least one of the following areas of sport studies: sport history, sport philosophy, sport psychology, sport sociology, and/or socio-cultural aspects of sport, exercise and dance; secondary teaching responsibilities may include other closely related courses offered within the department. The typical teaching load is 12 units per semester. Faculty are also responsible for: student advisement; supervision of graduate research projects; maintaining an active program of scholarly research and publication; service on department, college and university committees as appropriate. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, including evenings, and possibly weekends. The successful candidate will work closely with other sport studies faculty in the department.

Application Deadline: Screening will begin on November 1, 2013. Priority will be given to applications received by that date. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Sean P. Flanagan, PhD
Department of Kinesiology,
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8287
818-677-7507 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax)

General Information:
California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 2,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

GRANT: The Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, aimed at encouraging university professors, lecturers and research fellows who have completed their doctorate, and who currently hold an academic/research appointment, to conduct projects in IOC priority fields of research.

You will find on the IOC website (OSC web pages - Academic activities and network section) the rules and application form for the 2014/2015 edition.

We hope that this new programme will be of interest to you and will open new opportunities for collaboration with the academic community.

We kindly ask for your help by disseminating the programme worldwide via your networks and contacts.

The deadline for submitting applications is 10 February 2014. In the meantime, we shall be happy to provide you with any further information.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation,

Best regards,

Nuria Puig
Head of University Relations
IOC Olympic Studies Centre


Friday, October 11, 2013

CONFERENCE: Sport for Social Change Conference

What: Sport For Social Change Conference
When: Friday October 25th, 2013 10: a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Drexel University

Why: How can we move positively move society forward via sport?

Confirmed Speakers:
11 a.m. - Dr. Eric Zillmer (Director of Athletics at Drexel University) - Topic: Athletes Giving Back and Being Role Models

12 p.m. - Jim Britt (VP and COO at Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation) - Topic: Youth Development via Sport

2 or 3 p.m. - Eli Wolff (Program Director for Sport and Development Project at Brown University) - Topic: Sport for Athletes with Disabilities

4 p.m. - Patrick Hruby (Writer at Sports on Earth) - Topic: Safety Issues and Remedies in Sport

We are also working on confirming a speaker from Go! Athlete to speak on the topic of LGBT Issues in sport. We should know details by the end of this week.

The Sport For Social Change Conference blog can be found here. Our Twitter hastag is #S4SC.

JOB: Sport Management - University of Georgia

The University of Georgia
Sport Management Faculty Position

DESCRIPTION: The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for a lecturer position in the sport management program. This is a nine-month, renewable, non-tenure, career track appointment that begins in August, 2014. Opportunities exist for summer teaching appointment. The university has a well-structured promotion system for individuals in career track positions to seek professional advancement.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate and undergraduate sport management classes on both Athens and Gwinnett campuses in sport finance and two or more of the following areas: sport economics, sport event management, sport mass communication, sport facility management, sport sociology, and sport ethics. Establish sport management internship/practicum sites, and supervise student field experiences. Contribute to program development and outreach through cultivating professional relations between the sport management program and various sport organizations. Provide master’s program student advising and contribute to service activities at program, department, college, and university levels.

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

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UNIVERSITY: The University of Georgia is a land/sea grant, flagship research university with over 35,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is located in Athens, a city with a population of approximately 100,000 that is located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Besides the Bulldog Athletic Department, the greater metropolitan area of Atlanta provides abundant opportunities for research, teaching, and professional engagement. The Department of Kinesiology has 25 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, and sport management. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their 
academic accomplishments. The Department has excellent facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus, as well as on the university’s Gwinnett Campus that is adjacent to Atlanta. For more information about the department and the university, applicants are encouraged to visit the following websites: and
APPLICATION: Applications should be submitted electronically (Word or PDF file) to Dr. James J. Zhang (Chair of Search Committee) at:
An application packet is expected to include the following: (a) a letter of application with a statement of career goals, teaching interests, academic experience, teaching achievements, and other professional accomplishments; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references, and (d) other evidence of teaching effectiveness such as course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or teaching awards. The application should be sent directly Dr. James J. Zhang by email ( before the application deadline. Inquiries and nominations can be directed to Dr. Zhang via e-mail or phone at: (352) 262-8999 (cell) or (706) 542‐4420 (office). 
DEADLINE: Applications received through January 10, 2014 are assured full consideration. 
Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an equal 
opportunity/affirmative action/Americans with disabilities act compliant institution 

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

CFP: Inclusion day - EVERY_BODY: Rethinking the Bodies that Belong

Inclusion Day
EVERY_BODY: Rethinking the Bodies that Belong
Januar y 23, 2014
York University, Keele Campus

York University’s Centre for Human Rights is hosting its 5th annual Inclusion Day Conference. This one-day conference will include sessions where participants will have the opportunity to explore the concepts of inclusion and belonging through a human rights lens.

Keynote speakers, session presenters and workshop facilitators will have the opportunity to engage attendees in critically analyzing notions of space and the bodies that are/are not included. We are inviting submissions that focus on human rights related areas, including but not limited to:

  • Indigenous knowledge 
  • Intersectional identities 
  • Race and racialization 
  • Gender expression/expectations/performance 
  • (dis)Abilities 
  • Religion/Spirituality 
  • Knowledge production and pedagogy 
  • Athletics as a culture 
  • Politics of Space 
  • Sexual orientation

Presenters may submit proposals for a 60 minute session in one of the following formats:

  • Roundtable discussion 
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) workshop 
  • Individual or panel presentation 
  • Interactive workshop 
  • Dialogue process 
  • Artistic/Creative presentation & discussion

Proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, November 29, 2013 either by: 
online submission: or email submission to: or as a .doc or .pdf 
For more information or to request the proposal in an alternate format contact: 
Josephine Tcheng (

Proposal form at:

CFP: A New Game Plan “4” Collegiate Athletics

Call For Papers - A New Game Plan “4” Collegiate Athletics
Academic Conference & Activism Meeting
January 16th-18th 2014
(Downtown) San Diego, CA

The Student-Athletes Human Rights Project (The Project) invites individuals to submit abstracts that are relevant to the following themes:
1. New legal strategies (non revenue student-athletes, mental health, etc)
2. Activism (with student-athletes, for-profits, not for-profits, universities)
3. Advocacy (government, social media, etc.)
4. Issues (concussion, name & likeness, discrimination, due process, etc.)
5. Other pertinent student-athlete welfare issues
Submissions will be accepted between September 30th and November 8th 2013. 
Notifications will be sent on or around November 15th 2013.


  • Single-Presenter Only
  • 20-minute presentation (with 5-minute Q&A)
  • Reserved for faculty, professional practitioners, etc. (i.e., attorneys, physicians, psychologists, social workers)


  • Single-Presenter Only
  • Traditional or other poster presentations
  • Reserved for students (undergraduate, graduate & doctoral)

Abstract Format

  • Two page maximum
  • Abstract should include text only
  • Author, Title, institution/organization/company name(s), and contact information
  • The Project welcomes creativity and diversity in presentations and posters.

Email abstracts to Feel free to email us if you have questions or ideas that are consistent with the conference themes, but that are not currently present in the conference format. Abstract(s) submission indicates the intent of the presenter to register for and attend the conference portion of the event.

CONFERENCE: Transatlantic connections

Drew University, in association with the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland, is pleased to announce a conference titled TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTIONS, January 15-18, 2014. The conference explores relationships between Ireland and the USA, and papers will cover the following areas

Transatlantic connections in history, in particular, transatlantic cooperation in the Abolition of slavery, American and Irish independence, Civil Rights in both countries and the Irish Peace Process

Transatlantic themes in Literature: Critical & Creative work from scholars and writers.

Food Culture:  Comparisons of the cuisines of Ireland and the United States.  American Irish vs. Irish foodstuffs. History, heritage, and conviviality. The future of food and drink in Ireland.

Film Studies: Irish Cinema in the world

Surf Culture: Surfing & tourism in Ireland, visual culture, arts, music & surf culture, gender studies & surfing, Surfing & education.

The Drew TRANSATLANTIC CONNECTIONS Conference will take place in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

The Conference will also feature plenary lectures on historical and cultural topics pertaining to Ireland, America, and their relationship since the eighteenth century.

Surf Culture: January 16th 2014
Bundoran, Ireland is the location of our conference, but it is also the surf capital of Ireland. In the last fifty years, surf culture has exploded all along the West coast of Ireland, and has influenced Irish culture in many ways, reinvigorating rural communities, and offering a very contemporary twist to the traditional Irish seaside towns. Professor Travis Feezell, Chair of Sports Management at Belmont Abbey College (USA). and Stephen Boyd, Lecturer in Visual Culture at Dun Laoghaire  Institute of Art, Design and Technology will chair this section.  Submissions are invited on topics across the full range of surf culture, including topographical and geographical conditions, music culture, arts, sports and education, surf tourism and gender issues. Both individual paper and panel submissions (3-4 participants) are welcomed, as are proposals for presentations in non-traditional formats (posters, performances, exhibits). This section will take place at the Donegal Adventure Centre. Proposals should be 250-500 words in length, and include a brief (~50 word) bio of the submitter or—in the case of panels—each participant. 

We encourage graduate students, scholars, academics and professionals to consider submitting paper proposals to this conference. Please send any questions to Niamh Hamill at the conference email address. 
Submissions are due NOVEMBER 1, 2013 to