GardenConversation with Eric Anderson, Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society, Imperial College, London, UK
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society, Imperial College, London, UK
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society, Imperial College, London, UK
Talking Circle, Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society, Imperial College, London, UK
Emerging Scholars, Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society, Imperial College, London, UK

Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society

  • 2017 Special Focus: Out of Bounds—Gender, Identity, and Participation in Sport
  • 10–11 July 2017
  • Imperial College, London, UK

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

140+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society.

33

Countries represented.

2017 Special Focus: Out of Bounds—Gender, Identity, and Participation in Sport

The practice of sport is often idealized as a social activity that “levels the playing field,” to use a sporting metaphor. At the core of the leveling thesis is the assumption that exemplary effort is the key denominator for actualizing success. Nevertheless, there is a long history of critically examining “exclusions” from the playing field, boundaries that prevent the playing field from being truly level. Gender is one of these “boundary makers.” In a world where gender is becoming more fluid and more defined, how do sports reproduce traditional exclusions or play a transformative role in reconceiving gender across the playing field? How does gender frame participation in inclusive as well as exclusive ways?

Plenary Speakers

The Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson

Professor of Sport, Masculinities & Sexualities, University of Winchester, UK

"21st Century Jock: Changing Masculinities in Sport"

Rachael Bullingham

Rachael Bullingham

Lecturer, Physical Education, University of Worcester, UK

"Changing Times: Discovering How Openly Lesbian Athletes Navigate Team Sports"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Allison Thompson

Allison Thompson

Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany

​Mariann Bardocz-Bencsik

​Mariann Bardocz-Bencsik

University of Physical Education, Hungary

Charles Caster

Charles Caster

University of Freiburg, Germany

​Dana Sidorová

​Dana Sidorová

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Smitha Chandran

Smitha Chandran

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Elaine Barry

Elaine Barry

University of Limerick, Ireland

Anastasia Jones

Anastasia Jones

Pacific University, Oregon, USA

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.