Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society.
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?
The Eighth International Conference on Sport & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
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.
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.
Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.