Call for Papers | 8th Meeting of Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport | November 26–28, 2015, Basel, Switzerland

gender-sportThe Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport invites scholars from the field of gender research in sport to Basel, Switzerland, in November, 2015. The meeting will take place at the School for Teacher Education of Northwestern Switzerland at the University of Basel.

Looking back on a long tradition of theoretical and empirical studies of sexism and gender discrimination, gender equity and gender construction in sport, we invite researchers from different countries and scientific communities to discuss past, present and future perspectives, challenges and opportunities in the field of gender research in sport and sport studies. As a point of departure for this year’s discussions, we would like to propose the following topics:

  • Theoretical approaches to gender in the field of sport studies. How has the term gender been used? How did it evolve and/or change over time in different (inter- / trans-) national research contexts?
  • Methodological approaches to intersectionality in the research of gender and sport. How can we explore gender issues in sport with a more complex understanding of gender inequality? What inquiry focuses could be interesting in regard to intersectionality?
  • Gender policies in sport. How have research results from the field of sport and gender been translated into sport politics and politics of gender equity? What goals have been reached and which ones will be and should be in the focus of future research?
  • New topics and perspectives. We invite scholars to give an insight into their current studies and projects. What questions are of special interest in their research on sport and gender and in the research contexts they work in?

Since the Transnational Working Group for the Study of Gender and Sport is devoted to the mentoring of young scholars, we encourage early stage researchers to present their projects.
For further information and submission of abstract (max. 500 words) before 15th of July 2015 please contact Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by mid-September 2015.

School for Teacher Education University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland
Institute for Pre-Primary and Early Primary Education
Chair for Movement Development and Sports Education in Childhood
Contact: Prof. Dr. Elke Gramespacher, Karolin Heckemeyer

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