Call for Papers | Graduate Student Paper Competition | Sport, Leisure and the Body


This is a Call for Papers for the 2014 Graduate Student Paper Competition for the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Sport, Leisure, and the Body Division.  Please circulate widely to graduate students.  The competition is for papers that will be presented at the 2014 SSSP Conference in San Francisco, CA, in August 2014.  Papers are due 1/31/14.

hiv-footballersThe 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.


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