Call for Papers | The 15th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference | 27 January 2018, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Call ends December 18, 2017

This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen's created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen's University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.
This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen’s created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen’s University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Stanley Thangaraj, Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. Dr. Thangaraj received his PhD in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research explores intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and cultural citizenship. In particular, he is interested in how immigrant and refugee communities from the global south manage the politics of inclusion and exclusion in the United States. Thangaraj has published widely in co-edited collections and journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, South Asian Popular Culture, Amerasia, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport. His book, Desi Hoop Dreams, examines how South Asian American men, Muslim Pakistani American men in particular, manage their racializations through their participation in the American sport of basketball. Thangaraj has a deep investment in the politics of citizenship and how the project of inclusion involves exclusion through the categories of whiteness, Christianity, heterosexuality, ability, masculinity, and middle-class respectability.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send a 250-word abstract or a proposal for a roundtable discussion or poster to Samantha King (kingsj@queensu.ca) by Monday, 18 December, 2017. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to returning Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.

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