Call for Papers | The 17th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference | January 26, 2019, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Call ends December 18, 2018

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 Dr. Janelle Joseph who will speak on “Embodied, Racialized and/or (De)Colonial Learning in the Ivory Tower.” Dr. Joseph received her PhD from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. She completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and held a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr. Joseph is co-editor of Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalitiesand of Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justice: Arts and Physical Engagement in Criminal Justice and Community Settings. She is also the author of Sport in the Black Atlantic: Cricket, Canada and the Caribbean Diaspora, which was published in 2017. Dr. Joseph is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto, where she is also the Director of the Academic Success Centre and the Assistant Director of the Transitional Year Program.

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 Mary Louise Adams (mla1@queensu.ca) by Monday, 17 December 2018. 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.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please contact Mustafa Karaçam (mustafa.karacam@queensu.ca).

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