Call for Papers | The 18th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference | January 25, 2019, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Call ends December 16, 2019

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 invites 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.Kyoung-yim Kim. Dr. Kim is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Boston College. She received her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto and held a Social Science Research Council/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tohoku University, Japan. Born and raised in South Korea, her work has dealt with three major geographic locations – U.S., Korea, and Japan – where  the ties and tensions among colonial, military, and imperial relations are strong. Her research focuses on sport’s transnational power relations in environmentalism, civic solidarity and activism, labor migration, and media. Her most recent publications include book chapters in Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainability (Millington & Darnell, 2019) and Sport and the Environment: Politics and Preferred Futures (Millington & Wilson, forthcoming).

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 ( by Monday, December, 16, 2019. 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 write to Mustafa Karacam (

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