Call for Papers | The 3rd annual conference for the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR) | California State University, Fullerton, March 27–28, 2020. Call ends December 2, 2019

Maxico City 1968: 20-year-old Enriqueta Basilio became the first woman to light the Olympic cauldron.

The CSSOR Program Committee welcomes high quality academic work on either the Olympic Movement or broader sport studies topics such as race, gender, politics, legacy, youth, or disability. Scholars in the fields of history, philosophy, management, communication, ancient and modern languages, literature, visual and performing arts, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, marketing, and law are encouraged to submit proposals or attend the conference. Proposals should fit in one of two categories:

    1. Proposals for individual papers: (20-minute presentation time) which the program committee will then group into appropriate sessions.
    2. Proposals for complete thematic sessions: 95 minutes – typically composed of 3 presenters at 20 minutes each, a 20-minute commentary, and 15-minute discussion. Sessions containing four thematically connected papers may also be submitted. Proposals for complete sessions are strongly encouraged.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Barbara Keys, The University of Melbourne

Abstracts for proposed individual papers should be no more than 500 words in length and describe the focus of the paper, relevant methodology or evidence (if applicable), include several keywords, and contain the author’s/co-authors’ institution and contact details. The deadline for submission for all types of presentations is Monday, December 2, 2019. Please submit all proposals to trider@fullerton.edu

Authors will be sent notifications about their paper’s potential inclusion from the Program Committee in mid-December. The Program Committee will evaluate all submissions according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, fit within the total program, and available space. Please email Toby Rider (trider@fullerton.edu) with any questions.

Conference Website: www.cssor.org

Important: Implicit Agreement to Attend Conference. Submission of an abstract indicates the author’s and co-authors’ intent to register for the conference at the appropriate conference fee and to be available to present on any of the days of the conference.

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