Call for Papers | The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research, 1st Annual Conference | California State University, Fullerton (USA), March 9–10, 2018. Call ends December 15, 2017

The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR)  is located at the California State University, Fullerton. Its mission is to promote education and research concerning sport and the Olympic Games in their broadest cultural, social and political dimensions. CSSOR’s goals include cross-disciplinary research on issues related to sport.

The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research has been recognized as an International Olympic Studies Centre by both the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Studies Centre and the United States Olympic Committee for its quality and commitment to research and academic activities.

The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research is committed to diverse, cross-disciplinary research that respects sport’s significance in society. More information can be found about he center by visting its website:

The CSSOR Program Committee invites high quality academic work on sport and the Olympic Games, in all of its forms, from scholars in the fields of history, philosophy, communication, ancient and modern languages, literature, visual and performing arts, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, marketing, and law. Scholars are encouraged to submit proposals in 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.

The deadline for submission for all types of presentations is Friday, December 15, 2017. Please submit all proposals to Dr. Matthew P. Llewellyn:

Letters of acceptance or rejection will be sent in late-December. The Program Committee will evaluate all submissions according to their individual merit, contribution to the field, and fit within the total program. Proposals that do not provide all the information requested will be returned to the author(s). Please email Matt Llewellyn ( with any questions.

CSSOR Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Prof. Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College

Registration for the Conference:

By Feb 1st: Full – $135.00 | Student – $75.00′
By March 9th: Full – $ 155.00 | Student – $ 95.00

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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