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    Call for Participants | “Black Feminism and Sports”, Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture | Webinar, Friday December 2, 2022

    Dr. Brown’s research centers the experiences of Black women and girls in sports, media, and education. She is a Black feminist sociologist whose work is intersectional and interdisciplinary. Her public scholarship can be found on First and Pen, and her academic work can be found in journals including Race & Social Problems, the South African Review of Sociology, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 

    Call for Participants | “FIFA and Human Rights – From Qatar 2022 to USA 2026” | Webinar hosted by the University of Connecticut, December 7, 2022

    This UConn Beyond the Field conversation will focus on examining FIFA in the context of human rights, and particularly the time from Qatar 2022 to the United States 2026. The session will explore the challenges and opportunities for advancing a human rights agenda before, during and after a World Cup. We will address the role and responsibility of FIFA and its obligations to established international human rights. Speaker: Andrea Florence, Director, Sport & Rights Alliance.

    Call for Participants | Football presidents: towards a typology of political cultures | Webinar (Teams), September 15–16, 2022

    Back in April, idrottsforum.org published a Call for Papers for this webinar which intended to have an international panorama on different political cultures and its leaderships. Bringing scholars from different contexts, it was expected to foster research on football club presidents and their “styles of management”, as well as developing a broader understanding of different empirical cases to build a typology of football political cultures. This is the full program.

    Call for Participants | Women’s Football as Precarious Work, online seminar feat. Dr. Alex Culvin | Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 17:00 to 18:30 GMT, by Zoom

    The profile of women’s professional football is growing with games now screened on the BBC and Sky. Yet for most players, even at the highest level, women’s football involves short-term, precarious contracts, low pay, few benefits, bodily surveillance, delayed motherhood and disrupted personal lives. This timely seminar reveals the gendered precarity that increased professionalisation has brought and highlights the role played by players’ collective organisations in fighting for change.

    Call for Participation | “Conjunction-Articulation-Assemblage: Theorizing Trump’s Sporting America” by David L. Andrews | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture, online on May 6, 2022

    Dr. David L. Andrews (University of Maryland) will be presenting “Conjunction-Articulation-Assemblage: Theorizing Trump’s Sporting America” for the Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture this Friday, May 6th at 4:00 CST. The online and zoomified event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. There will be lots of time for discussion after the talk, and we are looking forward to sharing some ideas.

    Call for Papers | Playing for Nations and/or States: Cricket and Politics in South Asia | Webinar, September 14, 2022. Call ends June 15, 2022

    Cricket like Bollywood is eulogized like a religion in South Asia and regarded as one of the most popular sports played in the region. Despite the popularity of the game and its ubiquitous relevance for the nation-states of South Asia, there has been a dearth of scholarly works to understand the game’s inexorable relationship with politics. This webinar is an effort to put the sports-politics nexus in South Asia on the global academic map.

    Call for Participation | Sport and Societies | Webinar series by CEVIPOL, Spring 2022

    CEVIPOL (Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique) is a research center of the Philosophy and Social Sciences Department at the Université libre de Bruxelles. It specializes in political sociology and comparative politics, and one thematic axis is “Sports and Politics”, within which the current webinar series, “Sport and Societies”, is organised by Professor Jean-Michel De Waele. Participation is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

    Call for Papers | Football presidents: towards a typology of political cultures | Webinar, September 15, 2022. Call ends April 30, 2022

    We are expecting to receive proposals from different contexts to have an international panorama on different political cultures and its leaderships. Bringing scholars from different contexts, we hope to foster research on football club presidents and their “styles of management”. We also expect a broader understanding of different empirical cases to build a typology of football political cultures.

    Call for Papers | Official heroes and contested guerrillas: The role models of football fans’ patriotism | Webinar, April 1, 2022. Call ends January 31, 2022

    The concept of guerrilla patriotism makes it possible to analyse not only the use of official national heroes by fans but also controversial figures who evoke strong reactions among others - support or rejection. The webinar aims to identify the figures which are perceived as patriotic role-models or anti-role-models by football fans. We want to initiate the discussion to include examples from all over the world. Reflecting on them will allow us to analyse the role such figures play in the national discourse of football stadiums.

    Call for Participation | “’Sports are for everyone, Sports are for the people’: Socialism, Black Power, and Sport within the Black Panther Party” by Maryam Aziz | Iowa Colloquium...

    Dr. Maryam Aziz (Penn State University) will be presenting “’Sports are for everyone, Sports are for the people': Socialism, Black Power, and Sport within the Black Panther Party” for the Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture this Friday, October 22nd from 4:00-5:00 CST. The online and zoomified event is free and open to the public. There will be lots of time for discussion after the talk, and we are looking forward to sharing some ideas.
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