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    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 29, 2021, Number 2

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Negotiating the Funhouse: CrossFit Women and the Looking Glass Athlete by Nancy L. Malcom, Shaun Edmonds, Christina Gipson, Caitlyn Hauff, Hannah Bennett.

    Call for Papers | “Engaging Conversation in Women’s Sport and Physical Activity: Traversing Generations”, Special Series for Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal

    We welcome submissions from authors in a variety of career stages and roles, who are able to collaboratively reflect on a missing or seldom discussed aspect of women's experience in sport and physical activity. We especially encourage submissions from BIPoC authors, those working in a transnational context, and those working in queer and non-binary framings of womanhood. More specifically, we encourage submissions that feature critical, cross-generational conversations.

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 29, 2021, Number 1

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: Double Punch to the Glass Ceiling: Career Experiences and Challenges of Ethnic Minority Female Athletic Directors by Natalie M. Welch, Jessica L. Siegele, Robin Hardin.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Engaging Women and Girls in Community Sport: Building an Equitable and Inclusive Future” | Call ends May 6, 2021

    Internationally, women and girls are consistently reported to have lower levels of engagement in community sport than men and boys. The aim of this Research Topic is to showcase high-quality research related to women and girls in community sport. This is to inform policy makers and guide organizations in their efforts to build a more equitable and inclusive future for women and girls in community sport.

    Call for Papers | “Redressing the Balance” – Women in Sport and Exercise (WISE) Online Conference 2021 | University of Worcester, April 19–22, 2021. Call ends March 19, 2021

    This conference will have an international focus and aims to bring together practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines to allow discussions and debates of issues surrounding women’s participation in sport, exercise and physical activity. There will be an emphasis on redressing the balance through both assessing impact and highlighting future implications for practice.

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 28, 2020, Number 2

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: “MAKE A HOME RUN FOR SUFFRAGE”: PROMOTING WOMEN’S EMANCIPATION THROUGH BASEBALL by Lindsay Parks Pieper.

    Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Women’s Professional Sport: Understanding Female-Specific Distinctiveness”. Call ends January 18, 2021

    This Research Topic seeks to address a gap in current scholarship, notably research that empirically examines the success and sustainability of approaches to developing, structuring, and delivering women’s professional sport. Professional sport is delimited as any sport that provides continuous paid employment and the opportunity to pursue said employment as a career.

    Call for Participation | ISSA Zoom panel, October 8/9, 2020: The Consequences of Covid-19 for Women’s Sport

    The aim of this virtual panel is to discuss the potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis on women's sport. When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic, the majority of sports leagues around the world were cancelled, suspended or postponed. While men’s leagues and championships are now subsequently able to return, the situation appears to be proceeding more slowly for women.

    Call for Papers | ‘Women in Sport’ | University of Worcester, UK, November 2021. Call ends May 1, 2021

    The last decade has seen an upsurge in female participation in sport, with girls and women becoming more visible as participants at grassroots level and celebrated for their competitive achievements at elite level.  However, it is true to say that female equality in sport has not yet been achieved. It is also well known that girls and women have not always found it easy to pursue their sporting aspirations.

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Volume 28, 2020, Number 1

    Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to advancing the understanding of women in sport and physical activity. Editor’s pick from the current issue: “IT’S JUST A LOT DIFFERENT BEING MALE THAN FEMALE IN THE SPORT”: AN EXPLORATION OF THE GENDERED CULTURE AROUND BODY PRESSURES IN COMPETITIVE FIGURE SKATING by Dana K. Voelker, Justine J. Reel.
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