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    Call for Participants | Dunja Antunovic: “Time to Award Medals? Agenda Diversity in Media Coverage of the Olympics” | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture. Webinar on Zoom, October 6,...

    In this talk, I examine the implications of social media platforms in relation to agenda diversity during the Olympic Games. I overview recent datapoints on representations of sport, gender, and national identity from multiple contexts (e.g., United States, Australia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary) to illustrate that nationalism continues to be a driving force in coverage, albeit with local particularities. I problematize notions of “gender equality” in media representations that obscure gendered nationalism and perpetuate “us versus them” divisions.

    Call for Participants | Shelley Lucas & Laura Frances Chase: “Women’s Mountain Biking History and Culture” | Iowa Colloquium on Sport and Culture. Webinar on Zoom, April 7, 2023

    In this presentation, we will share elements of our work-in-progress about the history and culture of women’s mountain biking. One of the goals of this book project is to make visible the historical experiences of women in mountain biking, but to go beyond simply adding women’s experiences to the broader history of mountain biking. Rather, we seek to examine the ways in which women’s participation alters the stories/narratives that are told about mountain biking history and fundamentally changes the space of mountain biking.

    Call for Papers | “The Menstrual Cycle, Physical Performance & Participation”, Special Series for the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. Call ends June 30, 2023

    On behalf of the Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ), and Special Guest Editor, Dr. Georgie Bruinvels, we are pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a Special Series entitled “The Menstrual Cycle, Physical Performance & Participation”. This series will focus on the physiological, behavioral and psycho-social aspects of the menstrual cycle on sport, exercise, and physical activity performance and participation among females across the lifespan.

    Call for Participation | “Modern Matriarchy: Native American Women in Sport”, virtual guest talk by Dr. Natalie M. Welch | October 27, 2022, 12:30pm EST

    We are pleased and excited to announce that our guest speaker this fall will be Dr. Natalie M. Welch (she/her) of Seattle University. Dr. Welch’s talk is titled, “Modern Matriarchy: Native American Women in Sport”. Dr. Welch is an assistant professor at Seattle University teaching marketing and working in the MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management program. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and grew up in Cherokee, North Carolina.

    Free Virtual Lecture | Biofeminism: The Epistemic Politics of Inclusion in Women’s Sport, by Madeleine Pape | Annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, January 27, 2022

    We are pleased to welcome this year's lecturer, Dr. Madeleine Pape, who is a sociologist and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She obtained her PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019. Dr. Pape's current work examines feminist and scientific debates over biological sex and how claims about sex difference shape the pursuit of gender equity in sport and biomedical research.

    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.

    Call for Contributors | Handbook of Women’s Football: Science, performance and health, to be published by Routledge. Call ends September 30, 2021

    The Handbook of Women’s Football provides a thorough, yet straightforward and accessible, analysis of the key physiological, biomechanical and psychological issues that can be applied to achieve footballing development and success as a woman. A key feature of the book is that each chapter is co-written by a scholar and a practitioner or player (e.g., coach, footballer), so that scientific principles and research are translated clearly into practice.

    Vacancy | Director of the Global Observatory for women, sport, physical education and physical activity. Apply before midnight, August 30 2021

    The Global Observatory for women, sport, physical education and physical activity is being created in order to promote gender equality and to create a coherent movement in the sport space around the world on this issue. Based on the Kazan Action Plan that fosters convergence of sport policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Observatory’s creation is being championed by UNESCO and aims to address Sustainable Development Goal 5 of the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Call for Consultancy | Strategic Planning for The National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR), Zambia. Call closes January 21, 2021

    The National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (NOWSPAR) is a Zambian NGO that advances the rights of women to and through sport. NOWSPAR’s work includes advocacy, education, and capacity development of the sports sector to facilitate increased engagement of women and girls at all levels of sport. NOWSPAR seeks to appoint a consultant to provide technical and advisory services towards the development of NOWSPAR’s Strategy for the period 2021–2024.
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