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Call for papers: New research agendas for the study of sports media (re)presentation(s) of sportswomen and femininity

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Call for papers: New research agendas for the study of sports media (re)presentation(s) of sportswomen and femininity

The British Sociological Association is accepting papers for the BSA Early Career Forum Event taking place in October 2018 at Northumbria University City Campus, UK. Deadline: 22 June 2018.

This one day symposium provides an inter/cross-disciplinary platform to explore different ways we come to know, understand, collaborate on and communicate research of the gendered nature of sports media, in particular the representation of femininity. It will bring together early career researchers and academics from range of disciplines (including, but not limited to, sociology, cultural studies, human geography and politics) who are interested in exploring the construction of gendered identity in modern mediated sport, and who would like to make an ongoing contribution to an inter-disciplinary understanding of sports media.


We welcome 15-minute papers, multi-media or documentary presentations which address the study of the gendered nature of sports media, including but not limited to such topics as:

  • Methodological innovation
  • Pathways to inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Sharing outcomes with media practitioners
  • Gender bias in sports media industries
  • Sports media representation of female non-athletes
  • Sports media, gender and race
  • The impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in Sports media
  • Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes

It is hoped that the symposium will lead to a special edition of Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics.

To submit a proposal/abstract please send a title, a 200 word abstract, five key words associated with your work, the author(s) names, affiliation, and type of presentation. Please send abstracts in a Word document (.DOC or .DOCX) as an email attachment and add “Abstract: Sports media & femininity symposium 2018" to the email subject header.

Send submissions and queries to Roger Domeneghetti by 22 June 2018.

Key Dates

22 June 2018: Deadline for the submission of paper abstracts

6 July 2018: Notification of acceptance


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