Sport, Media & Gender

Sport, Media & Gender
London, England
Call for Papers
Sport, Media & Gender 2020 Conference

The quality and influence of research produced by sports media scholars from a range of disciplines is improved by both an interdisciplinary approach and**the direct, active involvement of stakeholders.**As such, the aim of this one-day conference is to provide a platform for the knowledge exchange between scholars (from a range of disciplines), stakeholders, and practitioners who are united by a focus on sports media.

  • Cost: £15 (Lunch and refreshment provided)
  • Confirmed keynote speaker and panelists, conference website and registration links will be forthcoming.
  • A small number of travel and accommodation bursaries are available for Early Career. Details on request.
  • The event will take stock of the current position by examining notable case studies from the recent past. The event aims to foster new inter- and/or post-disciplinary trajectories and scholarship/practitioner collaborations. More specifically, the event has four objectives:
    1. To stimulate conversations between academic disciplines, as well as between fields of media policy and practice;
    2. To elaborate an historically-informed, future-focused research agenda that accounts for the needs and concerns of policy makers and practitioners;
    3. To disseminate emerging findings and insights to a wide audience of academics and non-academics;
    4. To identify and agree a series of next steps and practical actions by which to progress the Network and its concerns.

Submissions: 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 research outcomes with media practitioners
  • Overcoming gender bias in sports media industries
  • Sports media representation of female non-athletes
  • Sports media, gender and race
  • Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes

It is intended that the symposium will lead to a special edition collection for Routledge’s /Advances in Leisure Studies /series.

 1. Be sent in the form of a Microsoft Word document (.doc, .docx)
 2. Not exceed 300 words
 3. Include the title of the paper
 4. Include the author’s full name, title, position and institution
 5. Include a brief professional biography (not exceeding 50 words)
Submissions should be sent to: <> with the subject header: /“Abstract: Sports media & gender conference 2020"/

Northumbria University London Campus, 110 Middlesex St, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HT