“Tackling discrimination – visions of gender equality in sport”

12th Annual Meeting – Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport

28-30 November 2019

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Gender and sport research consists of a broad field of diverse theoretical, methodological, and thematic approaches. In this diversified and multidisciplinary field, the terms gender equality and anti-discrimination have often been attributed different meanings. The 12th annual meeting of the Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport invites scholars to critically reflect upon these terms. How are different understandings of gender equality and anti-discrimination intertwined with the everyday practices and politics of gender and sexuality in sport?

The organizers are interested in bringing together scholars from different backgrounds, fields, and theoretical traditions, as well as sport practitioners and policy makers who are interested in issues of gender equality in sport. We welcome submissions that address a variety of gender issues, including (but not limited to): sexuality, body, identity, gender-based discrimination (including harassment and abuse), LGBTIQ+ experiences, best practices as well as practices of exclusion and marginalization in sport, physical activity, and school physical education. Contributions can be conceptual/theoretical, empirical, or methodological in nature.


  • The promoting equal access and tackling discrimination against gender and sexual minorities in sport and physical education (PREACT) project
  • The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä
  • The Transnational Scholars for the Study of Gender and Sport

Abstract submission:

  • Please send your abstracts (max 500 words) to gender-sport@jyu.fi no later than 31.05.2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 15.06.2019