Sport for Development & Peace Workshop

On May 31st, I am presenting at a workshop, Innovations in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) Research, at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Building on the success of last summer’s Girlhood, International Development and Sport workshop at the University of Ottawa, the goal of this colloquium is to anticipate, inspire, and shape the next phase of research in, on and about SDP.

It features a fantastic lineup of speakers:

8:45 am Welcome and Comments from Conference Organizers

  • Megan Chawansky, Independent Scholar
  • Mary G. McDonald, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lyndsay Hayhurst, York University
  • Cathy Van Ingen, Brock University

9:15-10:30am SDP Communities and their Discontents

  • The Rise of Peripheral Sports Within Marginalized Populations

Nida Ahmad, Independent Scholar

  • Participation for Social Interaction: Researching Sport for Development and Peace, Community Development and the Creation of Community                                                   

Holly Collison, Loughborough University and David Marchesseault, University of Toronto

10:45-12:00 pm Interrogating the Results Agenda within SDP

  • Measuring Pleasure: Interrogating the Presence of Pleasure in Girl-Centred SDP Programming

Megan Chawansky, University of Brighton and Alison Carney, inFocus Social Enterprises

  • Unveiling the Politics and Technologies of Indicator Culture in Sport for Development and Peace

Kathryn Henne, The Australian National University

1:30-3:00 pm Exploring the Productive Possibilities of Sport for Development and Peace Initiatives

  • “The (Re)Emergence of Sport for Good: Institutionalizing the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ Sector”

Simon C. Darnell, University of Toronto

  • From Sport for Sport’s Sake to Sport for Good: Searching for the Historical Origins of Sport-For-Development

Russell Field, University of Manitoba

  • Sports for Peace and Youth Development: Lessons from the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro

Kirk Bowman, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:15-4:45 pm Performing Gender in Sport for Development and Peace Discourses and Scholarship

  • Lean In: Traveling Discourses of Title IX, Sport for Development, and Neoliberal Feminism

Mary G. McDonald, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Sport, Gender and Development: Joining Anthropologists at the ‘Asylum-Advocacy Nexus’

Alicia J. Johnson, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Mapping Sport for Gender-Based Violence Prevention through Feminist Participatory Action Research Strategies

Lyndsay Hayhurst, Brock University