Welcome to NASSS

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Our organization’s mission is to promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture.


NASSS 2015 Conference Updates

Link to Sante Fe Hotel Information

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Planning your trip?: Check out the preliminary schedule and some conference highlights.
Looking to Nominate someone for the 2015 Distinguished Service Award? Click here for more info.

A preliminary program will be posted to the web site some time in mid to late August. Session organizers and abstract submitters are strongly encouraged to verify the correct information regarding their session/ abstract appears in the program. Any changes to the program must be submitted to the Conference Program Chair, Cheryl Cooky at nasss15@purdue.edu no later than 2 weeks after the program is posted online.  A final version of the program will be available on the web site in mid to late September.

Santa Fe +1 Initiative: In partnership with the Diversity and Conference Climate Committee Interim Chair, Dr. Algerian Hart, the 2015 Conference Committee is pleased to announce the “Santa Fe +1” initiative. The goal of this initiative is to expand the audience for the NASSS conference to include those who have never attended the NASSS conference or who have not attended for some time. NASSS members are encouraged to invite a +1; this can be a colleague, student, peer, or friend who has never been to NASSS and to invite them to register and participate in the conference. As you are considering organizing a session and/ or submitting an abstract, we encourage you to distribute the announcements and Calls to your networks, and bring to your +1 to Santa Fe!

Grad Student Room Share: For students looking to share a room and make new friends, please consider taking part in our room share service.

Notification of Acceptance: Individuals who submitted an abstract to an organized session should have been notified of acceptance by the session organizer. If you submitted to a session in the Call for Abstracts, but have not yet received notification, please contact the session organizer. Individuals who submitted an abstract to the “open” session will receive notification of acceptance by early to mid- August. Presenters who need notification prior this timeline in order to apply for conference travel funds/ University support should contact Cheryl Cooky, Conference Program Chair at nasss15@purdue.edu


2015 Election Results


NASSS is seeking nominations for the

2015 NASSS Outstanding Book Award

NASSS Book Award