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CSCA 2024 - Sports Communication Interest Group ...Call for Submissions


Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Annual Convention-Grand Rapids, MI

April 2-7, 2024

Amway Grand Plaza

The Sports Communication Interest Group invites submissions of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2024 CSCA convention in Grand Rapids, MI. The purpose of the Sports Communication Interest Group is to facilitate scholarship and pedagogy centered on examining and teaching sport from all communication research perspectives. The interest group invites scholarship of sport communication and its intersection with media, culture, identity, organizations, activism, health communication, pedagogy, and other areas of communication research. The unit encourages members to address contemporary issues related to the convention theme, Incoherence: Failure, Future, and Forgotten Messages. The interest group encourages submissions that challenge hegemonic understandings of sport communication and that value diversity, equity, and inclusion of historically marginalized peoples and perspectives. Preference will be given to panels with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.

Submission Details/Requirements:

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. 

  • Include a title and a brief abstract (required).
  • Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
  • If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
  • To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
    • the author must be a graduate student,
    • the paper must have single authorship, and 
    • the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. 
  • If you would like your paper to be considered for the Inclusive Scholarship Award, type “INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
    • To be considered as an exemplar of inclusive scholarship, the paper must demonstrate academic rigor in the examination of communication and historically marginalized communities/populations.
    • Additionally, make sure to select the Equity and Inclusion Scholarship option in submitting

Other Details:

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 7, 2023, 11:59 pm CDT.

Send submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website,

Questions and other communication about the Sports Communication Interest Group may be directed to the Chair and Program Planner, Linsay Cramer

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