Engaging Sports provides sociologically-informed analysis to help readers think about sports in a way that goes beyond the scores, highlights, and statistics. The site is intended for sport participants, fans, coaches, administrators, students, media members, and anyone else interested in better understanding sports in society. Engaging Sports is a collaborative effort led by scholars affiliated with the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). Broadly, the mission of NASSS is to promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport, and physical culture. Engaging Sports provides a forum for people affiliated with NASSS to engage the broader public with their work.
Readers of Engaging Sports should realize that NASSS is an organization comprised of individual scholars throughout the world. Thus, the ideas expressed on this site are the views of particular individuals, not those of the organization as a whole.
Engaging Sports editorial team:
Adam Love, University of Tennessee – Editor
Christopher Faulkner, University of Worcester – Associate Editor
Guy Harrison, Youngstown State University – Associate Editor
Courtney Szto, Simon Fraser University – Associate Editor
Rachel Allison, Mississippi State University – Editorial Board Member
Nalani Butler, University of Tampa – Editorial Board Member
Cheryl Cooky, Purdue University – Editorial Board Member
Emily Houghton, Fort Lewis College – Editorial Board Member
Rob Lake, Douglas College – Editorial Board Member
Cheryl MacDonald, University of Alberta – Editorial Board Member
Jeffrey Montez de Oca, University of Colorado Colorado Springs – Editorial Board Member
Kristine Newhall, State University of New York at Cortland – Editorial Board Member
Mark Norman, McMaster University – Editorial Board Member