The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 3-6, 2022.

In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2022 Annual Meeting theme: “The Roof is on Fire.” Per the ASA website: “This year’s theme is an homage to the cultures and knowledges too often dismissed or taken, those pieces that prove that our minds and hearts are optimized by laboring in tandem. It is a reminder, if needed, that we come from somewhere, from some people, and it/they are always reinventing, subtly and not so subtly, the terms of our engagements and relation. A reminder that we are keepers of nothing special, even if specialized, for the music is instructive too. “The roof is on fire” invites strategies that draw our attention to and command a multisensory, multiregister engagement with the world as it is and as we want it to be.” The Sports Studies Caucus likewise encourages panel submissions that engage New Orleans, the Gulf Coast sportscape, and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.

We also urge interested parties to consider non-traditional panel formats and the creation of interlocking or related panel sessions. For more information on non-traditional proposals, visit and scroll down to to the section on alternative formats that begins with “Multi-Session Seminars.”

Have a panel idea? Contact Noah Cohan at [] and he will do his best to connect you with like-minded presenters. Panel proposals submitted by Jan. 18 will be considered for caucus sponsorship by a vote of our members. To be considered, please e-mail with a list of panelists and an abstract of 300 words. 

For more information on the American Studies Association and its Annual Meeting, visit

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Post date: November 29, 2021

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