Center for Critical Sport Studies

About CCSS

The mission of the Center for Critical Sport Studies (CCSS) is to support high-quality teaching and learning and stimulating research focused on the critical study of sport while enhancing the reputation of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) as a leading university in this field. Ultimately, we aspire to advance the critical analysis of sport through research that strives to make sport more democratic, accessible, and humane.

Our Objectives

  • To bring together nationally and internationally acclaimed sport scholars to lead talks and symposia for faculty, students, staff, and wider members of the Colorado Springs community;
  • To host and support visiting scholars and research fellows interested in the critical study of sport;
  • To create a collaborative space and support structure for sport scholars to share and discuss sport-related research;
  • To develop sport-related research and professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

CCSS Highlights