Category: FrontPage

Transgender Students Face “Dizzying Array” of Criteria To Determine ‘Womanhood’ When Applying To U.S. Women’s Colleges

Study of nine publicly-adopted transgender admissions policies reveals inconsistencies in biology-, identity-, and legal-based measures to answer the question, “who is a woman?”

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ASA Annual Survey Results

The results are in! Inform your voting decision for the ASA election. Click on a candidate’s name to view their survey response:

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Feminist Activism Awardee Campus Visit.

We, Sociologists for Women in Society, are delighted to acknowledge our 2016 Feminist Activism Awardee Dr. Kris De Welde who is prepared to visit a U. S. campus in the coming months. She will deliver a talk entitled: The Relevance, Reward, and Risk of Feminist Activism in the Academy.  

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Dr. Mangala Subramaniam Named YMCA Woman of Distinction

Congratulations to SWS Past-Treasurer, Mangala Subramaniam, who was recently named as one of the YMCA Women of Distinction! Please click the link below to read more:

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Welcome Our New Executive Officer!

We are happy to announce that Dr. Barret Katuna is the new SWS Executive Officer.  We hope you will join us in welcoming her. You may email Barret at 

Soon we will announce additional details regarding our new SWS Executive Office location in the Greater Hartford Connecticut area. There is much work ahead of us in 2017.

A special thanks to all applicants, the search committee, members, and all who contributed to our search. We especially thank Whitney Denning and Jazmyne Washington whose work has sustained SWS through this transition.

Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season.


Wanda Rushing, SWS President