Career Development Committee

The Career Development Committee helps support the professional development of feminist sociologists at all stages of their careers.

What We Do


We offer workshops at the Winter & Summer meetings. We regularly offer “Critique Me” sessions in which seasoned sociologists review job application materials.  Additionally, recent workshops have included: finding and succeeding in non-academic employment; gender and service in the academy; teaching portfolios for tenure/promotion and job applications; developing materials for the job market; going up for full professor; and giving a good job talk. If you have an idea for a workshop, please contact the CDC.

Laura Kramer, CDC Chair:


Hey Jane! Publication:

We produce Hey Jane! – an “advice column” for feminist sociologists. Recent issues of Hey Jane! have addressed grant seeking, job talks, and negotiating service obligations.

Laura Kramer, editor of Hey Jane!: 


We also are in charge of Professional Needs Mentoring, matching junior and senior feminists who can learn from one another. Click for more information and application instructions.

Danielle Currier, coordinator of mentoring:

Other Members:
KJ Gruys
Stephanie Nawyn
Molly Jacobs
Laura Orrico
Laura Carpenter
Hugo Ceron-Anaga
Stacy Tiemeyer
Katrina Bloch
Brianna Turgeon
Jacqueline Coffey
Sophia Boutilier
Jamie Sommer
Joseph Marchia
Ellen Scott
Susan Markens
LaTonya Trotter
Tina Wu
Kathy Lin