Publications Committee

The Publications Committee is an elected committee with 6 members elected to the committee and an additional 6 “ex-officio” members (Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Executive Officer, Network News Editor, Gender & Society Editor, Book Review Editor). Two members are elected each year for staggered, three-year terms. The major responsibility of the Publications Committee is to oversee all publications issued by the organization, including Gender & Society and Network News. The committee’s duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Currently working on contract negotiation with publishers for Gender & Society and have appointed a committee.
  • Seeking new editor for Gender & Society and approval of budgets for the journal.
  • Review of proposals for Special Issues of Gender & Society.
  • Appointment of the Book Review Editor of Gender & Society.
  • Appointment of the Editor of Network News.
  • Advising editors as needed

Actions & Activities

In the past, the Committee has:

  • Negotiated a 7-year contract with Sage Publications for the publication of Gender & Society. The contract included a $150,000 signing bonus for SWS and took effect Jan. 1, 2010.
  • Appointed a new Editor of Network News: Melissa Day
  • Appointed Book Review Editor of Gender & Society: Kelsy Burke
  • Appointed the Editor of Gender & Society who began in 2019: Barbara Risman
  • Organized a panel on Open Access and Technological Change related to Publication for the 2010 Summer Meetings in Atlanta.


Contact Information

For the current co-chairs, please visit:

Listing of All Elected Members:

  • Chaitanya Lakkimsetti (2022-2025) Co-Chair
  • Manisha Desai (2022-2025) Co-Chair
  • Emily Mann (2021-2024)
  • Manisha Desai (2022-2024)
  • Andrea S. Boyles (2022-2025)
  • Laurel Westbrook (2023-2025)
  • Marlese Durr(2023-2025)

Visual Diagram of Pubs Responsibilities