Announcing SWS-North – a regional SWS Chapter for feminist sociologists in Canada

Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary

Tina Fetner, McMaster University

11 September 2020

Announcing SWS-North – a regional SWS Chapter for feminist sociologists in Canada

We are delighted to announce the formation of SWS-North, a regional chapter of Sociologists for Women in Society. SWS-North seeks to build a community for scholars across Canada who are drawn to SWS’s mission of intersectional feminism in sociology: “encouraging the development of sociological feminist theory and scholarship; transforming the academy through feminist leadership, career development, and institutional diversity; promoting social justice through local, national, and international activism; and supporting the publication and dissemination of cutting-edge feminist social science.”

Sociologists for Women in Society has been a place of community and support for feminist sociologists since 1971. Its dedication to social justice is expressed through its Sister to Sister, Discrimination, Social Action, and Academic Justice committees, through which the organization lives up to its commitment to social justice for Black, Indigenous, and racialized people, LGBTQ2+-identifying people, and people with disabilities.

On September 8, 2020, Pallavi Banerjee and Tina Fetner signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SWS President, Josephine Beoku-Betts and Executive Officer, Barret Katuna to establish a new regional chapter, SWS- North, serving all of Canada. SWS-North will meet once per year in person coinciding with the Canadian Sociological Association conference. Between in-person meetings, we can hold virtual activities and develop initiatives to further the SWS mission.

If you are interested in joining us to build something great, please email us at Follow us on Twitter at @sws_north.