SWS Congratulates the newly elected members of the ASA leadership team and highlights SWS members in new ASA leadership roles.

ASA has announced the results of the 2023 ASA elections. 

Congratulations to the newly elected members
of the ASA leadership team.

Adia Harvey Wingfield, past SWS President and past SWS Vice President, is the 2024 President-Elect of ASA. Allison J. Pugh, University of Virginia is the 2024 Vice President-Elect of ASA. 

SWS also highlights and congratulates the following
SWS members on their new ASA roles! 

  • President-Elect: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Committee on Committees: Sadie Pendaz-Foster, Inver Hills Community College
  • Nominating Committee: Nadia Y. Kim, Loyola Marymount University
  • Publications Committee: Zakiya Luna, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Retirement Network Advisory Board: Judith A. Howard, University of Washington
  • Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity (Council Member):Candice C. Robinson, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Asia and Asian America (Council Members): Olivia Y. Hu, University of Pennsylvania
  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements (Council): Didem Turkoglu, Kadir Has University
  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements (Council Member, Student): Jalia Joseph, Texas A&M University
  • Collective Behavior and Social Movements (Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion): Soma Chaudhuri, Michigan State University
  • Comparative-Historical Sociology (Chair-Elect): Cedric de Leon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Comparative-Historical Sociology (Council Members): Marisela Martinez-Cola, Morehouse College
  • Family (Chair-Elect): Liana Sayer, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Global and Transnational Sociology (Council): Minwoo Jung, Loyola University Chicago
  • Latina/o Sociology (Chair-Elect): Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, American University
  • Medical Sociology (Student Representative): J’Mauri Jackson, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Organizations, Occupations, and Work (Council Members): Aliya Rao, London School of Economics
  • Peace, War, and Social Conflict (Chair-Elect): Selina Gallo-Cruz, Syracuse University
  • Race, Gender, and Class (Chair-Elect): Ghassan Moussawi, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Race, Gender, and Class (Council Members): Marisela Martinez-Cola, Morehouse College
  • Race, Gender, and Class (Student Council Members): Carla Salazar Gonzalez, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Racial and Ethnic Minorities (Student Member): Melissa Villarreal, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Science, Knowledge, and Technology (Student Representatives): Hayden Fulton, University of South Florida
  • Sociological Practice and Public Sociology (Secretary/Treasurer): Carrie Smith, Millersville University
  • Sociology of Body and Embodiment (Council Member, Student): Jinsun Yang, University of Oregon
  • Sociology of Consumers and Consumption (Chair-Elect): Amanda Koontz, University of Central Florida
  • Sociology of Education (Chair-Elect): Simone Ispa-Landa, Northwestern University
  • Sociology of Human Rights (Council): Minwoo Jung, Loyola University Chicago
  • Sociology of Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations (Secretary/Treasurer): Sofia Locklear, Western University
  • Sociology of Indigenous Peoples and Native Nations (At Large Council Member): Carmela Roybal, University of New Mexico
  • Sociology of Sex and Gender (Chair-Elect): Carla A. Pfeffer, Michigan State University
  • Sociology of Sex and Gender (Secretary/Treasurer): Soma Chaudhuri, Michigan State University
  • Sociology of Sexualities (Student Representatives): Alex Eleazar, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Teaching and Learning in Sociology (Council Members): Sadie Pendaz-Foster, Inver Hills Community College

To view all the new members of the ASA leadership team, please visit: https://www.asanet.org/about/governance-and-leadership/election/.

SWS Celebrates $20,000 Gift from the Late Esther Ngan-ling Chow to Support the SWS Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Dissertation Scholarship.

Sociologists for Women in Society is pleased to announce that we received a generous donation of $20,000 from the late Dr. Esther Ngan-ling Chow. Esther’s contribution will go toward the Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Dissertation Scholarship that SWS awards on an annual basis to a woman or non-binary scholar of color who is from an underrepresented group and who is studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally or transnationally. The award aims to increase the network and participation of students and professionals of color in SWS and beyond. To read more about this award and our past awardees, please visit our website: https://socwomen.org/awards/chowgreenscholarship/

Esther Ngan-ling Chow was a well-known sociologist and professor emeritus at American University, who passed away on April 11, 2022. Esther is survived by her beloved husband, Dr. Norman Chang, her son and daughter, Paul Chang and Dr. Jennifer Grizenko, and two grandsons. She dedicated 37 years of her life to studying gender and development, work and family, social inequality, migration, and policy studies. Dr. Chow was a pioneer in the field of sociology and was recognized for her work on the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in the case of Asian American women and Asian immigrant communities. Esther was deeply devoted to her family and passionate about making a difference. She founded the True Light Foundation, which is an organization aimed at reducing poverty and increasing educational opportunities for young women in rural China.

Esther received many awards, including the SWS Feminist Activism Award (2008), SWS Mentoring Award (2000), and the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Jesse Bernard Award (2014) and published numerous works in her career as an educator, mentor, and researcher. Esther was also a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2004, an award she personally considered her highest honor. Esther conducted field research in China and served as the Chairperson of the Asia and Asian-America Section of the ASA. She earned her degrees from universities in both Hong Kong and the United States, culminating with the receipt of her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1973.  Esther  taught in a broad range of areas at American University including gender, work and family; intersectionality of gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexuality; global migration and transnationalism and feminist methodology. .

We are incredibly grateful for this support and would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Esther Ngan-ling Chow for her generosity and commitment to our cause. With this donation, we will be able to further support the Esther Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship Fund. SWS thanks Esther’s husband, Norman Chang, for expressing to family, friends, and colleagues, how much SWS meant to Esther, and we have received numerous gifts from many who wish to honor and celebrate Esther.

If you are interested in making a gift to support the Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Dissertation Scholarship, please contact Barret Katuna, Executive Officer,
at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com, or make a gift via this form:

Bulletproof Fashion: Security, Emotions, and the Fortress Body (Routledge 2023) – New Book by Barbara Sutton

“The next time you put on your favorite hoodie, ask yourself, “Would this sweatshirt stop a bullet?” While it may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, bulletproof fashion – ordinary-looking clothing that contains a hidden layer of Kevlar or other bullet-resistant material – is available to the general public through a number of online retailers. In her new book, Bulletproof Fashion: Security, Emotions, and the Fortress Body, UAlbany Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Professor Barbara Sutton explores what this new frontier of personal security means for the individual and what it says about current U.S. society.”  To read the full interview with Barbara Sutton, please visit: https://magazine.albany.edu/evergreen/bookmark-with-professor-barbara-sutton?fbclid=IwAR0W-dnuqH1uWiEUQ496pGAQraaMsqIv0lDa1wYgIfwcPdrGkBzjENOZ45I.

Interested in learning more about the book, and placing an order, visit: https://www.routledge.com/Bulletproof-Fashion-Security-Emotions-and-the-Fortress-Body/Sutton/p/book/9781032354323. Discount code below! (Code can only be used when acquiring the book through the publisher’s website.) 

Baker Rogers, SWS Member, Seeks Support for New Business, Queer Haven Books

Recently, SWS Intern, Kejsi Ruka, spoke with Baker A. Rogers about their new business: Queer Haven Books, an independent, queer bookstore in Columbia, South Carolina. Baker is a past SWS-South President and presently serves as an elected member of the SWS Nominations Committee.

Currently, there is a Kickstarter campaign to help Queer Haven Books get to their fundraising goal of $50,000. To participate in the Kickstarter campaign, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/queerhavenbooks/queer-haven-books.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your background?

I am an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of our Masters and Social Sciences program at Georgia Southern University. I live in Columbia, South Carolina. I moved here twelve years ago and I saw the need for more space for queer communities. Especially in the South, there’s a need for more spaces, but I was young and couldn’t really do anything. I wanted to open a gay bar, but now that I’m back here and a little older, there’s even more of a need for queer space, and actually a lot of lesbian bars have closed down. There are two gay bars now that are left, so I wanted to open a more inclusive queer space and I didn’t want it to be a bar because queer people need other places to hang out. Based on my background in education and sociology and inequality, I decided this would be where I could use my skills to provide education and books and things like that to the community, but also to create a queer space in the South.

What inspired you to open this business? Can you tell us a little bit about Queer Haven Books and how you got things started? 

What inspired me is I grew up in South Carolina and have always felt that there weren’t any queer spaces. It’s getting better in South Carolina, like we’re now getting physicians and surgeons who focus on trans people, but that’s very recent and we still are lacking queer space. I decided to start Queer Haven Books and I incorporated it and wrote a business plan the first week in April. I have just been promoting it as much as possible and we have the online store up and running. We’re doing events, there’s a local NoMa Flea where they have a warehouse where local artists do a lot of their work and sell their work, and every Friday night they have an event, a flea market and so we’re selling there. We’re going to the South Carolina Pride Outfest, and will be at Prides in Rock Hill, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, and we’re going to be at some other things in Charleston and Greenville.

So we’re all around the South right now, selling and trying to raise money. But most importantly what we’re doing now is our Kickstarter Campaign. We’re trying to raise $50,000 and that’s a lot. A Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform, so if we don’t make it to $50,000 we don’t get any of it. Right now, we’re a little over $9,000 so we have a long way to go. So we really need as many donors as possible and hopefully some big donors will come through. The Kickstarter would be enough to get us off the ground, get us in a brick-and-mortar building, and get us started for the first year until we can make some profit to get the business running. That’s kind of where we are. It’s mid-May and it’s been a month and a half of crazy, but I’m really excited about it.

What are your aspirations for the bookstore? What types of programming are you hoping to have?

A big part of it is education and selling books, but then a big part of it is community and helping and giving back to the community. So right now, we’re selling books. We’re going to have a coffee shop so it will be more communal. And in the evenings, we are going to use that space for programming and things. Right now, we’re thinking about queer book clubs, sex positive education classes, and any other support groups that really need a space to meet. The Harriet Hancock Center in Columbia is a great resource and they have a lot of support groups, so we don’t want to be overlapping services, we just want to create extra space because one place is just not enough space. I’ve talked with some people trying to open a nonprofit in Atlanta that would provide trans and queer counseling services, so eventually I would love to have counselors, HIV testing, even physicians or nurses to provide care surrounding the business. I would like to partner with different people to have certain services, as well, which would be further down the road. That’s an aspiration for sure.

How have you curated your book collection?

Right now it’s small, because it’s all in my house and we don’t have a budget, so we’ve been curating largely through a lot of things I’ve read that I love, some classic books, some academic books that I know of because of what I do. Also, I have a young daughter and so the books that I read to her are kind of where my curation of my children’s section comes from. We have lots of queer children’s books around the house so that’s where I started. Also, people are now emailing me, asking if we can carry their books. People are emailing me telling me books we should carry. Lots of people have sent me lists they think we should carry, so I have a very long list for once we get funding, and I’m sure we’ll keep growing. It’s really interesting because people are surprised, even some queer people are like, “How could you open a queer bookstore?” and they saw us at the NoMa flea last Friday and they’re like, “I thought there would only be five or ten queer books.” I said, “Yes, we still need a lot more, but there are thousands of queer books out there.” So, just spreading the word that this literature is there; we just need to read it and support queer authors.

Is there anything else you would like the SWS membership to know about you and this project/business?

We need support. I know that SWS members understand that feminist and queer spaces have been lacking, and we’d appreciate any support to get this business up and running, in the South especially. To think, in 2023 alone there have been over 540 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills proposed. So, it’s a time when this space and resource is needed more than ever, and we need the feminist community’s support.

Donate to the Kickstarter campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/queerhavenbooks/queer-haven-books.

For more information on Queer Haven Books, please visit: https://queerhavenbooks.com.

On social media, follow @queerhavenbooks on Instagram and Facebook.

To learn more about Baker Rogers, visit their website: https://bakerarogers.com/.

Professional Opportunities & Resources – Winter 2023

Applied Worldwide Partnering with Sociologists for Women in Society: Applied Worldwide has forged a new partnership with Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) to highlight and connect feminist applied professionals. SWS members have been invited to submit Applied Worldwide profiles that are also linked to the SWS website and feminist applied professionals are encouraged to join SWS. Applied Worldwide is a content production and media company focused on enhancing a vision of applied sociology. They provide their audience with high-quality content, services, and partnerships that center sociology on its practical knowledge and skills. By partnering with professional organizations, university departments, and individuals, we represent the work and ideas of over 100 sociologists and students from over 20 countries. To learn more about Applied Worldwide, you can visit the website at https://www.appliedworldwide.com.

FEMINIST RESOURCE COLLECTIONS FOR COURSE PREP AND BEYOND: Looking for feminist resources for the (re)design of a course? Check out the following: 


The (up)Roaring 2020s: Sociology’s Responsibility in Addressing Recurring Social Problems, Saturday, April 1, hosted by the Sociology, Criminology & Human Services Department in Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY). The symposium will feature scholarship from undergraduates, graduate students and early career faculty from upstate New York, with attendees and participants discussing contemporary social issues, including the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the impact of COVID-19 on progressive movements, the war in Ukraine, and the populist uprisings across the globe. Those interested in attending can register here. Questions? Contact Department Chair and Symposium Organizer Elena Chernyak at chernyake@hartwick.edu.

International Congress: Combating Gender-Based Violence, Lille University (FRANCE), July 3-6, 2023. Dr. Elena Chernyak (Hartwick College) holds two panels during this congress. Read more about these panels HERE. Please, circulate the information about this conference, call for abstracts, and panels among your colleagues whose scholarship lies in the area of gender-based violence (e.g., violence against women, intimate partner violence, domestic violence against women) and who may be interested in attending this conference and presenting their work.


To read the latest publication of Network News, please visit: https://socwomen.org/networknews/

Committee News and Reports – Winter 2023


Co-Chairs: LaTonya J. Trotter and Andrea N. Hunt

The Committee on Academic Justice’s mission is to support members in navigating structural and institutional forms of exclusion and inequality in academia. One of the key ways we live out that mission is by continuing to organize the Higher Ed Action Team (H.E.A.T.) as a space to share experiences, support, and strategies to address the increasing austerity measures on our campuses. These conversations have connected people across campuses and increased awareness of the ways in which administrative decisions are part of the corporatization of higher education.

As a direct result of these conversations, the committee organized a session at the SWS winter meeting co–sponsored with the Social Action Committee (co-chairs Heather Hlavka and Kris DeWelde) and Heather Laube and Rebecca Plante were the panelists. The panelists provided some initial thoughts for the attendees on what authority measures might look like across institutions followed by more informal conversation in small groups. The focus then shifted to strategies, and attendees discussed with each other and then with the larger group actions that they have taken at their institutions. The session was well-attended and engaging. Thank you to Heather Hlavka, Kris De Welde, Heather Laube, and Rebecca Plante for your guidance and assistance. The goal of “consciousness-raising” was met. Be on the lookout for spring H.E.A.T. meetings and find out what’s next! H.E.A.T. meets monthly during the academic year, so if you want to get involved, stay tuned to the listserve for dates and times!

At the winter meeting, we also supported a panel through co-sponsorship with the Student Caucus, “Navigating the Conflicts Around Scholar Activism.” Thank you to Alexis Grant-Panting for her leadership in co-sponsoring the panel, to our panelists Florence Castillo, Popy Begum, Pedrom Nasiri, Esther Hernández–Medina, and Rui Jie Peng, and to the moderator, Angela Vergara.

Finally, our committee is actively in conversation about how to revise and re-envision both the Lavender and Feminist Reports that informed members about how feminist friendly departments were. Both historically served as a resource for SWS members; however, there was a clear need to move both towards a more intersectional lens, as well as to create a set of shared resources that could be more flexibly updated and, therefore, more sustainable. At our winter committee meeting, many good suggestions were made by those who attended. So stay tuned for how we ultimately decide to build on these important reports.

We continue to move forward on these and other collaborations throughout the year. So if you’re looking to get involved, feel free to contact the co-chairs or attend our open committee meetings!


Co-Chairs: Sharla Alegria and Mindy Fried

Dear SWSers –

Ask Alix: We’re thrilled to announce that Rebecca Plante and Asmita Aasaavari are the new Co-Coordinators of the Ask Alix column! 

As you may know, this column – formerly called Hey Jane – was launched in 2004. The first entry started with this question: 

“Hey Jane! I’m not sure if I should put up a poster about a political rally on my office door. Should I?” Jane launched into a nearly 400-word response, including: “What is the “door culture” in your department/on your campus? Do others hang such items on their doors? If so, then you might feel free to do the same. If political views are not expressed, then don’t do it”.

Over the years, topics have included advice on service loads, negotiating and navigating a joint appointment, finding a postdoc, dealing with a difficult chair, and many more. 

Going back to 2013, editors have included Laura Kramer and Christin Munsch. And writers have included Tina Fetner, Michele Jacobs, Kristine Kilanski, Trenton Haltom, Stephanie Nawyn, Garbrielle Roesch-McNally, Wanda Rushing, Michele Scott, Stacy Williams and Kathrin Zippel. And thanks to Susan Deitch, who helped us launch Ask Alix.  

As Asmita and Rebecca take over the reins, there will be some changes. For one thing, the advice column will be more easily accessible, as it will be published both on the SWS blog and in Network News. Please welcome Rebecca and Asmita!  And think about YOUR burning questions for Alix (and answers)!

SWS Applied Sociology Website: Also, we are thrilled to announce the new SWS Applied Sociology Website! (https://socwomen.org/sws-applied-sociology/) Thanks to Christelle Lachapelle for persisting with endless additions and edits, and creating this wonderful site!  And thanks, as always, to Barret and Natasha, for their consistent support!

We are ALWAYS looking for more resources, so PLEASE send me your resources related to applied sociology, including your applied sociology video stories and/or audio interviews, and your blog posts and podcast episodes.

Finally, thanks to all the contributors to the site, as listed below. Can’t wait to see how this site grows with your input!  

The site includes:

  • Biographies of SWS applied sociologists, done in partnership with Applied Worldwide, founded by Stephanie Wilson.
  • Video and audio interviews with applied sociologists, including: Melissa Abad, Machienvee Lammey, Andres Lopez, Colleen Schoenfeld, Chriss Sneed
  • Blog posts and podcast episodes by applied sociologists and/or about applied sociology, including: Applied Sociology group, Dani Jauk-Ajamie, Mindy Fried, Meg Krausch, Stephanie Wilson, Zuleyka Zevallos
  • Webinar speakers, including: Melissa Abad, Chloe Bird, Jenny Irons, Andres Lopez
  • Information on the Mentoring program for those interested in or currently working as applied sociologists.
  • A current list of applied sociology programs


Co-Chairs: Chaitanya Lakkimsetti and Manisha Desai

This past quarter was a very busy and exciting one for the Publications (Pubs) Committee. The co-chairs participated in the successful search for the next editors of Gender & Society, Professors Patricia Richards and Sharmila Rudrappa, the first time that the journal will have co-editors. Meet them and learn about their vision for the journal in the next edition of Network News

Thanks to Professors Josephine Beoku Betts, Victoria Reyes, Amy Stone, and LaTonya Trotter for their work on the Gender & Society Editor search committee.

The co-chairs also participated in the Sage Contract Negotiating committee made of Professors Chris Bose, Dana Britton, and Don Ferree in addition to officers Jennifer Brown, Melanie Heath, Veronica Montes, Mary Osirim, Lisnic Rodica, and Roberta Villalon. The team successfully negotiated the new contract with Sage. Thanks to all members of the Contract Negotiating committee for their work.

In addition to these two important achievements for SWS, over the past year, Pubs has produced two documents that are currently under review by Council. One is a visual map of Pubs responsibilities and a document that outlines how to handle racism and sexism in reviews. Based on the co-chairs’ experience on the search for Gender & Society editors, we also produced another document related to future Editor searches. This document is also under review by Council. Once we hear back from Council we will share these with the membership at large.

At the Winter meeting, Pubs organized a workshop with Professor Barbara Risman, Gender & Society Editor, Manisha Desai and LaTonya Trotter (members of the Editor Search Committee), on what’s involved in being a Gender & Society Editor. It was much appreciated by participants who were at various stages in their academic careers but appreciated the myriad aspects of an editor’s work and its implications for publishing in Gender & Society.

In the future we plan to organize workshops on how to review manuscripts and welcome our members’ ideas on what they might find useful.

Another important initiative that Pubs will be launching in collaboration with Sister to Sister, International Committee, and Professional Development is a group mentorship program to increase visibility for BIPOC and Global South scholars in Gender & Society.

In the coming months, we will be searching for a professional publicist and will continue important discussions related to open data and open access.

Finally, at the Winter meeting we bid an emotional adieu to our indefatigable outgoing members, Senior Chair, Victoria Reyes and member Zakiya Luna, and welcomed new, although highly experienced long time SWS members, Professors Marlese Durr and Laurel Westbrook.


Co-Chairs: Alexis Grant-Panting and Pedrom Nasiri

The student caucus has been very busy over the past few months! First, we want to congratulate and welcome Pedrom Nasiri as your Student Representative-Elect. We also want to thank all the students who participated in our student sponsored sessions and activities at the Winter Meeting. We had many great conversations about public sociology and scholar activism. We also raffled off two books to session participants, The Activist Academic: Engaged Scholarship for Resistance, Hope and Social Change by Colette Cann and Eric J. DeMeulenaere and Anti-Racist Scholar-Activism by Laura Connelly and Remi Joseph-Salisbury.

After the Winter Meeting, on February 1, 2023, the Student Caucus, in collaboration with the Association of Black Sociologists Professional Development Committee and Graduate Student Committee, hosted an information session with the Federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on its Pathways Program. The Pathways Program offers students and recent graduates career opportunities in the Federal government through paid internships and leadership development programs. Our session had over 170 registrants and nearly 60 participants via Zoom. Thank you to everyone who registered and participated. Additionally, OPM has offered to host more workshops related to resumes for Federal jobs, interviewing, and so on. Please reach out to our contact at OPM, Lawrence President at Lawrence.President@opm.gov if you would like to schedule workshops on your campus.

Lastly, the student caucus hosted its open committee meeting on February 15, 2023. We will be hosting a follow up meeting for students in March. Please check your email for dates. In the meantime, if you have not completed the SWS Annual Student Caucus Committee Survey 2023-2024, please take the time to do so. The survey helps to shape our student priorities and program for the year.

If you’re interested in helping with the student caucus, please reach out to your student representatives Alexis Grant-Panting and Pedrom Nasiri at students@socwomen.org


To read the latest publication of Network News, please visit: https://socwomen.org/networknews/

Member Announcements Winter 2023 – Publications


Gina Marie Longo, “The Internet As A Social Institution: Rethinking Concepts for Family Scholarship” in Family Relations.

Sarah A. Robert, Min Yu, Fernanda Sauerbronn and Banu Özkazanç-Pan, “Starting a Dialogue in Difficult Times: Intersectionality and Education Workin Gender, Work, & Organizations.

Nayia Kamenou, “Feminism Contested and Co-Opted: Women, Agency and Politics of Gender in the Greek and Greek-Cypriot Far Right” in  European Journal of Women’s Studies. 

Ophra Leyser-Whalen and Adelle Dora Monteblanco, “Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) in General Education Courses” in Understanding Interventions.


To read the latest publication of Network News, please visit: https://socwomen.org/networknews/

Member Announcements Winter 2023 – Feminist Impact Work

Joya Misra was a guest on the Sociology for Dark Times podcast.

Stacy Torres shares her essays “This Must Be the Place” in UCSF Magazine and “Why Doctors Don’t Want Patients Like Me, and How It Impacts All of Us” on W.W. Norton’s Everyday Sociology Blog, and an Op-Ed, “My path to academia was like a Hollywood story. But becoming a professor shouldn’t take miracles” in the San Francisco Chronicle

Celeste Graham published an Op-Ed in Forth Worth Weekly, “The Factual Retelling of History Is the Greatest Tool that Activists and Advocates Have.”

Gina Marie Longo shares a blog post for the London School of Economics U.S. Phelan Centre, “Immigrant Spouses Who Want to Come to the U.S. Are Forced to Learn to Play Along with the State’s Idealized Version of the American Family.” 

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Ethel Mickey, and Melissa Abad participated in a virtual ASA Panel, “Organizational Lenses on Intersectionality.”

Virtual Social Hour – Tri-Sponsored by SWS, SSSP, ABS


Date:  July 12, 2023

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT

Registration Link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceiurj8jH9FnKFQjVvkT_9J5O0maF7gE

Our goal for the conversation is to highlight the synergy/collaborative spirit across the three organizations to set the path for future collaborations. This event will serve as a space for members from our organizations to get to know each other, learn more about the organizations, and make some connections before getting together in Philadelphia for the August meetings.

Hosted by:

Association of Black Sociologists – Loren Henderson, Executive Officer

Society for the Study of Social Problems – Elroi J. Windsor, Executive Officer

Sociologists for Women in Society- Barret Katuna, Executive Officer

Registration link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuceiurj8jH9FnKFQjVvkT_9J5O0maF7gE#/registration

The politics of gender in ‘the election of the century’ by Ӧzlem Altıok

Dr. Ӧzlem Altıok wrote an article discussing the politics of gender and the stakes for democracy to the Sunday’s critical election in Turkey.

On 14 May, the majority of voters in Turkey will vote against Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) for its economic mismanagement, corruption, human rights violations and catastrophically ineffective response to the 6 February earthquake that left at least 50,000 people dead and more than 100,000 wounded – a consequence of political choices made over two decades of continuous rule.

After 21 years, there is finally a good chance that Erdoğan’s AKP will lose its majority in parliament and will no longer form the government.

To view the full article, visit: https://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2023/05/10/the-politics-of-gender-in-the-election-of-the-century/