“A DRINK WITH A GENIUS” Celebrating Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

SAVE THE DATE

“A DRINK WITH A GENIUS”

Thursday, January 28, 2021

6:45 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST

Programming to Celebrate Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, “Genius Grant”

Image of Tressie McMillan Cottom
Photo Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Tressie McMillan Cottom holds a BA (2009) from North Carolina Central University and a PhD (2015) from Emory University. In July 2020, she joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina as an associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science and senior research faculty in the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life. She was affiliated with the Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2015 to 2020 and has been a faculty affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University since 2015. McMillan Cottom’s additional publications include the edited volumes Digital Sociologies (2016) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017), and she has been a contributor to Slate, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Inside Higher Ed.

Schedule of Programming

6:45 pm EST – 7:05 pm EST

Multi-certified mixologist, philanthropist and industry educator, Alexis Brown of Serving Life Behind Bars and the founder of Causing A Stir, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to educating and empowering underrepresented individuals in the hospitality industry will guide us as we mix up a bourbon-based cocktail (Tressie’s favorite!) in addition to a non-alcoholic mocktail to help us to properly prepare for the celebration. Stay tuned for an ingredient list.

7:05 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST

Celebration of Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Shaping discourse on highly topical issues at the confluence of race, gender, education, and digital technology for broad audiences.

Tressie to speak, and then we celebrate!

Here’s a LINK to Tressie’s website: https://tressiemc.com/

Note: All SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Programming (January 28-31, 2021) is open to all SWS Members. Please stay tuned for the forthcoming registration form.

Save the Dates – SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Presidential Plenaries

Announcing the SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Presidential Plenaries

January 28-31, 2021

Organized by Mignon R. Moore, SWS President-Elect

Image of Mignon R. Moore, SWS President-Elect

Plenary 1

Friday, January 29, 2021

“50 Years of SWS – Changes over Time and Contributions to the Discipline”  

This plenary will focus on what SWS has helped the discipline of sociology accomplish over the past 50 years by celebrating those who were there in the beginning and by hearing from individuals who can share historical experiences about pivotal times in the organization’s development. 

Celebrant/Provocateur:

Adia Harvey Wingfield, 2018 SWS Past President, Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

Panelists:

Pamela Roby, 1978 and 1979 SWS Past President, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jean Shin, Former Director of Minority and Student Affairs, American Sociological Association (ASA), Senior Behavioral Scientist/Program Manager in the Scientific Workforce Diversity Office, National Institutes of Health

Dana Britton, Past Gender & Society Editor, Professor and Chair, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Rutgers University

Barbara Risman, 2003 SWS Past President and Current Gender & Society Editor, Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Veronica Montes, SWS Past Treasurer, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies, Bryn Mawr College

Margaret Abraham, Past President of International Sociological Association (ISA), Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, The Harry H. Wachtel Distinguished Teaching Professor for the Study of Nonviolent Social Change and Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University

 

 

Plenary 2

Saturday, January 30, 2021

“Women, Gender and Leadership”

This plenary continues our tradition of examining gender and leadership. This year we have invited the heads of universities and major organizations to talk about their experiences as leaders.  

Celebrant/Provocateur:

Mignon R. Moore, SWS President-Elect, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Barnard College, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Panelists:

Prudence Carter, The E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Paula England, Past President, American Sociological Association (ASA), Professor of Sociology, Silver Professor Arts and Science, Chair, New York University

Jennifer Lee, Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, President, Eastern Sociological Society (ESS)

Andy Marra, Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)

Alondra Nelson, President of Social Science Research Council (SSRC), President-elect, Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), and Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study

Mary Romero, Past President, American Sociological Association (ASA), Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University

Teresa C. Younger, President & CEO, Ms. Foundation for Women

 

Plenary 3

Sunday, January 31, 2021

“Hard Questions as We Chart a Future Path”

This plenary will ask difficult questions about the work we need to do to continue to grow as a feminist institution. The session will emphasize three areas: (a) gender non-binary and trans scholars, and how to make their experiences and sociological research on these areas visibly important to the organization and beyond; (b) race and ethnicity, looking intersectionally when considering the experiences of women in SWS and in society; and (c) social class and the needs of scholars from under-resourced institutions or who have limited economic means.  

Celebrant/Provocateur:

Zakiya Luna, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara and Faculty Affiliate, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, Berkeley Law

Panelists:

Andrea S. Boyles, SWS Secretary, Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Tulane University

Sara Crawley, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida

Daniel Laurison, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College and Past-Chair, Sociologists for Trans Justice

Vrushali Patil, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

Marisa Salinas, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology with Doctoral Emphasis in the Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Elroi Windsor, Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of West Georgia

Plenaries are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm EST, but we will make more information available for the timing of these plenaries as we finalize the schedule.
Submit a Proposal for the 2021 SWS Winter Meeting! The deadline to submit is November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST: https://sws.memberclicks.net/wintersubmission2021#/

SWS 2021 Winter Meeting – January 28 – 31, 2021 – Announcing Virtual Platform for 2021

50 Years of SWS:
Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future
President-Elect, Mignon R. Moore
Photo of President-Elect, Mignon R. Moore
 
January 28 – January 31, 2021

To Be Hosted on: ePly Virtual Venue supported by MemberClicks

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: NOVEMBER 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

Program Committee Chair: Sara L. Crawley

Program Committee Members: Paulina García-Del Moral, Ashley Green, Rebecca Hanson, Erica Hill-Yates, Tristen Kade, Barret Katuna, Zakiya Luna, Ana Rael, Natasha Santana

Theme and Call for Papers: The 2021 Winter Meeting will commemorate 50 years of SWS!  Our programming will focus on the contributions to and impact that SWS has made on the discipline of sociology as we celebrate the progress we have made. It will also look towards the future by exploring how to build and retain connections to one another in ways that will make everyone in our community feel visible, included and heard. We will emphasize three areas: (a) gender non-binary and trans scholars, and how to make their experiences and sociological research on these areas visibly important to the organization and beyond; (b) race and ethnicity, looking intersectionally when considering the experiences of women in society; and (c) social class and the needs of scholars from under-resourced institutions or who have limited economic means. We will consider ways they can participate more fully in the life of the organization. Gender, race and class continue to be at the forefront of considerations that must be attended to for SWS to continue to grow and flourish in the 21st century. We will honor and build on the foundational work of those who established the organization, while we recognize and work on those issues that will help SWS reach its full potential.

While the 2021 Winter Meeting Program Committee welcomes all suggestions for Workshops and Sessions, we will prioritize submissions that focus on the following issues:

  • LGBTQ Communities
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Gender & COVID/Experiences in Quarantine
  • Gender & the 2020 Election
  • Young Feminist Leadership and Activism in Current Political Times
  • The Future of Feminism
  • Social Justice at the Border
  • Other particularly timely social justice topics

50 Years of SWS: Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future

We are accepting proposals for Roundtables, Sessions, and Book Salons. As usual, we will have opportunities for networking and mentoring built into the program with a significant emphasis placed on welcoming new SWS members via our Hand Program. This will be facilitated by the SWS Membership Committee.

SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Click HERE or go to this direct link to go to the form: https://sws.memberclicks.net/wintersubmission2021#/

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Submission Types:

1) Individual Abstracts for Roundtable Consideration:

A Roundtable is a small gathering of individuals who are presenting on-going research on topics that share a common theme. Roundtables are a great opportunity to receive feedback from other presenters and attendees. Your abstract may reflect a work in progress, a finished paper, or ideas you would like more feedback on as you continue to collect data or refine your argument/contribution. You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a Roundtable that will have a maximum of 4 individual presenters in a timeframe of 90 minutes. Abstracts will be organized into Roundtables by Program Committee Members on the basis of common themes. Each Roundtable Session will have a moderator who will review the abstracts ahead of time, serve as the timekeeper, and help to facilitate the question and answer portion of the Roundtable Session.

All submissions should include: (a) title of the paper, (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, (c) an extended abstract of approximately 300-400 words, and (d) 3 keywords. Roundtables will have a maximum of 4 papers, one moderator, and will last for 90 minutes.

2) Individual Papers for Session Consideration: A Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme. Sessions are a great place to share research that is nearing or in its final stages for manuscript submission.

All submissions should include:  (a) title of the paper, (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, (c) an abstract of approximately 300-400 words, (d) 3 keywords, and (e) a full paper. Sessions will have a maximum of 4 papers, one moderator, and will last for 90 minutes.

3) Full Session/Workshop Proposals: We are accepting submissions for a full Session or Workshop. Proposals will include a title, abstract, and the names of 4-6 participants who will present papers or participate in a discussion led by a moderator. All complete Session/Workshop proposals must include the names of all proposed presenters/panelists. Abstracts (max. 450 words) should detail the theme of the proposed Session or Workshop. As background information, a Workshop is a space for people to participate in an interactive dialogue on a particular theme or topic, while a Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme.

If an SWS Committee or Committees in collaboration are submitting a joint proposal, please include this information in the title. Submissions must include full details (submission title, submission type, abstract, exactly three keywords, first name, last name, institution, and email address) for all participants. Participants include the presider and organizer, in addition to the presenters or panelists, and discussant, if included. Sessions and Workshops will last for 90 minutes. The recommendation is that no more than 4 presentations will be included in each Workshop or Session to allow for adequate time.

4) New in 2020!! Book Salons: If you published a book in 2019 or 2020, you are encouraged to submit your book for consideration in a Book Salon. Each Book Salon will feature 3 books in one 90 minute Session. There will be a set of organizing questions and a moderator. The audience benefits from listening to the authors discuss their motivations, methods and content of their work. There will also be time for questions and comments from the audience. The Program Committee welcomes nominations from all SWS members, including self-nominations. The Program Committee will work on the organization of the Book Salons and we ask that you submit the following: (a) title of book, (b) publisher, (c) date of publication, (d) author or authors, and (e) book summary that can be taken directly from the publisher’s website. Preference will be given to books that are published by SWS members. All books must include some focus on gender.

5) Interest in Serving as a Moderator for a Session, Book Salon, or Roundtable: We need moderators to make this program a success! A moderator reviews pertinent materials (abstract, paper, or book) in advance of the meeting, ensures that all presenters have an equal amount of time to present, and facilitates conversation during the question and answer portion of the Session. All SWS members are encouraged to volunteer for this service if they feel that they have expertise in a particular area and they would like to help facilitate conversation. Those interested in serving as a moderator will be asked to include (a) name, (b) affiliation, (c) contact information and (d) 3 keywords describing their areas of expertise.

*PLEASE NOTE that information provided here–through the submission portal–will appear exactly as it is entered. Therefore, in submission titles, your name, and institution, please make sure that the way you enter this information is exactly how you would like for it to appear in the program. 

Join/Renew SWS Membership 

Only current SWS members can submit via the MemberClicks submission system. The 2021 Membership Year began on November 1, 2020. Note that you must renew your SWS membership for 2021 to participate in 2021 Winter Meeting programming. 

Pre-Register

All program participants (presenters, presiders, discussants, panelists, moderators, etc.) must be registered for the 2021 Winter Meeting by January 10, 2021. The Pre-Registration System will open by November 20, 2020.

Limitations on Program Appearances

Because time slots are limited, participants may serve in no more than two presentation roles (author of a paper, panel participant, workshop leader, etc.). There are no restrictions on the number of times a participant may serve as a moderator or Session presider.

Questions 

Please direct questions about submissions and participation to Barret Katuna, Executive Officer, at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com

Election Results from the 2020 SWS Election of Officers

 

Congratulations to the newly elected SWS Officers who will officially begin their service during the 2021 Winter Meeting!

Thanks to all of the Nominations Committee Members including Tiffany Taylor (Chair and Past President), Shobha Hamal Gurung, Maria Cecilia Hwang, Ophra Leyser-Whalen, and Manashi Ray for all of their work in putting together such a wonderful group of candidates for elected office.

President-Elect 
Roberta Villalón
Treasurer-Elect
Jennifer Rogers-Brown
Vice President
Mary Virnoche
Media Relations Committee Chair
Erin Baker
Sister to Sister Committee Co-Chair
Esther Hernández-Medina
Awards Committee Member 
Ghassan Moussawi
Membership Committee Members 
Julia Meszaros
Penny Harvey
Nominations Committee Members
Ranita Ray
Tristan Bridges
Publications Committee Members
Emily S. Mann
Jo Reger
Student Representative-Elect
Alexis Grant-Panting
Career Development Committee Chair
Heather Laube
Discrimination Committee Co-Chairs
Tracy E. Ore
Marisela Martinez-Cola
Social Action Committee Chair
Kris De Welde

 

 

Congratulations to Tressie McMillan Cottom Selected as 2020 MacArthur Fellow!

Tressie McMillan Cottom Selected as 2020 MacArthur Fellow

 

Photo of Tressie McMillan Cottom

Sociologist, Writer, and Public Scholar | Class of 2020

Shaping discourse on highly topical issues at the confluence of race, gender, education, and digital technology for broad audiences.

MacArthur Foundation Announcement

https://www.macfound.org/fellows/1055/

Trio of Black female authors among 21 MacArthur Foundation ‘genius grant’ winners

Article by Eric Levenson, October 6, 2020

Link to CNN Article

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/us/macarthur-genius-grant-winners/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1u9cK5hm3AqWw8gARQEhVDO3eIU2B8u0piwPseE083pq4CIR6AT8ka4To

Tressie McMillan Cottom is the 2017 SWS Feminist Activism Awardee.  

Announcing the Call for Papers/Opening of the SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Submission & Participation System

Please click HERE to go to the 2021 Winter Meeting Website

Please click HERE to go directly to the 2021 Winter Meeting Submission & Participation System

SWS Winter Meeting 2021

President-Elect, Mignon R. Moore

 

Photo of Mignon R. Moore, President-Elect

50 Years of SWS:

Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future

January 28 – January 31, 2021

To Be Hosted On: ePly Virtual Venue supported by MemberClicks

We will not be meeting in person in January 2021 because of the challenges presented by COVID-19. 

Program Committee Chair: Sara L. Crawley

Program Committee Members: Paulina García-Del Moral, Ashley Green, Rebecca Hanson, Erica Hill-Yates, Tristen Kade, Barret Katuna, Zakiya Luna, Ana Rael, Natasha Santana

Theme and Call for Papers: The 2021 Winter Meeting will commemorate 50 years of SWS!  Our programming will focus on the contributions to and impact that SWS has made on the discipline of sociology as we celebrate the progress we have made. It will also look towards the future by exploring how to build and retain connections to one another in ways that will make everyone in our community feel visible, included and heard. We will emphasize three areas: (a) gender non-binary and trans scholars, and how to make their experiences and sociological research on these areas visibly important to the organization and beyond; (b) race and ethnicity, looking intersectionally when considering the experiences of women in society; and (c) social class and the needs of scholars from under-resourced institutions or who have limited economic means. We will consider ways they can participate more fully in the life of the organization. Gender, race and class continue to be at the forefront of considerations that must be attended to for SWS to continue to grow and flourish in the 21st century. We will honor and build on the foundational work of those who established the organization, while we recognize and work on those issues that will help SWS reach its full potential.

While the 2021 Winter Meeting Program Committee welcomes all suggestions for Workshops and Sessions, we will prioritize submissions that focus on the following issues:

  • LGBTQ Communities
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Gender & COVID/Experiences in Quarantine
  • Gender & the 2020 Election
  • Young Feminist Leadership and Activism in Current Political Times
  • The Future of Feminism
  • Social Justice at the Border
  • Other particularly timely social justice topics

50 Years of SWS: Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future

We are accepting proposals for Roundtables, Sessions, and Book Salons. As usual, we will have opportunities for networking and mentoring built into the program with a significant emphasis placed on welcoming new SWS members via our Hand Program. This will be facilitated by the SWS Membership Committee.

SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Submission Types:

1) Individual Abstracts for Roundtable Consideration:

A Roundtable is a small gathering of individuals who are presenting on-going research on topics that share a common theme. Roundtables are a great opportunity to receive feedback from other presenters and attendees. Your abstract may reflect a work in progress, a finished paper, or ideas you would like more feedback on as you continue to collect data or refine your argument/contribution. You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a Roundtable that will have a maximum of 4 individual presenters in a timeframe of 90 minutes. Abstracts will be organized into Roundtables by Program Committee Members on the basis of common themes. Each Roundtable Session will have a moderator who will review the abstracts ahead of time, serve as the timekeeper, and help to facilitate the question and answer portion of the Roundtable Session.

All submissions should include: (a) title of the paper, (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, (c) an extended abstract of approximately 300-400 words, and (d) 3 keywords. Roundtables will have a maximum of 4 papers, one moderator, and will last for 90 minutes.

2) Individual Papers for Session Consideration: A Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme. Sessions are a great place to share research that is nearing or in its final stages for manuscript submission.

All submissions should include:  (a) title of the paper, (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, (c) an abstract of approximately 300-400 words, (d) 3 keywords, and (e) a full paper. Sessions will have a maximum of 4 papers, one moderator, and will last for 90 minutes.

3) Full Session/Workshop Proposals: We are accepting submissions for a full Session or Workshop. Proposals will include a title, abstract, and the names of 4-6 participants who will present papers or participate in a discussion led by a moderator. All complete Session/Workshop proposals must include the names of all proposed presenters/panelists. Abstracts (max. 450 words) should detail the theme of the proposed Session or Workshop. As background information, a Workshop is a space for people to participate in an interactive dialogue on a particular theme or topic, while a Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme.

If an SWS Committee or Committees in collaboration are submitting a joint proposal, please include this information in the title. Submissions must include full details (submission title, submission type, abstract, exactly three keywords, first name, last name, institution, and email address) for all participants. Participants include the presider and organizer, in addition to the presenters or panelists, and discussant, if included. Sessions and Workshops will last for 90 minutes. The recommendation is that no more than 4 presentations will be included in each Workshop or Session to allow for adequate time.

4) New in 2020!! Book Salons: If you published a book in 2019 or 2020, you are encouraged to submit your book for consideration in a Book Salon. Each Book Salon will feature 3 books in one 90 minute Session. There will be a set of organizing questions and a moderator. The audience benefits from listening to the authors discuss their motivations, methods and content of their work. There will also be time for questions and comments from the audience. The Program Committee welcomes nominations from all SWS members, including self-nominations. The Program Committee will work on the organization of the Book Salons and we ask that you submit the following: (a) title of book, (b) publisher, (c) date of publication, (d) author or authors, and (e) book summary that can be taken directly from the publisher’s website. Preference will be given to books that are published by SWS members. All books must include some focus on gender.

5) Interest in Serving as a Moderator for a Session, Book Salon, or Roundtable: We need moderators to make this program a success! A moderator reviews pertinent materials (abstract, paper, or book) in advance of the meeting, ensures that all presenters have an equal amount of time to present, and facilitates conversation during the question and answer portion of the Session. All SWS members are encouraged to volunteer for this service if they feel that they have expertise in a particular area and they would like to help facilitate conversation. Those interested in serving as a moderator will be asked to include (a) name, (b) affiliation, (c) contact information and (d) 3 keywords describing their areas of expertise.

*PLEASE NOTE that information provided here–through the submission portal–will appear exactly as it is entered. Therefore, in submission titles, your name, and institution, please make sure that the way you enter this information is exactly how you would like for it to appear in the program.

Join/Renew SWS Membership

Only current SWS members can submit via the MemberClicks submission system. The 2021 Membership Year starts on November 1, 2020.

Pre-Register

All program participants (presenters, presiders, discussants, panelists, moderators, etc.) must be registered for the 2021 Winter Meeting by January 10, 2021. The Pre-Registration System will open by November 20, 2020.

Limitations on Program Appearances

Because time slots are limited, participants may serve in no more than two presentation roles (author of a paper, panel participant, workshop leader, etc.). There are no restrictions on the number of times a participant may serve as a moderator or Session presider.

Questions 

Please direct questions about submissions and participation to Barret Katuna, Executive Officer, at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com

SWS Endorses American Historical Association (AHA) Statement on the Recent “White House Conference on American History”

 

AHA Issues Statement on the Recent “White House Conference on American History” (September 2020)

The AHA has issued a statement on last week’s “White House Conference on American History” deploring the tendentious use of history and history education to stoke politically motivated culture wars.

Link to the full statement that SWS has signed onto can be located HERE, or at this direct link:

https://www.historians.org/news-and-advocacy/aha-advocacy/aha-statement-on-the-recent-white-house-conference-on-american-history-(september-2020)

 

Extended Deadline October 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT SWS Awards Deadline

 

Reminder Upcoming Awards Deadline

October 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Nominate or apply today!

https://sws.memberclicks.net/awardsformoct1

SWS Awards October 2020

Learn more HERE, or go to: https://socwomen.org/awards/

SWS Mentoring Award

The mentoring award was established in 1990 to honor an SWS member who is an outstanding feminist mentor. In establishing the award, SWS recognized that feminist mentoring is an important and concrete way to encourage feminist scholarship.

Undergraduate Social Action Award

The Undergraduate Social Action Award is given annually to recognize a student(s) making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. The work honored by this award is central to the SWS goal to foster activism for women.

Social Actions Initiative Award

The Social Actions Initiative Awards is SAC’s efforts to directly support and encourage the social activism of SWS members. Awards are given out twice per year on a competitive basis until funds are fully dispersed. The social actions represented by this initiative are central to advancing the mission of SWS.

Feminist Activism Award 

This annual award recognizes an SWS member who has made notable contributions to improving the lives of women in society, especially through activism.

Feminist Lecturer Award

Founded in 1985, this lectureship was created to recognize those whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective. The goal is to make these scholars more available to campuses where such a voice is unusual and/or unwelcome.

Cheryl Allyn Miller Award

This award recognizes a sociology graduate student, or a recent doctorate, whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work.

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 sws.north2020@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter at @sws_north.

SWS Supports All Scholars Participating in #ScholarStrike

SWS Supports All Scholars Participating in #ScholarStrike

September 8, 2020

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) supports all scholars who are participating in #ScholarStrike, an effort to call attention to police violence and racism from September 8 – 9, 2020. The SWS response to White Supremacy/Systemic Racism centers the research and insights of Black Feminist Scholars and condemns systemic racist actions against Black men, Black women, Black trans, Black non-binary and Black intersex people. SWS encourages scholars to act on these injustices through this #ScholarStrike that incorporates teach-ins on social and racial equality and through actions underscored in the SWS Statement on White Supremacy: An SWS Call to Action. It is our duty, as feminist sociologists and scholars, to be co-conspirators in the movement for making Black Lives Matter. Let’s use this time to send out tweets and messages in other social media platforms on anti-racism and social justice issues. The SWS Executive Office will be closed on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 in support of the #ScholarStrike. Please refer to https://socwomen.org/sws-responds-to-white-supremacy-systemic-racism/ for resources to assist your participation in teach-ins on White Supremacy, Anti-Racism, and Social Justice.