Can I Apply? Demystifying The SWS Awards Process – Join Us on March 7, 2022 from 7-8 pm EST

SWS Graduate/Student Workshop & Toolkit Series Hosted by the SWS Student Caucus and SWS Student Caucus 

Join Us on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 7:00 pm EST 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcemsrj4tHNXnsRhIXuCFUNZW7Q-0Kepd

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Can I Apply? Demystifying The SWS Awards ProcessThis is a discussion aimed at students and anyone interested in understanding more about SWS Awards and the application process. We will be joined by past winners who will share their insights on the process and what it means to be an awardee.

Why join this session?• To learn more about SWS Awards• Gain a better understanding of the awards process• Speak with past winners including Trang Thu Đỗ (Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Scholarship Awardee), Sekani Robinson (Cheryl Allyn Miller Awardee), Roxanna Villalobos (Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Dissertation Scholarship Awardee), and Brandi Perri (Beth B. Hess Memorial Dissertation Scholarship Awardee) to gain guidance on how to put together a strong application.

 

 

SWS High School Teacher Virtual Workshop – March 5, 2022 – Teaching Gender Justice & Health in Pandemic Times

INVITATION FROM SWS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS​​

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022 FROM 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST

Coordinators: Dr. Josephine Beoku-Betts and Dr. Nancy López​

Co-Facilitators: Dr. Marlese Durr, Dr. LaTonya Trotter, Dr. Carmela Roybal, and Chidimma Judith Nnagbo (Graduate Student)

Are you a high school teacher who teaches ethnic studies, women studies, social studies, English, human rights or other related topic? Or do you know a high school teacher who teaches in these areas? Please share this announcement with them.
Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) is hosting a FREE VIRTUAL pre-conference workshop for high school teachers. This is the third virtual workshop we have hosted for high school teachers. The first year we focused on Intersectionality and the second year we focused on Global Feminism. This year the workshop theme will be: Gender Justice and Health in Pandemic Times. The free virtual workshop will take place via zoom on Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9am-4pm MST. It’s limited to 20 participants – high school teachers that teach ethnic studies, women studies, social studies, English, human rights, or any other relevant subject. Registration is required.  All participants will receive a $50 gift certificate via email. 

SWS Podcast – Feminist Intersections – First Episode is Now Available – Salam Aboulhassan: Gendered and Racialized Muslim Experiences at Work

Feminist Intersections Podcast Now Available

 

Salam Aboulhassan: Gendered and Racialized Muslim Experiences at Work

February 8, 2022, Season 1, Episode

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1931436/10038748

Salam Aboulhassan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University. Her past research explored intimate partner violence and the social construction of reputation among Arab American women, publishing her first set of findings in the Journal of Family Issues. Her current research focuses on the racialization of Muslims within US workplaces. In early 2019, she was awarded the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement grant. She is also a community activist who focuses on issues of sexual abuse and sexual assault within immigrant Arab communities

Whitney Hunt (she/her/hers) is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Wayne State University. Whitney’s research foci explore race and racism, science and technology, and culture and media. Overall, she uses mixed methods to address broad questions surrounding social constructions of race. Currently, her dissertation research examines genetic ancestry testing and the geneticization of identity. For more information, visit https://www.whitneyhunt.net

Erin Baker, Ph.D. (she/her) is an associate professor of sociology at Minot State University. Dr. Baker’s research explores motherhood, mental health, education, and homeschooling.  For more information, visit https://erinebaker.com/

Wayne State University Highlights First SWS Podcast – Feminist Intersections
Wayne State graduate student Whitney Hunt and alumna Erin Baker (Ph.D.’21) have produced the Feminist Intersections podcast.  Their first guest is Ph.D. student Salam Aboulhasan, who discusses her research on Gendered and Racialized Muslim Experiences at Work.

SWS Winter Meeting – Virtual Programming Starts on February 4! SWS Members – Please Register Today!

“Rethinking Feminist Sociologies in the Era of Global Pandemics”

SWS President-Elect, Roberta Villalón

See the Full Program HERE

Only 2022 Winter Meeting Registered Attendees who register by February 3 will have access to the Virtual Meeting Platform where all Zoom Links are posted.

Once you have registered, you can use your MemberClicks credentials to login to see the Virtual Platform now.

 Direct link to the Virtual Meeting Platform:

https://sws.mclms.net/en/connect/memberclicks

Registration Form for Virtual 2022 SWS Winter Meeting taking place from February 4-5, 2022 also includes Live-Streamed Programming from March 31-April 3, 2022

Virtual Meeting Registration Form

https://sws.memberclicks.net/22wmrvirtual

If you can also join us in person in New Mexico, here’s the In-Person Registration for the meeting taking place from March 31-April 3, 2022:

https://sws.memberclicks.net/2022wmregistration

Make your hotel reservations today! Cutoff Date for Reservations is March 8, 2022

$169 per night for single and double rate

Reservation Link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/TAMAY/G-SWS1

A Special Thank You to Our Program Committee Members:

Program Committee Chair: Tracy Ore

Program Committee: Alexis Grant-Panting; Andrea (Drea) S. Boyles; Chriss

Sneed; Erika Busse-Cardenas; Erika Marquez; Esther Hernández-Medina; Ghassan Moussawi; Nancy López; Ӧzlem Altıok; stef shuster; Tristen Kade; Veronica Montes

SWS Local Arrangements Committee Members: Lisa Broidy; Georgiann Davis; Jessica Goodkind; Maricarmen Hernandez; Nancy López; Ranita Ray; Assata Zerai

SWS Thanks New York University Press for Sponsoring the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting! Getting a Book Published & Revising a Manuscript for Publication Workshop to take place on February 4. Register Today!

Thanks to New York University Press for Sponsoring the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting!

Link to the Flyer is Here: Workshop Flier

Registered attendees, please mark your calendars for:

GETTING A BOOK PUBLISHED & REVISING A MANUSCRIPT FOR PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

Friday, February 4, 2022 from 12:45 – 2:15 pm EST

Moderated by Ilene Kalish, Executive Editor at New York University Press

Panelists:

Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary

Georgiann Davis, University of New Mexico

stef shuster, Michigan State University

Virtual Meeting Registration Form

https://sws.memberclicks.net/22wmrvirtual

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In-Person Registration for March 31-April 3, 2022:

https://sws.memberclicks.net/2022wmregistration

Registration Form for Virtual 2022 SWS Winter Meeting that includes Live-Streamed Programming from March 31-April 3, 2022 and Programming Taking Place on February 4 and 5, 2022.

Congratulations to Dr. Georgiann Davis, the 2022 SWS Feminist Activism Award Winner!

Congratulations to Dr. Georgiann Davis, the 2022 SWS Feminist Activism Award Winner!

Photo of Dr. Georgiann Davis

The SWS Feminist Activism Award, established in 1995, is presented annually to an SWS member who has notably and consistently used sociology to improve conditions for women in society. The award honors outstanding feminist advocacy efforts that embody the goal of service to women and that have identifiably improved women’s lives. This year’s Feminist Activism Award Subcommittee included Ghassan Moussawi (Subcommittee Chair), Brittany Battle, Rocío Garcia, Latoya Council, and Cierra Sorin. The Subcommittee decided that Dr. Georgiann Davis will be the SWS 2022 Feminist Activism Award Winner.

Georgiann is a feminist medical sociologist and an intersex activist who is dedicated to three goals: 1) raising intersex awareness, 2) educating future medical doctors, and 3) ending the genital mutilation doctors often subject intersex people in order to surgically squeeze the intersex body into the arbitrary sex binary. Georgiann Davis is a scholar-activist whose research, teaching, and activism are at the intersection of medical violence and feminist theories. She is currently working on a feminist autoethnography tentatively entitled Five Star White Trash where she discusses the complexities of intergenerational mobility, whiteness, gender dogma, and the ways in which anti-fatness is rooted in anti-Blackness. She is a former board president of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth (2017-2020) and a past-president of InterConnect Support Group (2014-2015). You can read more about her research, teaching, and activism at http://www.georgianndavis.com.

Her nomination materials collected by Barbara Risman share that: “… Georgiann’s feminist scholar activism doesn’t stop with what and where she writes and appears on TV and on the Radio, it extends to service to the community with the goal of changing intersex lives, empowering future intersex leaders, and educating future doctors. Georgiann led one of the largest intersex support groups in the world (AIS-DSD Support Group). … Georgiann has worked with the Association of American Medical Colleges on their Difference of Sex Development Subcommittee with the goal of developing intersex inclusive curriculum for professors of medicine to use throughout their medical school classrooms.”

We hope you will join us in congratulating Georgiann and that you will make plans to join us for the 2022 Winter SWS Awards Celebration. We will be honoring Georgiann in person at the 2022 Winter Meeting at the Awards Banquet and Silent Auction on April 1, 2022. All current SWS Members can register for the meeting here: https://sws.memberclicks.net/2022wmregistration

Sharing Revised Program Draft  Hybrid SWS 2022 Winter Meeting Virtual Meeting: February 4-5, 2022  Rescheduled In-Person Meeting:  March 31-April 3, 2022 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Sharing Revised Program Draft

Hybrid SWS 2022 Winter Meeting

Virtual Meeting: February 4-5, 2022

Rescheduled In-Person Meeting:

March 31-April 3, 2022 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Thank you for your patience as we have worked out modality change requests and the rescheduled hybrid meeting programming. Once again, we appreciate all the kind and supportive emails we’ve received from so many of you as we navigate these difficult times.

PROGRAM DRAFT AS OF JANUARY 24 for SWS 2022 WINTER MEETING

Link to Program Draft: https://socwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Posted.1_24_2022.DRAFTMarch_AprilWINTER-MEETING.pdf

Please review the revised program and if you notice any errors or omissions in our processing of your previously submitted change requests, email Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer at  swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com with the correction by Wednesday, January 26th at 5:00 pm EST.   We will not be able to process any further changes after that date. The final program will be released on January 28th.

Registration Deadlines: 

To participate and attend the February 4-5 virtual program you must register by February 3 to ensure you can access all the Zoom links for the sessions.

Register here:  https://sws.memberclicks.net/22wmrvirtual

*All Current SWS Members will have access to the open Business Meeting on February 4, 2022 from 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm EST. We will soon share more details via MemberClicks to all current SWS Members. If you have questions regarding the status of your membership, please email Barret Katuna at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com

If you plan to attend the in-person meeting in March 31-April 3, 2022, register here:  https://sws.memberclicks.net/2022wmregistration

If you register by February 3, you will also have access to the Virtual Programming of February 4-5, 2022.

The final deadline to pre-register for the in-person meeting is March 8th, 2022, which is also the last day you will be able to book your hotel rooms at the SWS discounted rate.

If you would like to attend the live streamed sessions, and you had not registered for the virtual portion of the meeting by February 3, you will still be able to register to get the zoom links up until March 28. Register here: https://sws.memberclicks.net/22wmrvirtual

Regarding your hotel reservations: The hotel room reservations that you made for the January meeting are no longer in the hotel system and you should have received a cancellation email from Hyatt. We will soon share a new hotel reservation link so you can make new reservations at the SWS discounted rate of $169 per night.

Thank you for your attention, and we look forward to seeing you both virtually and in-person!

Best wishes,

Roberta Villalón, SWS President-Elect

Tracy Ore, Program Committee Chair

Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer

SWS 2022 Winter Meeting Rescheduled to March 31-April 3 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

SWS 2022 Winter Meeting Rescheduled to March 31-April 3 in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Thank you for your patience while we worked out how to handle the challenge posed by the Omicron wave. We appreciate all the kind and supportive emails we’ve received from so many of you as we navigate these difficult times. 

After careful consideration of our options, we have decided to keep the virtual portion of the SWS 2022 Winter Meeting hybrid program as originally scheduled (February 4-5) and reschedule the in-person portion of the meeting to March 31-April 3.  

PROGRAM DRAFT AS OF JANUARY 13 SWS 2022 WINTER MEETING

We understand that this modification may not work for everybody who was going to present in person. You can find a draft of the updated program HERE at: https://socwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/ToPost.1_13_2022.DRAFT-AS-OF-JANUARY-13-SWS-2022-WINTER-MEETING.pdf

Please email Barret Katuna at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com by Thursday, January 20 at 5:00 pm EST if you would like to either change the modality of your presentation to virtual or be removed from the program because you will not be able to travel to New Mexico on the new dates.

If we do not hear from you by then, we will assume you are available to present during the new scheduled in-person meeting. If you are no longer able to participate in person, we will refund your registration. Then, if you will present or attend only virtually, you will have to register yourself again and pay the virtual fees.  

Regarding your hotel reservations: The hotel room reservations that you made for the January meeting are no longer in the hotel system and you should have received a cancellation email from Hyatt. We will soon share a new hotel reservation link so you can book at the SWS discounted rate of $169 per night.  

All Open Committee meetings will be held virtually as originally scheduled this January. The Committee on Discrimination, Membership Committee, and Committee on Academic Justice already held their meetings earlier this week. Here is a quick snapshot of the Open Committee Meetings that will still be taking place later this week and next. 

Awards Committee

Social Action Committee

Student Caucus

Sister to Sister Committee

International Committee

Media Relations Committee

Career Development Committee

A final revised program will be released by January 28, 2022. Here are the updated forms for you to register: 

Virtual Registration for February 4-5, 2022 and for Live Streamed Programming from March 31-April 3, 2022:

https://sws.memberclicks.net/22wmrvirtual

In-Person Registration for March 31-April 3, 2022:

https://sws.memberclicks.net/2022wmregistration

If you register for the In-Person Meeting, you will also have access to Virtual Programming from February 4-5, 2022. 

Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your understanding. 

We very much look forward to this meeting.

Best wishes,

Roberta Villalón, SWS President-Elect

Tracy Ore, Program Committee Chair

Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer

 

Message Regarding 2022 Winter Meeting – January 7, 2022 Update

Message Regarding 2022 Winter Meeting

 

Earlier this week, we announced that because of the spread of the latest Omicron coronavirus variant, it is no longer possible for us to meet in person at the end of January.

We are still in the process of working out either a rescheduling of the hybrid program for a later date or a transitioning to a fully virtual meeting. Besides health aspects, there are several legal, financial and organizational matters to consider, so we appreciate your patience while we figure this out.

Trust that we will let you know as soon as we have more information to share.

Take good care and thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Roberta Villalón, SWS President-Elect

Tracy Ore, Program Committee Chair

Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer

Important Message About the 2022 SWS In-Person Winter Meeting

Important Message About the 2022 SWS In-Person Winter Meeting

January 5, 2022

Given the spread of the latest coronavirus wave, it is no longer possible to hold our meeting in person at the end of January. We are working with our conference consulting team and legal and financial counselors and will communicate as soon as possible how exactly we will proceed.
As you can imagine, we must now focus on figuring all of this out so we will hold off on responding to email regarding this matter until we have a full and clear picture of what the next steps are. We plan to share a thorough update by the end of the day tomorrow, January 6, 2022.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,
Roberta Villalón, SWS President-Elect
Tracy Ore, Program Committee Chair
Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer