SWS Feminist Lecturer Award

History and Overview

The SWS Distinguished Lectureship was founded in 1985 as a way of recognizing members whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective, and of making this feminist scholar available to campuses that are isolated, rural, located away from major metropolitan areas, bereft of the resources needed to invite guest speakers, and/or characterized by hostility to feminist scholarship. A key goal of the program is to provide a feminist voice on campuses where such a perspective is unusual and/or unwelcome.

The lecturer will receive an award of $250 and must commit to presenting the lecture at an SWS meeting and on one US campus that meet the above noted criteria. A written version of the lecture will be published in Gender & Society.

The Lectureship originally carried the name of Cheryl Allyn Miller, but now there is a separate Cheryl Allyn Miller Award.

Deadline for 2019: April 1 at 11:59 pm

Criteria for Selection

You must be an SWS Member to nominate and only current SWS Members will be considered for this award. Please login to the membership portal at: sws.memberclicks.net to submit your full awards application as one file.

Evidence of the nominee’s contributions to feminist scholarship
Evidence of the nominee’s ability to speak to a broad audience, e.g., non-academics, non-feminists, diverse publics.
Nomination Procedures
No more than 10 nomination letters should be included in the nomination packet. One appropriate option is for a group of people to write one nomination letter and all sign it.
The candidate’s CV and all nomination letters should be submitted together in the application.
Nominations will be kept current for three years, after which they will be put aside for a year and brought in again if requested by the nominator. The nominators will keep the records and see to their currency. It is the nominators’ responsibility to contact the Lecturer Award Committee Chair annually to make sure the file is being considered and current.
Receipt of nomination packages will be acknowledged with a brief email.
Nominator(s) of winner and winner will be notified via email from the Executive Office.

Benefits of Award

Certificate (awarded at Summer Awards Banquet)
$250 award
Summer Meeting Registration and Banquet Ticket

Publication of lecture in Gender & Society

Expectations for Award Winner
Attendance at Summer Awards Banquet to receive award
One campus visit during academic year
Present lecture at Winter Meeting following the year in which award is presented (e.g., 2019 winner will give lecture at Winter Meeting 2020)
Serve on Awards committee for 2 years (e.g., the 2017 winner will participate in the selection of the 2018 and 2019 winners)

Note: SWS pays transportation costs for the campus visit (up to $750 for domestic and up to $1500 for international) and the host campus provides room and board.

Past Winners

2018 Award Not Given

2017 Julia McQuillan, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2016 Mary Osirim, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2015 Shelley Correll, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2014 Manisha Desai, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2013 Chris Bose, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2012 Gayle Sulik, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2011 Christine Williams, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2010 Nancy Naples, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2009 Silver Anniversary – Paula England, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2008 Cecilia Ridgeway, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2007 Evelyn Nakano Glenn, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2006 Michael Messner, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2005 Joan Acker, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2004 Margaret Andersen, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2003 Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2002 Barbara Risman, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2001 Patricia Yancey Martin, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
2000 Mary Frank Fox, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
1999 Michael Kimmel, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
1998 Kathleen Gerson, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
1997 Verta Taylor, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
1996 Ronnie Steinberg, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
1995 Rose Brewer, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer in honor of Ruth Shonle Cavan
1994 Mady Segal, SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer in honor of Helen McGill Hughes
1993 Myra Marx Ferree, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1992 Judith Lorber, SWS Cheryl Miller Allyn Distinguished Lecturer
1991 Francesca Cancian, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1990 Arlene Kaplan Daniels, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1989 Maxine Baca Zinn, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1988 Barbara Katz Rothman, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1987 Barbara Reskin, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1986 Barrie Thorne, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer
1985 Janet Chafetz, SWS Cheryl Allyn Miller Distinguished Lecturer

Contact

Committee Chair: Laura Logan, llogan@hastings.edu