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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

Revised SWS 2022 Winter Meeting COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols – December 22, 2021

SWS 2022 Winter Meeting

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

December 22, 2021

We have modified these protocols upon consultation with our legal team and updated CDC Guidelines.

SWS is carefully monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others regarding the COVID-19 situation as we plan for the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Meeting attendees will be required to follow all health and safety protocols mandated at the time of the meeting.

We are dedicated to ensuring our attendees have a healthy and safe meeting experience. Based on current information, we are implementing the following protocols:

  1. Vaccinations are a mandated requirement for participation in the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting. We are collecting proof of vaccination from our attendees in our 2022 Winter Meeting Registration form.
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots are highly recommended in accordance with CDC Guidelines.
  3. Exemption requests can be sent to swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com to be reviewed. If approved, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior to arrival to Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico will be required for non-vaccinated attendees.
  4. We understand that minors under the age of 5 years of age who may be participating in our childcare programming are not presently eligible for vaccines. As soon as this changes, we will announce our policy in this regard.
  5. International travelers must follow CDC Travel Guidelines.
  6. According to the latest guidelines of the CDC and New Mexico, we will have a strict mask policy in all indoor public spaces of the meeting hotel. Masks that completely cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly are expected to be worn by all individuals in accordance with CDC recommendations. Check this link for further information on masks. For those who are immunocompromised or who have exemption from the mandate, they will be asked to wear masks both in indoor and outdoor public spaces. The use of masks outdoors by fully vaccinated attendees will be left to their best judgment.
  7. Social distancing will be recommended. Seating will be set up accordingly for all indoor and outdoor events, including receptions and SWS organized meals so when masks are taken off to eat or drink, we will still be distanced.
  8. The hotel staff will follow strict health and safety protocols, and the audiovisual support team will ensure cleanliness of microphones and other equipment.
  9. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the event spaces. Moreover, attendees must follow thorough hand washing CDC recommendations.
  10. Childcare services and lactation rooms will follow similarly strict health and safety policies.
  11. Meeting attendees are asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver that will be part of the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting Registration form.

We will all play a role in keeping our meeting as safe as possible, so we expect attendees to be responsible and caring, including when leaving the hotel. If adjustments must be made due to changes reported by the CDC, we will communicate them promptly.

Please share any questions with SWS Executive Officer, Barret Katuna, at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com.

2022 Winter Committee Meetings

Membership Committee

Discrimination Committee

Academic Justice Committee

Awards Committee

Social Action Committee

Student Caucus

Sister to Sister Committee

International Committee

Media Relations Committee

Career Development Committee

2022 SWS Winter Meeting Presidential Programming

2022 SWS Winter Meeting
Thursday, January 27 – Sunday, January 30, 2022
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
“Rethinking Feminist Sociologies in the Era of Global Pandemics”
SWS President-Elect, Roberta Villalón

Plenary 1 – Feminist Mobilizing for Better Futures: A Transnational Perspective

Chair: Esther Hernández-Medina, Pomona College

  • Hülya Gülbahar, EŞİK – Women’s Platform for Equality, Turkey
  • Barbara Sutton, Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University at Albany, “The Power of the Green Tide: Feminist Mobilizations for Abortion Rights in Argentina”
  • Lizeth Sinisterra, Docente del Departamento de Estudios Sociales, Universidad Icesi, ¡Es cuestión de dignidad!: mujeres afrodescendientes sosteniendo la vida en medio de la muerte
  • Manisha Desai, Head of Sociology Dept., Professor, Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies, University of Connecticut, Why Feminist Futures? What about a Just Present? Reflections on a Dalit Women’s Collective Farm in Tamil Nadu, India.
  • SM Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Gender, Rights and Human Rights, London School of Economics, Africanist, Anti Carceral Feminisms for Decolonial Futures
  • Katherina Tatiana Cabrera Cordero, Encargada de Juventud, Confederación Nacional de Mujeres del Campo (CONAMUCA), República Dominicana

Plenary 2 – Challenging Feminist Sociologies in the Era of Global Pandemics

Chair: Andrea Boyles, Tulane University

  • Bandana Purkayastha, Professor, Sociology and Asian American Studies. University of Connecticut, Constructing feminist methodologies for documenting COVID: How does decoloniality matter?
  • Melanie Heath, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, McMaster University, Ontologies of a pandemic world: Displacement and Disruptions.
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, Migration, Gender-based Violence and the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Feminist Sociologies
  • Ghassan Moussawi, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies & Sociology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rethinking Crisis in Queer Times: Lessons from the Global South
  • Chaniqua Simpson, PhD Candidate, Sociology, North Carolina State University, Future Building Through Black Queer Feminist Ideology
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), Collaborative methodologies:doing research with a politics of care

Plenary 3 – Decolonizing Sociology: Liberatory Feminist Praxes

Chair: Chriss Sneed, University of Connecticut and Center for Urban and Racial Equity

  • Raewyn Connell, Professor Emerita, the University of Sydney, On a World Scale, In the Real World: Tasks for Feminist Sociology
  • Ochy Curiel, Doctora y Magíster en Antropología Social, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, ¿Es posible descolonizar la academia? Entre la colonialidad del poder y rupturas epistemológicas.
  • Tanya Saunders, Associate Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Decolonizing Sociology & Liberatory Feminist Praxes: Reflections from the Field
  • Vrushali Patil, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University, Starting with Colonial Modernity
  • Crawley, Associate professor of Sociology and affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of South Florida, Reclaiming Radical Feminism from the TERFs: De-essentializing Bodies, Decolonizing Gender
  • Aurora Vergara, Profesora Asociada, Departamento de Estudios Sociales,Programa de Sociología, Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad ICESI, Cali, Colombia, PUNTADAS EN EL TIEMPO: Reflexiones desde las pedagogías feministas y el quehacer textil.

Celebrating Interdisciplinary Perspectives as Integral to Feminisms

Chair: Nancy López, University of New Mexico 

  • Blu Buchanan, Post-doctoral University Fellow, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Asheville, The Nastiest Shade: Black Trans Feminism and Its Sociological Consequences
  • Ginetta Candelario, Professor, Department of Sociology and Latin American & Latina/o Studies
  • Study of Women & Gender Program Affiliate, Smith College, Editor of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. The Meridians Project: Intersectional Feminist Scholarship, Mentorship, and Alternative Methods of Knowledge Production
  • Julie Shayne, Adjunct Teaching Professor, Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Faculty Associate, Center for Human Rights, University of Washington Seattle, Reflections from a Feminist Editor: Blending Sociological Analysis and Feminist Theory to Create Interdisciplinary Texts and Pedagogy
  • Jane Conway, Professor, Department of Sociology, Brock University, Co-editor of Latin American Perspectives Issue on Popular Feminism(s): Past, Present and Futures, Producing knowledge for feminism and feminist knowledge: studying subaltern feminisms
  • Nathalie Lebon, Associate Professor and Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Gettysburg College, Co-editor of Latin American Perspectives Issue on Popular Feminism(s): Past, Present and Futures, Producing knowledge for feminism and feminist knowledge: studying subaltern feminisms
  • Sylvanna Falcon, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, Respecting Research Emotions and Feelings: Embracing Feminist Wisdom
  • Francisco Galarte, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of New Mexico, Editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly
  • PJ DiPietro, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor,, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Affiliate Faculty, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies Program, LGBT Studies Program, Syracuse University, Co-editor of Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of Maria Lugones, Ungendering Feminism: On María Lugones’s Decolonial Praxis
  • Jennifer McWeeny, Associate Professor, Philosophy in the Humanities and Arts Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Co-editor of Speaking Face to Face: The Visionary Philosophy of Maria Lugones, First-Person Experience: A Decolonial Method

Collective Solidarities and Community Organizing in New Mexico

Chair: Kris De Welde, College of Charleston

  • Corrine Sanchez, Executive Director, TEWA Women, The Herstory of Tewa Women United: An Opide, braiding together of Movements
  • Lorena Blanco-Silva, Director of Diversity Programs, University of New Mexico, MANA de Albuquerque
  • Bianca Encinias, Founder of El Chante: Casa de Cultura
  • Ruth Hernández-Ríos, Teaching Professor of Sociology, Skidmore College

 

2022 Winter Meeting Registration System is Now Open! Register Today for In-Person Meeting or for Virtual Programming

2022 SWS Winter Meeting

Thursday, January 27 – Sunday, January 30, 2022
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

“Rethinking Feminist Sociologies in the Era of Global Pandemics”

SWS President-Elect, Roberta Villalón

SWS Program Committee Chair: Tracy Ore
SWS Program Committee Members: 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, and Assata Zerai

Form for in-person 2022 SWS Winter Meeting:

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

Registration Costs 

Please keep in mind that SWS Meeting registration includes many networking opportunities that occur during mealtimes. We provide hearty hors d’oeuvres during the Thursday evening Welcome Reception, breakfasts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, lunch on Friday, and dinner on Saturday. We will have a place on our registration form where you will be able to indicate any dietary needs and we will work with the catering staff at the hotel to ensure that we can meet your needs.

We recognize that meeting costs add up and SWS will subsidize the cost of 2022 Meeting Registration by 30%, 20% or 10% by those who request funds. If you can pay more than what we are asking, we will have the opportunity for members to add 30%, 20% or 10% to their registration fees if they can pay more.

Cost for Registration 

  • $200,000+, $425
  • $175,000-$199,999, $390
  • $150,000-$174,999, $355
  • $125,000-$149,999, $320
  • $100,000-$124,999, $290
  • $85,000-$99,999, $260
  • $70,000-$84,999, $235
  • $55,000-$69,999, $210
  • $40,000-$54,999, $190
  • less than $39,999, $170
  • Retired, $130
  • Student, $130

Form for virtual 2022 SWS Winter Meeting:

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

Virtual Meeting Registration:
The total cost for virtual meeting registration for student members, retired members, and/or members with incomes under $40,000 will be $25 and virtual meeting registration for higher income members will be $50. This includes access to livestreamed/recorded book salons, plenaries, and participation in virtual roundtables and poster sessions.

For more information on the 2022 Winter Meeting, please click here:

Winter Meeting 2022

Pre-Conference Workshop: Transnational Feminist Praxis Post-COVID at the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting – Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pre-Conference Workshop: Transnational Feminist Praxis Post-COVID

Sociologists for Women in Society, Winter 2022 Meeting

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Open to Registered Attendees for the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting

Chair: Erika Marquez, Icesi University

Co-Leaders:

Beatriz Padilla, University of South Florida

Minwoo Jung, Loyola University Chicago

Assata Zerai, University of New Mexico

Alicia Re Cruz, University of North Texas

Pallavi Banerjee, University of Calgary  

For More Information on the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting, please visit this website: https://socwomen.org/winter-meeting-2022/

Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting – Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pre-Conference Workshop

Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

Sociologists for Women in Society, Winter 2022 Meeting

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Open to Registered Attendees for the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting

Co-organizers:
Melissa Abad, Stanford University, VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab,
mabad2@stanford.edu
Ethel Mickey, University of Massachusetts Amherst, emickey@umass.edu
Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, Franklin & Marshall College, firuzeh.shokoohvalle@fandm.edu
Sharla Alegria, University of Toronto, sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca

This will be the 21st Semi-Annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing
Workshop. The workshop is a full day of writing, networking, and collaborative project
building. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers,
scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender
equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational
change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are
doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing while juggling the challenges
that have emerged with the Covid-19 pandemic. We encourage new and returning participants.
As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide information useful
for exploring potential collaborative projects. There will also be designated blocks of time for
working. Participants may use this time for brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing
touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, doing data analysis, or another
research related task.

The day will be organized as two sessions with time to learn about each other and our work and
time for writing in each block, with a lunch break in between. The last part of the workshop
brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans. Participants are
welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch for all
who wish to join.

Workshop goals:
1. Discuss research projects and writing goals with other scholars in the subfield of gender,
work, and organizations, with particular interest in the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2. Locate opportunities for research collaboration and/or writing support
3. Meet and network with other scholars over shared research interests
4. Independent writing time

 

For More Information on the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting, please visit this website: https://socwomen.org/winter-meeting-2022/

$2 Million Gift Will Help Suffolk Launch ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves” Today

The Center for Women’s Health & Human Rights, founded in 2003 under the leadership of Suffolk University Sociology Professor Amy Agigian, is the first academic initiative in the United States to focus on women’s health as a human rights imperative.

Amy Agigian is a current SWS member.

To view the full article, click here: https://www.suffolk.edu/news-features/news/2021/11/17/16/06/2-million-gift-will-help-suffolk-launch-our-bodies-ourselves-today?fbclid=IwAR3nIUfsONy5JVMrA2hiFsvsqbXanYp9H2JY_7LahkQSnH7T_-M7t9DU42s.