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Congratulations to Dr. Mary Romero, the 2021 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award Winner!

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Dr. Mary Romero is the 2021 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer

The 2021 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award Winner is Mary Romero. Thank you to the SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Subcommittee that was comprised of Kimberly Kelly (Chair), Katie Acosta and Morgan Matthews. The SWS Distinguished Feminist 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. Please note that the Lectureship originally carried the name of Cheryl Allyn Miller, but now there is a separate Cheryl Allyn Miller Award.

Mary Romero is Professor Emerita, Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She served as the 110th President of the American Sociological Association. She is the 2017 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award, 2015 Latina/o Sociology Section Founders Award, 2012 Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award, the Section on Race and Ethnic Minorities 2009 Founder’s Award, and the 2004 Study of Social Problems Lee Founders Award. She is the author of Introducing Intersectionality (Polity Press, 2018), The Maid’s Daughter: Inside and Outside the American Dream (NYU, 2011), Maid in the U.S.A. (NYU, 1992), co-editor of eight books, and numerous social science journals and law review articles.

As noted in her nomination materials submitted by Bandana Purkayastha, Josephine Beoku-Betts, Melanie Heath, Georgiann Davis, Shobha Hamal Gurung, Vrushali Patil, and Ranita Ray:

“Dr. Romero’s work in Maid in America and The Maid’s Daughter remains pertinent to the immigration landscape in the U.S. today. The earlier book, not surprisingly, has remained in print for over 20 years. These books tap into a key theme—the need for decent work conditions. As the number of female workers have grown in the U.S., often, women and men in upper-level white collar jobs have used the labor of poor immigrant women to manage “family responsibilities.” This story needs to be told repeatedly if we are truly striving for equity, and Professor Romero has done so with great sensitivity. Importantly, Professor Romero has produced her analysis from her location in the state of Arizona where anti-immigration politicians have created a state of fear and hate for immigrants and people of color.”

The nominators also noted: “Professor Romero’s work with faculty and graduate students of color at Arizona State University is legendary. However, we have seen her quiet activism within SWS as she supported so many junior and senior faculty by lending an ear when they needed it, including them in programs she was involved in, and travelling to their universities to give lectures to show the strength of sociologists on campuses that had very few feminist scholars.”

We hope you will join us in congratulating Mary and that you will make plans to join us for the 2021 Winter SWS Awards Reception to be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Please register here for the 2021 SWS Winter Meeting where you will have the opportunity to attend the Awards Ceremony where we will honor Mary.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle, the 2021 SWS Feminist Activism Award Winner!

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Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle is the 2021 SWS Feminist Activism Awardee

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 Karine Lepillez (Subcommittee Chair), Amy Blackstone, LaToya Council, Ophra Leyser-Whalen, and Cierra Sorin. The Subcommittee selected Brittany Pearl Battle as the SWS 2021 Feminist Activism Award Winner.

Brittany Pearl Battle is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at Wake Forest University and a passionate scholar-activist. Her research interests include social and family policy, courts, social justice, carceral logics, and culture and cognition. She teaches courses on social justice in the social sciences, criminology, and courts & criminal procedure, and is currently designing a course on abolition and reimagining justice. Brittany’s scholarship has been funded by the Ford Foundation, American Sociological Association, and Sociologists for Women in Society, and she recently won the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice Praxis Award.

She is currently working on a book manuscript (under contract with NYU Press), “They’re Stealing My Opportunity to Be a Father:” The Child Support System and State Intervention in the Family, which examines the experiences of parents involved in the child support system using courtroom observations and interviews. The project illuminates the ways that the child support system functions as a neoliberal construct at the intersection of the welfare and criminal justice systems. Brittany is currently collaborating on a research project examining evictions in North Carolina, in a partnership with a local grassroots organization focused on housing justice. She is also working on an interview project with activists examining the pathways to abolition. Her activism as a founding member of Triad Abolition Project in North Carolina included organizing a 49-day occupation during the summer of 2020 to demand policy changes in response to the murder of John Neville in the local jail. The organization also hosts direct protest actions, civic engagement actions, and community political education sessions.

Brittany is also a founding Board of Directors member of the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization, which honors Black elders and ancestors in her hometown, and began a donation drive to the local Coalition Against Rape and Abuse in the name of a Black woman community member murdered in an act of domestic violence. She has been recognized with a New Jersey Legislature Senate and General Assembly Citation for her work with the Ocean City Juneteenth Organization, as well as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award from the City of Ocean City, New Jersey. Brittany regularly appears in local news media and engages in public scholarship on podcasts and community panels, and through her blog on her experiences as a Black woman on the tenure track.

Her work stands out for its timeliness, intensity, and the clear results and impact they have had in a short time on the lives of colleagues, students, and members of her community. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Brittany founded the Triad Abolition Project, mobilizing the organization for Occupy Winston Salem. Brittany worked with other organizers to put forth a set of demands to local government; they held educational events, community dinners, vigils, marches, and other actions that resulted in policy change at the county level. The county committed to notifying the public when an inmate dies in police custody and banned the use of “hogtie” restraints, among other changes. Brittany’s activism is also visible in her mentoring, particularly of first-generation, Black, and POC students. Noting her dedication and intersectional feminist work on issues of racial justice in her community and the demonstration of her exceptional commitment to intersectional feminist activism within her community, SWS is awarding Brittany Pearl Battle the SWS 2021 Feminist Activism Award.

Brittany’s nomination was submitted by Amanda M. Gengler, Andrea Gómez Cervantes, Victoria Reyes, Antonia Randolph, Bruce Jackson, Zawadi Rucks Ahidiana, and LaTonya J. Trotter. In her nomination package, it stated: “In the classroom, Dr. Battle also utilizes her scholar-activist framework to teach sociology and empower her students to work towards social change. In only her second year at Wake Forest, Dr. Battle has already created and taught four different classes, all utilizing a Black feminist framework to understand sociology. This is perhaps most visible in her Social Justice class, where she teaches students to question knowledge and power production in the pursuit of “justice.” Nonetheless, her most transformational acts of scholar-activism reveal themselves in the Teach-ins she organized during the Occupy Winston Salem work described earlier. Whether it was gathering on the sidewalk pavement in front of the local detention center, or sitting in a circle at a park, Dr. Battle broke the walls of the ivory tower bringing academia into the streets. With weekly, sometimes daily teach-ins, Dr. Battle brought together scholars, community organizations, and community members to talk about structural and local issues, on topics ranging from abolition to housing; the criminalization of Black youth, to immigration detention, and much more.”

We hope you will join us in congratulating Brittany and that you will make plans to join us for the 2021 Winter SWS Awards Reception to be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Please register here for the 2021 SWS Winter Meeting where you will have the opportunity to attend the Awards Ceremony.

 

 

2021 SWS Winter Meeting Registration System is Open

50 Years of SWS:

Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future

President-Elect, Mignon R. Moore

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January 27-January 31, 2021

To Be Hosted on: ePly Virtual Venue supported by MemberClicks

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Click HERE to Register
2021 Winter Meeting Registration is Open to All SWS Members with 2021 SWS Membership
There is a voluntary registration fee and the optional opportunity to sponsor 2021 SWS Membership for your colleagues and students within the 2021 Winter Meeting Registration Form. 
Thanks to the generosity of our SWS Feminist Community, we are able to provide a limited number of 2021 SWS Memberships to those who would like to request a complimentary 2021 SWS Membership.
If you would like to request a sponsored 2021 SWS Membership for yourself, please fill out this form.
 
 

Program Committee Chair: S.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: 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.

Join/Renew SWS Membership 

Link for renewal: https://sws.memberclicks.net

Pre-Register

All program participants (presenters, presiders, discussants, panelists, moderators, etc.) must be registered for the 2021 Winter Meeting by January 10, 2021. SWS Members with 2021 SWS Membership can register at no cost. You must pre-register in order to have access to the Virtual Venue.

Questions 

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

Learn more about the Presidential Plenaries HERE
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Learn more about the “A Drink With A Genius” Celebration (January 28, 2021) in Honor of Tressie McMillan Cottom’s 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship HERE

Save the Dates – SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Presidential Plenaries

Announcing the SWS 2021 Winter Meeting Presidential Plenaries

January 27-31, 2021

Organized by Mignon R. Moore, SWS President-Elect

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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

S.L. 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 27 – 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: S.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 27 – January 31, 2021

To Be Hosted On: 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: S.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)