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In July 2018, SWS Council voted to partner with the March for Science. The American Sociological Association and many other organizations have partnered with the March for Science.
Please visit: www.marchforscience.com for more information.
For a list of all the partners, please visit this link:
SWS will soon be listed as a partner.
The March for Science movement advocates the importance of making sure that science remains a part of political conversations. It is an ongoing movement. There is a summit this July 6-8, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Please click here for more information on the summit.
By Abby Ferber, SWS Past President
Gender & Society
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Hattery Recognized for Faculty Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
George Mason University
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Sociologists for Women in Society Application Date: April 30, 2018
Nominate an SWSer whose feminist activism work has inspired you and/or others. The nomination process is simple, requiring a letter that substantiates the nominee’s engagement in and contributions to society via feminist activism. (An example of a former nomination letter can be obtained from the SWS Executive Office.) Deadline: April 30, 2018 Committee Chair: Patricia Yancey Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) History and Overview 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. The 2018 award winner will be asked to present a lecture at an SWS meeting (summer if it can be arranged) and on one U.S. campus during the 2019-2020 academic year to share her/his expertise and experiences (lectures, workshops, or training sessions) of feminist activism. SWS will fund the campus visit (within specified limits) and the host campus will provide housing and meals. (Application guidelines for campus visits are announced in a separate call.)
Criteria for Selection
Evidence of the nominee’s contributions to feminist activism as an SWS member who has consistently used sociology to better the lives of women.
Recipients can include volunteers, non-volunteers, academicians, and private/public sector employees.
The focus of the award is on feminist advocacy and outreach. NominationProcedures
A nomination letter that provides an accounting of the nominee’s activist contributions and their impact (others may sign as well, in support of the case made by the official letter)
Links to websites or other documentation that describe(s) and illustrate(s) the nominee’s activist work and its impact (testimonials from those benefiting from or witnessing the activism can participate)
The nominee’s curriculum vitae or resume
Multiple nominators are invited to sign the letter written by the primary nominator
The candidate’s CV and nomination letter should be submitted as a pdf attachment to Patricia Yancey Martin (email@example.com)
Receipt of nomination packages will be acknowledged via email
Nominator/s of winner and the winner will be notified via email and on official letterhead from the SWS Executive Office; nominator(s) of non-winners will be notified via email
Nominations are kept current for three years, after which they are put aside until a new request is made by the nominator. Nominators are responsible for keeping records current. The nominator must contact the Feminist Activism Award Committee chair annually to make sure the file is under consideration. Benefitsof Award Plaque (awarded at summer awards banquet)
$1000 honorarium after completion of SWS and campus lectures
Summer meeting registration and banquet ticket to receive award publicly
Up to $500 travel expenses for the summer meeting at which the awardee presents a lecture Obligations ofAward Winner
Attendance at Summer Awards Banquet (to receive award)
One campus visit during the academic year following the year during which the award is presented [e.g., the 2018 winner will complete one campus visit in the 2019-2020 academic year]
Present lecture at an SWS Summer Meeting following the year in which award is presented (e.g., 2018 winner will present a lecture at summer 2019 meeting)
Serve on Awards committee for 2 years (e.g., the 2018 winner will participate in the selection of the 2019 and 2020 winners) An awardee is asked to indicate in writing that s/he is aware of the Award’s obligations and intends to fulfill them. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Pat Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will assist you
Margaret Andersen – March 30, 2018
Quoting SWS Member, Leta Hong Fincher
“Are You Willing to Die for This Work?” Public Targeted Online Harassment in Higher Education: SWS Presidential Address by Abby L. Ferber can be accessed for free for the next six months.
From The New York Times
Please stay tuned for more details. August 11, 2018 – August 13, 2018
Philadelphia Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 11, 2018
Introduction: In 2016, SWS members gathered together to discuss the increasing frequency of public, online, targeted harassment of faculty, especially people of color and white women. SWS’s Committee on Discrimination and Academic Justice and the Social Action Committee have contributed to this work. We have continued meeting with the goal of creating this website, which presents SWS’s position, resources, and recommendations. For members of SWS, the Committee on Discrimination and Academic Justice can write letters of support for individuals under attack, and can potentially contribute to legal fees. The Social Action Committee may occasionally have resources available to support research or action projects related to this topic. Contact these committees directly for more information.
Enjoy free access to this article through December 2018:
Ferber, Abby L. “Are you Willing to Die for this Work?” Public Targeted Online Harassment in Higher Education,” Gender and Society. May 2018.
Ferber, Abby L. “New Methods and Consequences of Right-wing Attacks on Professors”, Gender and Society. June 2018.
Copyright by Sociologists for Women in Society and Abby Ferber.
SWS members voted to support the following two position statements:
Barlow, Aaron. “The annexation of academia.” Academe 102(5) (2016): 2.
Ferber, Abby L. “The Culture of Privilege: Color-blindness, Post-feminism and Christonormativity.” Journal of Social Issues Volume 68, No. 1 (2012): 63-77.
Figueroa, Meleiza and Palumbo-Liu, David. “Why Berkeley’s Battle Against White Supremacy Is Not About Free Speech: The alt-right’s First Amendment narratives just give cover to campaigns of intimidation.” 2017.
Flaherty, Colleen. “Old criticisms, new threats: Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues”., 2017.
Howey, Brian “Right-wing groups are recruiting students to target teachers,” 2018.
Campus Reform: https://www.campusreform.org/about/
Campus Watch: https://www.meforum.org/campus-watch/home
The College Fix: https://www.thecollegefix.com/
Professor Watchlist: https://professorwatchlist.org/
Turning Point USA: https://www.tpusa.com/