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Love without Bounds: An IntersectionAllies Book about Families, New Children’s book Co-Authored by LaToya Council

(Photo provided by LaToya Council) 

Love without Bounds:
An IntersectionAllies Book about Families

New Children’s book Co-Authored by
LaToya Council, SWS Member

Book Title: Love without Bounds: An IntersectionAllies Book about Families
Authors: Drs. Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi
Book Blurb: From CLC Collective, the sisterhood behind the critically acclaimed IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All, comes a heartwarming celebration of family in all its unique shapes, sizes, and situations, as well as what makes each one so special: LOVE.
Book Page: https://www.dottirpress.com/love-without-bounds

LaTonya J. Trotter awarded Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The winner of the 2022 Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize is LaTonya J. Trotter for her book More Than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State.

LaTonya J. Trotter is a sociologist whose work explores the relationship between changes in the organization of medical work and the reproduction of racial, economic, and gender inequality. Her first book, More Than Medicine: Nurse Practitioners and the Problems They Solve for Patients, Health Care Organizations, and the State (Cornell University Press 2020), questions the common view of the NP as physician stand-in, illustrating how NPs are creating new possibilities for what the medical encounter could be, while showing the depth of the crisis of care that we face. LaTonya J. Trotter is a current SWS Member, and Co-chair of the Academic Justice Committee.

For more information on the award, visit: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/medical-sociology-groups/medical-sociology-medsoc-study-group/prizes/foundation-for-the-sociology-of-health-and-illness-book-prize/

For more information on the book, visit: https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501748158/more-than-medicine/#bookTabs=0

Sustaining Activism Gatherings, Presented by SWS Social Action Committee

Join the Social Action Committee for Generative Conversation about Activism & Supporting each other.

Zoom Link: https://BIT.LY?3AHZSN6
Meeting ID: 944 2424 7178
Passcode: 560413

Questions? Contact SAC Co-Chairs: Kris De Welde: deweldek@cofc.edu and Heather Hlavka: heather.hlavka@marquette.edu.

For more information on the Social Action Committee, visit: https://socwomen.org/about/social-action-committee/.

Call for Applications for Campus Visit by 2021 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Dr. Mary Romero

Call for Applications for Campus Visit by

2021 SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer

Dr. Mary Romero

Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2022

 

Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Cecilia Hwang (maria.hwang@mcgill.ca)

Selection Subcommittee Chair: Dr. Shobha Hamal Gurung (gurung@suu.edu)


Photo of Mary Romero

The 2021 SWS Feminist Lecturer Awardee, Dr. Mary Romero, Professor Emerita, Justice and Social Inquiry in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will make one campus visit during the 2023-2024 academic year. Dr. Romero served as the 110th President of the American Sociological Association. She is the 2022 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award, 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. 

The campus visit is intended to celebrate and enhance feminist scholarship and social activism on college campuses. A key goal of the program is to provide a feminist voice on campuses where such a perspective is unusual and/or unwelcome. Applications from all types of institutions are welcome. Priority will be given to campuses that are isolated, rural, located away from major metropolitan areas, underfunded and without the resources needed to invite guest speakers, and/or are characterized by hostility to feminist scholarship.

The selection subcommittee will look especially favorably on campuses that are committed to gaining the widest possible audience for these visits. This may be demonstrated by evidence of

  • collaboration with other departments and programs on campus
  • multiple-campus cooperation
  • community partnerships

SWS will fund a portion of the expenses for the campus visit, thus institutions should not let resource scarcity prevent them from applying. SWS will fund up to $750 toward domestic travel and a maximum of $1500 for international travel. The host campus is responsible for the costs associated with meals and lodging for the duration of the campus visit.

If you are interested in hosting a campus visit submit your application by November 15, 2022 to:

SWS Awards Committee Chair: Maria Cecilia Hwang: maria.hwang@mcgill.ca

Please put “SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Campus Visit” in the email subject line.

The application should include the following information:

  1. An explanation of your interest in hosting Dr. Romero and the merits of awarding a campus visit to your institution.
  2. A description of the type of presentation you are interested in hosting.
  3. The number of days you will ask the awardee to stay.
  4. The target audience or audiences for Dr. Romero’s presentation.
  5. A description of how local costs (lodging and meals) will be met.
  6. Tentative dates for Dr. Romero’s visit.

Note: Due to public health concerns and travel challenges relating to COVID-19, we are committed to working with Dr. Romero and the campus visit host institution to identify suitable dates. SWS can extend the timeframe beyond the 2021-2022 academic year for this visit to occur if travel and programming are not possible within this timeframe.

 

 

Call for Applications for Campus Visit by 2021 Distinguished Feminist Activism Award Winner: Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle

Call for Applications for Campus Visit by
2021 Distinguished Feminist Activism Award Winner
Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle

Deadline to Apply: December 29, 2022
Deadline Extended

Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Cecilia Hwang (maria.hwang@mcgill.ca)
Selection Subcommittee Chair: Dr. Ghassan Moussawi (moussawi@illinois.edu)

Photo of Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle

The 2021 SWS Feminist Activism Award Winner, Dr. Brittany Pearl Battle, Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department and the African American Studies Program at Wake Forest University and Co-Founder of Triad Abolition Project, will make one campus visit during the 2023 academic year. Brittany’s research agenda includes social and family policy, courts, social justice, and carceral logics. At Wake Forest University, she teaches courses on social justice, courts & criminal procedure, and abolition and (re)imagining justice. Her community work regularly includes political education, direct action, healing and transformative justice work, and civic engagement. 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 carceral logics of the state’s intervention in the family in this system. She is also working on a project examining the perspectives of abolitionist activists and organizers who were involved in the 2020 uprising, a project examining evictions in Forsyth County, North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a project exploring the experiences of criminal legal system defendants and asylum seekers under various forms of state surveillance and community confinement. 

Read more about Dr. Battle’s research and activism here on her website: https://www.brittanypbattle.com/ and about Triad Abolition Project: https://www.triadabolitionproject.org.

Dr. Battle’s praxis of scholarship and activism has also been recognized with the 2022 Eastern Sociological Society’s Public Sociology Award and the 2020 Praxis Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice. She is also a Fellow with the Institute for Research on Poverty’s Emerging Poverty Scholars Program and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.

Applications from all types of institutions are welcome. Priority will be given to campuses with departments with a focus on feminist activism, social movements, sociological practice, and/or activist research, or those who are working towards building and centering these subfields. The selection subcommittee will look especially favorably on campuses that are committed to gaining the widest possible audience for these visits. This may be demonstrated by evidence of:

  •     Collaboration with other departments and programs on campus
  •     Multiple-campus cooperation
  •     Community partnerships 

SWS will fund a portion of the expenses for the campus visit, thus institutions should not let resource scarcity prevent them from applying. SWS will fund up to $750 toward domestic travel and a maximum of $1500 toward international travel. The host campus is responsible for the costs associated with meals and lodging for the duration of the campus visit.

If you are interested in hosting a campus visit, please send your application by December 29, 2022 to: SWS Awards Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Cecilia Hwang maria.hwang@mcgill.ca

Please put “SWS Feminist Activist Campus Visit” in the email subject line.

The application should include the following information:

  1. An explanation of your interest in hosting Dr. Battle and the merits of awarding a campus visit at your institution.
  2. A description of the type of presentation you are interested in hosting
  3. The number of days you will ask the awardee to stay.
  4. The target audience or audiences for Dr. Battle’s presentation.
  5. A description of how local costs (lodging and meals) will be met.
  6. Tentative dates for Dr. Battle’s visit. Dr. Battle has a preference for April 2023.

Note: Due to public health concerns and travel challenges relating to COVID-19, we are committed to working with Dr. Battle and the campus visit host institution to identify suitable dates. SWS can extend the timeframe beyond the 2023 academic year for this visit to occur if travel and programming are not possible within this timeframe.

 

‘A crisis of care’: We are not ready for the skyrocketing need for caregivers, says sociologist. Featuring Mindy Fried

“We are not ready… We currently have a very fragmented system of care policy. People who need care struggle to navigate that system.”
-MINDY FRIED, HOST OF “THE SHAPE OF CARE”
Mindy Fried is a SWS Member, Career Development Committee Co-Chair, and host of “The Shape of Care.”

Message from SWS Council In Response to SWS 2023 Winter Meeting Location, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Message from SWS Council

In Response to SWS 2023 Winter Meeting Location

On June 16, 2022, SWS engaged in a contract with the Sheraton New Orleans in Louisiana for the 2023 Winter Meeting to take place from January 12-15, 2023.  Co-Presidents-Elect, Mary Osirim and Melanie Heath, were excited to announce New Orleans as the site for our 2023 Winter Meeting, as its rich history and culture will provide our members with the opportunity to explore the issues of racial inequalities, migrations, and sexualities in a city that exemplifies these complex dynamics. Please see the Spring 2022 issue of Network News and the Call for Submissions to learn more about the meeting theme.

As of June 28, 2022, with the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, abortion became illegal in the State of Louisiana. SWS Council realizes that having an SWS Meeting in a space where reproductive rights are non-existent contradicts our core feminist mission. As Council, we have discussed this issue in length and while this situation is dire, we still see this as an opportunity that is in line with our feminist mission to promote social justice by supporting scholar-activist communities seeking to dismantle intersecting systems of oppression. (Please refer to the SWS Call to Action for more information on the SWS response). Thus, we feel it is important to keep New Orleans as the site of our conference because it allows us to work with local organizations and activists to ensure that all feminist voices are being heard in protest of this draconian and egregious decision in the State of Louisiana. Because we recognize that it will be challenging to be in this space, we will be circulating guidance for members most impacted.   California State Employees: Please stay tuned for general guidance on attending the conference in light of the recently revised (June 30, 2022) California State Travel Ban for state-sponsored travel.

SUBMIT TODAY, Deadline to Submit is September 25, 2022 at 11:59 pm EDT

https://sws.memberclicks.net/2023wmsubmission

Note that you must be a Current SWS Member to submit for the 2023 Winter Meeting

Also, please note that we are only accepting submissions for in-person participation.

We will have opportunities later in 2023 for virtual engagement independent of the 2023 Winter Meeting.

Program Committee Members: Ophra Leyser-Whalen (Chair,) Pallavi Banerjee, Paulina García-Del Moral, Alexis Grant-Panting, Fumilayo Showers, Amy StoneLocal Arrangements Committee Members: Andrea S. (Drea) Boyles (Chair,) Lisa Wade, D’Lane Compton, Annie McGlynn-Wright

Sheraton New OrleansWe have secured a rate of $179 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes).Hotel Room Reservation System

Special Thanks to the 2022 Summer Meeting Sponsor: MDPI!

 

A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines.

Our 397 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by more than 115,000 academic experts who support our mission, values, and commitment to providing high-quality service for our authors.

Journals published by MDPI are fully open access: research articles, reviews or any other content on this platform is available to everyone free of charge. To be able to provide open access journals, we finance publication through article processing charges (APC); these are usually covered by the authors’ institutes or research funding bodies.

For more information on MDPI, visit: https://www.mdpi.com/. 

Special Thanks to the 2022 Summer Meeting Sponsor: The Pacific Sociological Association!

The Pacific Sociological Association is committed to serving sociologists in our region–faculty, applied professionals, and students—by providing opportunities for networking and professional development designed to advance scholarly research, promote high-quality teaching and mentorship, and encourage applied sociology for the public good.

For more information on PSA, visit: The Pacific Sociological Association