CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SWS-South Early Career Gender Scholar Award


SWS-South Early Career Gender Scholar Award

Junior scholars who are making a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of the sociology of gender will have an opportunity to apply for the Early Career Gender Scholar Award. Nominees should have authored groundbreaking work (that can include articles and/or a book) and which advances the scholarship of gender. As a “career” award, the awards committee will make decisions based on the nominee’s career thus far.  While the award is for a gender scholar, consistent with trends in gender scholarship, intersectional work is welcomed.
Eligibility: Assistant professors, postdoctoral scholars, contingent faculty, research associates, or other early career scholars who earned their Ph.D. within the last six years are eligible for this award. Nominees may come from the applicant or from a third-party nominator and are due January 15, 2022. Nominees must be affiliated with SWS-South (if not a current member, join here).
Nominations: Nomination may be submitted electronically to and packets should include the following:
  • One nomination letter detailing the merits of the nominee’s work,
  • A copy of any articles or books* to be considered for the award,
  • A current CV of the nominee.
* Please provide an electronic version of a book if at all possible. If hard copy, please email Rachel Allison to request mailing addresses for committee members and send each member a copy of the book.
Award winners will receive a plaque, alongside a one-year membership to SWS-South. In addition, the winner will be featured in the following year’s SWS-South newsletter and will present their work at an SWS-South/SSS special session.

Please send all nomination packets by January 15th directly to the SWS-South Awards Committee Chair: Rachel Allison at