SWS 2022 Winter Meeting COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols with Vaccine Mandate – Revised October 17, 2021

SWS 2022 Winter Meeting

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

October 17, 2021

We have modified these protocols upon consultation with our legal team.

SWS is carefully monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 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 will be collecting proof of vaccination from our attendees within our 2022 Winter Meeting Registration form. We are working out details regarding exemptions to this mandate. We understand that minors under the age of 12 years of age who may be participating in our childcare programming are not presently eligible for vaccines.
  2. All attendees must show a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival to Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. This includes all attendees’ children and guests who are participating in our programming. Lack of proof of a negative test result will prevent attendees from participating in the meeting. No exceptions. We will have an online submission system where attendees must upload proof of a negative COVID-19 test result.
  3. We will have a strict mask policy in all 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.
  4. A 6-feet distancing policy will be maintained at all times while in the event spaces. 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.
  5. The hotel staff will follow strict health and safety protocols, and the audiovisual support team will ensure cleanliness of microphones and other equipment.
  6. Hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the event spaces. Moreover, attendees must follow thorough hand washing CDC recommendations.
  7. Childcare services and lactation rooms will follow similarly strict health and safety policies.
  8. Meeting attendees will be 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. 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. Barret will compile a list of frequently asked questions and will post responses by October 25, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWS Members – Vote Today in the SWS Election – Voting System Closes on Thursday, October 28 at 11:59 pm EDT

The 2021 SWS Election is now open!

Here is the link to the ballot: https://sws.memberclicks.net/2021swselection

The next elected SWS Officers will begin their service to SWS at the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting.

On the ballot, there is also an opportunity to vote on amendments that SWS Council communicated to you in September.

The voting system will close on Thursday, October 28 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

The Nominations Committee would like to thank everyone who agreed to run for office. We have a strong, diverse, and representative slate of candidates and we look forward to their leadership of SWS moving forward. We strongly encourage all registered SWS members to play their own part by participating in the election process and by voting for their preferred candidates.

SWS Nominations Committee

Josephine Beoku-Betts, Chair and Past President

Tristan Bridges

Maria Cecilia Hwang

Manashi Ray

Ranita Ray

2022 SWS Winter Meeting Submission System is Now Open Through November 1, 2021

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

 

2022 SWS Winter Meeting Submission System Is Now Open

SWS MEMBERS – CLICK HERE 

Through November 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time 

Theme and Call for Papers:

The global pandemic unleashed by COVID-19 exacerbated pre-existing social inequalities while simultaneously generating intersecting issues across socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, geopolitical lines worldwide. As feminist sociologists, we were able to identify the inequalities that were intensified and were also ready to join forces with the many social movements devoted to dismantling systems and practices of oppression. However, we were frustrated with the arbitrariness of local, national, regional and international policy-making, the widespread resistance to be informed by science and the persistence of disciplinary and partisan fragmentation and mutual distrust, all of which delayed or prevented the imperative need of bridging across differences to collectively address a global threat to humanity. Moreover, we were puzzled with the ontological and epistemological crisis that the coronavirus presented: assumptions about the form and nature of social reality as well as existing theories of knowledge and research methodologies were put into deep questioning. In our 2022 Winter Meeting, we will reflect on how this complex crisis challenges feminist sociologies.

How should we rethink the way we do social science as feminist sociologists? How can feminist sociologists be more effective in advancing equity across geographical, political, economic, and intersecting social and cultural borders? How can feminist sociologists work together and learn from/with social movements activists and public forces? How can we best understand and also contribute to collective solidarities? How can feminist sociologies do better to restore current and prevent future crises? In this new historical time – one that has been described as the real beginning of the XXI century and labeled as ‘The Era of Global Pandemics’ by thinkers like Boaventura de Sousa Santos – we must urgently dismantle the forces that shaped history: from colonialism and capitalism (with its intimate accomplices, classism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and more) to the anthropocene. How can we update our feminist sociologies so that, instead of reacting to the inconsistencies of a new era, we can imagine a different future by shaping it proactively and creatively in the present? How could we engage with critical interdisciplinary and humanistic traditions to further enhance our modes of thinking and theorizing? In short, how can we imagine liberatory feminist sociologies in our times?

Join us in this joint reflection so that we can ensure that the relevance of feminist thought and practice becomes key to turning the page, end the era of extreme inequalities, and build alternative futures.

We welcome submissions for:

-Individual Papers for Panel Consideration
-Panels
-Workshops
-Book Salons (preference of books published in 2020, 2021, or set to come out in 2022)
-Roundtables (in-person or virtual)
-Poster Sessions (in-person or virtual)
-Open format:

  • Photo essays
  • Poetry, theatre, scripts
  • Art
  • Film/documentaries
  • Media and Literary Criticisms
  • Other

We welcome expressions of interest to serve as a Moderator as well.

SUBMISSION AND PARTICIPATION DETAILS

Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Submission Types:

1) Individual Papers for Panel Consideration: A Panel is a space for multiple paper presentations on a common theme. Panels 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) name, affiliation, and contact information of author/s, (c) an abstract of approximately 300-400 words, (d) three keywords, and (e) a full paper. Panels will be led by a moderator and will last for 90 minutes.

2) Panel Proposals: Panel proposals must include (a) panel title, (b) abstract of panel’s theme (200-300 words), (c) first name, last name, institution, and email address of all presenters and panel organizer/moderator, (d) abstracts of the papers to be presented (200-300 hundred words), (e) three keywords. Panels are expected to include a maximum of four presentations and will last for 90 minutes to allow for Q&A.

3) Workshop Proposals: A Workshop is a space for people to participate in an interactive dialogue on a particular theme or topic led by a moderator.  Submissions must include (a) workshop title, (b) abstract of workshops’s theme (300-400 words), (c) three keywords, (d) first name, last name, institution, and email address of organizer/s and moderator. Workshops will last for 90 minutes.

4) Book Salons: If you published a book in 2020 or 2021, or it is set to come out in 2022, you are encouraged to submit your book for consideration in a Book Salon. Each Book Salon will feature three books in one 90 minute session. The Program Committee will group book submissions, develop a set of organizing questions and assign 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 of books from all SWS members, including self-nominations. Submissions must include: (a) title of book, (b) publisher, (c) date of publication, (d) author/s, and (e) book summary that can be taken directly from the publisher’s website. All books are expected to make a significant contribution to the field of feminist sociology. Edited volumes are also accepted.

5) Individual Abstracts for Roundtable Consideration (in-person or virtual): A Roundtable is a small gathering of individuals who are presenting ongoing research on topics that share a common theme. Roundtables are a great opportunity to receive feedback from other presenters and attendees. Your abstract should reflect a work in progress or ideas you would like more feedback on as you continue to collect data or refine your argument/contribution. Abstracts will be organized into Roundtables by the Program Committee Members on the basis of common themes. Each Roundtable 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 90 minute session. You may submit an abstract for in-person OR virtual roundtables. Submissions must include: (a) title of the paper, (b) name, affiliation, and contact information of author/s, (c) an extended abstract of 300-400 words, and (d) three keywords.

6) Poster Sessions (in-person or virtual): A poster presentation is a focused display of a project that foregrounds (a) research questions/hypotheses, (b)research methods, (c) main findings/research highlights, and (d) contribution to the topic’s literature. Research posters will be displayed at the conference and made available electronically for viewing. Poster authors will have a set time scheduled to discuss their research informally with the audience. You can select to present a poster in-person OR virtually.

7) Open Format: Open format submissions are expected to contribute to “rethinking feminists sociologies” through means that are less conventional in the sociological sphere. In recognition that other formats and methodologies can be of great value for our discipline, we welcome these presentations. The Program Committee will schedule these presentations thematically, individually or together with other types of submissions. Authors of the submissions are expected to attend the presentations to provide context and have a constructive dialogue with the audience. You may submit:

  • Photo essays;
  • Poetry, theatre, scripts;
  • Artwork;
  • Film/documentaries;
  • Media and Literary Criticisms; OR
  • Other

Open Format submissions must include (a) title of the submission, (b) name, affiliation, and contact information of author/s, (c) a 200-300 word abstract that articulates how this submission contributes to the conference theme, and (d) three keywords.

8) 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.

Join/Renew SWS Membership

Only current SWS members can submit via the MemberClicks submission system. The 2022 Membership Year starts on November 1, 2021.

In the meantime, if you would like to request a free 2021 sponsored membership that will expire on December 31, 2021, please fill out this form.

Pre-Register

All program participants (presenters, presiders, discussants, panelists, moderators, etc.) must be registered for the 2022 Winter Meeting by January 10, 2022. Stay tuned for the opening of the registration system.

On-Site registration will be available, but those who are on the program must pre-register.

Limitations on Program Appearances

Because time slots are limited, participants may serve in no more than two presentation roles (author of a paper in a panel or roundtable, poster or open format presenter, workshop leader). There are no restrictions on the number of times a participant may serve as a moderator or session organizer.

Questions 

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

Feminist Communities of Practice: Society for Gender Professionals Gender Circles

Hosted by: Kelly Grace, Society for Gender Professionals (SGP) Secretariat-at-Large, SWS Member and past SWS-SAIA Awardee

Café Description: Join us to learn more about the feminist theory and faces behind SGP’s communities of practice: Gender Circles! SGP Circles started as an opportunity to engage a community of gender professionals built on feminist principles and leaderless group approaches. This event celebrates the development of SGP Circles. Circle co-leads will share their experiences, approaches, and plans with the aim of engaging participants in developing existing Circles and creating new Circles based on common thematic and geographical interests. Participants can also expect to learn more about the research behind circles and their feminist leadership, get a chance to hear from some current Circles about the exciting work they have been accomplishing, and even find information on starting their own circle.
Time and Date: Wednesday, 17 November at 9 am New York/3 pm Lagos/7:30 pm Delhi
For more information on SGP, visit:

Announcing Details for the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting, January 27 – 30, 2022, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

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 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; Tracy Ore; Tristen Kade; Veronica Montes 

The 2022 SWS Winter Meeting will be taking place in person!!! We are contracting with the Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. You might recall that we had our Winter Meeting there in 2013 when Bandana Purkayastha was President. High vaccination rates, safety protocols, contributing to the Santa Ana Pueblo economy, and the beautiful location that offers a retreat-like experience for us to recharge as a feminist community guided our principles for making this selection. We will be contracting a room rate which is comparable to what SWS members paid for a room night at our last in-person meeting at Paradise Point in San Diego in 2020. Moreover, to address affordability, we will provide a series of mechanisms to help members offset travel costs. 

Recognizing that some members may not attend in person, we will have some virtual programming both before and after the 2022 Winter Meeting. We are also working out the details to have some of the programming live streamed or recorded for later viewing on our forthcoming YouTube Channel.  Stay tuned for updates and for the opening of the submission system. 

As in the past, we will offer childcare services, a lactation space, and gender-neutral restrooms, and we will accommodate dietary needs.  

Call for Papers 

The global pandemic unleashed by COVID-19 exacerbated pre-existing social inequalities while simultaneously generating intersecting issues across socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, geopolitical lines worldwide. As feminist sociologists, we were able to identify the inequalities that were intensified and were also ready to join forces with the many social movements devoted to dismantling systems and practices of oppression.  However, we were frustrated with the arbitrariness of local, national, regional and international policy-making, the widespread resistance to be informed by science and the persistence of disciplinary and partisan fragmentation and mutual distrust, all of which delayed or prevented the imperative need of bridging across differences to collectively address a global threat to humanity. Moreover, we were puzzled with the ontological and epistemological crisis that the coronavirus presented: assumptions about the form and nature of social reality as well as existing theories of knowledge and research methodologies were put into deep questioning. In our 2022 Winter Meeting, we will reflect on how this complex crisis challenges feminist sociologies. 

How should we rethink the way we do social science as feminist sociologists? How can feminist sociologists be more effective in advancing equity across geographical, political, economic, and intersecting social and cultural borders?  How can feminist sociologists work together and learn from/with social movements activists and public forces? How can we best understand and also contribute to collective solidarities? How can feminist sociologies do better to restore current and prevent future crises?  In this new historical time – one that has been described as the real beginning of the XXI century and labeled as ‘The Era of Global Pandemics’ by thinkers like Boaventura de Sousa Santos – we must urgently dismantle the forces that shaped history: from colonialism and capitalism (with its intimate accomplices, classism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and more) to the anthropocene. How can we update our feminist sociologies so that, instead of reacting to the inconsistencies of a new era, we can imagine a different future by shaping it proactively and creatively in the present? How could we engage with critical interdisciplinary and humanistic traditions to further enhance our modes of thinking and theorizing? In short, how can we imagine liberatory feminist sociologies in our times? 

Join us in this joint reflection so that we can ensure that the relevance of feminist thought and practice becomes key to turning the page, end the era of extreme inequalities, and build alternative futures.  

We welcome abstract submissions for: 

  • Panels 
  • Workshops
  • Book Salons (preference of books published in 2020 onwards)
  • Roundtables (in-person or virtual) 
  • Poster Sessions (in-person or virtual)
  • Open format:
    • Photo essays
    • Poetry, theatre, scripts
    • Art 
    • Film/documentaries  
    • Media and Literary Criticisms
    • Other

Important Dates

Submissions Deadline: November 1st, 2021

Notices of Acceptance: November 30th, 2021

Registration Opens: December 1st, 2021 

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 

Cost Share: We will have our usual cost share system in place, but we have decided to increase the maximum amount of funding you can request by $50. You can now be reimbursed up to $350 from SWS to cover the cost of transportation and the cost of your stay at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

We encourage those of you who need funds for travel to apply and those of you who might have extra funds leftover from your research or travel budgets to refrain from making this request from SWS.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: SWS Awards November 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE

The deadline has been extended from October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021.

Nominate or apply today!

Apply here: https://sws.memberclicks.net/awardsformoct1

Learn more HERE, or go to: https://socwomen.org/awards/

PDF of Flyer

 

 

SWS Mentoring Award
The mentoring award was established in 1990 to honor an SWS member who is an outstanding feminist mentor. In establishing the award, SWS recognized that feminist mentoring is an important and concrete way to encourage feminist scholarship.

Feminist Activism Award
This annual award recognizes an SWS member who has made notable contributions to improving the lives of women in society, especially through activism.

Feminist Lecturer Award

Founded in 1985, this lectureship was created to recognize those whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective. The goal is to make these scholars more available to campuses where such a voice is unusual and/or unwelcome.

Undergraduate Social Action Award
The Undergraduate Social Action Award is given annually to recognize a student(s) making a substantial contribution to improving the lives of women in society through activism. The work honored by this award is central to the SWS goal to foster activism for women.

Cheryl Allyn Miller Award

This award recognizes a sociology graduate student, or a recent doctorate, whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work.

Social Actions Initiative Award
The Social Actions Initiative Awards is SAC’s efforts to directly support and encourage the social activism of SWS members. Awards are given out twice per year on a competitive basis until funds are fully dispersed. The social actions represented by this initiative are central to advancing the mission of SWS.

A Black mother’s burden | Opinion

Anna Branch, SWS Member, wrote a short piece for nj.com about the persistence of race and racism in America from her perspective as a Black mother.

View article here: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2021/09/a-black-mothers-burden-opinion.html

Branch is the coauthor of Black in America: The Paradox of the Color Line. She is also the senior vice president for equity and professor of sociology at Rutgers University and the mother of two delightful Black girls, ages 8 and 11.

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

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

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 rallison@soc.msstate.edu.

WERKshop Application is Now Open Till August 11 – Collaborative Learning Space By & For First Gen Femmes of Color in Graduate Programs Studying Race, Queer Theory, Media and Technology

 

The WERKshop is supported by the SWS Social Action Committee; Lauren Garcia, a co-founder, received a Social Actions Initiatives Award in Summer 2021 to help materialize this important project.

The WERKshop application is now open! The WERKshop is a collaborative learning space by and for first gen femmes of color in graduate programs studying race, queer theory, media and technology. Think of the application as an informal “getting to know you” form. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary group where you can get feedback, help with methods, accountability on reading or writing, talk through ideas and concepts, or just vent about being in academia with other people who understand the struggle. We want to co-create this space with you.

Please feel free to fill out the application at bit.ly/werkshopapp and/or share the attached call with your networks. The deadline is August 11th, and we plan to release a full schedule based on participant feedback by the 18th. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or suggestions, feel free to email Lauren at tmk7cw@virginia.edu.