Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting – Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pre-Conference Workshop

Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

Sociologists for Women in Society, Winter 2022 Meeting

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Open to Registered Attendees for the 2022 SWS Winter Meeting

Melissa Abad, Stanford University, VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab,
Ethel Mickey, University of Massachusetts Amherst,
Firuzeh Shokooh Valle, Franklin & Marshall College,
Sharla Alegria, University of Toronto,

This will be the 21st Semi-Annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing
Workshop. The workshop is a full day of writing, networking, and collaborative project
building. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers,
scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender
equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational
change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are
doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing while juggling the challenges
that have emerged with the Covid-19 pandemic. We encourage new and returning participants.
As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide information useful
for exploring potential collaborative projects. There will also be designated blocks of time for
working. Participants may use this time for brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing
touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, doing data analysis, or another
research related task.

The day will be organized as two sessions with time to learn about each other and our work and
time for writing in each block, with a lunch break in between. The last part of the workshop
brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans. Participants are
welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch for all
who wish to join.

Workshop goals:
1. Discuss research projects and writing goals with other scholars in the subfield of gender,
work, and organizations, with particular interest in the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2. Locate opportunities for research collaboration and/or writing support
3. Meet and network with other scholars over shared research interests
4. Independent writing time


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