2024 SWS Winter Meeting
January 25 – January 28, 2024
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
S. L. Crawley (Ph.D., 2002, University of Florida) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. Crawley’s areas of interest include embodiment (gender/sexualities/race/class) theories, queer and feminist theories, epistemology and qualitative methods, social psychology and sociology of sport, focusing on productions of identity and social impacts on the physical body.
President-Elect Message – S.L. Crawley:
The 2024 Winter meeting theme is: “Queering SWS: Seeking Radical Inclusion in a Complex World.” In recent years, “queering” has come to imply a focus on gender and sexualities as topics, though queer theory offers a much broader focus on anti-essentialism and anti-normativity. Including heteronormativity, cisnormativity, racialization, and imperialism/colonialisms, queer work critiques all forms of power, especially boundary-making around identity categories (ie, Butler’s question: what is a woman?). I see queering as a broader path to considering radical inclusion — seeking a model that avoids centering common forms of privilege in meaning-making. Yet, lived experience often draws on categorical identities (race, class, gender, sexuality, religiosity, generation) in important ways which we must not demean. We will ask: How does categorical identity politics help us understand our lived experiences and how does it raise problematic boundaries? In this meeting, together we will be seeking—inquiring, critiquing, developing—what radical inclusion can look like.
Program Committee Members: Piper Sledge (Chair), LaToya Council, Hayden J. Fulton, Shuvechha Ghimire, Pedrom Nasiri, Carmela M. Roybal, Fumilayo Showers, Piper Sledge, Mangala Subramaniam, Barbara Sutton
Hotel Room Reservation System Now Open:
We are contracting with the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. SWS is holding its 2024 Winter Meeting on the land of the Pueblo of Santa Ana – Tamaya. The Tamaya Indian Reservation is located in North-Central New Mexico, along the Rio Grande. Tamaya is made up of three villages: Rebahene, Ranchitos and Chicale. More than 800 tribal members call the Pueblo of Tamaya home. Many tribal members are bilingual and proudly speak the Keresan language, the original language of the people of Tamaya. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and are grateful to have the opportunity of gathering here and developing relationships with the local community.
Transportation Options from ABQ Airport to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya:
- Santa Fe Valet, 505-424-2171, https://santafevalet.com/
- Q-Cab, 505-533-0867, 505-403-4129
- Z-Trip (Used to be Yellow Cab of Albuquerque), 505-247-8888, https://www.ztrip.com/new-mexico/
- Daniel’s Taxi Club, Office: 505-243-6800, Cell: 505-369-9035
- Mark Personal Driver, 575-224-5799
- Private Car Service, 505-660-3227