Winter Meeting 2020

Winter Meeting 2020 Program Draft 12.9.19 Word Doc

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2020 in San Diego, California

Deadline for Pre-Registration is January 20, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Click here to register. 

Paradise Point
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020-Sunday, February 2, 2020
  • View the hotel website by clicking: HERE
    Hotel Room Cost is $179 Per Night
  • Click HERE to reserve your room in the SWS room block.
    A limited number of rooms are available at a Student Rate of $169 Per Night. SWS will work with Paradise Point to randomly select the discounted student rooms. Please stay tuned for details.

Please be sure to reserve your room at Paradise Point. There are still many rooms available with check in on Thursday, January 30, 2020 and check out on Sunday, February 2, 2020. If you should have specific questions about your reservation, please contact: Barret Katuna at

The SWS hotel room block is presently full on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. If you should require accommodations on Wednesday, January 29, I recommend finding a hotel in Mission Bay, San Diego for that evening. Note that in order to qualify for the SWS Cost Share, you need to stay in the SWS Room Block at Paradise Point. This suggestion is only for the evening of Wednesday, January 29.

Feminist Futures in the Global South: Research, Activism and Creativity

President-Elect, Josephine Beoku-Betts

The thematic vision for the 2020 SWS Winter Meeting is transnational feminism with an emphasis on the Global South. We will have plenaries focusing on feminist futures in the Global South, migration issues and border politics with an emphasis on the border politics in San Diego, and a celebration of women, gender, and sexualities studies programs in San Diego and beyond. The Submission deadline was November 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. The Program Committee will not accept late submissions.


Types of Programming at the SWS Winter Meeting

What is a Session?

A Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme. Sessions have been 90 minutes in duration in the past. The time for your presentation will depend on the number of Session participants.

Sessions will take place on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

What is a Workshop?

A Workshop is a space for people to participate in an interactive dialogue on a particular theme/topic. Workshops have been 90 minutes in duration in the past. The time for your participation in this workshop will depend on the number of Workshop participants.

Workshops will take place on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1.

What is a Roundtable?

A Roundtable is a small gathering of individuals who are presenting their papers on topics that share a common theme. Roundtables are a great opportunity to present your research and to collect very helpful feedback from other presenters and attendees. If you are submitting an independent paper that is not linked to a Session or Workshop, you should submit your paper for a Roundtable. Roundtables have been 75 minutes in duration in the past. The time allotted for your Paper presentation will depend on the number of Roundtable presenters. We will have discussants for all roundtables.

Roundtables will take place on Friday, January 31 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.


Josephine Beoku-Betts, President-Elect

Program Committee:

Marybeth Stalp (Chair)

Manashi Ray

Shobha Hamal Gurung

Sasha Drummond-Lewis

Veronica Montes

Jax Gonzalez

Georgiann Davis

Ranita Ray


Local Arrangements Committee:

Minjeong Kim (Chair)

Alyssa Hernandez

April Hovav

Vanessa Núñez

Marisa Salinas


Please direct any questions about the 2020 Winter Meeting to Barret Katuna, Executive Officer at 



2020 Winter Meeting Program Sponsorships

Sponsor the SWS Meeting Program

SWS is now accepting advertisements for the 2020 Winter Meeting Program! With our biannual meetings, we provide a great opportunity for the scholars in SWS to meet in one place.

The SWS Winter Meeting Program is a great place to advertise your book, program, or even a message of congratulations. Your sponsorship is a great opportunity to gain the attention of the
meeting attendees; with an average of 320 members attending our Winter Meetings.

Payment in full is due to formally reserve your space.

Please fill out this form with your camera-ready file as a .jpeg or .pdf no later than January 15, 2020. 

Acknowledgement Size Dimensions  (hxw) Price:
Full 8.5×5.5 $300/350 Black/white
Half 4.25x 5.5 $200/250 Black/white
Quarter 4.25×2.75 $150/200 Black/white