SWS Winter Meeting 2021
President-Elect: Mignon R. Moore
Photo of Mignon R. Moore, President-Elect
50 Years of SWS:
Embracing the Past, Analyzing the Present, Anticipating the Future
January 28, 2021 – January 31, 2021
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Program Committee Chair: Sara L. Crawley
Program Committee Members: Paulina García-Del Moral, Ashley Green, Rebecca Hanson, Erica Hill-Yates, Tristen Kade, Barret Katuna, Zakiya Luna, Ana Rael, Natasha Santana
Photo of Sara L. Crawley, Program Committee Chair
Theme and Call for Papers: The 2021 Winter Meeting will commemorate 50 years of SWS! Our programming will focus on the contributions to and impact that SWS has made on the discipline of sociology as we celebrate the progress we have made. It will also look towards the future by exploring how to build and retain connections to one another in ways that will make everyone in our community feel visible, included and heard. We will emphasize three areas: (a) gender non-binary and trans scholars, and how to make their experiences and sociological research on these areas visibly important to the organization and beyond; (b) race and ethnicity, looking intersectionally when considering the experiences of women in society; and (c) social class and the needs of scholars from under-resourced institutions or who have limited economic means. We will consider ways they can participate more fully in the life of the organization. Gender, race and class continue to be at the forefront of considerations that must be attended to for SWS to continue to grow and flourish in the 21st century. We will honor and build on the foundational work of those who established the organization, while we recognize and work on those issues that will help SWS reach its full potential.
While the 2021 Winter Meeting Program Committee welcomes all suggestions for Workshops and Sessions, we will prioritize submissions that focus on the following issues:
- LGBTQ Communities
- Black Lives Matter
- Gender & COVID/Experiences in Quarantine
- Gender & the 2020 Election
- Young Feminist Leadership and Activism in Current Political Times
- The Future of Feminism
- Social Justice at the Border
- Other particularly timely social justice topics
A Note on Possibilities for the 2021 Winter Meeting:
We are aware that because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we may not be able to meet in person in January 2021. For that reason, we have a space on our submission form where we will ask you if you are interested in presenting 1) in-person only, 2) virtually only, 3) either in-person or virtually. Your response to this question will not impact your chances of participating on the program. If the meeting takes place in-person, we will create a hybrid space to facilitate both forms of involvement (in-person and virtual).
We are accepting proposals for Roundtables, Sessions, Workshops, and Book Salons. We also are looking for volunteers to serve as moderators. As usual, we will have opportunities for networking and mentoring built into the program with a significant emphasis placed on welcoming new SWS members via our Hand Program. This will be facilitated by the SWS Membership Committee.