The Career Development Committee helps support the professional development of feminist sociologists at all stages of their careers.

What We Do


We offer workshops at the Winter & Summer meetings. We regularly offer “Critique Me” sessions in which seasoned sociologists review job application materials. Additionally, recent workshops have included: finding and succeeding in non-academic employment; gender and service in the academy; teaching portfolios for tenure/promotion and job applications; developing materials for the job market; going up for full professor; and giving a good job talk. If you have an idea for a workshop, please contact the CDC.

Laura Kramer, CDC Chair: lkramerphd@gmail.com

Hey Jane! Publication:

We produce Hey Jane! – an “advice column” for feminist sociologists. Recent issues of Hey Jane! have addressed grant seeking, job talks, and negotiating service obligations.

Laura Kramer, editor of Hey Jane!: lkramerphd@gmail.com


We also are in charge of Professional Needs Mentoring, matching junior and senior feminists who can learn from one another.

SWS Professional-Needs Mentor Program Application

Danielle Currier, coordinator of mentoring:


Other Members:
KJ Gruys
Stephanie Nawyn
Molly Jacobs
Laura Orrico
Laura Carpenter
Hugo Ceron-Anaga
Stacy Tiemeyer
Katrina Bloch
Brianna Turgeon
Jacqueline Coffey
Sophia Boutilier
Jamie Sommer
Joseph Marchia
Ellen Scott
Susan Markens
LaTonya Trotter
Tina Wu
Kathy Lin