Summer Meeting 2021

Thanks for a successful SWS Summer Meeting 2021 

“Retaining and Building an Inclusive Feminist Community”

Virtual Meeting

July 8 and July 9, 2021


Photo of Mignon R. Moore,  SWS President

President: Mignon R. Moore
Program Committee Members: Andrea Román Alfaro, hara bastas, Alexis Grant-Panting, Rebecca Hanson, Ghassan Moussawi, LaTonya J. Trotter
SWS Executive Officer: Barret Katuna
SWS Assistant to Executive Officer: Natasha Santana
SWS Intern: Shuchi Sanyal
SWS Web Support Specialist: Christelle Lachapelle


2021 Summer Meeting Program July Final Draft – Microsoft Word Document

2021 Summer Meeting Program Final Draft – PDF

Get Involved – SWS Committees – Open Summer Committee Meetings Scheduled for June 29 – August 3, 2021

Please mark your calendars for one or more SWS Open Committee Meeting!
Open to all current SWS Members
Learn more about the SWS Open Committees here:
Learn more about the Committee Chairs here

Tuesday, June 29

Membership Committee 

SWS New Member Orientation (Sponsored by Membership Committee)

Tuesday, July 6

Sister to Sister Committee 

Tuesday, July 13 

Social Action Committee 

Wednesday, July 14

Student Caucus 

Thursday, July 15

Media Relations Committee 

Thursday, July 15

Career Development Committee 

Friday, July 16

International Committee 

Monday, July 19

Awards Committee  

July 21

Committee on Academic Justice

Tuesday, August 3

Discrimination Committee 


Call for Papers (Closed on May 20, 2021)
Our programming builds on the experiences and planning during the Winter 2021 meeting by focusing on ways to retain a sense of community in SWS during a time of virtual learning that will help build a sense of connectedness across gender, racial and other identity statuses; subfields in our discipline; and methodological approaches to the study of gender in all of its forms.

Meeting Highlights:

  • Thursday Evening
    Welcome from SWS President, Mignon R. Moore and Presidential Plenary: Lessons & Legacies: Honoring the Life and Work of Sinikka Elliott
  • Friday Evening
    • 2021 Summer Awards Reception
    • SWS Feminist Activism Awardee Talk by Ophra Leyser-Whalen (2020)
    • Mixology Session with Alexis Brown of Causing a Stir, Cocktail List
    • Drinks with a Famous Feminist, Enobong (Anna) Branch – Hosted by SWS President, Mignon R. Moore

Submission Types That We Accepted:
1) Individual Abstracts for Roundtable Consideration: A Roundtable is a small gathering of individuals who are presenting on-going research on topics that share a common theme. Roundtables are a great opportunity to receive feedback from other presenters and attendees. Your abstract may reflect a work in progress, a finished paper, or ideas you would like more feedback on as you continue to collect data or refine your argument/contribution. You may submit extended abstracts of individual papers for inclusion in a Roundtable that will have a maximum of 4 individual presenters in a timeframe of 90 minutes. Abstracts will be organized into Roundtables by Program Committee Members on the basis of common themes. Each Roundtable Session will have a moderator who will review the abstracts ahead of time, serve as the timekeeper, and help to facilitate the question and answer portion of the Roundtable Session.
All submissions should include: (a) title of the paper, (b) names, affiliations, and contact information for each author, (c) an extended abstract of approximately 300-400 words, (d) 3 keywords, and (e) an optional paper draft. Roundtables will have a maximum of 4 papers, one moderator, and will last for 90 minutes.

2) Full Session/Workshop Proposals: We are accepting submissions for full Sessions or Workshops. Proposals will include a title, abstract, and the names of 4-6 participants who will present papers or participate in a discussion led by a moderator. All complete Session/Workshop proposals must include the names of all proposed presenters/panelists. Abstracts (max. 450 words) should detail the theme of the proposed Session or Workshop. As background information, a Workshop is a space for people to participate in an interactive dialogue on a particular theme or topic, while a Session is a space for multiple paper presentations or a dialogue on a common theme.
Please also include submission title, submission type, abstract, exactly three keywords, first name, last name, institution, and email address for all participants. Participants include the presider and organizer, in addition to the presenters or panelists, and discussant, if included. Sessions and workshops will last for 90 minutes. The recommendation is that no more than 4 presentations will be included in each workshop or session to allow for adequate time.

3) Moderator for a Roundtable Session: A moderator reviews pertinent materials (abstract or paper) in advance of the meeting, ensures that all presenters have an equal amount of time to present, and facilitates conversation during the question and answer portion of the Roundtable. All SWS members are encouraged to volunteer for this service if they feel that they have expertise in a particular area and they would like to help facilitate conversation. Those interested in serving as a moderator will be asked to include (a) name, (b) affiliation, (c) contact information and (d) 3 keywords describing their areas of expertise.

*PLEASE NOTE that information provided here–through the submission portal–will appear exactly as it is entered. Therefore, in submission titles, your name, and institution, please make sure that the way you enter this information is exactly how you would like for it to appear in the program.

Guide for Discussants and all Meeting Presenters, Prepared by Chriss Sneed (2018)


Join/Renew SWS Membership:

Only current SWS members can register for the 2021 Summer Meeting via the MemberClicks system.

To request a sponsored 2021 SWS Membership, please submit this form
To sponsor the 2021 Membership of a student or colleague, please submit this form

All program participants must be registered for the 2021 Summer Meeting by July 1, 2021. Registration will be open to all current SWS members with an optional voluntary registration fee. Link to the Registration Form:

Limitations on Program Appearances
Because time slots are limited, participants may only submit one Roundtable submission and one Session or Workshop submission. There are no restrictions on the number of times a participant may serve as a Moderator.

Please direct questions about submissions and participation to Barret Katuna, Executive Officer, at