SWS 2020 Summer Meeting – To Be Held Virtually


April 28, 2020

The 2020 SWS Summer Meeting in San Francisco will not be taking place as planned this August. As you may have heard already, the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled as a result of the global health crisis that we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of an in-person meeting, SWS will have a virtual meeting that will take place from August 7-10, 2020. We invite all current SWS Members to submit an abstract for the 2020 Summer Meeting. There will be no financial cost to you to participate, beyond the cost of being an SWS Member. We will ask for your pre-registration for the Summer Meeting via our membership management system, so that we can plan for your participation.

We are extending the deadline for submissions to June 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. We realize that this virtual platform may make it possible for more members to participate and we would like to give you a little bit extra time to organize a submission. We are now also incorporating an option for a research poster presentation session. Please see the end of this message for more information on roundtables and poster sessions.

This is a great time to gift SWS Membership to a student or colleague who would benefit from this virtual opportunity. Please email Barret at swseo.barretkatuna@outlook.com if you would like to learn more about gifting SWS Membership for 2020. The cost for gifted memberships: is $25 for Gifted Student Members and $55 for Gifted Non-Student Members.

Please visit: https://sws.memberclicks.net/2020-summer-meeting-submission#/ to submit a paper. You can also request to participate in the August “Critique Me” Programming, sponsored by the Career Development Committee, for those of you who are on the job market who would like to request support, and for those of you who would like to volunteer to offer support.

Thank you all for your support of the SWS feminist mission. We hope to see many of you this August at our virtual meeting.

We wish you and your families well.

Best wishes,

Barret Katuna, SWS Executive Officer

Josephine Beoku-Betts, SWS President

Marybeth Stalp, Program Committee Chair, 2020 SWS Summer Meeting

Submission Guidance

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.

What is a Poster Presentation? 

A poster presentation is a focused display of a research question, literature review, research methods, and results. Although not prominently featured in the sociological discipline, research posters are used throughout academia for sharing research with colleagues at conferences.

I Still Have Questions About Research Posters…

For those unfamiliar with academic research poster sessions, participants generally prepare a display consisting of a large poster or various sheets of information that can be pin-mounted onto a standing display board. For this online conference, a poster can be saved as a pdf file and submitted so that it can be shared virtually with conference attendees.

Poster Presentation Information and Assistance:






Sociology Conferences with Poster Sessions:






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