SWS Response to Coronavirus – COVID-19

Resources Compiled by SWS Members to provide support amidst the Coronavirus – COVID-19 Crisis

** Please note: These resources are not officially endorsed by SWS, but have been suggested by SWS members. SWS is posting them here to help our wide community of members and followers during this crisis. We hope that you will find them to be useful. **


Resource from the American Sociological Association (ASA): Transitioning to Online Teaching in the Face of COVID-19.
Diego de los Rios, Assistant Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs, of the ASA organized the webinar and has let me know that we can share this widely.
The webinar is now available for viewing here: https://www.asanet.org/teaching-learning/faculty/teaching-online


Article From Inside Higher Ed:


The Online Learning Collective

Developed by Anna S. CohenMiller

Facebook Support Group for Online Teaching


How to Jump into Online Teaching!

By Anna S. CohenMiller
4 Practical Steps and Questions to Ask Yourself

View at Medium.com

COVID-19 Pandemic Teaching Resources

View document. 

Teaching in the New Normal: A professor addresses higher education during COVID-19.

March 21, 2020

Psychology Today

Written by: Deborah Cohen

View article here. 


COVID-19 and the Gendered Impacts of the Outbreak

COVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak

Written by: Clare Wenham, Julia Smith, Rosemary Morgan on behalf of the Gender and COVID-19 Working Group
Published: March 06, 2020
Published in: The Lancet

What Do Women and Working Families Need to Face COVID-19?

Intersectionality and COVID-19

Intersectional Failurs

Research and COVID-19

A note from Alex Leavitt: Are you doing (or planning) social science research to aid COVID-19 prevention, resilience, or recovery? Nate Matias (Cornell University, Communication) and I (Alex Leavitt @ Facebook Research, Health Integrity) are crowdsourcing a list of international social science research about coronavirus. This is an unofficial, community-driven, open initiative for any social science or related projects.

Please add your finished, ongoing, or planned projects & any findings here: https://github.com/natematias/covid-19-social-science-research



Alex Leavitt, Ph.D.

Quantitative UX Researcher, Facebook Research

Resources for Retired Members of Our Community

Work/Family Balance

Supporting Those Within Academia


Social Activism In Relation to COVID-19

AAUW Free Equity Network Webinar – March 26, 2020

Join the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) free Equity Network webinar, Effective Advocacy During COVID-19, to explore how we can all fight for communities impacted by this health crisis. Register here to tune in March 26, 7:00–8:30 p.m. ET.

Supporting Those in Non-Academic Settings

Physical Challenges Related to Displacement – Students Needing Storage

Individuals Inside USA

Individuals Outside of USA


Applying for Tenure and Promotion During Time of Coronavirus Outbreak

Job Market During Time of Coronavirus Outbreak

Graduate Student Issues During Time of Coronavirus

Undergraduate Student Issues During Time of Coronavirus

Self Care

If you are looking for a good tension-releaser for yourself or a great activity for older kids and teens stuck at home, go to ColorOurCollections.org to view and download pages from rare and specialized manuscript collections. (Marcia Texler Segal)  

Mutual Aid project:

Here’s a link for how to create a Mutual Aid project at the community level. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ca-sz4DRNvUg8ezcrfd6awH-ahxBDJwnbdzxm4_qDVs/edit?fbclid=IwAR1lzSwA5XnvkVDXBNBkqsJkEB_fKPLMgQMVIUhKJ8GkRG7ZOfhi3gqY5HY

You’ll see there’s a form for people who want to offer support (e.g., child care, shopping, companionship), and another for those who need help.



Here’s a video of musicians on a street in the Boston area, who were inspired by the Italian opera singer with Covid-19, who was stuck in his house and began a community sing: https://www.facebook.com/mindy.fried.1/videos/10219309282260273/

Accessing Resources (such as Internet, laptops)

U.S Providers Offering FREE Wi-Fi or Accommodations for 60 Days – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kjVFeWefjnEfUrCR2yXxOvsp6_rDOfaMivUEiaBreiA/edit [docs.google.com


The National Academies Committee on Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women of Color in Tech is hosting its second of four national workshops virtually on April 7 and 8. Registration is open and free. Originally, the workshop was supposed to be an onsite event located in Atlanta, Georgia. Now that it is moved online, this may be an opportunity for greater participation.

April 7: 12 – 3 PM EDT (first set of workshop panels)
Day 1: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addressing-the-underrepresentation-of-women-of-color-in-tech-day-1-tickets-97787698639

April 8: 11 AM – 2 PM EDT (second set of workshop panels)
Day 2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/addressing-the-underrepresentation-of-women-of-color-in-tech-day-2-tickets-100566254374