SWS-South

SWS-South

President’s Corner

Welcome to SWS-South!

If you are a new member or thinking about joining, please feel free to contact me about this wonderful organization. We are a strong network of scholars that work diligently to mentor and support all of our members.

We are a vibrant group that meets annually at the Southern Sociological Society meetings. At the annual meetings, we sponsor research presentations, teaching sessions, and professional workshops. We host a silent auction that takes place during a coffee and dessert reception. The proceeds from the auction go to a local organization serving women in need.

This welcoming group is committed to research and activism that supports the success of all women in society, as well as one another in a wide variety of professional settings (including awards for gender scholarship). You can become a member by contacting one of our Membership Co-chairs, Leslie Hossfeld or Penny Harvey.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me to become more involved or ask questions.

– Marni Brown, SWS-South President 2019-2021

mbrown30@ggc.edu

 

Penny Harvey (She/They) – Membership Chair

Penny is a PhD student at Georgia State University in Sociology with a concentration in Gender and Sexuality. In addition, to completing their PhD in Sociology, They are also doing a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Their areas of interest include: Gender, Sexuality, Sex, Identity, Culture, Social Psychology, Qualitative Methods, and Pedagogy.

Resources & Announcements

SWS South Meeting Photos

The photos from the SSS 2019 meetings are now available. They are all posted Tracy E. Ore’s website in a private gallery available through the link here.

To download high resolution photos, first click on the image. The image will then open and you will see an icon menu on the bottom of the page. Click on the down arrow and the photo will download. The downloads are free.

Special thanks to Tracy for taking these pictures and sharing them with SWS.

Donations

You can make a donation here. The largest contributor will get two years of SWS-South membership FREE. If we raise $200.00, I will personally match that donation.
Marni Brown, SWS-South President 2019-2021

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Email Sandra Godwin to be added to the SWS-South listserv. Newsletter releases and a few other events are announced on the list; otherwise, it is not a high volume list.

About Us

SOCIOLOGISTS FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY (SWS) is an international organization of social scientists. Members include undergraduate and graduate students, university and college faculty, researchers in business and government, freelance writers, and journalists. SWS members share expertise and dedication to attaining social equality for women and minorities.

SWS-SOUTH is a regional organization serving the same purposes as, and in liaison with, the international SWS organization. Our membership is comprised of scholars from universities and institutions in the South that are actively engaged in studying and teaching about the issues that affect women. Members network within the organization as a means of increasing their success in this pursuit.

We hold meetings annually in conjunction with the Southern Sociological Society (SSS). Between annual SWS-South meetings, our bi-annual newsletter and our listserv are the primary means of communication and of keeping our network alive and vigorous. If you are not a member, please join today!

Click here for a copy of our bylaws.

Newsletters

Read our latest newsletter

SWS-S Fall 2019 Newsletter

 

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Awards

SWS-South gives out awards!

As an organization, SWS-South grants one award each year for gender scholarship, rotating between two different awards during odd and even years. Please read below for details regarding these awards and the nomination process.

2018 and even years

Early Career Gender Scholar Award

Junior scholars who are making a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of the sociology of gender will have an opportunity to apply for the Early Career Gender Scholar Award! Nominees should have authored groundbreaking work (that can include articles and/or a book) that advances the scholarship of gender. As a “career” award, the awards committee will make decisions based on the nominee’s career thus far. While the award is for a gender scholar, consistent with trends in gender scholarship, intersectional work is welcomed.

Eligibility: Assistant professors, postdoctoral scholars, contingent faculty, research associates, or other early career scholars who earned their Ph.D. within the last six years are eligible for this award. Nominees may come from the applicant or from a third party nominator and are due January 15, [even years]. Nominees must be affiliated with SWS-South (if not a current member join here).

Nominations: Nominations are submitted electronically and packets should include the following:

  • One nomination letter detailing the merits of the nominee’s work,
  • A copy of any articles or books* to be considered for the award,
  • A current CV of the nominee.

*Books, but not articles will be returned to the nominator. Please provide electronic versions of books if at all possible.

The award winner will receive a plaque and a one-year membership to SWS-South. In addition, the winner will be featured in the following year’s SWS-South newsletter and will be invited to present their work in a special SWS-South session at the following annual meeting.

2019 and odd years

Graduate Student Paper Award on the Study of Gender

This paper award will be given in odd-numbered years to the best current paper written by a graduate student in the field of the sociology of gender. The purpose of this award is to encourage graduate student scholarship focused on gender and to facilitate the publication process for the student. SWS-South will appoint a mentor who will be available to assist the winning student in preparing the paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility: The paper may be co-authored, but only by another graduate student. Faculty-graduate student papers are not eligible. Papers that have previously appeared in publication are not eligible. Nomination packets are to be sent to the SWS-South Awards Committee Chair by January 15, [odd years]. Nominees must be affiliated with SWS-South (if not a current member join here).

Nominations: Nominations are submitted electronically and packets should include the following:

  • One nomination letter detailing the merits of the nominee’s work,
  • A copy of the paper to be considered for the award,
  • A current CV of the nominee.

The award winner will be recognized at the SWS-South business meeting with a check for $300.00, a plaque, and a one-year membership to SWS-South. An article about the winner’s work will appear in the association’s newsletter, and the recipient will be invited to present their work in a special SWS-South session at the following annual meeting.

Join SWS-South

Thank you for your interest in joining SWS-South!

Please Note: Membership to SWS-South does not include membership in the National organization.

If you are a member of SWS National, please join or renew membership here.

If you are not a member of SWS National, please join or renew membership here.

Membership Fees

Student Membership $5
New Membership* $15
Renewal Membership $20

*New/Contingent/Student memberships

Please contact Penny Harvey, our Membership Chair, with any inquiries regarding your membership status. In addition, we encourage you to email Sandra Godwin to be added to the listserv. New newsletters and a few other events are announced on the list; otherwise, it is not a high volume list.

Welcome to SWS South!

 

Contact Us

President
Marni Brown; Georgia Gwinnett College

Vice-President
Brianna Turgeon; Jacksonville State University

Secretary
Lyla Byers; Virginia Tech

Treasurer
Cheri Chambers; Saint Leo University

Membership Chair
Penny Harvey; Georgia State University

Awards Chair
Andrea Hunt; University of North Alabama

Vision Committee Chair
Mandi Barringer; University of North Florida

Southern Hand Coordinator
Naomi Simmons; Newberry College

Newsletter Editor
Ashley Vancil-Leap; Mississippi State University

SWS National Liaison
Roni Wiener

Electronic List Keeper
Sandra Godwin; Georgia College & State University

Webmanager
Kara Whaley