Call for Papers: Cheryl Allyn Miller Award

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) has established an award for graduate students and recent Ph.D.s working in the area of women and paid work: employment and self-employment, informal market work, illegal work. The award is supported by a bequest from the family of the late Cheryl Allyn Miller, a sociologist and feminist who studied women and paid work.

The purpose of the award is to recognize a sociology graduate student or a recent doctorate whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work. This contribution may take the form of scholarly or policy research or activism. It may be completed work or work in progress, but should not be a proposal for future work, and should be sufficiently close to completion that the applicant can concisely describe and contextualize the contribution to the field.

The award is $500, and will be presented at the Banquet at the August SWS meeting (held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the ASA). In addition to the $500 award, air travel to the meeting and a ticket to the banquet will be paid by SWS.

Guidelines For Application

Deadline for submission is April 1, 2016. Applicants must be graduate students or have received their Ph.D. in 2014 or 2015. Applicants must belong to SWS, and may join at the same time they apply for the award.

Submissions must include a 2-3 page curriculum vitae, a cover page with the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information, an abstract and paper of article length (no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including bibliography) in a style suitable for submission to a scholarly journal. The abstract/cover page should include applicant’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and, for applicants with their Ph.D., the date the Ph.D. was completed. Applicants must submit materials on their own behalf. Please do not include any nominating letters.

Please email Amy Leisenring ( with applications or questions.

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