Gender, Science, and Organizations Workgroup

The 12th semi-annual Gender, Science, and Organizations Workgroup will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 9th 2017 – the day of the opening evening reception for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meetings in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The workgroup is targeted at sociologists who are already doing research on studies of gender & academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. We are a growing, loosely organized group of sociologists who focus on science as a workplace and many workshop participants work on NSF-funded ADVANCE research projects.

The purpose of the workgroup is to: 1) network with other scholars conducting research on similar topics and 2) work on a research paper/project. As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide workshop participants with the information necessary to explore potential collaborative projects. There will also be two large designated blocks of time for working on your research. You may use this time anyway you wish such as brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, or doing data analysis.  All interested sociologists are welcome to join the workgroup. Send an email to Christina Falci ( to reserve your spot.

Your SWS conference fees will cover the room cost for the workgroup. Participants need to bring a laptop computer (and maybe an extension cord).  We will coordinate a place to have lunch during and dinner after the workshop (participants pay for their own meals; but attendance at all meals is not essential for participation in the workshop).

Christina Falci (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Shauna Morimoto (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arkansas)
Laura Hirshfield (Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Sociology, U. of Illinois-Chicago)

Former organizers: Laura Kramer, Kathrin Zippel, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch

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