Gender, Professions and Organizations Writing Workshop

The 14th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th 2018 – the day of the opening reception for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.

The workshop was originally intended for sociologists who are doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, organizational transformations to promote gender equality, etc. It has been broadened to include gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing.

We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! If it turns out that you can’t come, please let one of us know; conversely, if you know of someone who has been considering joining us, encourage contacting one of us a.s.a.p. We will make a reservation for lunch for the full group; while this is an enjoyable part of the day, participants may opt to use the hour and a half for other activities.

As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide  information useful for exploring 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:  brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, or doing data analysis.  The last part of theworkshop brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans.

All interested sociologists are welcome to join the workshop. Send an email to to reserve your spot.

Your SWS conference fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring a laptop computer (and maybe an extension cord).


Shauna Morimoto (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arkansas)
Laura Kramer (Professor Emerita, Montclair State University)
Kathrin Zippel (Associate Professor, Northeastern University

Former organizers: Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch

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