Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop at ASA 2018

***Registration open until August 5th***

The 15th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10th 2018 – the day of pre-conference activities for the American Sociological Association annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that 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!

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 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 day will be organized as two sessions with time to learn about each other and our work and time for writing in each block, with a lunch break in between. The last part of the workshop brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch for all who wish to join.

All interested sociologists are welcome to join the workshop. Send an email to Sharla Alegria ( or Shauna Morimoto ( to reserve your spot. Please let us know if you would like to attend the morning session, afternoon session, or both, and if you would like to be included in the lunch reservation (self-paid) .

Your ASA conference fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring their own laptop computers (and maybe an extension cord) and snacks to share, we do not have extra funding.

Shauna Morimoto (Associate Professor, University of Arkansas)
Laura Kramer (Professor Emerita, Montclair State University)
Kathrin Zippel ( Professor, Northeastern University)
Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced)

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

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