Call for Participants: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 27th 2022 – the day of pre-conference activities for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meeting in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. We are delighted to be able to hold this workshop in-person at the SWS winter meeting once again. 

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 (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca)  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 SWS meeting 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.

Best,

Melissa Abad (Stanford University)

Sharla Alegria (University of Toronto)

Ethel Mickey (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle (Franklin and Marshall College)

Founding organizers: Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer

Former organizers: Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch, Shauna Morimoto, Rodica Lisnic, Elizabeta Shifrin

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