Announcement: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop (SWS 2023 Winter Meeting)

Register now for the 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop at the SWS winter conference (Thurs, Jan 5th) by e-mailing Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca

The 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop is back to its in-person format from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023 – the day of pre-conference activities for the Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting in New Orleans. Originally a workgroup of sociologists studying gender and academic careers, scientific organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop has grown to now include scholars of gender, professions, and organizations more broadly. Our aims are to learn about the range of work of attendees, facilitate collaboration, build community across career stages, and MOST IMPORTANTLY to dedicate time for writing. This is an opportunity to write, network, and collaborate. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

As a group, we will discuss our current research projects. This exercise provides useful information to explore potential collaborations throughout the day. There will be designated blocks of independent, quiet writing time. You may use this time any way you wish: brainstorm a new paper, put finishing touches on a manuscript, work with collaborators, or analyze data. There will be separate, designated spaces for conversations around research and collaboration.

The full-day workshop is organized as two standalone sessions, each with time for introductions and time for writing. We will take a lunch break in between the two sessions at a nearby restaurant. At the end of the day, we come together for a discussion of what we have accomplished and our future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch (self-paid) for all who wish to join.

Anyone attending SWS is welcome to join the workshop. The workshop begins early on the 12th, so we recommend arriving in New Orleans on the 11th. Send an email to Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca) by January 5th  to register. 

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, as we do not have extra funding.

 Best,

Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)

Melissa Abad (Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMWare Women’s Leadership Lab)

Ethel Mickey (Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino)

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College)

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

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