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Announcement Regarding SWS Executive Officer

I regretfully announce that Joey Sprague is stepping down as Executive Officer of SWS effective August 31. Since assuming the role of Executive Officer three years ago, Joey has recruited and supervised an excellent staff and made significant contributions to SWS.

We want to start the search for a new Executive Officer as soon as possible. Council decided to form a search committee composed of the following: President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Treasurer-Elect, Vice President (recognizing the importance of her role as Chair of the Membership Committee), and one of the Sister to Sister co-chairs.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. Please direct your questions and letters of interest to me by May 31, 2016 at [email protected].

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On Our Bookshelf

“New Maternalisms”: Tales of Motherwork (Dislodging the Unthinkable) (2016): Roksana Badruddoja and Maki Motapanyane’s book explores the perceptions of those who engage in and/or research motherwork or the labour of caregiving – i.e. mothers. …read more

Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activism inside the United Nations (2016): Sylvanna M. Falcón’s book redirects the conversation about UN-based feminist activism toward UN forums on racism. …read more

Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies (2016): Heather Jacobson offers the first book-length examination of gestational surrogacy in the United States in Labor of Love. …read more

Violence against Queer People (2015): Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violence—and perceive that violence quite differently—based on their race, class, and gender. …read more






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Executive Officer Joey Sprague, [email protected]

Administrative Officer Whitney Denning, [email protected]

Administrative Assistant Lucie Costanza, [email protected]