Awards

SWS is pleased to recognize many forms of outstanding feminist work. The following awards and scholarships are presented at our Awards Banquet during the Summer Meeting, held each August.

 

Awards Committee Chair: Anastasia Prokos: [email protected]

Elected Committee Member: Carrie Lee Smith: [email protected]

 

Awards, Individual Award Chairs, and Award Selection Committees

Barbara Rosenblum Cancer Dissertation Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to encourage doctoral research on women’s experience of breast cancer and other reproductive cancers, as well as the prevention of these cancers. The scholarship also supports efforts to make sociological research on these topics available to the public.

Contact: Chair, Gayle Sulik [email protected]

Deadline: Awarded in odd years only

 

Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a new or continuing sociology Ph.D. student who has studied for at least one full academic year at a two-year college in the U.S., before transferring to complete a BA.

Contact: Chair, Myra Marx Ferree [email protected]

Selection Committee: Sarah Bruch, Denise Copelton, Mary Jean Cravens, Mairead Moloney, Nancy Naples

Deadline: April 1, 2014

 

Cheryl Allyn Miller Award
This award recognizes a sociology graduate student, or a recent doctorate, whose research or activism constitutes an outstanding contribution to the field of women and work.

Contact: Chair, Jennifer Reed Keene [email protected]

Selection Committee: Amy Leisenring, Catherine Solomon

Deadline: April 1, 2014

 

Feminist Activism Award
This annual award recognizes an SWS member who has made notable contributions to improving the lives of women in society, especially through activism.

Contact: Chair, Melanie Heath [email protected]

Selection Committee: Margaret Abraham, Laura Kramer, Gail Wallace

Campus Visit Committee: Laura Kramer, Gail Wallace

Deadline: March 1, 2014

 

Feminist Lecturer Award
Founded in 1985, this lectureship was created to recognize those whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective. The goal is to make these scholars more available to campuses where such a voice is unusual and/or unwelcome.

Contact: Chair, Carrie Lee Smith [email protected]

Selection Committee: Liz Borland, Maggie Andersen

Deadline: March 1, 2014

 

Mentoring Award
This award honors an SWS member who is an outstanding feminist mentor.

Contact: Co-Chairs, Nancy Naples [email protected] and Sarah Fenstermaker [email protected]

Selection Committee: Laura Kramer, Wendy Simonds, Christine Williams

Deadline: March 1, 2014

 

Chow Green Dissertation Scholarship
This scholarship offers support to women scholars who are from underrepresented groups and are studying concerns that women of color face domestically and/or internationally.

Contact: Co-Chairs, Gail Wallace and Lorena Garcia:  [email protected]   

Selection Committee: Paula T. Ross, Chandra D.L. Waring

Deadline: April 1, 2014

 

Undergraduate Social Action Award

Given at the Winter meeting, this award carries on the tradition of acknowledging, affirming and inviting students to participate in SWS.

Contact: Co-Chairs, Crystal Jackson [email protected] and Kylie Parrotta [email protected]

Deadline: November 1, 2014.