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SOCIOLOGISTS FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY (SWS) is an international organization of social scientists. Members include undergraduate and graduate students, university and college faculty, researchers in business and government, freelance writers and journalists. SWS members share expertise and dedication to attaining social equality forwomen and minorities.

SWS-SOUTH is a regional organization serving the same purposes as, and in liaison with, the national SWS. We hold meetings annually in conjunction with the Southern Sociological Society (SSS). Between annual SWS-South meetings, our bi-annual newsletter and our listserve are the primary means of communication and of keeping our network alive and vigorous. If you are not a member, please join today! Please feel free to download our brochure. Click here for a copy of our bylaws.

Our membership is comprised of scholars from universities and institutions in the South that are actively engaged in studies and teaching social sciences and the issues that affect women. Members networkwithin the organization as a means of increasing their success in this pursuit.


The SWS-S Vision Committee is collecting items to donate to the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies in New Orleans this year. Please log into our SWS_South 2015 Meetings IWES Sign Up page to volunteer to donate personal care items.

The SWS 2015 Winter Conference in Washington DC schedule is available. Below is a list of the sessions sponsored by SWS - South:

Thursday, March 26
8:00 am – 9:15 am     Session 2. Katrina Bookshelf Session One
9:30 am – 10:45 am    Session 20. Changing and Unchanging Institutions Mini Conference – Disrupting Gender Inequality in the Professoriate: Challenging the Structures and Cultures of Exclusion
2:15 pm-3:30 pm Session 78. Navigating Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault Polices on University/College Campuses -Paper Session
2:25 pm – 3:30 pm  Session 83. Job Market Workshop (co-sponsored with Committee on Sociology in Community and Small Colleges) – Workshop
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm  Session 105. Feminist Leadership in the Academy (co-sponsored with the Committee on Gender and Sexuality) – Panel
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm  Session 116. Gender and Reproduction – Paper Session
5:15 pm- 6:30 pm   Session 121. Recruiting and Retaining Faculty of Color (co-sponsored by the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities) – Panel

Friday, March 27, 2015
9:30 am-10:45 am Session 164. Social Inequalities and School Violence- Paper Session
9:30 am-10:45 am  Session 169. Balancing Motherhood and Academia: A Professional Development Workshop 
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm  Session 203. How Can Scholars Contribute to Community Activism? – Invited Panel
2:15 pm-3:30 pm Session 200. Preparing Undergraduates for Graduate/Professional School and Transitioning from Undergraduate to Graduate/Professional School Student -Panel
 3:45 pm-5:00 pm SWS- South “Coffee for a Cause” Reception and Silent Auction - Astor Ballroom III 

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:30 am-10:45 am Session 239. Disrupting Gender Inequality in the Professoriate: Confronting Open Hostilities – Thematic Session
11:00  -12:15 pm SWS – South Business Meeting – St. Charles B
3:45 pm-5:00 pm Session 277. Sport and Stalled Revolutions: Women's Sports (Co-sponsored with the Committee on Gender and Sexuality) -Thematic Session
2:15 pm-3:30  pm Session 274. Applied Intersectionality in the Sociology Classroom -Panel
3:45 pm-5:00 pm Session 286. Making Poor Women and Mothers Visible -Paper Session




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