SWS-South gives out awards!

As an organization, SWS-South grants one award each year for gender scholarship, rotating between two different awards during odd and even years. Please read below for details regarding these awards and the nomination process.

2018 and even years

Early Career Gender Scholar Award

Junior scholars who are making a noteworthy contribution to our understanding of the sociology of gender will have an opportunity to apply for the Early Career Gender Scholar Award! Nominees should have authored groundbreaking work (that can include articles and/or a book) that advances the scholarship of gender. As a “career” award, the awards committee will make decisions based on the nominee’s career thus far. While the award is for a gender scholar, consistent with trends in gender scholarship, intersectional work is welcomed.

Eligibility: Assistant professors, postdoctoral scholars, contingent faculty, research associates, or other early career scholars who earned their Ph.D. within the last six years are eligible for this award. Nominees may come from the applicant or from a third party nominator and are due January 15, [even years]. Nominees must be affiliated with SWS-South (if not a current member join here).

Nominations: Nominations are submitted electronically and packets should include the following:

  • One nomination letter detailing the merits of the nominee’s work,
  • A copy of any articles or books* to be considered for the award,
  • A current CV of the nominee.

*Books, but not articles will be returned to the nominator. Please provide electronic versions of books if at all possible.

The award winner will receive a plaque and a one-year membership to SWS-South. In addition, the winner will be featured in the following year’s SWS-South newsletter and will be invited to present their work in a special SWS-South session at the following annual meeting.

2019 and odd years

Graduate Student Paper Award on the Study of Gender

This paper award will be given in odd-numbered years to the best current paper written by a graduate student in the field of the sociology of gender. The purpose of this award is to encourage graduate student scholarship focused on gender and to facilitate the publication process for the student. SWS-South will appoint a mentor who will be available to assist the winning student in preparing the paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Eligibility: The paper may be co-authored, but only by another graduate student. Faculty-graduate student papers are not eligible. Papers that have previously appeared in publication are not eligible. Nomination packets are to be sent to the SWS-South Awards Committee Chair by January 15, [odd years]. Nominees must be affiliated with SWS-South (if not a current member join here).

Nominations: Nominations are submitted electronically and packets should include the following:

  • One nomination letter detailing the merits of the nominee’s work,
  • A copy of the paper to be considered for the award,
  • A current CV of the nominee.

The award winner will be recognized at the SWS-South business meeting with a check for $300.00, a plaque, and a one-year membership to SWS-South. An article about the winner’s work will appear in the association’s newsletter, and the recipient will be invited to present their work in a special SWS-South session at the following annual meeting.