Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) works to improve women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism and scholars. SWS is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization with members in the U.S. and overseas. Its mission is to promote and disseminate research about women; educate colleagues, the general public, and government officials about the implications of research on women; offer help and mutual support to women and men who share the organization’s concerns; take political action to improve women’s lives; and maintain relationships with national and international organizations for women and the ending of discrimination against women.
Barbara Rosenblum, an active and longstanding member of SWS, died from breast cancer in 1988. SWS established a scholarship with a bequest from Dr. Rosenblum to encourage doctoral work on women’s cancers, particularly of women’s diverse experiences. If you are working on a dissertation with a focus on women’s cancers and diverse experiences, please learn more about SWS and this scholarship (see flyer below).
Breast Cancer Consortium founder Dr. Gayle Sulik has been a member of SWS for many years and is the 2013 chair of the committee for the Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Scholarship. Application materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is April 1, 2013.