Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee

The Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee (WGS) seeks to ensure representation, support, and inclusivity for students and faculty across the gender and sexuality spectrum at MSSA. The committee is also dedicated to supporting and promoting research on gender and sexuality at MSSA conferences and publications. Through WGS, students and faculty can access applications to assist in travel funding to present their work at upcoming annual meetings. WGS publishes the official newsletter, Constructs, which details information for students and faculty about WGS announcements and activities, calls for papers, highlight WGS member achievements, and other related news.

Committee Chair: Sarah Donley (sdonley@jsu.edu)

2022 Travel Scholarship
Deadline: October 01, 2022

Program Description

The Mid-South Sociological Association and the Committee on Women, Gender, & Sexualities is pleased to announce the availability of travel scholarships for support in attending the 2022 annual meeting in Nashville, TN (October 13-15). These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Each scholarship recipient will be offered up to $250.00 to defray expenses associated with travel to the MSSA meeting.

Eligibility and Application Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

    • Have a demonstrated need for funding (i.e., the applicant receives minimal or no university funding for travel to the conference).
    • Be an active participant of the annual meeting by presenting research or participating in a panel on gender and/or sexuality.
    • A member of the Mid-South Sociological Association at the time of the award.

Applications should be completed and submitted to Sarah Donley by email at sdonley@jsu.edu by October 1, 2022.

Constructs: The Newsletter of the MSSA Women, Gender and Sexualities Committee

Constructs (current issue)
Fall 2021 WGS Newsletter

WGS Newsletter (prior issues)
Fall 2020 WGS Newsletter
Fall 2019 WGS Newsletter

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Contact MSSA:
Shelly McGrath, President
smcgrath@uab.edu