Dr. Christine Williams receives Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award
Posted: August 24, 2011
Williams receives SWS Feminist Lecturer Award at 2011 ASA conference in Las Vegas, NV.
The Department of Sociology Chairperson and Professor Christine Williams is the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award from SWS (Sociologists for Women in Society). This award is in recognition of her distinguished contributions to a feminist perspective on gender studies.
The SWS Distinguished Lectureship was founded in 1985 as a way of recognizing members whose scholarship employs a feminist perspective, and of making this feminist scholar available to campuses that are isolated, rural, located away from major metropolitan areas, bereft of the resources needed to invite guest speakers, and/or characterized by hostility to feminist scholarship. A key goal of the program is to provide a feminist voice on campuses where such a perspective is unusual and/or unwelcome.
SWS is a non-profit scientific and educational organization of sociologists and others dedicated to maximizing the effectiveness of and professional opportunities for women in sociology, exploring the contributions which sociology can, does and should make to the investigation of and humanization of current gender arrangements, and improving women's lives and creating feminist social change.