Russian Peasant Girls, 1909,
from the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection,
Library of Congress
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies sponsors research and teaching for scholars interested in women's and gender studies in Central/Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Committed to the study of this region across disciplines, AWSS welcomes members from all areas of the humanities and social sciences. AWSS serves as a networking resource for those concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the academic and related professions. The Association also seeks to improve the general public's understanding about women and gender in these regions.
AWSS is affiliated with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (formerly the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies)and the Coordinating Council for Women in History. In addition to its annual award competitions for outstanding publications in the field of women's and gender studies in the Slavic/Eurasian Studies, and for scholarly contributions to women's and gender studies in the region, AWSS supports graduate student research and provides small travel grants to conferences.
Membership benefits include a subscription to the AWSS newsletter, Women East-West, and to its listserv, AWSS-L, which provides regular updates about publications, conferences, funding, jobs, and other important professional opportunities.
updated June 2011