The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).

Fall 2018 Calendar 

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Nothing from December 14, 2018 to January 14, 2019.

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  • Resources


    Various Talks and Lectures:

    Dr. Nadine Marquardt, Lecture to Sociology 623, 4/3/2014

    Dr. Jane Jenson, 4/1/2014

    Writing and Publishing Resources:

    Advice on Structuring an Article for Publication
    by Christine Bose

    Carving Articles from Big Research Projects
    by Lisa Brush

    Ten Tips on How to Write Less Badly
    by Michael Munger, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010

    Responding to an R&R
    by Lisa Brush

    Reviewing a Manuscript
    by Lisa Brush

    Tips for Reviewing (by Patricia Yancey Martin, ASA 2010)

    An Essay on the Art of Reviewing (by Myra Marx Ferree)

    Reviewing Articles for Writers and Journals outside the US (by Bandana Purkayastha)

    From Sociology Dissertation to Book (Professional Workshop, ASA 2009)

    Proposal and Grant Writing Resources:

    Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research (NSF 2004) by Charles Ragin, Joane Nagel, and Patricia White

    Workshop on Interdisciplinary Standards for Systematic Qualitative Research (NSF 2009) by Michèle Lamont and Patricia White

    How to Find Out How to Do Qualitative Research (2009) by Howard S. Becker

    How do we Talk to Each other? Writing Qualitative Research for Quantitative Readers (2002) by inda Liska Belgrave, Diane Zablotsky and Mary Ann Guadagno, Qualitative Health Research 12; 1427

    Qualitative Methods In Health Research, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health

    The Art of Writing Proposals, Social Science Research Council

    Research Proposal Design from UC Berkeley

    Proposal Writing Femsem talk, September 9, 2010 (Myra Marx Ferree)

    EXAMPLE of a Successful Research Proposal, NSF Dissertation Improvement (Hae Yeon Choo)

    EXAMPLE of a Successful Research Proposal, SSRC-IDRF (Hae Yeon Choo)

    EXAMPLE of a Successful Research Proposal (Liz Holzer)

    EXAMPLE of a Successful Research Proposal (Chaitanya Lakkimsetti)

    EXAMPLE of a Successful Research Proposal (Pilar Gonalons-Pons)

    Demystifying the Dissertation Proposal (Chronicle of Higher Education)

    NOTES from Feb16, 2012 Femsem on "Writing Dissertation Proposals" (presentation by Myra, notes courtesy of Kellea Miller)


    Grant Databases:


    Grants Information Collection at UW

    Professional Resources:

    Advice for People Starting New Jobs (Pam Oliver)

    UW-Madison Links:

    Gender and Women's Studies Program

    Center for Research on Gender and Women

    Gender and International Policy Research Circle

    Off Campus Links:

    Sociologists for Women in Society

    ASA Sex and Gender Section

    Carework Network

    Feminist/Activism Resources:

    Feminist Blogs

    Graduate School Admissions/Applicant Resources:

    Useful commentary on the graduate school admissions process (gleaned from faculty commentary and gathered by a Sociology professor who has served on a number of admissions committees)

Events older than 2010 are listed here.