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Dr. Patricia Richards named co-editor of Gender & Society, the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society

Dr. Patricia Richards














Gender & Society Names Noted Sociologists Professors Patricia Richards and Sharmila Rudrappa as Co-Editors to Serve the Period of 2023 to 2027.

South Glastonbury, Connecticut, — A leading publication focused on feminist research, Gender & Society, has named its next co-editors.

Dr. Patricia Richards and Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa are the incoming co-editors of Gender & Society, the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society. They assumed the editorship effective May 1, 2023 and are now responsible for all new submissions. Their first issue will be released in February 2024. They succeed editor, Dr. Barbara J. Risman. This is the first time that Gender & Society has had co-editors.

Dr. Patricia Richards, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, has been at the University of Georgia since 2002. She currently serves as the director of the Institute for Women's Studies. She was awarded the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship from the University of Georgia in 2018 and received an Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Global Division Book Award in 2014 for her book, Race and the Chilean Miracle: Neoliberalism, Democracy, and Indigenous Rights(University of Pittsburgh Press).

Dr. Sharmila Rudrappa, Professor, Department of Sociology and Director of the South Asia Institute, is at the University of Texas at Austin. Her 2015 book, Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (New York University Press) has been translated to Mandarin. The monograph was the 2016 co-winner for the best transnational/ Asia book for ASA’s Asia/ Asian America Section, and the finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems.

They are joined by a talented team of deputy editors: Dr. Erika Busse-Cárdenas, Associate Professor at Macalester College, Dr. Ben Carrington, Associate Professor of Sociology and Journalism at University of Southern California, Dr. Pei-Chia Lan, Distinguished Professor at National Taiwan University, Dr. Ghassan Moussawi, Associate Professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Stef Shuster, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.

The incoming team will highlight work happening at the vibrant margins of sociology, including transnational, critical race, and transgender perspectives. Gender & Society will continue to publish cutting-edge research on gender from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives.

Further Information:

Gender & Society is a peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of gender. It is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society and was founded in 1987 as an outlet for feminist social science. It is a top-ranked journal in both sociology and gender studies and publishes articles on gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. For additional commentary, you can also read the Gender & Society blog and follow the journal on Twitter: @Gend_Soc.

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) is dedicated to improving women’s lives through advancing and supporting feminist sociological research, activism, and scholars. SWS is a nonprofit, scientific and educational organization with just over 900 members in the United States and overseas. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @socwomen and and subscribe to our YouTube channel: