Women-Related Social Science Email Lists

Last updated: November 23, 2016

Here are some women-related email lists that focus on the social sciences. If the instructions say "send subscription message," the email message to send is SUBSCRIBE [listname] Your Name (e.g., SUBSCRIBE POWR-L Jane Doe):

ANTIGONE is a list for women in legal education. It is run by the Association of American Law Schools section on Women in Legal Education. You can subscribe from the ANTIGONE web site or by sending the message SUBSCRIBE to Antigonerequest@lists.washlaw.edu .

AUSFEM-POLNET is an Australian list connecting policy practitioners and scholars working to improve the status of women. It aims to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current policy approaches and to promote policies that effectively achieve economic, educational, sexual, social, and political equality for women. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE AUSFEM-POLNET Your Name to MAJORDOMO@POSTOFFICE.UTAS.EDU.AU .

Balkan Women and Friends is a list for exchanges of information between social scientists and others who conduct research women in the Balkans. It also welcomes the participation of others concerned with the situation of women in Balkan societies. It circulates information about on-going and completed research, publications, journals, conferences, calls for papers, jobs, etc. For more information or to subscribe, see the BalkanWomen web page. You can also subscribe by sending a message to BalkanWomen-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

CASCAWN-RF is a list for members of the Women's Network/Reseau des Femmes of the Canadian Anthropology Society/Société Canadienne d'Anthropologie, and others interested in the field of Canadian anthropology. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CASCAWN-RF to LISTSERV@YORKU.CA .

CWAENET is a discussion group for issues and concerns of women in agricultural and resource economics, sponsored by the Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE CWAENET Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ECON.AG.GOV .

DEVELOPMENT-GENDER is a moderated list established by the Gender, Research, and Training unit in the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia, U.K. It intends to connect researchers, academics, and practitioners working in development and gender issues in dispersed institutions. More information and a public archive of past messages is available at the DEVELOPMENT-GENDER web page. You can subscribe from the web page or by sending the message JOIN DEVELOPMENT-GENDER Firstname Lastname to DEVELOPMENT-GENDER-SUBSCRIBE@YAHOOGROUPS.COM .

FEMECON-L is a list for feminist economists. Archives are available at http://www.listproc.bucknell.edu/cgi-bin/archdex?list=femecon-l. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FEMECON-L Your Name to LISTSERV@BUCKNELL.EDU .

FEMINIST is a moderated list run by the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association. It deals with issues such as sexism in libraries and librarianship, pornography and censorship in libraries, and racism and ethnic diversity in librarianship. For more information or to subscribe, see the FEMINIST web page

FEMISA is a list for discussion of the interrelationship of feminism/gender/women and international relations. More information and archives of past messages can be found at the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies web site. Send subscription messages to LISTPROC@CSF.COLORADO.EDU .

FEMJUR is a feminist jurisprudence list. It describes itself as "a forum for discussing theories and issues regarding feminism and women and law." For more information or to subscribe, see the FEMJUR web page.

FEMSW-L is an unmoderated Feminist Social Work list. Only subscribers may post messages. Archives are available on the web at http://list.uvm.edu/archives/femsw-l.html. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FEMSW-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LIST.UVM.EDU .

FLING is "a woman-centered list for women in linguistics and related fields, such as anthropology, artificial intelligence, communications, foreign language pedagogy, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and women's studies. The list has been created to provide women with a forum in which to discuss professionally relevant issues, broadly construed, and in which the terms of discussion are established and maintained by women." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FLING Your Name to LISTSERV@UNC.EDU .

FNG-L is an interdisciplinary list that aims to connect researchers working in the area of "Gender and Nations/Nationalisms" in the early modern period and the 19th and 20th centuries. The focus is on Europe, including attention to colonialism and imperialism. The list intends to facilitate information exchange about research projects (completed, in progress, or planned), new publications, workshops, colloquia, conferences, and calls for papers. More information is available at the FNG-L web page, where you can also subscribe.

FWSDWC, sponsored by the NCA's Feminist and Women Studies Division and Women's Caucus, is an unmoderated list (in contrast to the moderated list GENDER) established "to share information of interest to women as well as to those who support women and issues of importance to women in the communication discipline." To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE FWSDWC Firstname Lastname to SUBSCRIBE@ARISTOTLE.ES.TWSU.EDU .

GEGSTAFF is the discussion list for the gay/lesbian/bisexual caucus of the Association of American Geographers. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GEGSTAFF Your Name to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU .

GENDER is a moderated forum for exploring the role of communication (including media) in how ideas of masculinity, femininity, androgyny, and other concepts of gender are negotiated. NOTE: People with educational e-mail addresses (those ending in .edu or .ac.xx) or addresses in certain less developed countries may subscribe to GENDER for free; people writing from commercial accounts (.com) must first join CIOS at a cost of US $45 per year in order to subscribe. To subscribe, send the message JOIN GENDER Your Name to COMSERVE@CIOS.LLC.RPI.EDU .

GENDERCB is a mostly academic list for discussing issues pertaining to research in Gender, Marketing, and Consumer Behavior, both scholarly and practical. To subscribe, send the standard message to LISTSERV@URIACC.URI.EDU .

GENDER-CG - see GENDEV, below.

GENDER-ECONOMICS is a moderated academic forum for discussion of issues relating to gender economics, such as new facts and theories, the availability of data, economic research methods, etc. The list is based in Belgium. To subscribe, send a two-line message to MAJORDOMO@UFSIA.AC.BE . The first line should say SUBSCRIBE GENDER-ECONOMICS and the second line should say END.

GENDER-LAW is for discussing the role of the World Bank in addessing legal issues that affect women in developing countries. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENDER-LAW to MAJORDOMO@JAZZ.WORLDBANK.ORG .

GENDEV is an e-mail network on intrahousehold and gender aspects of food and agricultural research. It is set up to provide mutual support and encouragement to researchers working on gender and intrahousehold issues at CGIAR centers, NARS, and related NGOS involved in food and agricultural policy. For more information, see the GENDEV Network page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GENDEV to LISTSERV@CGIAR.ORG.

GENEROURBAN is a forum for discussion and networking about gender and cityplanning, women in the cities, research-action, practice and policies. Based in Madrid, Spain, the list welcomes messages in Spanish and will also accept them in French or English. For more information or to subscribe, see the Spanish-language GENEROURBAN web page.

GEOGFEM is a discussion forum for feminist issues in Geography. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE GEOGFEM to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU . If you need more information, you can contact the list manager at SYA at INSIGHTBB.COM.

GIRLS_STUDIES provides announcements, queries, and resources for academics who study girlhood in any discipline: cultural studies, history, sociology, literature, psychology, etc. It is intended for professional academics, not for undergraduates, journalists, parents seeking help with their daughters, etc. Subscription requests are approved by the moderator. For more information or to subscribe, see the GIRLS_STUDIES web page at Yahoo Groups.

GIS_WOMEN is a Yahoo group for women in or interested in Geographic Information Systems. For more information or to join, see the GIS_WOMEN web page.

H-HISTSEX is a list for historians of sexuality. It welcomes calls for papers, information about and reviews of new publications, requests for information, and discussion concerning historical perspectives on heterosexual relations: premarital (illegitimacy, courtship), marital, extramarital (adultery, divorce); same-sex relations; masturbation; prostitution; sexually transmitted diseases; abortion, birth control; sex education; moral reform organizations; legal regulation of sexual behavior; medical views; pornography; censorship; "perversions," etc. To obtain more information, read the archives, or subscribe, see the H-HISTSEX web page .

H-MINERVA is a moderated list for discussion of women and the military and women in war. It offers a forum for exchange between scholars and for the current concerns of active duty women and women veterans (including "civilian" veterans like military wives and members of the Red Cross). Materials of permanent value will be stored on the H-Net WWW page. To subscribe to H-MINERVA, send the following message to LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU: SUBSCRIBE H-MINERVA Firstname Lastname, Affiliation (e.g., Subscribe H-Minerva Ovetta Culp Hobby, WAC).

H-SAWH is a moderated academic list for studying the history of women and gender in the U. S. South. It encourages exchange about current research, reviews of primary and secondary sources, discussion of approaches and methods for teaching the history of women and gender in the U.S. South, announcements, etc. To subscribe, send the message SUB H-SAWH firstname lastname, institution (e.g., SUB SAWH Pat Jones, Southern State U.) to LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU . By return mail, you will receive a short questionnaire which must be completed and returned to confirm your subscription.

H-STATE is a list for scholars of the welfare state, social welfare history, and policy history, including issues such as mother's assistance and protective legislation for women and children. For more information, see the list's web site. To subscribe, send the message SUB H-STATE Your Name, Affiliation (e.g., SUB H-STATE Leslie Jones, Southern Jersey U.) to LISTSERV@MSU.EDU .

H-WOMEN is a forum for scholars and teachers of Women's History. For more information, see the list's web site. To subscribe, send the message SUB H-WOMEN Your Name, Affiliation (e.g., SUB H-WOMEN Leslie Jones, Southern Jersey U.) to LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU .

HISTORY-CHILD-FAMILY has been established "to enable the exchange of ideas and resources among teachers and researchers of childhood and family history in Britain and Europe." More information is available at the list's web site. To subscribe, send the message JOIN HISTORY-CHILD-FAMILY Firstname Lastname to JISCMAIL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK .


IAFFE-L is the official, moderated email list of the International Association for Feminist Economics. It offers an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic issues and provides timely information about conferences, calls for papers, and job opportunities. More information is available at the IAFFE-L web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE IAFFE-L Your Name to lyris@lists.carleton.ca.

LGBTSA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Straight Alliance list) has as its goal to facilitate the sharing of information among researchers, educators, and practitioners concerned with LGBT people and familiies. The list grew out of discussions among members of the Feminism and Family Studies section of the National Council on Family Relations. To subscribe to LGBTSA, send the message SUBSCRIBE LGBTSA Firstname Lastname to LISTSERV@ASU.EDU . You will receive a message in return asking you to confirm your subscription request. You must confirm within 72 hours.

MEDFEM-L is an unmoderated list for discussion of feminist approaches to medieval studies. Send usual subscription message to LISTPROC@U.WASHINGTON.EDU .

NWJC-WOMLAWSTU, sponsored by the National Women's Justice Coalition, is a list for information sharing and networking by Australian women law students. More information is available at the NWJC-WOMLAWSTU web page. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU Your email address (e.g., SUBSCRIBE NWJC-WOMLAWSTU jdoe@aol.com) to MAJORDOMO@LISTS.VICNET.NET.AU .

PAR-L is a bilingual (English/French), moderated list for exchanging information about policy, action, and research on issues of concern to women in Canada. Begun by the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women (CACSW), PAR-L is intended as a support for the community of feminist researchers and activists in Canada. More information and resources can be found on the PAR-L web site. To subscribe to the list, send the message SUBSCRIBE PAR-L Firstname Lastname to PAR-L-SERVER@UNB.CA.

POLICYWOMEN is a list for policy analysts, researchers, managers, administrators, social workers, and anyone else interested in such issues as women in management, the feminization of public service, how gender does and should shape the public agenda, and any other issues involving gender and public policy. To subscribe, send an email message to POLICYWOMEN@INAME.COM and in the SUBJECT line, write SUBSCRIBE. You need not say anything in the body of the message.

POWR-L, the Psychology of Women Resource List, is cosponsored by Division 35 of the APA and the Association for Women in Psychology. Its purpose is to facilitate discussion of current topics, research, teaching strategies, practice issues, and public policy, and to publicize relevant information. Send standard subscription message (SUB POWR-L Your Name) to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU or via the web interface at http://listserv.uri.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=powr-l&A=1.

PWINET-L has been established by Division 35, the Psychology of Women Division of the American Psychological Association, to enhance discussion among feminist psychologists interested in international research or practice. The list is not automated; if you wish to subscribe, send a note with your email address to Dr. Irene Hanson Frieze, whose address is FRIEZE AT PITT.EDU (replace the AT with an @ sign and remove the spaces around it).

SEXTALK is a list for intellectual discussion of issues related to sexuality. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SEXTALK Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.TAMU.EDU .

SH-WORKING-CLASS-LIST is designed primarily for working-class academics, including graduate students. It deals with issues related to a working-class background and focuses especially on the intersection of race, class, and gender. For more information or to subscribe, see the SH-WORKING-CLASS-LIST web page.

SINGLE-W is a list where scholars who study "single women" (however defined - which is itself part of the dialogue) can ask questions, exchange information, and network informally. To subscribe, send a blank email message with the word SUBSCRIBE in the Subject header to SINGLE-W-REQUEST@MEDUSANET.CA More information is available at the Scholars of Single Women web site.

SWS-L facilitates discussion of scientific and social action issues among the members of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS). "SWS is an international 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 and humanization of current sex roles; and improving the quality of life." Subscription to SWS-L is limited to members of SWS. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SWS-L Your Name to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.URI.EDU.

SXSGEOG is a list sponsored by the Sexuality and Space SubGroup of the Association of American Geographers. it is designed to foster discussion among researchers in geography interested in questions of sexuality and space. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE SXSGEOG Your Name to LISTSERV@LSV.UKY.EDU .

TEXWOHIST-L (Texas Women's History) provides a forum for locating or sharing information by and about Texas women: research in progress, library collections, new books, conferences, exhibits, etc. To subscribe, send the following message to TEXWOHIST-L-REQUEST@VENUS.TWU.EDU: SUBSCRIBE Firstname Lastname

TRANS/GENDER-THEORY seeks to provide a meeting place for discussion of concepts, theories and related ideas of gender. Included within these are all areas related to transsexualism, transgenderism and associated topics, and those contexts that are exemplified by the experience of those people who cross the divides between genders. For more information or to subscribe, see the TRANS/GENDER-THEORY web page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trans-theory . [NOTE: like most Yahoo lists that have anything to do with sexuality or sexual orientation, this list is now harder to reach. You have to join Yahoo lists and then state that you are over 18 years of age.]

WHOM is a list for women historians of medicine. Women working in the history of public health, health issues, medicine, and medical sciences are welcome to join. Managed by Conevery Bolton Valencius of Washington University, the list provides an informal way for women historians to cooperate, network, strategize, and circulate information. To join, send the message SUBSCRIBE WHOM Your Name to LISTSERV@ARTSCI.WUSTL.EDU .

WINE (Women Information Network Europe) is a list for professionals in the field of Feminist Information and Documentation Centres. For more information or to subscribe, see the WINE web page at http://www.women.it/mailman/listinfo/wine .

WLDADD is designed for professionals in the fields of education, psychology, or health services, who are interested in topics relating to women and learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder. The focus is primarily on adult women with learning differences and higher education. College educators, researchers, counselors, disability suppport staff, admissions, or psychologists and therapists in private practice who work with women with learning differences may be particularly interested. Women who have learning differences are especially welcome. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WLDADD Your Name to LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM .

WOMEN-AND-SOCIAL-POLICY was founded to improve the communication between the members of the women and social policy special interest group and other interested academics. The aim is to discuss relevant issues, to inform each other about relevant research projects, publications, and conferences, and to organize events such as study days. For more information or to subscribe, see the WOMEN-AND-SOCIAL-POLICY web page at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/women-and-social-policy.html .

WOMENET has been initiated by the American Studies Association Women's Task Force to facilitate discussion of the status of international women in American Studies and the intersection among women's studies, American Studies, and international perspectives. The list should provide an opportunity for women in American Studies around the world to "think out loud" and to discuss their research, teaching, and academic situation. To subscribe, send the usual subscription message to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.GEORGETOWN.EDU .

WOMEN-IN-ECOLOGY is a list for women ecologists in academic or related institutions primarily in higher education. For more information or to subscribe, see the WOMEN-IN-ECOLOGY web page at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/women-in-ecology.html .

WOMENWORK deals with the issues of women and work in the context of economic empowerment of women in developing countries or areas of economic hardship and crisis. To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE WOMENWORK to MAJORDOMO@HUMANISM.ORG .

WORKING-CLASS-STUDIES is designed primarily for "scholars and educators, activists and advocates, artists and writers, and workers and students who are interested in this engaged field." For more information or to subscribe, see the WORKING-CLASS-STUDIES web page.

XXANDLAW is a list for women law students and is open only to women. The list's purpose is to provide a forum for discussion of women's status as "outsiders" in legal culture. Messages about any subject of concern to women in the law are welcome. To subscribe, send your name and email address to OWNER-XXANDLAW@LAW.WISC.EDU.

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Copyright 2008 by Joan Korenman.

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