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Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (March 2016) - Previous Revision

November 2008 Update

The CCCC Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession participated actively in the work of advocating for childcare to be provided at the 2009 convention and beyond.  We continue to create opportunities for dialogue about women's working conditions and professional lives and about feminist research and scholarship through panels, fora, and the Women's Network SIG.

Mission and Charges of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession

The CSWP advocates for issues of concern to women in the profession--contingency in the labor force, examining the specificity of the material conditions that impact the working lives of women teaching in rhetoric and composition, and promotion of feminist scholarship. To those ends, we have sponsored panels at the Annual Convention, co-sponsored the All-day Wednesday Feminist Workshop, and organized SIG sessions to discuss topics of concern and to mentor other women in the field. Our efforts have focused primarily on providing a feminist presence and clearinghouse of ideas of concern to women's lives in the profession at the Annual Meeting.

  1. To review the history of CCCC, with respect to its activities on behalf of women, for purposes of historical recording: what activities were undertaken, and what did they contribute to the CCCC and to its women members?
  2. To share the historical record in appropriate venues.
  3. To identify feminist concerns and continuing woman-gender specific concerns that should be brought to the attention of the members for reasons of scholarship and/or action; to recommend appropriate actions to the officers and the EC.

Members of the CCCC Committee on the Status of Women compiled by Kristen Bivens

History of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession by Heather Bruce

Web Resources compiled by Jordynn Jack

Resources for Women in Community Colleges and Adjuncts in Community Colleges compiled by Jody Millward 




List of Journals in Rhetoric and Composition and related subareas: Visit Byron Hawks’ well maintained list of links.

Feminist-oriented journals in Rhetoric and Composition: Peitho  (past issues)

Interdisciplinary Feminist Studies/Gender Studies journals compiled by Violet Dutcher

General Journals in the Humanities that may be of interest and that occasionally publish scholarship on feminist studies/women’s issues compiled by Violet Dutcher

Bibliography in Feminist Research and Gender Issues in Rhetoric and Composition assembled by Kirsti Cole


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