We are committed.

AWSS is dedicated to the promotion of research and teaching on women and gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia and to the support of women scholars working in any field of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.


Become a Member.

We welcome those or any gender identity who study women, gender, and sexuality in Slavic and Eurasian studies, as well as women working in any field pertaining to the region.

Membership rates are as follows:

Regular Membership - $40/year
Student Membership - $15/year
Joint Membership - $60/year
Institutional Membership - $100/year
Lifetime Membership - $400
Underemployed Membership - $15/year
International Membership - $15/year


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The Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS), in tandem with our peer institutions and organizations, condemns the recent incidences of anti-Asian violence and especially the recent attacks targeting women. Visit our advocacy page for more information, links, and past advocacy statements from the AWSS Board.

AWSS is Community.


We foster community through regular gatherings at annual and biennial conferences, collaboration with other affiliate organizations, frequent communication through our listserv as well as informal networking opportunities. We also connect with our members via social media. Please find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Herlihy Prize Fundraising

In 2020 AWSS launched a fundraising effort to support a graduate research prize in honor of Patricia Herlihy and her incredible contributions to both the study of Ukraine as well as her support for multiple generations of scholars across disciplines engaged in study on Ukraine and its neighbors. Please consider making a donation to support the future of the field and honor the memory of a scholar who did so much to shape the field and her discipline. Select the Herlihy Prize For Graduate Research option on the drop-down menu through the Paypal link below.

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awss prizes and awards

awss prizes and awards


AWSS awards prizes to scholars at all stages of their careers. We support the work of individuals who embody our organization's values and mission each year through the following awards.

  • The Graduate Research and Graduate Essay Prizes are awarded to scholars at the beginning of their careers.
  • The Mary Zirin Prize recognizes independent scholars.
  • The Outstanding Achievement Award is given to senior scholars for their mentoring and scholarship.
  • The Heldt Prizes recognize outstanding books and articles in several categories.