AWSS is open to everyone!  Our members are people from all over the world who are committed to the study of women, gender, and sexuality in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies across disciplines, as well as those committed to promoting the interests and careers of women in the profession. We welcome you!


Membership Types

Lifetime Membership // $400 (one time)

Graduate Student / Low Income // $15 Annually

Salary is LESS than 30K/year // $30 Annually

Salary is MORE than 30K/year // $40 Annually

Contributor // $55 Annually

Friend of AWSS // $100 Annually

Institutional Membership // $100 Annually

Already a Member?

membership includes

A subscription to the AWSS newsletter Women: East-West, which reports on research, presents issues related to women and gender in Central/Eastern Europe, includes a running bibliography of publications in the field, and is a forum for the concerns of members.

  • All AWSS mailings
  • Access to our listserv, which provides bi-weekly information on funding and employment opportunities
  • Invitation to our biennial conference (registration and housing aid available for graduate students and independent scholars)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Membership ribbons at conferences
  • The opportunity to run for an AWSS Executive Board position
  • Invitation to participate in AWSS-sponsored panels and streams at conferences

Graduate Student Membership

Graduate students are eligible for additional benefits of AWSS membership.  First, the graduate student rate is $15/year instead of $40.  In addition, graduate students who wish to participate in our biennial conference are eligible to receive funding for conference registration and lodging at the hotel.  Finally, graduate students are encouraged to take part in our mentoring program, which pairs up graduate students with AWSS members whose research interests, fields, experiences, and goals align.

Lifetime Membership

For $400 you can become a lifetime member.  You’ll automatically have access to all our resources, awards, prizes, conferences, and programs and never have to worry about your membership status again!


If you want to keep research and travel funding opportunities available for scholars in our field, consider giving to our capital campaign.

Tax Information

AWSS is a tax-exempt organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations to AWSS are fully tax-deductible and help fund our travel grants and other activities in support of scholars. In addition to paying your dues, you may also make a donation.

Join via Mail

If you prefer, you may still send in your membership dues through the mail. Please contact our acting treasurer, Anika Walke for a form and more information.