AWSS-L Listserv

The AWSS listserv, located at, is a service provided to AWSS members. The listserv carries bi-weekly job lists and daily announcements of interest to members as well as discussions on current topics and problems in Eurasian/Central/Eastern European women's studies. If you would like to post a job ad, please send the relevant information to Janine Holc (

June Pachuta Farris and other librarians and scholars are generous with research help.

To join, send a message to with the text message:

subscribe AWSS-L FirstName Surname

(For example: subscribe AWSS-L Ekaterina Dashkova)

Once you have subscribed, you will receive two useful messages detailing how to use the list.

The list is moderated, which means that messages you post will be delayed slightly before they are posted to all subscribers to AWSS-L. The moderators include: Inna Caron, Elizabeth Skomp, and Christine Worobec. Barbara Norton, Janet Hyer, Andrea Lanoux, Rebecca Gould, and Nicole Young are emerita moderators.

Potential list users are reminded that the list exists for scholarly queries and discussion, and are asked to help establish and maintain good network etiquette.

Women East-West Newsletter

WEW is a bi-monthly newsletter sponsored by AWSS. It serves as a networking resource for AWSS members and a bibliographic resource for research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Mary Zirin founded and edited WEW for many years. In September 1998, Rhonda Clark served as editor with the assistance of an editorial team that included: Cheri Wilson (Assistant Editor), Kris Groberg (Features Editor), June Pachuta Farris (Bibliographic Editor), Elizabeth Gerschultz and Quinn Sullivan (Editorial Assistants). In November 2003 Betsy Hemenway assumed the editorship with the same editorial team in place, recruiting Alexandra Bitusikova as European Correspondent and Kaiya Hughes as solo Editorial Assistant. With the spring/summer issue for 2006, Nicole Monnier took on the editorship of the newsletter; her editorial team is: June Pachuta Farris (Bibliographic Editor) and Betsy Jones Hemenway (Book Review Editor).

Editor Nicole Monnier (German & Russian Studies, 428A Strickland Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 65211; fax: 573.884.8456; phone: 573.882.3370;) welcomes contributions to WEW, such as letters, short articles, contributions to the "Mentoring" and "Trailblazers" columns, comments on personal and professional issues, news and queries about projects underway, book reviews and bibliographic entries from all members and other interested individuals.

Please send in Word or text-file attachments. Deadlines are 15 September, 15 December, 15 March, and 15 June for issues to appear approximately three weeks later.

An archive of WEW issues that are 12 months and older will be gradually uploaded on this site. It offers useful bibliographic and other scholarly information. Please visit our WEW archive here.