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As a member of the National Women's Studies Association, you belong to the nation's largest network of feminist scholars, educators, and activists. 

Benefits of an individual membership:

  • Find colleagues in our member directory.
  • Present at the annual conference, receive reduced registration rates, and apply for scholarships and conference grants.
  • Apply for NWSA awards and prizes.
  • Participate in our discussion forum to share ideas and learn best practices.

Benefits of an institutional membership:
  • List your program, department, center, or nonprofit organization in our searchable public member directory.
  • Current member institutions receive three complimentary student memberships annually. In order to use this benefit, current institutional members should complete the Institutional Student Membership form for three of their students and return those forms with a copy of each student ID by email, fax (410-528-0357), or mail to: National Women's Studies Association, 11 E Mount Royal Ave #100, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please note, institutional student memberships do not include caucus fees. Caucus fees must be remitted by the student. Please send any questions about this benefit to **While institutional student memberships can be used at any time, many institutions choose to use this benefit in April after conference notifications are sent. 
  • Post complimentary employment listings within or related to the field of Women's Studies.
  • Participate in our discussion forum to share ideas and learn best practices.
All memberships run on a calendar year basis, beginning January 1 and ending December 31.  Members who complete their forms and payments after October 1, receive membership for the following year.

The National Women's Studies Association regrets that it cannot refund or transfer membership payments.  Memberships expire 12/31.