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Membership in NWSA

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

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.

2019 Individual Membership Dues
Sliding Scale Based on Income
Level Rate
Up to $40,000 $150
Up to $60,000 $185
Up to $80,000 $230
Up to $100,000 $265
$100,001 and over $295
Student (copy of student ID required) $90
Unemployed $90
Retired $90

Individual Benefits
  • 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.

2019 Institutional Membership Dues
Sliding Scale Based on program/dept type and non-salary budget
Level Rate
PhD-Granting Dept/Program
MA-Granting Dept/Program
Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center 
(with non-salary budget ABOVE $10,000)
Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center 
(with non-salary budget BETWEEN $5,000–10,000)
Undergraduate Dept/Program/Library/Center 
(with non-salary budget BELOW $5,000)
K–12 School $225
Affiliate Organization with Annual Budget 
Affiliate Organization with Annual Budget 

Institutional Benefits
  • 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 have three of their students complete the NEW Institutional Student Member form and return that form with a copy of their 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.
The National Women's Studies Association regrets that it cannot refund or transfer membership payments.  Memberships expire 12/31.
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