Welcome to the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender.  Since our founding in 1978, OSCLG has provided multiple platforms for giving voice to the issues that surround gender.  I invite you to engage with our vibrant community in as many ways that fit your life.

As an OSCLG member (annual, student, or adjunct), you receive a reduced fee to our annual conference, connections with OSCLG experts, the ability to participate in the governance of OSCLG, and post your institution’s job announcements.  Annual membership is less than the cost of a dinner out and the Life Membership is lower than most annual conference fees.  As a Department Member, you will be recognized on the OSCLG website and receive two complimentary student memberships.

At our annual conference scholars and practitioners across academic disciplines present their work in a supportive and rigorous environment.  After a day of intellectual inquiry, we gather each night for wine and chocolate where the conversations continue and our personal commitments to one another are affirmed.  Newcomers often say, “I have found my academic home” and become lifetime members. I know that I did.  The low conference fee covers the conference and evening events as well as many meals making the conference remarkably affordable. OSCLG offers a travel grant program “Color Purple Diversity Fund” to assist students who contribute to our goal of enhancing racial and ethnic diversity of people and ideas.

OSCLG strives to recognize quality research and creative projects through our awards and affiliated journal. We hope that you will nominate yourself or others for one of our prestigious awards so that papers, creative expressions, articles, books, theses, dissertations and mentors in this area are cultivated and rewarded. We also invite you to submit work for publication in Women & LanguageThe journal Women & Language, edited by Dr. Leland Spencer and affiliated with OSCLG, is an international and interdisciplinary research forum on issues of gender, communication and language.  Each year this journal publishes a wide variety of pieces from many different disciplines and in many different formats including traditional text and computer-mediated. Please visit the Women & Language site for additional information about how your work can be part of this journal.

To learn more about OSCLG visit the About Us section, our Facebook Page, OSCLG’s Instagram, or join the OSCLG List-serve. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions, contact Communication Coordinator Rachel Silverman at rachel.e.silverman@gmail.com.

While mainstream conversations are increasingly taking up issues of gender and gender equity, they are also revealing that we have a great deal of work before us.  Please join the members of OSCLG as we interrogate how that work can be done in a way that is meaningful and effective.


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Paaige K. Turner

OSCLG President 2018-2020