Please join us on Friday, August 7 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC for a Professional Development Workshop: Being There/Being Them: The Intersection of Organizational and Occupational Ethnography. Our panelists include: Steve Barley (Stanford University); Lisa Cohen (McGill University); Emily Heaphy (Boston University); and Gerardo Okhuysen (UC Irvine).

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The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2016 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as connect them to the WFRN community. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program.  Fellows receive a one year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend the 2016 WFRN Conference (to be held June 23-25 in Washington DC). At the conference, special events will be targeted to serve interests of fellows, including networking opportunities with senior scholars and teaching/research workshops. In addition, fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship. To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2013 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Eligibility is not restricted on the basis of national location. Information about the program and application materials can be found at https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/content/early-career-fellowship-program. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2015. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU.

A mini-symposium was on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was recently published in Historical Materialism (Volume 23, Issue 1).  The mini-symposium consisted of the following:

Below are the OOW Section’s 2015 award recipients for outstanding scholarship in the areas of organizations, occupations, and/or work:
  • Max Weber Award (for best book):  Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel (both of University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules (Russell Sage Foundation).
    • An honorable mention was awarded to Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers University), for The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism(also Russell Sage Foundation).
  • W. Richard Scott Award (for best article):  Andras Tilcsik (University of Toronto), “Imprint-Environment Fit and Performance: How Organizational Munificence at Time-of-Hire Affects Subsequent Job Performance,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 2014, 59: 639-668.
    • An honorable mention was awarded to Christina Mora (University of California, Berkeley), for “Cross-Field Effects and Ethnic Classification: The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity, 1965 to 1990,” American Sociological Review, 2014, 79: 183-210.
  • James D. Thompson Award (for best paper by a graduate student):  Brad R. Fulton (Duke University), “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance.”

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Research in the Sociology of Work has been a widely respected research annual since 1988.

Beginning in 2016,  RSW will appear twice annually, the better to represent the best and most provocative sociological thinking being done on work, organizations, and the employment relationship. Submissions are invited for possible inclusion in RSW volume 28, no. 2 (Fall, 2016). All manuscripts will be subject to peer review, with timely feedback provided to authors. Articles can address any of a wide range of topics and themes, including but not limited to the following:

  •  Control and Resistance at Work
  •  Precarious employment
  • “Dirty” Work
  • Work and Family
  • Knowledge Work
  •  “Diversity” Management
  • Intersectionality at Work
  • Work and Social Movements
  • Gender, Work, and Neo-liberalism
  • Work and the State
  • Emotional labor and Service Work
  • Sex work
  • Professional work
  • Immigrants at Work
  • Globalization and Work
  • New meanings of work

Articles intended for v. 28, no. 2 should be submitted no later than November 1, 2015. Queries and submissions should be sent to Steven Vallas at s.vallas@neu.edu

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