Author Archives: Chris Prener

Editor’s Note: The following ASA recap comes to us from Julie Kmec and Sandra Kalev. All slides have been posted with permission. If other ASA session organizers wish to put together similar website posts, please contact Chris at

This invited session offered a unique opportunity for researchers to learn about rich data sources for studying work, organizations and inequality. The panel showcased the types  of data available for researchers by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency responsible for overseeing employers’ nondiscrimination practices and outcomes. The EEOC can offer a variety of quantitative and qualitative data sources on organizations, demographics and discrimination for academics to explore. Panelists were both EEOC officials and sociologists working with these data and they discussed data access and surveys a wide range of possible research projects. We are attaching the slides for those who had to miss the panel and are interested in learning about research possibilities with these data.


Ronald Edwards, Director of the Program Research and Surveys Division of the EEOC – slides

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, University of Massachusetts – slides

Beth Hirsh, University of British Columbia – slides


Organizer Names: 

Alexandra Kalev, Tel Aviv University

Julie Kmec, Washington State University

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor whose work addresses global economic inequalities and transnational patterns of labor and economic organization. The position entails teaching undergraduate and graduate level Sociology classes and a significant scholarly research program. We will consider innovative work including the impact of global markets, the transnational circulation of persons in relation to global labor markets and migration, and/or the organization and political economy of global organizations that impact upon inequality. Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. A PhD in Sociology or a related field is required by start date. The position will begin Fall 2015 pending budgetary approval. Questions regarding the search should be directed to

We will begin reviewing applications on October 10, 2014. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to We also require three recommendation letters; letters should be uploaded to as well.

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From Andrew Jorgenson:

We are pleased to announce that the new journal Sociology of Development (published by University of California Press) is ready for manuscript submissions! The journal webpage, which includes manuscript preparation information, is here. The manuscript submission webpage is here.

Sociology of Development is a new venue for scholarly work that addresses issues of development, broadly considered. Areas of interest include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, and social movements, to mention only a few. Basic as well as policy-oriented research is welcome. The journal further recognizes the interdisciplinary scope of development studies and encourages submissions from related fields, including (but not limited to) political science, economics, geography, anthropology, and health sciences. A foundational principle of this journal is the promotion and encouragement of intellectual diversity within the study of development. As such, the journal encourages submissions from all scholars of development sociology, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of investigation, or historical period of study.

Best wishes,
Andrew Jorgenson and Jeffrey Kentor, Co-Editors

Attached to this post is a .pdf file that lists all the very exciting OOW events taking place at this year’s ASA meeting. Highlights include:

Saturday, August 16th:

  • Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony: 5:30 – 6:10
  • Reception Saturday 6:30 – 8:30 (cosponsored with Inequality, Poverty and Mobility, and Occupations)
  • Networking Dinners following the Reception:  Join a table of OOW Colleagues at a local restaurant. Contact Kim Fox if you’d like to participate (

Our eight sessions are spread across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you there!


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


The School of Labor and Employment Relations has a vacant faculty position in Human Resource Management or Employment Relations. We are interested in candidates who have teaching and research interests industrial relations, strategy, strategic HR, employment policy, sociology, or other areas where organizations and workplace institutions are a major research interest. This is a full-time tenure-track or tenured position that combines research with teaching in the School’s master’s and PhD programs in human resources and employment relations. The School is an academic unit that concentrates on research and teaching in the HR-ER fields. For more information, please see our website at

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The OOW section announces the formation of a new Student Affairs Committee.  The Committee will be chaired by the Student Representative to Council, Kim Pernell-Gallagher during the 2014-2015 year. Its purpose is to serve as a vehicle for addressing the interests of students and engaging them more fully in the life of the Section. The creation of this committee coincides with the transition to an elected student representative to the section council. By drawing on the ideas and energies of multiple graduate students, it is intended that the committee will generate proposals for new initiatives/activities while sustaining a greater critical mass of involvement than a lone student representative could.  The members for 2014-2015 are:  Curtis Chan (Harvard); Sarah Mosseri (University of Virginia); Hang Young Lee (Duke); Kim Pernell-Gallagher (Harvard — Chair); Laura Rogers (UC San Diego); Jessica Santana (Stanford); Ben Shostakovsky (UC Berkeley).   Thank you to OOW Council Members Elizabeth Gorman and Adam Goldstein for chairing the Task Force, which put together the Student Affairs Committee.


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