Join the Sociology of Medical Education Interest Group for our second annual ASA Meet-up! Last year’s gathering in Seattle was a huge success and we would love to see you again this year. Please bring any interested colleagues and students!

Our event will take place on Saturday, August 12th following the Medical Sociology Section Reception. Please join us from 8pm at gaZette Restaurant and Lounge, located in the Westin Montreal.

The Westin Montreal is near the Palais des Congres. For more information, please visit: http://www.westinmontreal.com/gazette-restaurant-montreal/

Please contact Alexandra Vinson (alexandra.vinson@northwestern.edu) if you have questions about the event or would like to be added to the Sociology of Medical Education mailing list. ​

A note from the editor of Research in the Sociology of Work

OOW members will be pleased to learn a few things about RSW, one of the section’s two scholarly outlets (sister of Research in the Sociology of Organizations, edited by Michael Lounsbury).

Volume 30 of RSW, entitled Emerging Conceptions of Work, Management, and the Labor Market, has just been published. It contains articles on a wide array of themes and topics, including organizational change in health care organizations, the workings of internal labor markets in the financial industry, the link between management rhetoric and corporate downsizing, racial disparities at work after the great recession, and the authority systems found in UK call centers.

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“OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research” 
June 21-23, 2018
(June 20, 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop) 
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington DC, USA 

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites the submission of abstracts for the 2018 Conference on “OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research.” The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017. Read More

The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are aimed at scholars who seek to understand the conditions under which political negotiation can be achieved (or not achieved) in Congress and other legislative arenas. The grants provide up to $10,000 of funding for each awardee, to be used for up to one year of research and writing. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the application deadline and must hold an affiliation with a college or university based in the United States. For more information, please visit www.ssrc.org/nacg or contact us at democracy@ssrc.org.

The deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.

Regular Session on Gender & Work
Tuesday, Aug. 15.  2:30 -4:10 PM.
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Level 5, 512D

Description
Gendered barriers and opportunities continue to shape the experience of women and men workers and the structural and cultural contexts of workplaces. This session contains six papers with fresh analyses of these issues in occupations that vary in their degree of precarity, professionalization, and gender segregation. Read More

Dirty Work

A call for proposals for the Southern Labor Studies Association’s Biennial Meeting

Where: The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
When: May 17-19, 2018

The Southern Labor Studies Association invites academics, activists, archivists, and others to propose panels, roundtables, and workshops for our next conference, which will take place at the Richard B. Russell Library at the University of Georgia. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Dirty Work.” This topic encompasses southern industries (mining, timber, turpentine, farming, chicken processing, catfish, etc.); the service economy (trash collection, domestic service, nursing, food service, etc.); bound labor (slavery, indenture, and prison labor); as well as work deemed morally “dirty” – from sex work and drug-selling to policing and overseeing. Panels discussing public history, archival projects, teaching, oral history, activism, important works in progress, and digital history are welcome. Southern labor studies topics outside the “Dirty Work” rubric are welcome too. The SLSA defines southern labor and working class studies broadly. We welcome historical and contemporary topics, all relevant academic disciplines, non-academic participants, and regional as well as comparative and transnational approaches. Our hope is to assemble a broad and diverse set of participants on a wide range of subjects.

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The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2018 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships.

The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as integrate them within the WFRN research community.  Fellows receive membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to attend a preconference and the 2018 WFRN Conference (to be held June 21-23 in Washington DC). 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 2015 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  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, 2017. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU.