On the Ground: Ethnography & Contemporary Social Crises

The Chicago Ethnography Conference Planning Committee invites graduate student abstract submissions (150-200 words) for the 19th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. We ask that you use your university email when submitting your work.

This conference brings together graduate students working within diverse social science fields to present ethnographic research that engages with pressing social issues.

Abstracts Due: December 18, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
chiethnography@gmail.com

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The Management and Organizations (MORS) Department of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Fellow positions within the Dispute Resolution and Research Center (DRRC). The primary criterion for acceptance is research excellence relevant to conflict or cooperation, broadly defined; there is no teaching requirement. The positions are slated to start in August or September of 2017 and last for approximately two years. Salary is competitive, and Fellows will have access to research funding, including for independent projects.

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Please see the following announcement about a potential conference of interest:

Critical Management Studies Conference 2017
July 3 – 5, Liverpool, England
https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/business/cms2017/ 

Stream: Heroes and heroism

Stream chairs: Edward Granter & Leo McCann, University of Manchester, Des Williamson, University of Surrey.

‘Heroes do not receive material rewards for their hardships. Heroes must be willing to downplay their own exceptional abilities. Heroes abide by norms of anonymity; they must avoid being recognized as heroes’ (Adapted from Lois, 1999: 123)

This call for papers seeks contributions from a range of disciplines, which interrogate the nature of heroes and heroism in organizations and society. Recognising, after Lois, that ‘heroes’ often avoid identification, and that the nature of heroism is heavily mediated by emotional, organizational and cultural dimensions, how then can we define it – what makes work and workers heroic? Who, for Critical Management scholars and more widely, are our heroes? Do we have any? Can we have any? Why, if at all, do organizations possess or require heroes?

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The Organization and Management Area of The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine announces a position in Organization Theory to begin as early as July 1, 2017. This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year. Qualified scholars pursuing their own research program will be employed via a simultaneous researcher classification (payroll title: Specialist series). In addition, the position would involve teaching of four quarter-classes (over two quarters, with one quarter reserved for full time research) in organization theory or organizational behavior (payroll title: Lecturer). Assigned classes may be across all programs (undergraduate, graduate (MBA) and doctoral) and may occur at night or on weekends, including summers.

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Please see below for recent publications from OOW member, Joseph C. Hermanowicz:

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Faculty Perceptions of Their Graduate Education.”  Higher Education 72(3):291-305.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “The Proliferation of Publishing: Economic Rationality and Ritualized Productivity in a Neoliberal Era.”  American Sociologist 47(2):174-191.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Honor in the Academic Profession: How Professors Want to be Remembered by Colleagues.”  Journal of Higher Education 87(3):363-389.

Joseph C. Hermanowicz.  2016.  “Universities, Academic Careers, and the Valorization of ‘Shiny Things.’”  In Elizabeth Popp Berman and Catherine Paradeise (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations 43:303-328.