Dear Members of OOW,
Greetings from the section! As the incoming chair, I am looking forward to maintaining our vibrant OOW community. Our events and sessions in New York City were fantastic, and I want to thank all of you for contributing to that. Special thanks to the OOW Council for their hard work and to Emily Barman for keeping our section on track.
This message represents our annual call for volunteers for section committees and positions. As you are certainly aware, participating in OOW committees is both an invaluable service to the long-term health of our field and also a great way to get to know your fellow Section members. It also offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about the workings of the section and to gain deeper insight into the perspectives and concerns of colleagues from different cohorts, different institutions, and different intellectual traditions. We have plenty of committees to staff, so everyone should be able to find something that suits their tastes and talents. We are also looking for volunteers for OOW newsletter editors — this is a fantastic way for graduate students to become more involved with the section.
If you are new to the section (or just need a reminder), OOW has five committees: Program, Nominations, Membership, Publications, and Awards. The Awards Committee is separated into three sub-committees: the Max Weber Prize (books), the W. Richard Scott Award (articles), and the James D. Thompson Award (graduate student papers).
This google form link will lead you to our easy and quick Call for Volunteers.
Thanks again to everyone for their participation in the section over the past year.