Message from the Chair: Three exciting OOW and ASA events coming up – April 15th, 20th, 21th

Dear OOWs,

Three exciting virtual events are coming up – April 15th, 20th, 21st: 

I. OOW Virtual Discussion and Panel: “Broadening our Approaches to Studying Race and Racism in OOW” on April 21, 1:30-4:00pm.

Victor Ray (University of Iowa U.S.A) will interview Stella Nkomo (The University of Pretoria in South Africa) and Bobby Banerjee (Cass Business School, UK) on the foundational nature of race in organizations.

This will be followed by a paper presentation panel, in which we will hear about cutting-edge research from LaTonya Trotter (on Racialized Exclusion in the Health Care Profession), James Jones (on Racism in the Halls of Power) and Oneya Okuwobi (on The Hidden Costs of Diversity Initiatives). 

Click here for more information and registration link.

II. ASA Virtual Pro-Seminar: Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals 

Thursday, April 15 3:00 p.m. Eastern/ 12:00 p.m. Pacific 

Guest: Kristen Barber (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) 

You have a paper that you think is publishable, but how do you choose a journal? What can you expect from the peer review process? What is an impact factor? Join us for an overview of publishing in peer-reviewed journals by Kristen Barber, who will draw on her experience as a journal editor, peer reviewer, and article author. Bring your questions about any aspect of the article-publishing process. Closed captions available; this event will not be recorded. Members can register for free here.  

III. Webinar on Thriving Outside Academia: Advice from Sociologists in Practice Settings 

Tuesday, April 20 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific 


o   Chloe E. Bird (senior sociologist, RAND) 

o   Howard Caro-López (civil rights research analyst, U.S. Federal Government) 

o   Jillian Powers (responsible AI lead, Cognizant) 

o   Curtis L. Webb III (senior researcher and consultant, Design Impact) 

 Many sociologists choose careers outside the academy: in government, nonprofit organizations, commercial industry, research centers, and other practice settings. This webinar brings together four sociologists working in diverse fields who will provide insights into these careers and share advice on preparing for these types of jobs. Current graduate students, faculty advisors, and sociology PhDs at any career stage are encouraged to attend. Closed captions available. Members can register for free here

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