Announcement: OOW Virtual Panels on Intersectionality and Climate Crisis

The American Sociological Association’s section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work (OOW) presents two virtual panels:

Organizational Lenses on Intersectionality

Friday, February 3, 2023

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizational-lenses-on-intersectionality-tickets-473464343597

Panelists:

Koji Chavez, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Ethel Mickey, Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino

Oneya Okuwobi, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Megan Tobias Neely, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School

MODERATED BY:

Melissa Abad, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab


OOW Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Friday, March 3, 2023

1:00 – 2:15 EST

REGISTER HERE:  https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-2qpjsjGdBqoX91Thaz5m6hDCZjBSGW

Panelists:

Dana Fisher, University of Maryland

Author of American Resistance: From the Women’s March to the Blue Wave (Columbia University Press), “Shifting coalitions within the youth climate movement in the US” (Politics & Governance), and many other contributions

Natasha Iskander, New York University

Author of Does Skill Make Us Human? Migrant Workers in 21st-Century Qatar and Beyond (Princeton University Press), “Climate change and work: Politics and power” (Annual Review of Political Science), and many other contributions

Jill Lindsey Harrison, University of Colorado

Author of From the Inside Out: The Fight for Environmental Justice within Government Agencies (MIT Press), “Transition tensions: mapping conflicts in movements for a just and sustainable transition” (Environmental Politics), and many other contributions

J. Mijin Cha, Occidental College

Author of “A Just Transition: Why Transitioning Workers into a New Clean Energy Economy Should Be at the Center of Climate Change Policies” (Fordham Environmental Law Review) and many other contributions

Harland Prechel, Texas A&M University

Author of “Neoliberal Organizational and Political-Legal Arrangements and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S. Electrical Energy Sector” (Sociological Quarterly), Normalized Financial Wrongdoing: How Re-regulating Markets Created Risks and Fostered Inequality (Stanford University Press), and many other contributions

Moderated by:

Tim Bartley, Washington University in St. Louis

Simone Domingue, University of Oklahoma

Call for Papers: Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) is pleased to announce the call for papers and panels for its 35th annual conference, “Socio-Economics in a Transitioning World: Breaking Lines and Alternative Paradigms for a New World Order”, hosted by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 20-22 July 2023.

Please find information on submissions here [https://sase.org/conference-submission/], as well as information on SASE’s research networks [https://sase.org/about/networks/] and 2023 mini-conference themes [https://sase.org/event/2023-rio-de-janeiro/#mini]). General information about the conference, including the theme, fees, and deadlines, can be found here [https://sase.org/event/2023-rio-de-janeiro/].

The hard deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 1 February 2023.

Please feel free to distribute widely. We hope that you will join us!

Jacob Bromberg

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics 

Job Posting: Sciences Po Digital Sociology Research Assistant/ Project Manager

DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT/PROJECT MANAGER

Le Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (CRIS – Center for Research in Social Inequalities), at Sciences Po in Paris, is recruiting a part-time Research Assistant/Project Manager for disinformation research. CRIS develops cutting-edge research on social stratification and inequalities.

Duties and Essential Job Functions
The person recruited, above all else, will be a “fixer” who knows how to take initiative and can work independently, performing a variety of research duties and administrative tasks, which may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Organize, recruit, conduct, and code interviews, as needed
  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Create and visualize descriptive statistics
  • Translate social media and other content from French to English, as needed
  • Prepare research applications and reports
  • Collect and analyze descriptive data
  • Summarize project results and prepare progress reports
  • Assist with the preparation of scholarly reports, presentations and articles
  • Organize public reporting of research including web, talks, travel logistics, etc.
  • Prepare, maintain, and update website materials related to the research
  • Support budget management, purchases, and reimbursements
  • Maintain software management and updates
  • Coordinate and communicate administrative details and project files with project team
  • Manage and respond to project related email
  • Attend seminars and meetings as necessary
    Required Qualifications
  • Attention to detail, as well as managing the big picture (a “fixer”)
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Ability to work independently and a self-starter
  • Willingness to “manage up”: communicating the project’s priorities and seeking feedback, anticipating
    the next steps needed, and ability to offer well-rounded help on a complex project
  • Experience with collaborations and working in teams
  • Communication and organizing skills on all levels (in-person, phone, online)
  • Willingness to learn and expand technical details
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Comfort working with and structuring messy digitized data, and translating digitized data to different
    formats (e.g., raw text, json, xml, csv files)
  • Knowledge of text encoding and decoding (the machine kind, not the xml kind)
  • Some knowledge of data and visualizations
  • Data analysis: qualitative and/or quantitative
  • Social theory

Based in Paris, this is a part-time, 20 hours/week position for at least 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. Monthly salary starts at 1 600 €/month before social charges with benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV both in English, as well as a writing sample, and the contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2022 (or until filled) to this application portal.

Postdoc Position: Sciences Po/CNRS Digital Sociology Post Doc

DIGITAL SOCIOLOGY POST DOC
Le Centre de recherche sur les inégalités sociales (CRIS – Center for Research in Social Inequalities), UMR7049, Sciences Po/CNRS, is recruiting a full-time post-doc position for a disinformation research project.

CRIS develops cutting-edge research on social stratification and inequalities with three objectives:

  • To measure and compare the evolution of social inequalities in France and in contemporary societies;
  • To analyze the mechanisms of social inequalities at several levels;
  • To contribute to the analysis of public policies.

CRIS researchers are internationally recognized for their expertise in the study of social inequalities. Their work covers a variety of fields. Empirical sociology, interdisciplinary openness, theoretical and methodological rigor, and respect for the autonomy of researchers are the pillars of the Center’s scientific policy. As a host laboratory for the Sciences Po doctoral program in sociology, CRIS is distinguished by its commitment to research training. Click here for more information. The disinformation research is a comparative research project between France and the United States, led by Jen Schradie, a digital sociologist at Sciences Po.

Required Qualifications
*Candidates will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
*Survey methods, including designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
*Computational text analysis/natural language processing
*Statistical Methods and Quantitative Analysis
*Digital Tracing Techniques
*Understanding and use of social theory to frame and drive research questions
*PhD in sociology (or adjacent discipline) by/near date of appointment
*Fluent in English. Working knowledge of French is preferred but not required

Based in Paris, this is a full-time position for at least 18 months, with the possibility of an extension. The applicant will work on disinformation research and will contribute to the research team with research design, data collection, data analysis, theoretical contribution, and article writing. Applicants must be able to demonstrate initiative and be able to work independently while at the same time in concert with the research team. The anticipated start date is in early 2023 (flexibility will be
considered, especially regarding moving logistics)

To apply, please submit a detailed academic CV and cover letter, both in English, as well as an article or publication from your dissertation, and the contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2022 (or until filled) to this application portal. Questions not addressed in this job announcement can be sent to jen.schradie@sciencespo.fr with “Post-Doc Application” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All candidates will be considered, regardless of nationality, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and/or disability.

Call for Papers: Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI)

We cordially invite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines to apply for our 4th Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI). The seminar will take place on emlyon’s city campus in Paris from May 25–26, 2023. 

As stated in the call, we are looking forward to two days of lively debate about private initiatives seeking to tackle social and environmental problems.

We are delighted to announce Elisabeth Clemens (UChicago) and Ignasi Martí (esade) as our keynote speakers. The seminar is organized by 

Christof Brandtner, Nevena Radoynovska (emlyon), Arthur Gautier (ESSEC), Frédéric Dufays, Virginie Xhauflair (HEC Liège), and Benjamin Huybrechts (IESEG). To apply, please send a 2-page extended abstract of a research project and a current CV to brandtner@em-lyon.com by February 1. Course credit for PhD students is available. Participants will range in seniority from graduate students still defining their dissertation work to postdoctoral scholars wrapping up theirs. 

Please send us your best work.

À tout à l’heure !

Christof Brandtner