Call for Papers and Workshop Participants: ASA Methods Section mid-year meeting + Arizona Methods Workshops

ASA Methods Section mid-year meeting + Arizona Methods Workshops, March 20-22, 2020

Please join us for an exciting event co-hosted by the American Sociological Association Methods Section and University of Arizona Sociology. It will be held in Tucson at one of the most beautiful times of the year. Come for the one-day meeting, or the two-day workshops, or both. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/swtqh5d

DAY 1 (March 20): Methods Section meeting

The theme is “Replication & Rigor in Social Science,” broadly defined.

Come share your research! Travel funds for graduate students are available. Submissions accepted through January 15th, 2020: https://tinyurl.com/methods2020

Confirmed participants include:

  • Jeremy Freese (Stanford)
  • Erin Leahey (Arizona)
  • David Melamed (OSU)
  • Jim Moody (Duke)
  • Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (Berkeley)
  • Katherine Stovel (Washington)
  • Corey Abramson (Arizona)

Questions? Contact methods2020@gmail.com

DAYS 2 and 3 (March 21-22): Arizona Methods Workshops

 MORNING WORKSHOPS (SAT-SUN 8:30—Noon)

  • Social Network Analysis, James Moody (Duke)
  • Introduction to Sequence Analysis, Katherine Stovel (Washington)
  • Observing and Analyzing Everyday Behavior, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (Berkeley)

AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (SAT- SUN 1:30-5pm)

  • Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti, Corey M. Abramson (Arizona)
  • Producing Transparent and Reproducible Research, Jeremy Freese (Stanford) 
  • Introduction to R, Jeffrey Oliver and Keaton Wilson (Arizona)

Workshops start at $300 and graduate students can apply for the Scott Eliason Award to cover workshop fees.  For more information visit: https://sociology.arizona.edu/methods

Questions? Contact coreyabramson@email.arizona.edu

Member Publication

Please check out the following recent publication from OOW members Aliya Hamid Rao and Megan Tobias Neely: “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Passion and Inequality in White-Collar Work.” Sociology Compass. Online First.

Abstract:

Emotion has become an increasingly important aspect of work in the 21st century. In this article, we take stock of the extant literature delineating the role of emotions, especially passion as a cultural schema, in white‐collar workplaces. Scholars have covered extensive ground on emotions at work, but the role of passion remains an underexplored yet significant area. Drawing from recent developments in research on white‐collar work, we argue that the passion schema has become a critical marker in the labor market for sorting individuals into occupations, hiring and promotion within organizations, and assigning value to people’s labor. Emergent research suggests that because the expression and perception of passion remain ambiguously defined in the workplace and varies by context, it is pivotal in reproducing social inequalities. In this review, we focus on how privileging passion in the workplace and interpreting it as a measure of aptitude impacts social inequalities by race, gender, and social class. We close by setting an agenda for further research on this topic.

Call for Proposals: Navigating the New Arctic (NSF)

Message from John Parker, Program Director at NSF:

“The National Science Foundation has recently announced the Navigating the New Arctic funding program. The goal of the program is to fund scholars from all fields to research and understand the profound social, environmental, and engineering challenges and opportunities related to the creation of an open and ice-free arctic.

Sociologists are particularly well suited to think about these issues, and it would be fantastic to have some sociologically oriented investigations into one of the most profound socio-environmental changes in human history.

The solicitation includes email addresses for cognizant program officers in case you would like to ask about the suitability of your research for this solicitation.”

Job Posting: Doctoral Program Director of Leadership Studies at Marian University

Marian University seeks a strategic, innovative and creative leader who is deeply committed to academic excellence and to the mission of higher education to build a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Leadership Studies in the position of Doctoral Program Director and Chair of Leadership Studies.

Marian University is a Catholic, applied liberal arts institution that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.

The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners for leadership in a wide range of disciplines, with a specific focus on translating leadership theory to their own practice.  The doctoral program supports study for active professionals in fields including, but not limited to, business, government, public safety, PK-12 education, higher education, health care, social services, and religious and secular non-profit organizations.The program provides students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and leadership ability for increasingly demanding roles in complex organizations.

The Leadership Studies doctoral program seeks to: Provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership that affords students the opportunity to learn from diverse concepts, theories, and practicesprovide advanced study and professional development to students who are preparing for or are currently working in leadership positions; embed concern for social justice through ethical leadership approachescontribute to what is known regarding the theoretical and practical implementation of leadership concepts across various disciplines through study, research, and practice; prepare students to adapt to the complexity and diversity inherent to leadership and to challenge systems where people’s faith life or human dignity is threatened.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty, and working closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Doctoral Program Director and Chair of the Leadership Studies Department’s primary role is to provide leadership and direction for the doctoral program.  A successful candidate will also be qualified to teach doctoral level courses in leadership theory and research methods, and be able to demonstrate a professional record commensurate with the faculty rank of Associate Professor at Marian University.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in leadership studies or a closely related discipline.
  • Evidence of sustained teaching excellence over a period of at least five years at the rank of assistant professor or higher.
  • Evidence of a developing or established record of excellence in scholarship and/or service.
  • Willingness to embrace the Mission and Core Values of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant applied leadership experience in one of the above-listed sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience as an academic leader with a track record of supporting a student-focused distance learning environment.
  • Experience with recruitment and retention of faculty, and promoting faculty and scholarly excellence.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to MUApplicants@marianuniversity.edu.  Please use ‘Chair of Leadership Studies’ in the subject line of the email.

For optimal consideration, please submit application materials by December 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.

Member Publication

Please check out the following recent publication from OOW member Elizabeth A. Hoffmann: “Allies Already Poised to Comply: How Social Proximity Affects Lactation at Work Law Compliance.” Law & Society Review 53 (3): 791–822.

Abstract

This study demonstrates how legal compliance may be better achieved when organizations include individuals who will advocate for newly codified rights and related accommodations. To understand compliance with a new law and the rights it confers, this article examines as its case study the Lactation at Work law, which amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to mandate basic provisions for employees to express breast milk at work. In particular, this study interviewed those organizational actors who translate the law into the policies affecting workers’ daily lives: supervising mangers and human resources personnel. Those studied in this article were “Allies Already:” friends or relatives of breastfeeding workers, or ones themselves, who held pro‐breastfeeding values and understood the complexities of combining lactation and employment. They mobilized within their organization to comply with the law swiftly and fully—often even overcomplying. This article demonstrates how heightened compliance, particularly with new laws, may be achieved even without directly affected actors mobilizing their own rights if allies champion needed accommodations.

Member Publication

Please check out the following recent publication from OOW member Aliya Hamid Rao: “From Professionals to Professional Mothers: How College-educated Married Mothers Experience Unemployment in the US.” Work, Employment and Society. Online First.

Abstract

Unemployment influences life experiences and outcomes, but how it does so may be shaped by gender and parenthood. Because research on unemployment focuses on men’s experiences of unemployment, it presents as universal a process that may be gendered. This article asks: how do college-educated, heterosexual, married mothers experience involuntary unemployment? Drawing on in-depth interviews with unemployed mothers in the US, their husbands, and follow-up interviews, this article finds that the experience of job loss is tempered for mothers as they derive a culturally valued identity from motherhood which also anchors their lives. Husbands’ support emphasises that employment is one of several options mothers can pursue. Couples pivot attention to husbands’ careers as they worry about finances, often resulting in marital tensions. Using mothers’ unemployment as a case, this study demonstrates that unemployment has more divergent implications depending on gender and parenthood than prior theories suggest.

Call for Papers: 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference

We invite submissions to the 3rd Toronto Fintech Conference, an event held every 18 months where scholars in the fields of strategy / management, economics / finance, entrepreneurship / innovation, organization theory / sociology, and law / public policy discuss their research on the rise, diffusion, and disruptive potential of financial technologies (“fintech”). 

The Toronto Fintech Conference has three objectives:

1/ To provide a networking opportunity for the fast-growing academic community of scholars (both professors and PhD students) who research fintech topics across a range of related disciplines. 

2/ To discuss cutting-edge research, both theoretical and empirical, which address important issues related to the antecedents and consequences of decentralization, disintermediation, and digitization in the fintech sector and beyond. The ultimate goal is to work together toward publication at top journals.

3/ To facilitate a dialogue between academia and public & private sectors, by bringing academics, executives, entrepreneurs, and policymakers together.  

The Conference is supported by the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab at Ivey Business School, which proudly offers five travel grants of CAD$750 for the top PhD student papers accepted at by our Program Committee and a CAD$2,000 cash prize for the Best Fintech Paper. A CAD$750 cash prize will reward the Best Cryptoeconomics Paper. Authors can submit either a full working paper or a 5-page proposal, to be followed by a 30-40 page full paper, should the proposal be accepted.  

Submission deadline: June 15, 2020.  

This is the conference website with all the details: https://www.ivey.uwo.ca/scotiabank-digital-banking-lab/research/the-third-toronto-fintech-conference/