Invited Essay: Gendered Organizational Change — Insights from the Archives of the International Olympic Committee

As part of our November newsletter, Madeleine Pape shares findings from her 2018 ASA paper on gendered organizational change within the International Olympic Committee.  Madeleine Pape (www.madeleinepape.com) is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison whose research and teaching interests include gender, Science and Technology Studies (STS), health and medicine, political sociology, organizations, socio-legal studies, and physical cultural studies. 

Every four years the Summer Olympic Games capture the imagination of millions of people across the world… and provoke the ire of feminist activists, scholars, and sports fans when again, still, the sporting field bears witness to blatant gender discrepancies. In Rio di Janeiro in 2016, for instance, a major talking point was the US media’s representation of high achieving female athletes: triple-world record holder Katie Ledecky was described as “the female Michael Phelps;” trap shooter and bronze medalist Corey Cogdell-Unrein was referred to simply as the “wife of a Bears’ lineman;” and one commentator attributed the successes of Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu to her husband, describing him as “the man responsible” for her gold medal and world record. Just when we appear to be closing in on gender parity in terms of the numbers of male and female athletes competing at the Summer Olympic Games, these commentators remind us how far we still have to go before sport becomes a space where women athletes truly enjoy equal respect and recognition. In the words of feminist sports historian Susan K. Cahn, “you’ve come a long way, maybe…” (1994, p. 279).

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Call for Abstracts: WORK2019 Conference

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WORK2019, the fourth annual conference devoted to the reconfiguration of work, has now issued its call for abstracts. This is an exciting interdisciplinary conference, held in Helsinki. The theme this year, “Real Work in the Digital World,” explores the many consequences of the digital revolution. Plenarists to be announced shortly.

http://workconference.fi/work2019/streams/

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Toronto

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Industrial Relations or a cognate Social Science discipline by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

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Call for Papers: “Economy & the Possible” Conference in Warsaw

Call for Papers:  Economy & the Possible: Alternative, Missed and Reified Futures in Contemporary Society (conference)
20-21 May 2019
Warsaw (Poland)

This event is the 3rd of the series of meetings on new economic sociology, which are organized within the framework of Polish Sociological Association, Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Warsaw.
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Call for Applications: Arizona Methods Workshops

Please join us for the 9th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops, January 3-5, 2019.

This year we will offer workshops in Propensity Score Techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti, Team and Grant Management, and R.

Please share with your colleagues and graduate students!  Graduate students can apply for the Scott R. Eliason Award, which covers all but the $50 registration fee (deadline is 10/31).

Website (links to workshop descriptions, instructor bios, award application, & online registration):

https://sociology.arizona.edu/methods

Flyer:

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research

The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. Recent social science PhDs (including Sociology, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Anthropology) whose research focuses on gender with an intersectional perspective are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.

Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing articles for our research publication, Gender News
  • Working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows
  • Participating in our leadership program for graduate students
  • Attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions
  • 50% percent of the postdoctoral scholars’ time is dedicated to her/his/their own research
  • Additional information and a FAQ can be found on the Clayman Institute website.

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