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

New Publication: Within-job gender pay inequality in 15 countries

Led by Andrew Penner, the Comparative Organizational Inequality Network (COIN) has published a paper in Nature, Human Behaviour  that compares gender pay gaps and their firm, occupation, job segregation components and within job pay gaps using administrative data for fifteen countries. 

Read the article here.

Abstract Extant research on the gender pay gap suggests that men and women who do the same work for the same employer receive similar pay, so that processes sorting people into jobs are thought to account for the vast majority of the pay gap. Data that can identify women and men who do the same work for the same employer are rare, and research informing this crucial aspect of gender differences in pay is several decades old and from a limited number of countries. Here, using recent linked employer–employee data from 15 countries, we show that the processes sorting people into different jobs account for substantially less of the gender pay differences than was previously believed and that within-job pay differences remain consequential.

Call for Papers: EGOS 2023 – Subtheme 4: “Social Movements and Organizations: Outcomes and Secondary Effects”

We would like to bring to your attention to the sub-theme on “Social Movements and Organizations: Outcomes and Secondary Effects,” which we are convening as part of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) 39th annual colloquium in Cagliari, Italy. The conference will take place on July 6-8, 2023.

Our purpose is to bring together researchers interested in social movements and organizations, especially for a deeper examination of the consequences of activist efforts. For this gathering, we welcome papers from different perspectives, regions, and disciplines.

Our subtheme is part of EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG) 04 on Social Movements and Organizations.

If you are interested, we encourage you to submit a short paper (3,000 words) before January 10, 2023. You can access the full call for papers here:

And the detailed instructions for submission can be found at:

https://www.egos.org/2023_Cagliari/SUB-THEMES_Call-for-Short-Papers

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Forrest Briscoe (Penn State University), fbriscoe@psu.edu

Panikos Georgallis (University of Amsterdam), p.georgallis@uva.nl

Jocelyn Leitzinger (University of Illinois Chicago), jocelynl@uic.edu

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.

Postdoc Position: Postdoc at Wharton

Wharton People Analytics is seeking two postdoctoral researchers to assist in the development of research projects in people analytics, primarily in collaboration with Professors Matthew Bidwell and Peter Cappelli. We are seeking to launch two new multi-year projects. One will explore the role of analytics in managing frontline workers, examining how technology can improve the conditions under which employees work. A second project seeks to develop our understanding of the challenges involved in managing remote and hybrid work. As the projects are just beginning, successful applicants will help to define the research and consequent publications. They will also have opportunities to continue to advance their own research agendas.

The roles will have two main responsibilities. In the initial phases of the project, the postdoctoral researchers will liaise with companies as we seek to build partnerships for this research. Activities may include setting up small conferences and writing research proposals. As the project develops, we will gather and analyze data. The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to take the lead in this process. In addition, the researchers may be asked to assist with the broader work of the People Analytics Initiative and the Center for Human Resources from time to time

Successful candidates will be expected to have the following competencies:

  • Ability to effectively manage relationships with corporate partners
  • Ability to manage and analyze large datasets, through familiarity with at least one programming environment (e.g. R, Stata, Python) and preferably more.
  • A strong background in multivariate statistical analyses
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in developing a research project.
  • A good grasp of fundamental concepts around employment and careers

Although we are open to a variety of profiles, we believe that the successful candidate is likely to benefit from having had some of the following experiences:

  • PhD (or ABD) in management, sociology, economics, industrial relations or IO psychology with a research focus on employment issues
  • Previous experience in working with complex dataset
  • Work experience in a corporate setting

The salary will be between $54,800 and $65,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply, please e-mail your CV, cover letter, one representative publication or working paper, and the names and contact information for two references to peopleanalytics@wharton.upenn.edu by February 28th 2023.

Announcement: Diane Vaughan’s “Dead Reckoning: Air Traffic Control, System Effects, and Risk” (Chicago, 2021) has been selected for the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gardner-Lasser Aeronautics and Astronautics History Literature Award.

Dead Reckoning is an historical ethnography covering the life course of the air traffic control system from system emergence through 2017. Based on archival research and field work in four air traffic control facilities, the book focuses on how historical conditions, social actors, and events in the system’s institutional environment – political, economic, technological, cultural – impact the air traffic organization, changing it, and how in turn those changes affect not only the social, technological, and material arrangements of the workplace, but also controllers’  interpretive work, cultural understandings, and work practices. Far from a top-down model, controllers – the workers at the bottom of the hierarchy – respond to these events, making repairs that supply organizational resilience. Building on work on institutional logics, boundaries and boundary work, culture and cognition, and expertise, the case demonstrates the connection between institutional change, agency, and persistence over the life course.

Announcement: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop (SWS 2023 Winter Meeting)

Register now for the 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop at the SWS winter conference (Thurs, Jan 5th) by e-mailing Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca

The 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop is back to its in-person format from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023 – the day of pre-conference activities for the Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting in New Orleans. Originally a workgroup of sociologists studying gender and academic careers, scientific organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop has grown to now include scholars of gender, professions, and organizations more broadly. Our aims are to learn about the range of work of attendees, facilitate collaboration, build community across career stages, and MOST IMPORTANTLY to dedicate time for writing. This is an opportunity to write, network, and collaborate. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

As a group, we will discuss our current research projects. This exercise provides useful information to explore potential collaborations throughout the day. There will be designated blocks of independent, quiet writing time. You may use this time any way you wish: brainstorm a new paper, put finishing touches on a manuscript, work with collaborators, or analyze data. There will be separate, designated spaces for conversations around research and collaboration.

The full-day workshop is organized as two standalone sessions, each with time for introductions and time for writing. We will take a lunch break in between the two sessions at a nearby restaurant. At the end of the day, we come together for a discussion of what we have accomplished and our future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch (self-paid) for all who wish to join.

Anyone attending SWS is welcome to join the workshop. The workshop begins early on the 12th, so we recommend arriving in New Orleans on the 11th. Send an email to Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca) by January 5th  to register. 

Your SWS meeting fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring their own laptop computers (and maybe an extension cord) and snacks to share, as we do not have extra funding.

 Best,

Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)

Melissa Abad (Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMWare Women’s Leadership Lab)

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

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College)

Former organizers: Rodica Lisnic, Elizabeta Shifrin, Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer, Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch, Laura Kramer, Shauna Morimoto

Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute on Organizations and their Effectiveness

Since 2016, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford has run a two-week summer “boot camp” for young faculty in sociology, economics, law, management, and political science with the aim of getting organizations researchers out of their disciplinary and methodological silos. During the pandemic, we have met online, but we are now preparing for an in-person workshop for July 2023. The institute brings together young faculty and postdoctoral fellows from across the world to learn from notable faculty and each other, through lectures, hacks, discussion, and walks. Led by Bob Gibbons (MIT Sloan and Economics) and Woody Powell (Stanford Education and Sociology, currently director of CASBS), they are joined by “guest chefs” from many disciplines. Recent visitors to the workshop have included Kate Kellogg, Dan Carpenter, Hahrie Han, Jenna Bednar, Scott Page, Adam Reich, Marianne Bertrand, Rebecca Henderson, and Jerry Davis. Participants describe the experience as transformational, and an exceptional way to build an inter-disciplinary organizations committee.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2023. For more information about applying, please go to:
Call for Applications 2023

Call for Applications 2023Fellowship Opportunity Applications due December 12, 2022 Application portal can be accessed at https://applycasbs.stanford.edu/summerapplication/ Summer Institute for Behavioral and Social Scientists Organizations and Their Effectiveness July 16 through July 29, 2023 Directors Robert Gibbons (rgibbons@mit.edu), economics and management, MIT Woody Powell (woodyp@stanford.edu),View this on Stanford >