2021 OOW Distinguished Career Award Winner

Dear All, 

I am happy to announce that the 2021 OOW Distinguished Career Award goes to Christine Williams

How perfectly deserving! Thank you to the diligent committee members Vinnie Roscigno (Chair), Erin Kelly, Sylvia Fuller, Reginald Byron and Victor Ray. Please join us for the award ceremony at the OOW Business Meeting, on August 10th, 2:30PM-3:00PM EDT

Congratulations Christine!

-Sandra 

2021 OOW Award Winners

It’s a pleasure to announce OOW papers and book award winners! Please come to congratulate them at the OOW business meeting on August 10th at 2:30-3:00pm EDT.

James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award

Winner

Hart, Chloe Grace. 2021. “Trajectory Guarding: Managing Unwanted, Ambiguously Sexual Interactions at Work.” American Sociological Review 86, no. 2: 256–78.

Honorable mentions

Luhr, Sigrid. 2020. “Signaling Parenthood: Managing the Motherhood Penalty and Fatherhood Premium in the U.S. Service Sector.” Gender & Society 34, no. 2: 259–83.

Kunyuan Qiao. 2021. “E pluribus unum: Historical Origins and Contemporary Organizational Implications of Subnational Institutional Variations in the United States”. Working paper. Cornell University.

Many many thanks to the Thompson award committee members: Erin Cech (Chair), Yongjun Zhang, Jennifer Merluzzi, Guillermina Altomonte and Rui Jie Peng.

W. Richard Scott Article Award

Winner

Storer, Adam, Daniel Schneider, and Kristen Harknett. 2020. “What Explains Racial/Ethnic Inequality in Job Quality in the Service Sector?” American Sociological Review 85, no. 4: 537–72.

Big thank you to members of the Scott award committee: Nina Bandelj (Chair), Lindsey Ibanez, Ken-Hou Lin, Eunmi Mun and Ryan Smith.

Max Weber Book Award

Co-Winners

Clair, Matthew.  2020. Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matters in Criminal Court.  Princeton University Press.

Kelly, Erin L. and Phyllis Moen.  2020. Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It.  Princeton University Press.

We’re grateful to the members of the Weber award committee, Tim Bartley (Chair), Christine Williams, Marlese Durr and Dustin Avent Holt. 

Awards: ASA Science, Knowledge and Technology (SKAT) Section Awards in the Spirit of Anti-Racism

Two new awards from the ASA Science, Knowledge and Technology (SKAT) section in the spirit of anti-racism—the Ida B. Wells-Troy Duster award and the Emancipatory Practice in SKAT award. Link for information: https://asaskat.com/2020/12/24/skat-section-announces-call-for-nominations-for-two-new-awards-established-in-the-spirit-of-anti-racism/

These awards welcome nominations and self-nominations of BIPOC scholars who are not currently members of the SKAT section (the prizes come with section membership if the winner is not currently a member).

2020 OOW Award Winners

Max Weber Book Award

Winner

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald, and Dustin Avent-Holt. 2019. Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Honorable Mention

Sallaz, Jeffrey. 2019. Lives on the Line: How the Philippines Became the World’s Call Center Capital. New York: Oxford University Press.

James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award

Winner

Guillermina Altomonte. “Exploiting Ambiguities: A Moral Polysemy Approach to Variation in Economic Practices” (published in American Sociological Review, 85(1):76-105).

Honorable Mention

Ruijie Peng: “Racial Stereotypes and Intergroup Relations in a Transnational Workplace: How Workers Respond to Workplace Inequalities.”

W. Richard Scott Article Award

Winner

Raina A. Brands and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo: “Leaning Out: How Negative Recruitment Experiences Shape Women’s Decisions to Compete for Executive Roles” (published in Administrative Science Quarterly 62(3): 405-442).

Honorable Mentions

Victor Ray: “A Theory of Racialized Organizations” (published in American Sociological Review 84(1): 26-53).

Daniel Schneider and Kristen Harknett: “Consequences of Routine Work-Schedule Instability for Worker Health and Well-Being” (published in American Sociological Review 84(1): 82-114).

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Distinguished Career Award

Arne Kalleberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina.

The recipients of these awards will be honored at OOW’s (virtual) business meeting at ASA. Congratulations once again to all of the winners.  

Organizations, Occupations, and Work Award Nominations Calls

OOW Distinguished Career Award

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a career of contributions to the area(s) of organizations, occupations, and/or work. Nominations are judged on the depth and breadth of scholarly impact over an extended time and across multiple projects.

Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending (1) a letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated, (2) a copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and (3) full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the Chair of the selection committee. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2020.

The members of the 2020 Distinguished Career Award Committee are the officers of the OOW section. Please submit nominations to:

Tim Bartley
Department of Sociology
Washington University
bartleyt@wustl.edu

Max Weber Book Award

The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2017-2019). A book may be nominated by its author(s), by its publisher, or by any ASA member.

To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book and (2) contact information for the nominee (including an email address) to each member of the selection committee at the addresses below. Publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2020.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2020 Weber Book Award Committee:

Chair: LaTonya Trotter
Department of Sociology
Vanderbilt University
PMB 351811
Nashville, TN 37235-1811
l.trotter@vanderbilt.edu

Joseph C. Hermanowicz
Department of Sociology
University of Georgia
324A Baldwin Hall
Athens, GA 30602-1611
jch1@uga.edu

Michelle Maroto
Department of Sociology
University of Alberta
6-23 Tory Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4
maroto@ualberta.ca

Richard E. Ocejo
Department of Sociology
John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
John Jay College, CUNY
524 W. 59th St.; 520.12HH
New York, NY, 10019
rocejo@jjay.cuny.edu

Hana Shepherd
Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
hshepherd@sociology.rutgers.edu

James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award

The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written within the last three years (2017-2019). The winner receives $500 for travel to a professional meeting. Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so. To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF or MSWord) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email), to each member of the selection committee. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2020.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2020 Thompson Award Committee: 

Chair: Michael Sauder
Department of Sociology
University of Iowa
Michael-sauder@uiowa.edu

Erynn Casanova
Department of Sociology
University of Cincinnati
erynn.casanova@uc.edu

Michael Gibson-Light
Department of Sociology
University of Denver
Michael.Gibson-Light@du.edu

Adilia James
Department of Sociology
Endicott College
ajames@endicott.edu

Megan Neely
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
mtneely@stanford.edu

Richard Scott Article Award

The W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in an article published within the last three years (2017-19). An article may be nominated by its author(s) or by any ASA member.

To nominate an article, send (1) a PDF file of the article or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF or MSWord) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email), to each member of the selection committee. Publication date is based on print publication for traditional journals (i.e., not online-first date), and release date for online-only journals. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2020.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2020 Thompson Award Committee members:

Chair: Sarah Thebaud
Department of Sociology
University of California-Santa Barbara
sthebaud@soc.ucsb.edu

Joe Broschak
Department of Sociology
University of Arizona
broschak@email.arizona.edu

Reggie Byron
Department of Sociology
Southwestern University
byronr@southwestern.edu

Amanda Sharkey
Department of Organizations and Strategy
University of Chicago
sharkey@chicagobooth.edu

Ben Shestakofsky
Department of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania
bshesta@upenn.edu

Olav Sorenson
School of Management
Yale University
olav.sorenson@yale.edu

2019 OOW Award Winners

James Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award

Co-winners: 

James Chu, Stanford University, “A Camera or Merit or Engine of Inequality? College Rankings and the Enrollment of Disadvantaged Students”

Michael Gibson-Light, University of Arizona, “Sandpiles of Dignity: Labor Status and Symbolic Boundary-Making in the Contemporary American Prison”

Max Weber Book Award

Richard E. Ocejo, Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2017. 

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Distinguished Career Award

Charles Perrow, Stanford University

W. Richard Scott Article Award

Benjamin Shestakofsky, “Working Algorithms: Software Automation and the Future of Work,” Work and Occupations 44(4): 376–423. 2017.

ASA Award Nominations

Honor our colleague’s achievements to the entire association and discipline and consider nominating someone for an ASA Award.

The following is a list of ASA awards and a link to the nomination call:

Learn more about ASA’s Awards at www.asanet.org/awards.