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Awards

The WCSA is pleased to invite nominations (including self-nominations) for awards covering the year of 2017.

Award categories are:

  • Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing: Published books of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and other genres
  • C.L.R. James Award for Published Books for Academic or General Audiences
  • Russo & Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences
  • Studs Terkel Award for Media and Journalism: Single published articles or series, broadcast media, multimedia, and film
  • Constance Coiner Award for Best Dissertation: Completed dissertations only

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Congratulations to this year’s OOW Award Winners!

Max Weber 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 (2013-2015).

Winner: Lauren Rivera (Northwestern) for her book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Committee: Kate Kellogg (Chair), Mike Lounsbury, Martin Ruef, Vicki Smith 


Thompson Award: The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written in the three years prior to the award (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015).

Winner: Benjamin Shestakofsky (UC, Berkeley) “High-Tech and High-Touch: The Labor Behind the Screens of an Online Market.”
Honorable mention: Patrick Reilly (UCLA) “The Layers of a Clown: Career Development in Cultural Production Industries.”

Committee: Michel Anteby (chair), David Pedulla, Pam Tolbert


Scott Award: The W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to the discipline in an article on organizations, occupations and work published within the last three years (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015).

Winner: DiBenigno, J., and Kellogg, Katherine C. (MIT) “Beyond occupational differences the importance of cross-cutting demographics and dyadic toolkits for collaboration in a US hospital.” Administrative Science Quarterly.
Honorable mention: Mears, Ashley (Boston University) “Working for Free in the VIP Relational Work and the Production of Consent.” American Sociological Review.

Committee: Lisa Cohen (Chair), Emily Erikson, Andras Tilcsik 

The Association for Humanist Sociology is pleased to announce their 2016 Betty and Alfred McClung Lee Book Award. Authors, publishers, and AHS members may nominate books for consideration. The winner will be recognized at the annual meeting November 2-6, 2016 in Denver, CO. Nominations should be for Sociology or interdisciplinary social science books that approach their subjects from a humanist perspective.

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Below are the OOW Section’s 2015 award recipients for outstanding scholarship in the areas of organizations, occupations, and/or work:
  • Max Weber Award (for best book):  Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel (both of University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules (Russell Sage Foundation).
    • An honorable mention was awarded to Nancy DiTomaso (Rutgers University), for The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism(also Russell Sage Foundation).
  • W. Richard Scott Award (for best article):  Andras Tilcsik (University of Toronto), “Imprint-Environment Fit and Performance: How Organizational Munificence at Time-of-Hire Affects Subsequent Job Performance,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 2014, 59: 639-668.
    • An honorable mention was awarded to Christina Mora (University of California, Berkeley), for “Cross-Field Effects and Ethnic Classification: The Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity, 1965 to 1990,” American Sociological Review, 2014, 79: 183-210.
  • James D. Thompson Award (for best paper by a graduate student):  Brad R. Fulton (Duke University), “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance.”

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The Info-Metrics Annual Prize in Memory of Halbert L. White, Jr.

The Info-Metrics Institute is pleased to create research prizes, in memory of Professor Halbert L. White, Jr., one of the Institute’s founding members, who passed away on March 31, 2012.

The prizes will reward outstanding academic research by scholars. An award of $2000 will accompany each prize, along with an invitation to become an Institute Research Associate, with the benefits that being an Associate provides. Prize winners will be recognized at regular meetings (either conferences or workshops) held by the Institute.

Eligibility

We seek nominations of researchers from any discipline who:

  1. Have done outstanding work developing or applying statistical information-theoretic methods, which has had (or is likely to have) significant impact.
  1. Have earned their doctorates during the past decade.

The Institute envisions awarding two or three inaugural prizes, hopefully spanning multiple disciplines.

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