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:

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:

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)

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


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


  • 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:

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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:

Call for Papers: SASE’s 32nd Annual Conference

Submissions and registration are now open for SASE’s 32nd Annual Conference, Development Today; Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution, hosted by The University of Amsterdam from 18-20 July 2020.

Once logged into, simply click on the green “Submit A Paper” button in the top right-hand corner of the SASE website to begin the submission process. If you need to create an online profile for the first time, click the Join SASE Now button. Detailed submission instructions here.

Early Bird registration fees will be available until 1 April 2020

The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2020

Call for Papers: USC Price Center Annual Summit

This year, the Price Center’s annual summit will take place on April 3, 2020. The event, titled Social Innovation Summit: Building the Field in 2020, will discuss the current landscape of the field of social innovation, focusing on emerging areas of theoretical and empirical work. Participants will share and discuss research papers organized into four topics: social movements, social entrepreneurship, sectors and systems, and financing social innovation. Each session will explore common threads across these areas, illuminating new and emerging areas of scholarship for the field of social innovation.

The Price Center encourages students, scholars, and educators from all disciplines to submit paper proposals for the Social Innovation Summit. Individual paper proposals should include an extended abstract (5 pages) with the title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number. Full papers are also welcome. Paper proposals will be accepted until November 30, 2019. Submissions can be emailed to Caroline Bhalla (, Managing Director of the Price Center for Social Innovation.

Call for Papers: Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

Issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: “Low-Income Families in the 21st Century: Effective Public Policy Responses to Complexity and Change”

Co-editors: Marcy Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Christopher Wimer (Columbia University) and Ron Haskins (Brookings Institution)

The 21st century has seen major changes in both the nature of work and the nature of families in the United States, some building on trends over the past half century and some representing breaks from the past. Many observers hypothesize that U.S public policies have failed to keep up with these changes—or have done so unevenly across localities, with particular consequences for low-income individuals and families. We seek paper proposals that provide research evidence on the changes in work and families, and the most promising policy options to meet contemporary needs. As such, this volume of RSF will inform efforts to develop, reform, and implement public policies and programs that effectively support low-income workers and their families.

Low-income workers today face a very different labor market than they did fifty years ago. The job opportunities for those with low skills have diminished amidst a rising premium for high skills, and real wages have stagnated and labor force participation has declined for those with low education. Stable jobs with decent pay and good benefits are more scarce. Work schedules are more variable, and work is more likely to occur during nonstandard hours, and unstable work schedules are linked with adverse health outcomes. There are less clear and structured—and more divergent—career progression paths predicting economic mobility. Unions, which have historically bolstered workers’ wages and benefits, cover significantly fewer workers today than in the past. So-called ‘gig work’ is increasingly an income source for many, which may create desired flexibility for high-skilled workers but may leave low-skilled workers without stable and well-remunerated work. In short, today’s low-income jobs may be more likely to have various “bad” characteristics than low-wage jobs of the past. Perhaps as a result, traditional career ladders into the middle-class have become less common.

In this volume, we will consider aspects of work and family life for those in poverty or near poverty—and their intersection, highlighting the extent to which public policy is effectively serving low-income families and ways that it might be improved. The co-editors envision that papers will address a range of topics related to contemporary work arrangements (including paid and unpaid care work), family configurations, and public policy supports. Papers may focus on any particular aspect of work, of family, or both—but should explicitly address policy implications and needs, providing evidence about exemplar strategies and programs. We strongly encourage papers that directly focus on ways that policies are—or are not—meeting the needs of low-income workers and families. We envision papers from many disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches, and we expect that particular subgroups of interest (e.g., by race/ethnicity, immigration status) will be relevant.

Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for articles.

Anticipated Timeline: Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 PM EST on January 7, 2020 to:

NOTE that if you wish to submit an abstract and do not yet have an account with us, it can take up to 48 hours to get credentials, so please start your application at least two days before the deadline. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue.

A conference will take place at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City on June 26, 2020. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due a month prior to the conference on 5/28/20) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging for one author per paper will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their revised drafts by 9/24/20. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for formal peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers by 12/4/20. The full and final issue will be published in the fall of 2021. Papers will be published open access on the RSF website as well as in several digital repositories, including JSTOR and UPCC/Muse.

Call for Papers: 2020 Industry Studies Association Annual Conference

June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, MA, USA

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2020

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) cordially invites submissions of individual paper abstracts and proposals of panels for the 2020 ISA Annual Conference to be held June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Samberg Conference Center on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment. It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields including economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences, management, marketing, policy analysis, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.

The conference welcomes research from all disciplines that incorporates this approach. ISA is especially interested in organized panels and papers that are unique in their emphasis on observation and insight into a particular industry or that consider how knowledge gained in studying one industry can provide insights into other industries.

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Gender & Society

Special Issue of Gender & Society: “Gender Transformations of Higher Education Institutions”

Guest Editor: Julia McQuillan (University of Nebraska)
Guest Deputy Editors: Sheryl Skaggs (University of Texas, Dallas) and Kevin Stainback (Purdue University)

In 2001, the National Science Foundation (NSF) started to fund “Institutional Transformation” grants as part of a program called “ADVANCE” in recognition that the underrepresentation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields required changes in institutions and not just individuals. Since the ADVANCE program started, numerous gender scholars have brought a sociological gender lens to programs designed for institutional change in higher education. The goal of the NSF ADVANCE program was to recruit, retain, and promote more women in STEM fields. Research and publications on gender and STEM in organizations have burgeoned in the last two decades. Feminist and gender scholars often collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to report the results of their efforts, often publishing in interdisciplinary journals that focus more on outcomes than theories. Only a handful of articles use intersectional frameworks.

It is now time to assess what we know about the success and weaknesses of the attempts to transform higher education in feminist directions. We need to have theoretical explanations that help to predict success and failure at organizational attempts to bring women and people of color into STEM disciplines. We need to develop theories that integrate and guide understanding of the transformation of higher education institutions.

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