Call for Participants: ASA Workshop: Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy

ASA Workshop: Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy

Sunday, August 7, 8:00-9:30am PDT at LACC, Level 2, 501B  

If you are interested in including material in your classes about worker cooperatives and other participatory organizations and how they can promote economic democracy and greater equality, please join us at our Sunday ASA workshop “Teaching about Alternatives to Bureaucracy: New Discussions and Approaches.” This workshop will go over ways to teach about cooperative, democratic, and nonhierarchical organizations in a wide variety of sociology courses. We will provide resources and also crowdsource ideas from participants. Adria Scharf (Rutgers University), Katherine Chen (City College/CUNY), Joyce Rothschild (Virginia Tech), Katie Sobering (University of North Texas), and Victor Chen (Virginia Commonwealth University) will be leading the session. The workshop will be interactive and a fun opportunity to get to know junior and senior scholars who teach and study these topics. Also, as part of the workshop, Adria Scharf is collecting resources such as syllabi for the Curriculum Library for Employee Ownership (CLEO) at Rutgers; if you have anything to share, please contact her at as3332@smlr.rutgers.edu.

Call for Participants: ICOS 2022 Pre-Conference Paper Development Workshop

ICOS 2022 Pre-Conference Paper Development Workshop

Short Paper Deadline: 15 September 2022

In the run-up to the 2022 ICOS-conference, a half-day Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held on 7 December 2022. The aim of this workshop is the discussion and further development of not yet published manuscripts in the field of organizational sociology possibly related but not limited to the conference’s topic ORGANIZATIONS IN A PLURAL SOCIETY, a joint conference of the “Organization & Society” Research Group of the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Section on Organizational Sociology of the German Sociological Association (DGS) and the Research Committee on Sociology of Organization (RC17) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).

07 December 2022, Trondheim, Norway

Link to CfP: https://www.icos2022.com/pdw-cfp/

Call for Student Interns: Board of Graduate Interns at the Socio-Economic Review

CALL for STUDENT INTERNS 2022-2023

Socio-Economic Review (SER) is calling for applications to its Board of Graduate Interns. Published by Oxford University Press, SER is the official journal of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), and is an international journal with contributors from all over the world. SER’s core mandate is to understand the socio-political foundations of the economy and the intersection between economy and society. Articles in SER explore how the economy is or should be governed by social relations, institutional rules, political decisions, and cultural values. The journal also focuses on inequalities and politics. SER receives about five hundred article manuscripts a year, and publishes four issues per year and less than 10% of submissions. 5-year impact factor (2020) is 5.741.

Graduate interns will help with tasks such as initial manuscript selection, finding and evaluating reviewers, organizing book symposia published in the journal, promoting recent articles published in SER, and doing research on SER that goes into the journal’s annual report. Interns will participate in online monthly meetings. The workload will be proportional to that of an independent reading course. The members of the Board of Graduate Interns will be listed by name in the impressum of the journal. Graduate interns will receive free membership and registration for the annual conference of SASE.

 The internship runs September to August.

Graduate interns must have successfully completed the first two years of their doctoral program in any social science discipline. Prior editorial experience is a plus.

This is a truly exciting opportunity to learn about article publishing, to build professional networks and to see the latest research in the field. 

To apply, send your letter of intent and a CV to aguseva@bu.edu and aronatas@ucsd.edu with a subject SER Student Interns by August 1, 2022.

Call for Reviewers: Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives

Cornell University Press is pleased to announce that a digital copy of Joan S.M.’s new book,  Working Democracies: Managing Inequality in Worker Cooperatives (June, 2022, ILR Press) is available for prospective book reviewers.

If you would like a digital or hard copy, please reach out to cup_publicity@cornell.edu with your name, address, and the journal you intend to submit your book review to. Requests for author interviews or other media queries can be directed to our publicists Sarah Noell at scn47@cornell.edu and Rebecca Brutus at rtb93@cornell.edu

Thank you for your interest in our books!

Call for Participants: Junior Theorists Symposium, ASA Pre-Conference

16th Annual Junior Theorists Symposium

Thursday, August 4, 2022

University of Southern California

Please register to attend in-person here

Interested in attending virtually? Register here

Donate to support JTS: Venmo: @JTS-2022

8:30am – 9:00am PST | Light breakfast

9:00am – 10:20am PST | Panel 1: Health and the politics of knowledge

Discussant: Steven Epstein, Northwestern University

Presenters:

Jonathan Shaffer (Boston University) – “Noncommunicable Diseases Between North and South: The Double Standards of a Single Category”

Lisa Owens (Columbia University) – “Birth, Blood, and the Social Origins of Trauma”

Brandon Sward (University of Chicago) – “The colonization of media: Indigeneity, visuality, and social science in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries”

10:20am – 10:30am PST | Break

10:30am – 11:50am PST | Panel 2: Political elites, social movements, and entrepreneurialism 

DiscussantSaskia Sassen, Columbia University

Presenters:

Vrinda Marwah (University of Utah) – “The caste of our commons: Political entrepreneurialism and social structure”

Luis Flores (University of Michigan) – “Polanyi at a Tupperware Party: Marketizing Home Life and the Social Limits of “Breadwinner Liberalism”

Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – “What Does the Revolving Door Do? Careers, Cohesion, and Policy Networks among Political Elites”

11:50am – 12:20pm PST | Lunch begins

12:30pm – 1:50pm PST | Keynote & lunch continued

Winners of the 2020 Junior Theorist Award for “Gender and Charismatic Power”

Paul Joosse (Hong Kong University) and Robin Willey (Concordia University of Edmonton) 

2:00pm – 3:20pm PST | Panel 3: Race, categories, and temporality

Discussant: Mario Small, Columbia University

Presenters:

Jared Clemons (Duke University) and Mo Torres (Harvard University) – “Racism without Races: Sociology beyond the “Social Construction of Race”

prabhdeep singh kehal (Brown University) – “Negotiating Utopia: Ethnography and Theorizing from Entangled US Trans Subjectivities”

Sabrina Charles (New York University) – “Time and Unpredictability: Arrhythmia in Immigration Court”

3:20pm – 3:30pm PST | Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm PST | After-Panel: Theorizing Intersections

Panelists: 

Tey Meadow (Columbia University)

Tianna Paschel (University of California, Berkeley)

Vrushali Patel (Florida International University)

Mary Romero (Arizona State University)

Adia Harvey Wingfield (Washington University, St. Louis)

5:30pm PST | “Theory in the Wild”

After the Symposium, please join us for drinks at TBD

Please contact Tara Gonsalves and Davon Norris with questions: juniortheorists@gmail.com 

Call for Participants: OMT Doctoral Student Consortium at the 2022 AOM Annual Meeting

The consortium is designed to allow for high levels of faculty-student interaction. In order to maintain a high faculty/student ratio, space for this consortium remains limited. Interested students must be nominated by their schools and must be OMT members (either already or by joining now).

Doctoral programs should limit their nominations to one applicant. Universities with multiple departments seeking to send students should coordinate their nominations. Preference will be given to those students who have progressed to the dissertation stage and are either on, or considering being on, the job market in the coming year.

Several waivers of the AOM conference’s registration fees and stipends are available to support students who are interested in applying but lack budget/resources from their schools or otherwise. The nomination deadline again is May 15, 2022

Nomination Instructions

Nominations should be submitted by the department representative who nominates the student via the following online form only (no email nominations, please): https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mb9XGJh3CCnpQ2

As specified in the online form, nominations should include basic information about the nominated student (name, e-mail address and university affiliation) as well as: (1) a confirmation that the student is (or will become) a member of the OMT division; and (2) a confirmation that the student will complete doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams (or equivalent) by August 1, 2022.

In addition, the following three supporting documents should be uploaded via the online form:

  1. A brief letter from a faculty member providing a general appraisal of the nominee, including an assessment of the nominee’s progress toward a dissertation defense, expected defense date, and subject of dissertation;
  2. The nominee’s CV (including contact information, research and teaching interests, publications, and/or working papers);
  3. A 3-5 pages summary of a research project on which the nominee would like to receive feedback.

Additional information about the OMT Doctoral Consortium will be available on the OMT website closer to the date of the event.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the OMT Doctoral Consortium co-organizers:

            Michel Anteby, Boston University, manteby@bu.edu

Danielle Logue, University of Technology Sydney, danielle.logue@uts.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you in-person and virtually at AOM!

Michel & Danielle

OMT Representatives-at-Large

SASE Virtual Salons July 9-11, 2022

Dear colleagues,

SASE is proud to announce a new series of events, convened in collaboration with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre and the University of Limerick, aimed at presenting cutting-edge research from leading thinkers in anticipation of the 2022 annual SASE conference at the University of Amsterdam, “Fractious Connections: Anarchy, Activism, Coordination, and Control” from 9-11 July 2022.

This series, SASE Salons [https://sase.org/salons], will be open live exclusively to paid SASE members—to join, visit https://sase.org/join-sase/.

Series overview

  • April 28: “Fragmented work boundaries and digital (dis)connections” with Tony Dundon, Caroline Murphy, Michelle O’Sullivan, and Aida Ponce Del Castillo
  • May 12: “Anarchism in the Business School” with Martin Parker
  • May 17: “Fractious Feminisms and Feminist Solidarities” with Elaine Coburn, Jayati Ghosh, Martha Gimenez, Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Rauna Kuokkanen, Julie Nelson, and Busi Sibeko
  • May 24: “Society and Economy” with Mark Granovetter, Elaine Coburn, and Michel Grossetti
  • June 2: Panel on Ukraine with Alya Guseva, Yuliya Bidenko, Alexander Rodnyansky, and Mariia Shuvelova
  • June 9: “The Rise of the Right in the US” with Arlie Hochschild and Glenn Morgan
  • June 14: “How Digital Media Facilitated and Curtailed the Pro-Democracy Movement in Hong Kong” with Joseph Chan and Francis Lee
  • June 23: “Histories of Racial Capitalism” with Destin Jenkins and Justin Leroy (open to non-members)
  • June, TBD: Panel on Islamic Moral Economy and Finance, speakers TBA

Click through to learn more [https://sase.org/salons]

By joining SASE, you will also have access to the online content of the annual meeting, including all featured speakers and panels, as well as a limited number of hybrid events organized by the networks and mini-conferences. Click here to join [https://sase.org/join-sase/].

Best wishes,

The SASE Team

Call for Participants: 40th International Labour Process Conference (Hybrid format)

Dear colleagues,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 40th International Labour Process Conference, which will take place in Padua, Italy, 21 – 23 April 2022. The ILPC 2022 will be held in a hybrid format. You can choose to participate online or in person. Registration for Online Participation is open until SUNDAY APRIL 3rd. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTER HERE.

About the conference:

The 2022 Conference focusses on labour mobility and the mobilization of workers, aiming to develop its theoretical understanding, the implications of migration in the labour process and its connections with work and migration policies. The theme of labour mobility encompasses a variety of related topics, from migrants’ experiences of the labour market to wider issues of occupational mobility in the labour processes. The movement of workers in and out of jobs and occupations is especially important given the growth of precarious employment and the gig economy where insecure workers fear remaining forever stuck in the same spiral of mini jobs or social instability.

The Coronavirus pandemic has had tremendous implications on both of these understandings of labour mobility. On the one side, the tensions around labour migration have been exacerbated by the health crisis and the subsequent border closure, showing how the mobility of labour is crucial for many actors – workers, employers, states, unions but also temporary agencies and brokers – involved in the labour processes. On the other side, the (post?)-coronavirus time risks to worsen the segmentation of labour market along the lines of gender, race, nationality, age, education, social class and visa status.

This bulk of reflections mingles with the great amount of attention towards how social reproduction activities are interlinked with labour processes and in particular with the mobility of labour. While occupational mobility in the labour market is indeed strongly influenced by domestic and caring work in the household, international labour migrations sustain the social reproduction activities occurring in the country of origin and destination of migrant workers and their families.

Another key aim of the Conference is to understand how labour mobility shapes work and employment relations, affecting both dynamics of control and resistance in the labour process and individual and collective actions. Although labour turnover and subjective mobility practices have been, for long time, conceived as opposed to collective strategies to organize labour, the experiences of workers’ mobilizations show how boundaries between the two are actually much more blurred.

Therefore, the Conference will address the role of labour mobility in the international labour process, by developing a debate on several aspects: at a critical time of change for the world economy following the pandemic, how do labour migrations and the mobility of workers across borders, sectors and occupations shape and are shaped by changing labour processes? How do technological and social changes in work controls and production processes interact with the mobility of workers across jobs and borders? How do the mobilizations of workers challenge the dichotomy between individual and collective forms of actions?

Call for Participants: Fake News? Perspectives from Cultural Sociology

ASA Section on Cultural Sociology presents:
Culture in Contemporary Life (CCL) Series
Fake News? Perspectives from Cultural Sociology

What is fake news? Who determines it? Can we rely on fact checkers and how should they judge? Is fake news simply a pejorative term used to silence voice of dissent? How is this label being used? What are the responsibilities of social media platforms in the production and dissemination of fake news? How can sociologists and particularly cultural sociologists contribute to this area of research? 


Speakers:

Francesca Tripodi (the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Gary Allan Fine (Northwestern University)

Jaron Harabam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 

Date:

March 29, 2-3 pm ET
Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/93933529816

For questions or comments, please contact Alejandra Cueto Piazza (alejandra_irene_cueto_piazza@brown.edu)

Call for Participants: Talking about Walking Mannequins, Zoom Discussion

Talking about Walking Mannequins

Wednesday, March 30th, 11:15 AM EST / 8:15 AM PST via Zoom.

Register now for more details, and to join as the authors and a panel of expert discussants explore this important new book.

Authors:

  • Joya Misra (Sociology and Public Policy, and Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, UMass Amherst)
  • Kyla Walters (Sociology, Sonoma State University)

Discussants:

  • Maxine Craig (University of California, Davis), author of Ain’t I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race
  • Eileen Otis (Northeastern University), author of Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work and the Making of Inequality in China 
  • Dennis Nickson (University of Strathclyde), coauthor of Aesthetic Labour