Call for Nominations: 2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

Academy of Management Annual Meeting
August 4th, 2021

Organizers:

Santi Furnari, City University of London

Michel Anteby, Boston University

Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: (Revised) May 29th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division will once again hold a virtual Doctoral Student Consortium as part of the Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting. This year the consortium will be scheduled on a dedicated “consortium day” on Wednesday August 4th, 2021.

The goal of this consortium is to orient doctoral students who are broadly interested in organizations and management as they enter the final phase of their doctoral programs. It helps prepare them for the job market and plan future careers. We aim to help students make the most of their doctoral programs, advance and publish their research, find academic jobs, manage their early career and, perhaps most importantly, establish professional networks with colleagues who share their research interest.

The consortium will include a combination of the following (all on August 4th, 2021):

  1. Live panels/presentations (recorded for those who cannot attend live), followed by breakout room discussions;
  2. Live roundtable discussions around research and teaching via breakout rooms;
  3. Randomly assigned café or drink chat sessions.

Close to 30 faculty members have confirmed their participation in this event. Many have been editors for leading journals and won prestigious research and teaching awards. They represent a range of career levels and geographies and will provide diverse perspectives. The roster includes:

·       Christine Beckman, USC
·       Sekou Bermiss, UNC Chapel Hill
·       Emily Block, University of Alberta
·       Raina Brands, London Business School
·       Daisy Chung, City University of London
·       Charlotte Cloutier, HEC Montreal
·       Lisa Cohen, McGill University
·       Joep Cornelissen, RSM Erasmus University
·       Gregoire Croidieu, EMLyon
·       Rodolphe Durand, HEC Paris
·       Karen Golden-Biddle, Boston University
·       Patrick Haack, HEC Lausanne
·       Heather Haveman, UC Berkeley
·       Greta Hsu, UC Davis
·       Dennis Jancsary, WU Vienna
·       Heeyon Kim, Cornell University
·       Rajiv Kozhikode, Simon Fraser University
·       Mukta Kulkarni, IIM Bangalore
·       Ko Kuwabara, INSEAD Singapore
·       Massimo Maoret, IESE
·       Kamal Munir,  University of Cambridge
·       Andrew Nelson, University of Oregon
·       Amandine Ody-Brasier, Yale University
·       Andrea Prado, INCAE
·       Erica Salvaj, Universidad del Desarrollo
·       Adina Sterling, Stanford GSB
·       Danqing Wang, HKUST
·       Shipeng Yan, Hong Kong City University
·      Tammar Zilber, Hebrew University

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 revised nomination deadline is May 22, 2021

Nomination Instructions

Nominations should be submitted by the department representative who nominates the student via this online form.

As specified in the online form, nominations should include basic information about the nominated student (name, e-mail address and university affiliation) and also: 1) a confirmation that the student is (or will become) a member of the OMT division; 2) a confirmation that the student will complete doctoral coursework and comprehensive exams (or equivalent) by August 1, 2021.

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 page 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 AOM program website closer to the date of the event.

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

Santi Furnari, City University of London

Michel Anteby, Boston University

We look forward to seeing you virtually at AOM!

Santi Furnari & Michel Anteby

Call for Unpublished or Recently Published Studies for Meta-analysis on Personality, Intelligence, Physical Size, and Social Status

Michael Grosz, Robbie van Aert, and Mitja Back are currently conducting a meta-analysis on correlations of personality traits, cognitive abilities, physical size (e.g., height) with social status (including social influence, attention, admiring respect, popularity, and leadership emergence).

They would be very grateful if you could e-mail unpublished or recently published studies and data to meta@uni-muenster.de. You can find further information and the inclusion criteria at https://osf.io/3r9h4/.

Call for Participants: International Labour Process Conference 2021: Security in Work? The workplace after COVID-19

Registration for the virtual ILPC 2021 is now open. The conference takes place on April 12-14, and the deadline for registration is April 7. You can access the registration page here https://tinyurl.com/4a449kl6 or on our website www.ilpc.org.uk. Registration is essential to be able to have access to the conference platform so please make sure you register as soon as possible. 

The theme of the conference will be Security in Work? The workplace after COVID-19

Recognising that the workplace will not be the same place after COVID-19, the Conference plenaries will focus upon the (re)organisation of work following the pandemic and the prospect of future waves. More information about the plenary speakers.

Conference Events

Doctoral Workshop: In the morning of the 12th of April, we will be organising a highly interactive workshop, which offers a space to enhance understanding about the scope and development of labour process research and to reflect on academic career goals. The workshop will include discussions and the programme will be announced soon. 

Book Launch: We are organising a session for the launch of ‘The Political Economy of the Work in the Global South’ with the editors Anita Hammer and Adam Fishwick. 
The direct link to ‘The Political Economy of Work in the Global South’ is here: https://tinyurl.com/h5t6srft a free sample chapter is available here: https://tinyurl.com/yxry2bxf

New Journal Launch: There will also be a journal launch introducing Work in the Global Economy with new Editors in Chief Prof. Sian Moore, University of Greenwich, UK and Prof. Kirsty Newsome, University of Sheffield, UK. More information about the journal is available here: https://tinyurl.com/rrasjxyd

Call for Participants: The Medici Summer School in Management Studies

The Medici Summer School in Management Studies
Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021

We are pleased to announce the organization of the 13th edition of the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students and young researchers which will be held in Bologna, June 14-June 18, 2021. The school is organized and sponsored by Bologna Business School (University of Bologna), HEC Paris (Society and Organizations Research Center and the HEC Foundation), and MIT Sloan School.

The Summer School is designed to promote doctoral education and research organization theory and related fields (economic sociology, management studies, strategy) and contribute to the development of enlightened practice in the management of business organizations. The Summer School is a unique educational program for qualified doctoral students interacting with thought leaders in the management field who will share their knowledge and wisdom on frontier research topics.

The title of the 2021 edition is:

Cooperation in organizing and innovating

The Summer School combines lectures and research seminars by international scholars with an active engagement of participant students. Confirmed faculty members:

  • Delia Baldassarri (NYU)
  • Emilio Castilla (MIT)
  • Gino Cattani (NYU)
  • Rodolphe Durand (HEC Paris)
  • Alessandro Lomi (University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano)
  • Simone Ferriani (University of Bologna & City, University of London)
  • Claudine Gartenberg (The Wharton School)
  • Ray Reagans (MIT Sloan)
  • Arnout van de Rijt (European University Institute)
  • Ezra Zuckerman (MIT)

The school will be convened online by Bologna Business School. However, if it looks possible to convene at least some portion of the faculty and students in person, a blended approach could be contemplated (any in-person component would be in Bologna).

Application procedure           

Applications are welcome from current Ph.D. students in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. Students for the Summer School will be selected in accordance with the quality of their doctoral curricula, research interests, and application materials.  Applications from students who have completed at least two years of doctoral training will be considered, with preference given to those who have satisfied their course requirements and exams but have not yet embarked on their dissertation research.  Applications from post-docs will also be considered.
 
There is no application or participation fee.

The deadline for applications is March 30th, 2021. Admitted candidates will be notified by April 25. A waiting list of other candidates will be established.

Full program and application details can be found at:

https://www.bbs.unibo.eu/xiii-medici-summer-school/

or

https://www.hec.edu/en/news-room/13th-edition-medici-summer-school-cooperation-organizing-and-innovating

Call for Applications: The Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Studies

2021 Warwick Summer School on Practice and Process Studies:
Pushing the Boundaries of Sociomateriality

Including Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory

University of Warwick, 27th – 29th July 2021
Co-directors: Katharina Dittrich, Mira Slavova and Matt Hurst

The 9th Warwick Summer School aims to convene scholars interested in practice and process studies in an open and multi-disciplinary learning community characterized by dialogue, discussion, and joint exploration. The Summer School is designed for scholars with an advanced understanding of practice and process theories. The three days will consider the state-of-the-art of practice, process and routines studies (2 days) and how practice and process studies can push the boundaries of understandings of sociomateriality (1 day). The event will take place online. If government restrictions allow a one-day physical meeting may take place for local participants (To be confirmed by mid-April). ​

Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory, Online (BST), 21st July 2021

A one-day introductory session is available to all scholars new to the field and interested in better understanding the potential of practice and process theory for their research. No prior experience is required. ​

State-of-the-art Understandings

During the first two days the program of the 2021 Warwick Summer School will cover the latest advancements in thinking about and the doing of practice and process studies. Attendees will have the opportunity to share manuscripts, research proposals, and progress reports during ‘research clinics’ and receive feedback on their work from seasoned faculty including:​

Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School​
Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School​
Mira Slavova, Warwick Business School​
Jorgen Sandberg, University of Queensland & Warwick Business School​
Hari Tsoukas, University of Cyprus & Warwick Business School 

2021 Theme: Pushing the Boundaries of Sociomateriality

Each summer school we explore a field and where it could head in the future. This year our keynote speaker Wanda Orlikowski (MIT Sloan School of Management) will share her views on the current state of the field of sociomateriality and what new directions might be possible in future cutting-edge research. For example, we will reflect on how to move beyond notions of entanglement and imbrication and what emerging ideas will help to drive theorizing forward. François Cooren (Université de Montréal) will present a provocation to the field and examine how we can stop automatically associating matter to something that can be touched or seen, that is, something tangible or visible. He will present ideas on how a focus on processes of materialization can move beyond notions of entanglement and imbrication.

2021 Beginners Introduction to Practice and Process Theory, Online (BST), 21st July 2021

We’re pleased to offer a ‘beginners introduction’ for those new to practice and process studies. The interactive one-day program is designed for early-stage PhD students or early career scholars interested in adopting a practice, process or routines lens in their research. It will offer a foundational understanding of relevant theories and their applicability to empirical research. The faculty will include:​

Davide Nicolini, Warwick Business School​
Katharina Dittrich, Warwick Business School​
Jorgen Sandberg, University of Queensland & Warwick Business School 

Warwick Practice Fellowship: We offer a free place at the Summer School and Beginners’ Introduction for scholars who are affiliated with an institution outside of Europe, North America, Australasia or East Asia, or who are resident there. We are looking to support scholars who document practices in non-traditional settings.​

Applications: Please include in your application a personal statement about your research and the reasons for attending the summer school. Please indicate if you are planning on attending the ‘research clinics’ and/ or if you would like to be considered for the Warwick Practice Fellowship.​

Option 1: 2021 Beginners’ Introduction to Practice and Process Theory; 21st July 2021

Online participation in the one-day event – £29 fee

Option 2: 2021 Warwick Summer School; 27th– 29th July 2021

Online participation in the three-day event. Access to all sessions.​

For the optional physical gathering tbd – £89 fee

Option 3: 2021 Warwick Summer School & Beginners’ Introduction (Option available to advanced attendees only)​

Online participation in both the Summer School and the Beginners’ Introduction – £118 fee

Applications

2021 Beginners Introduction to Practice and Process Theory application

2021 Warwick Summer School; 27-29 July 2021 application*​​

* Link includes options to express interest in taking part in a local physical gathering, if possible, and to indicate interest in participating in the advanced Summer School and beginners’ day

Deadline, 15th March 2021

Call for Participants: AOM OMT Virtual Cafe: Sociology PhDs Navigating the Business School Job Market

OMT Virtual Cafe: Soc PhDs Navigating B-School Job Market

Date and time: August 14th 10AM ET

To receive the Zoom link, please fill out this form.

How can Sociology PhDs successfully navigate B-School job market?  Join this Virtual OMT Cafe to explore this question with a group of young scholars who have made the transition.

Confirmed participants: Pedro Aceves (PhD in Soc., Univ of Chicago), Tunde Cserpes (PhD in Soc., Univ of Illinois, Chicago), Daphne Demetry (PhD in Soc., Northwestern), Sharon Koppman (PhD in Soc., Univ of Arizona), Trevor Young-Hyman (PhD in Soc., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison), LT Zhang (PhD in Soc., Harvard). 

Organizer: Elena Obukhova (PhD in Soc., Univ of Chicago).

Funded Research Opportunity: The Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence Project

See below a message from OOW member Philip Cohen:

Here is a funded research opportunity for sociologists. I’m happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested in conducting replications. Or contact the organizers directly. – Philip Cohen, pnc@umd.edu

The Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence project (SCORE) is looking for researchers to help conduct secondary data replications of claims published in leading social-behavioral sciences journals between 2009-2018. There are two different ways to participate in this project:

· Identify and prepare datasets that provide independent evidence about a claim found in this spreadsheet. Researchers will receive $2,000 for each dataset they prepare. The claims that are not already highlighted should be prioritized. The first step is to complete a data proposal following this template, which should be submitted to Andrew or Anna at COS.

· Analyze a dataset provided to you. Researchers will receive $1,000 for each dataset they analyze. The list of studies available for analysis is here. Any project not highlighted is still available, and this list will be continually updated as more datasets become available. Researchers should contact Andrew or Anna at COS when they’ve identified a project they’d like to serve as a data analyst for.

Philip N. Cohen
Department of Sociology
2112 Art-Sociology Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
pnc@umd.edu
philipncohen.com
@familyunequal
Pronoun: he

Call for Participants: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

Register now for the 19th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop. This summer’s workshop will be held virtually over Zoom on Friday, July 31st. To register for the workshop, email Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca), Ethel Mickey (emickey@umass.edu) or Melissa Abad (mabad2@stanford.edu). 

The overall schedule for the day will be:

Session 1 : 10am – 1pm ET/7am-10am PT

Session 2: 1pm-4pm ET/10am-1pm PT

(Option to join one or both sessions!)

Break: 4pm-5pm ET/ 1-2pm PT

Feminist Salo(o)n: 5-6:30pm ET/2-3:30pm PT (Moderated Conversation on Feminist Futures in Gender, Professions, and Organizations will start at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT)

 Dear Colleagues and Friends,

 The 19th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place virtually, using Zoom, from 10:00am (ET)/7am (PT) to 6:30pm (ET)/3:30pm (PT) on Friday, July 31, 2020. Originally a workgroup of sociologists doing research on gender and academic careers, scientific workplace organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop now includes scholars of gender, professions, and organizations. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to connect with others over mutual research interests, and to write “on site” together.

For many of us who have been involved in the past, the writing workshop is a valuable space for networking, community building, and intellectual exchange around collaborative work–all of the things that are hardest to replicate in a virtual environment. We’ve worked to create a format for an online workshop that, we think, will allow us to continue the spirit of the writing workshop and foster community around sociological scholarship of gender, professions, and organizations (using digital tools). We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

The day will be organized as two writing sessions: each independent session will include time to learn about each other and our work, and time for writing on your own. The workshop will conclude with a joint social event–it’s a sort of structured happy hour we’re calling a “Feminist Salo(o)n.” Because we are trying to accommodate participants in different time zones, all working from home with various other work and care commitments, we encourage participants to join for one or both writing sessions and to take breaks throughout the day as demands arise. The final part of the workshop brings us back together for the “Feminist Salo(o)n” for a brief discussion of the day and a moderated conversation with scholars we are excited to hear from about the current state and future of sociological research in the area of gender, professions, and organizations. We’ll keep the conversation active with multiple modes for inclusive participation and space for broader discussion. 

All interested sociological scholars working in the area of gender, professions, and organizations are welcome to join. Send an email to Sharla Alegria (sharla.alegria@utoronto.ca), Ethel Mickey (emickey@umass.edu), of Melissa Abad (mabad2@stanford.edu) by July 24th to register.   

Best,

Summer 2020 Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop Co-Organizers

Ethel Mickey (Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Amherst, ADVANCE)

Melissa Abad (Research Associate, Stanford University, VMWare Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab)

Elizabeta Shifrin (PhD Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto) 

Rodica Lisnic (Lecturer, University of Arkansas)

Kathrin Zippel (Professor, Northeastern University)

Laura Kramer (Professor Emerita, Montclair State University)

Former organizers: Christina Falci, Laura Hirshfield, Julia McQuillan, and Enobong Hannah (Anna) Branch, Shauna Morimoto

Webinars on Labor and Employment Relations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is hosting a series of webinars on “Labor and Employment Relations During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and you are invited to attend.

These webinars, planned to begin April 23, will take place on Thursdays, hosted by a mix of LERA Industry Councils, Interest Sections, and Local Chapters. The one-hour facilitated sessions will begin with brief comments by leading experts (5 minutes each), followed by open forum dialogue.  

The overarching aim is to deepen understanding and appreciation for the breadth of labor and employment relations matters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These webinars are free to anyone who would like to join us. We request that you register for each webinar separately, and do not share, forward, or post the webinar links and passwords to ensure the security of each webinar session.

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April 23rd,  12 – 1 pm EST (New York Time)

LERA Policy Forum

“COVID-19 Crisis Calls from Government, Industry, and Labor”

Speakers:
Catherine Feingold (AFL-CIO and ITUC)
Sandy Jacoby (University of California, Los Angeles)
Tom Kochan (MIT)
Wilma Liebman (National Labor Relations Board, former)
Alan Wild (IBM, former; and HR Policy Association)

Moderator:  Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (Brandeis University)

Register for April 23 @ 12 EST 

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April 30th, 12 – 1 pm EST  (New York Time)

LERA Dispute Resolution Interest Group

“Virtual Dispute Resolution During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Speakers:
Richard Fincher (Workplace Resolutions LLC)
Janet Gillman (Oregon Employment Relations Board) T
om Melancon
 (Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service)

Moderator: Mark D. Gough (Penn State University)
 
Note:  This webinar will explore some of the benefits and challenges of conducting mediation, arbitration, and collective bargaining through video conferencing.  Speakers will share their experiences in developing and carrying out virtual dispute resolution programs at state and federal government levels and in private practice.

 Register for April 30 @ 12 EST 

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May 7th, 12 – 1 pm EST  (New York Time)

LERA Health Care Industry Council

“On the Front Lines in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Speakers:
Dennis Dabney (Kaiser Permanente)
Peter Lazes (Cornell University, retired)
Jim Pruitt (Kaiser Permanente)
Hal Ruddick (Alliance of Health Care Unions)
Bonnie Summers (BlueCross BlueShield Association)

Moderator:  Paul Clark (Penn State University)

 Register for May 7 @ 12 EST 

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May 7th, 1:30 – 2:30 pm EST  (New York Time)

Labor Journalism and Media

“Journalists Discuss Covering Work and Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Speakers:
Josh Eidelson (bloomberg)
Lauren Gurley (Vice)
Noam Scheiber (New York Times)
Nitasha Tiku (Washington Post)

Moderator:  Steven Greenhouse (New York Times, retired) 

Register for May 7 @ 1:30 EST

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May 14th – 10:00-11:00 EST (New York Time)

LERA Local Chapter Session — Midwest Region, organized by the Detroit LERA Local Chapter

“Keeping Your People Engaged Using a Structured OD Approach”

Speakers:
Elizabeth Chiaravalli (Michigan State University)
Terry Morgan (NLRB-region 7)
Freya Weberman, (MEA/NEA Local 1)

ModeratorRobert Chiaravalli (Strategic Labor and Human Resources, LLC)

Register for May 14 @ 10:00 EST 

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May 14th, 12 – 1 pm EST  (New York Time)

LERA Higher Education Industry Council

(jointly with National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions)

“Higher Ed Collective Bargaining and Shared Governance in Responding to COVID-19”

Speakers:
Theodore H. (Terry) Curry (Michigan State University)
William A. Herbert (Hunter College, City University of New York)
Risa L. Lieberwitz (Cornell University and American Association of University Professors)

Register for May 14 @ 12 EST 

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May 21st, 12 – 1 pm EST  (New York Time)

LERA Work and Human Resources Network

“Low Wage and Gig Work During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Speakers:
Janice Fine (Rutgers University)
David Lewin (UCLA)
Sarah Thomason (University of California, Berkeley)
David Weil (Brandeis University)

Moderators:  Tashlin Lakhani (The Ohio State University) and Xiangmin (Helen) Liu (Rutgers University)

Register for May 21 @ 12 EST 

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May 28th, 12 -1 pm EST  (New York Time)

LERA Local Chapters Session — Eastern Region, organized by the New Jersey LERA Chapter

“Labor Relations in Times of Pandemic”

Speakers:      
Peter Cipparulo (CWA Local 1038)
Adrienne Eaton (Rutgers University)
Eric Meyer, Esq. (FisherBroyles LLP)
Patrick Westerkamp, Esq. (Westerkamp ADR, LLC)

Moderator: Jonathan F. Cohen, Esq. (Plosia Cohen LLC)

Register for May 28 @ 12 EST 

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June 4th, 10 – 11 am EST(New York Time)

LERA International and Comparative Interest Section

“Implications of COVID-19 for Workers: International Comparisons of Government, Employer and Union Policies and Practices”

Speakers:
Fang Lee Cooke (Monash University, Australia)
Greg J. Bamber (Monash University, Australia and Newcastle University, UK)
Martin Behrens (Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Germany)
Harry Katz (Cornell University)

Moderator: Janice Bellace (University of Pennsylvania)
 
Note:  Fang will cover China; Greg will cover Australia; Martin will cover Germany; Harry will cover USA.

Register for June 4 @ 10 EST 

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The outreach to launch these sessions began with the leadership of the Industry Councils, Interest Sections, and Local Chapters.  In some cases, we have gone beyond these categories, but they continue to be the point of departure for our planning.  We are now in discussions on scheduling these additional potential sessions:

  • Construction Industry Council and the Labor Studies and Union Research Interest Group, including Dale Belman (Michigan State University), Bob Bruno (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), and others
  • Labor Markets and Economics Interest Section, including Peter Berg (Michigan State University) and others.
  • LERA Local Chapters in Eastern, Central, and Western Regions
  • K-12 Industry Council
  • Public Sector Industry Council
  • Sports and Entertainment Industry Council

LERA members interested in contributing to the organization of Industry Council, Interest Section, or Local Chapter sessions should contact the LERA COVID-19 webinar organizing group here: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Bill Canak, and Wilma Liebman.

LERA can host multiple sessions on the same date, either before (10 a.m. EST/New York Time) or after (1:30 p.m. EST/New York Time) a scheduled noon session, so additional sessions are possible.

LERA COVID-19 Webinar Organizing Group

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brandeis University, LERA Industry Council/Interest Section Coordinating Committee Chair
Wilma Liebman, NLRB (former), incoming LERA President-Elect
William Canak, MTSU (ret.), LERA NCAC Chair

Call for Applications: Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research
Berlin, July 20 – 30, 2020

We are delighted to announce the 10th edition of the Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines.

In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topic. The thematic areas covered are: “Global Governance & International Relations”, “Citizenship, Migration, and Identities”, “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads”.

The program is characterized by a varied format comprised of lectures, workshops, seminars, and a one-to-one consultation. During the summer school, participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work extensively. Participants will be provided with hands-on advice for their research designs.

The school brings together a faculty of renowned international and Berlin-based scholars. Among the confirmed international lecturers are Ann Swidler (UC Berkeley), David Stark (Columbia University and University of Warwick), Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore), Felix Berenskoetter (SOAS University of London), Hendrik Wagenaar (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna and King’s College London) and Vera Troeger (University of Warwick).

The Berlin Summer School was co-funded by the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Details on the location and tuition fees can be found on our webpage: www.berlinsummerschool.de

The international summer school is open to up to 60 PhD candidates, advanced master students, and young postdocs. The call for applications is currently open. Applications can be submitted online via the application form on the summer school webpage until March 22, 2020.

The decisions of the selection committee will be announced to the applicants in April. If you have any further questions, please contact the organizing team at bgsssumm@hu-berlin.de