Call for Participants: Revisiting Cultural Methods to Address Racism

Culture in Contemporary Life (CCL) Series 

Revisiting Cultural Methods to Address Racism

What theoretical perspectives can cultural sociology provide to address the current debates on race and racism? How to design research to unmask the systematicity of racism as well as the dynamics of creating change? In this online panel, four distinguished cultural sociologists will shed light on the pressing issues of race and racism in the academy and in the news. 


Ellen Berrey (University of Toronto)

Marcus A. Hunter (University of California, Los Angeles)

Mario L. Small (Harvard University)

Derron Wallace (Brandeis University)


Yan Long (University of California, Berkeley)


Jan 27th, 2-3 pm ET

Zoom link:

For questions or comments, please contact Yan Long (

Call for Participants: “TRUST BEYOND THE NETWORK” lecture by Professor Ronald Burt

RONALD S. BURT is the Charles M. Harper Leadership Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago and Distinguished Professor, Bocconi University.

His presentation is titled “Trust Beyond the Network.” To participate, you can join us online on Zoom February 4, 2022: 9:00-10:00am Mountain Standard Time.

Please register here.

Meet the Editors: Publishing International Research in OOW Journals

Meet the Editors: Publishing International Research in OOW Journals

Research conducted outside the U.S. plays an important role in the study of Organizations, Occupations and Work. Yet it also can present unique challenges when publishing in sociology journals. What do journal editors look for in such research? How do you frame your findings for an audience unfamiliar with the your specific context? When and how do you introduce your research subjects and time-consuming effort that went into collecting your data? How do editors and peer reviewers who are not area experts assess your study? 

In this online panel, editors at leading sociology journals that publish OOW research will help the authors navigate these important questions. Editors will describe their journal’s approach to manuscripts that analyze non-U.S. data, demystify what makes for a successful publication, and explain their general review process and how they specifically handle papers with an international focus.

This panel is primarily aimed at Ph.D. students and junior scholars who conduct OOW research outside of North America. We also welcome members of the broader community of OOW (and adjacent) researchers who want to better understand the unique opportunities and challenges of publishing with non-U.S. data.

Confirmed speakers:

Elizabeth Clemens (Editor, American Journal of Sociology)

Daniel B. Cornfield (Editor, Work and Occupations)

Jesper Sorensen (Editor-in-Chief) Sociological Science

Date: February 25th 1pmET

Registration. Please fill out this form at least 48 hours prior to the event.  Registered participants will be emailed a link to the workshop 24 hours before the event.  You can also use this form to submit questions for the editors.

For questions or comments, you can


Elena Obukhova, McGill University

Katherine Sobering, University of North Texas

Yan Long, University of California, Berkeley

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

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 27th 2022 – the day of pre-conference activities for the Sociologists for Women in Society winter meeting in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. We are delighted to be able to hold this workshop in-person at the SWS winter meeting once again. 

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, professional work, and organizational change. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about the range of work that attendees are doing, to facilitate collaboration and to set aside time for writing. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

As a group, we will talk about our current research projects. This will provide information useful for exploring potential collaborative projects. There will also be designated blocks of time for working on your research. You may use this time anyway you wish:  brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, or doing data analysis.

The day will be organized as two sessions with time to learn about each other and our work and time for writing in each block, with a lunch break in between. The last part of the workshop brings us back together for a brief discussion of the day and future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch for all who wish to join.

All interested sociologists are welcome to join the workshop. Send an email to Sharla Alegria (  to reserve your spot. Please let us know if you would like to attend the morning session, afternoon session, or both, and if you would like to be included in the lunch reservation (self-paid) .

Your SWS meeting fee will cover the room cost for the workshop. Participants should bring their own laptop computers (and maybe an extension cord) and snacks to share, we do not have extra funding.


Melissa Abad (Stanford University)

Sharla Alegria (University of Toronto)

Ethel Mickey (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle (Franklin and Marshall College)

Founding organizers: Kathrin Zippel, Laura Kramer

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

Call for Participants: Trapped in a Maze by Leslie Paik: Virtual Book Launch

Check out this Book Launch event for OOW member Leslie Paik:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
12:30- 2pm Pacific
1:30 – 3pm  Mountain
2:30 – 4 pm Central
3:30 -5 pm Eastern


About the event: Please join us virtually on Wednesday, December 8 for the launch of Leslie Paik’s new book, Trapped in a Maze:  How Social Control Institutions Drive Family Poverty and Inequality, with commentary by Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Susan Sered, and Maureen Waller. 

Book Summary: Trapped in a Maze provides a window into families’ lived experiences in poverty by looking at their complex interactions with institutions such as welfare, hospitals, courts, housing, and schools. Families are more intertwined with institutions than ever as they struggle to maintain their eligibility for services and face the possibility that involvement with one institution could trigger other types of institutional oversight. Many poor families find themselves trapped in a multi-institutional maze, stuck in between several systems with no clear path to resolution. Tracing the complex and often unpredictable journeys of families in this maze, this book reveals how the formal rationality by which these institutions ostensibly operate undercuts what they can actually achieve. And worse, it demonstrates how involvement with multiple institutions can perpetuate the conditions of poverty that these families are fighting to escape.

Author Bio: Leslie Paik is a qualitative sociologist whose research interests are youth, families, and law and society. Before coming to ASU, she was a professor of sociology at The City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. She also was selected as a Member in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, (2020-2021). Dr. Paik earned her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles and a BA at Brown University.

Call for Participants: OOW Grad Students on the Market, We Want to Share Your Profiles!

If you are an OOW graduate student currently on the market (Fall 2021) or entering the market this summer (Summer 2022), we would love to post a profile for you and your work on the OOW blog!

Please fill out this form with your profile.

We will keep collecting profiles through the next few months and scheduling them as they come in. We’ll do our best to publish the profiles of students on the market in fall 2021 as quickly as possible. The other profiles will be scheduled in with our other announcements and postings on the website.

Call for Applications: Work and Family Researchers Early Career Fellowships

Work and Family Researchers Network Early Career Fellowships:

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for its 2022-2023 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes and integrate them within the WFRN research community. 

Fellows receive a 2022 membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $250 to attend an Early Career Fellowship Preconference (June 22, 2022) and the 2022 WFRN Conference (June 23-25, 2022) in New York City. 

To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2017 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Information about the program can be found via this link, or apply directly here.  The deadline for applications is November 1st, 2021. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor at  

Call for Participants: AOM Symposium: Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations

Greetings! We invite you to attend our Academy of Management Symposium titled, “Changing Landscapes: Gender Inequality and Remediation in Labor Markets and Organizations.” The session is a live, synchronous, and virtual session taking place on July 31 2021 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EST (New York Time) (UTC-4). We are pleased that this symposium was a finalist for “Best Symposium” for the CAR Division for AOM.

Symposium Overview

Although there has been progress in understanding some aspects of gender inequality, the hiring process and its contributions to gender inequality in labor markets and organizations remains unclear, leaving knowledge of the potential solutions for gender inequality incomplete (Petersen and Saporta, 2004). This symposium brings together four papers that deepen our understanding of inequality by focusing on changes in labor markets and organizations. A paper by Burbano, Padilla, and Meier examines an important but overlooked job characteristic—gendered differences in preferences for meaning at work —that may in part explain occupational segregation by gender—and are more pronounced in national contexts with greater levels of education and economic development. In another paper, Sterling, Gilmartin, and Sheppard suggest that informing employer’s beliefs about men’s and women’s abilities—instead of improving women’s self-beliefs about abilities—could be the pathway by which the gender pay gap lessens. Wang examines how laws in the U.S. (i.e. salary history bans) that address a specific juncture in the wage-setting process—initial salary offers prior to the negotiation stage—can reduce historic inequalities by disrupting path dependencies in wages. And finally, a paper by Zhang investigates how technological change such as e-commerce adoption by retail companies, may improve racial and gender equality in hiring and promotions.

Symposium Presenters

Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, Discussant 
Vanessa Burbano, Columbia University, Presenter
Adina Sterling, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Shiya Wang, Stanford University, Presenter, Co-Organizer
Letian Zhang, Harvard University, Presenter

Additional Paper Authors

Shannon Gilmartin, Stanford
Stephan Meier, Columbia University
Nicolas Padilla, London Business School
Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University

Call for Participants: AOM Professional Development Workshop Filling the Void: Researching Our Latinx Experience

Dear OOW friends,   

You are invited to participate in the AOM PDW Filling the Void: Researching Our Latinx Experience (session 1190). 

Managerial research that addresses the complex and contextual nature of the Latinx workforce in the USA is almost non-existent. Yet, Latinx-identified people compose the largest minority group in the USA. This PDW will engage Latinx and allies in conversation to voice our concerns, begin a discussion, and set in motion a research agenda that acknowledges and accurately depicts the Latinx experience within contemporary organizations.  

Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, 7:30 am – 9:00 pm (PDT)  

The PDW will be conducted as a live session. 

We look forward to seeing you on August 3rd

Carlos J. Alsua – University of Arizona 

Monica Gavino – San Jose State University  

Carlos Gonzalez – Cal Poly Pomona 

Patricia Martinez de Sanchez – Loyola Marymount University 

Desiree Pacheco – IESE Business School 

Florencio F. Portocarrero – University of California Irvine 

Call for Nominations: 2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

2021 OMT Doctoral Student Consortium

Academy of Management Annual Meeting
August 4th, 2021


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