Hello! As we gear up for another ASA Annual Meeting, we would like to encourage you to become involved with the LGBTQ Caucus. The Caucus aims to support and empower all LGBTQ sociologists, regardless of what areas they work in. Our full mission statement is on our website: https://www.lgbtqcaucus.com/about-us. At the upcoming ASA meetings, we will have paper awards and graduate travel awards, a coffee hour, a business meeting, and a reception joint with Sociologists for Trans Justice. Outside of the Annual Meeting, you can get involved via our listserv or facebook page, or by reading or contributing to our new quarterly newsletter.* You can also help us build community by telling your colleagues about the Caucus.
* The next LGBTQ Caucus Newsletter is open for submissions! Did you publish something this year that we can signal-boost for you? Do you have questions about being queer at ASA or on the job market? Do you have an announcement? Are you on the job market? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The 17th semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop will take place from 9 am to 5 pm on Friday, August 9th 2019 – the day of pre-conference activities for the American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City. 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 time for writing and research. You may use this time any way you wish: brainstorming a new paper, putting the finishing touches on a research manuscript, working with collaborators, or doing data analysis.
The Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section will be organizing a mentoring meet-up at this year’s ASA meeting where graduate students, post-docs, and faculty can enjoy a discussion about shared research interests outside of the scheduling of the regular conference. If you are interested in participating, please complete the form at the following link by May 17th.
The OOW Mentoring Committee (Sharla Alegria, Nina Bandelj, Emily Barman, Tim Bartley, and Jennifer Bouek) will match up junior and senior scholars based on shared research interests. Matched mentors and mentees should then reach out to each other to find a mutually convenient time to meet during the ASA.
If you have questions or concerns, please be in touch with Emily Barman (email@example.com). Thank you.
ASA 2019 PRECONFERENCE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Preconference Title: “Social Science and Social Justice: Global Health Research 40 Years since the Start of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic”