Message from the ASA LGBTQ Caucus

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 soclgbtqcaucus@gmail.com.

Trust PDW at AOM: Invitation to Pre-Register

We invite you to attend the 7th Academy of Management (AOM) Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on “Trust between Individuals and Organizations.” Note that pre-registration is a requirement for participating in this PDW. Please find the details below or at https://aom.org/meetings/sess2019.asp?id=11054

Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 10 2019, 11:30AM – 1:30PM
at Boston Hynes Convention Center / 204

Organizers: Bart De Jong, Oliver Schilke
Panelists: Darcy Fudge Kamal, Ranjay Gulati, M Audrey Korsgaard
Facilitators: Laura Huang, Dejun Kong, Tony Simons, Stefan Thau, Libby Leann Weber

The workshop consists of three segments:
(1) Panel discussion. This year’s focal topic is “conceptual extensions of trust;”
(2) Roundtable discussions around trust;
(3) Paper development workshop (optional). The facilitators provide in-depth feedback on work-in-progress trust research previously submitted by workshop participants. These papers should be in an advanced developmental stage, targeted at a scholarly management journal, and no more than 40 double-spaced pages in length.

Pre-registration requirement: To pre-register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/2019trustpdw and enter in the requested information, including whether you wish to only participate in the first two segments, or also in the third (paper development) segment. The latter will require you to upload a paper of your project-in-progress. Make sure you pre-register for the PDW no later than July 27, 2019.

Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop

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.

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Call for Abstracts: The Role of Consumption in Linking Local Economies to Global Value Chains

Dear Colleagues,
 
Please consider submitting an English-language abstract for the session “The Role of Consumption in Linking Local Economies to Global Value Chains: The Case of Food Markets” hosted by the Research Committee on “Economy and Society” (RC02) at the IVth ISA Forum of Sociology on “Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality” (14.-18.07.2020, Porto Alegre, Brazil).
 
Discussion in the session starts from the observation that consumption is usually locally bound and an intrinsical part of local economies. At the same time, it plays a large role for expressing local identities and reinforcing local social inequality via distinguished consumption practices. At the same time, as e.g. Economics of Convention have shown, consumer-producer-interactions shape the form and structure of global value chains and thus link and integrate local economies into global value chains. Approaches such as World Systems Analysis have shown that the positioning within these global chains strongly influences global inequality.
 
The session thus explores the role of consumption in linking local economies to global value chains and (re-)production of global inequalities. While the session focus will be on food markets, case studies on other markets are also welcome. 
 
For further information on the conference, see: https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2020
 
If you are interested in giving a presentation, please submit an English-language abstract by 30.09.2019 via Confex: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session13905.html
 
Best wishes,
Nina Baur, Linda Hering and Julia Fülling
(Session Organizers)

OOW Mentoring Meet-Up

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-Yawej5re1mG4ZodnmHv1bclBszvS-FzbY5uZIaCL8M4p7w/viewform?usp=sf_link

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 (eabarman@bu.edu). Thank you.

Call for Papers: International Conference on “Solidarity at Work”

Working Futures
International Conference on “Solidarity at Work”

14-15 November 2019
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Deadline for submission: 30 April 2019

Launched in 2018 by the Wissenschaftskolleg and the International Research Center Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History (re:work), the transnational network Working Futures brings together sociologists, historians, philosophers, economists, law experts and anthropologists to discuss current transformations in the world of work and the epistemological challenges they raise for the historical and social sciences. The goal of the network is to create a space for mutual exchange and understanding with respect to the futures of work, as well as work of the future, among scholars from different disciplines and countries while centered around a Franco-German nucleus. It endorses the premise that thinking about the futures of work requires an in-depth knowledge and analysis of its contemporary mutations (the concrete forms they take, their causes and repercussions). To this end, the network has developed an approach which examines the transformations of work at the intersection of four processes: siliconization, financialization, ecologization and democratization.

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