Call for Papers: 2020 Industry Studies Association Annual Conference

Organizations, Occupations and Work

June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, MA, USA

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2020

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) cordially invites submissions of individual paper abstracts and proposals of panels for the 2020 ISA Annual Conference to be held June 3 – 5, 2020 at the Samberg Conference Center on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus. Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment. It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields including economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences, management, marketing, policy analysis, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.

The conference welcomes research from all disciplines that incorporates this approach. ISA is especially interested in organized panels and papers that are…

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor Position at Queens College

The City University of New York Career Opportunity
QUEENS COLLEGE
Rank: Assistant Professor
Queens College—City University of New York
Employment level: Tenure Track
Category: Sociology, Data Analytics
Website: http://www.qc.cuny.edu

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Sociology seeks to fill a vacancy at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure track position set to start in Fall 2019.

We are seeking candidates with a strong empirical bent and expertise in advanced analytics techniques, whether quantitative or qualitative. Area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will have a research agenda that applies computational research techniques to mainstream sociological topics. We seek a candidate who can, in addition to producing cutting edge research, help us to move our curriculum forward at both the MA and BA level, which share an emphasis on data analytics.

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Message from Outgoing OOW Chair, Elisabeth Clemens

Dear OOW members,

With exams and annual reports mostly behind us, I hope that all are enjoying hammocks or beaches or international conferences – each to his or her own taste.  But before heading off on my own escape, I want to finish some of the most important section business for the year – elections, awards, and membership – as well as to highlight some of the events to come when ASA meets in Philadelphia in mid-August.

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New Book: Everitt on Teacher Orientation and Training

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book (Rutgers University Press) from OOW member, Judson Everitt.   Everitt is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago.  The book is titled, Lesson Plans: The Institutional Demands of Becoming a Teacher.
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OOW at ASA 2018

We look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia this August for the annual ASA meeting.  Thank you to the Section Council, Committees and volunteers for your efforts in preparing an exciting program.  This year, we have five section panels, and over twenty roundtables, scheduled for Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.  There are 14 additional regular panels in Family and Work, Gender and Work, Jobs, Occupations and Professions, Labor Market, Labor/Labor Movements, Organizations and Work and the Workplace scheduled from Saturday, August 11 through Tuesday, August 14.

Also on Saturday, August 11, we invite you to attend the Section Business Meeting and announcement of Section awards in the morning.  In the afternoon, we welcome you to attend the invited session on “Rethinking Organizational Power,” organized by OOW Chair, Elisabeth Clemons.  Please also join us for our Reception from 6:30-8:10pm in the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Level 100, 103C).

Please see below for a list of Organization, Occupations and Work Panels.

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Meet Your Council: Elizabeth Popp Berman

Popp-Berman1b(1)Elizabeth Popp Berman is currently serving on the OOW Council.  Berman is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Albany, SUNY.  Her current book project, Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy (Princeton University Press), examines the role of economics in the development of science, antitrust and antipoverty policy in the U.S. from 1960 to 1985.  Her first book, Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine (Princeton University Press, 2012) earned the OOW’s Max Weber Book Award in 2013.  Below, Berman expands upon her research and teaching, as well as her thoughts on the state of the subfield.  Continue reading “Meet Your Council: Elizabeth Popp Berman”

Call for Papers: Journal of Sociology special issue on inequalities in the gig economy

Special edition of the Journal of Sociology 2019 on inequalities in the gig economy era: gender and generation challenges edited by Brendan Churchill, Signe Ravn and Lyn Craig, University of Melbourne. The special edition will focus on the intersecting implications for gender and generational inequalities in the ‘gig economy’ era, a term which we use to describe the contemporary labour market characterised by precarious employment and new (digital) forms of job seeking and entrepreneurship that expose workers to greater financial risks, social insecurities and inequalities. It will also consider the gendered dimensions of educational participation outcomes in the light of these changed labour market conditions. Deadline for submission of a 300-word abstract for consideration: 8 April 2018. More details: http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/e/gig-economy

Labor and Labor Movements ASA Panels of Interest

OOW members are encouraged to submit to the following sections organized by the Labor and Labor Movements Section:

Race and labor and the 50th anniversary of the Memphis Strike
In February 1968, 1,300 black Memphis sanitation workers struck for safer jobs, better pay, and union recognition, carrying signs that said “I am a man”.  Rev. Martin Luther King visited Memphis repeatedly to support the strike, and on one of those visits, on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated.  Despite vicious union-busting by the city government, the workers went on to win the strike.

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