ASA Webinar: Community Engaged Research for Impact

Community Engaged Research for Impact Webinar

May 19, 2 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Pacific. 

What is community engaged research? How can researchers successfully engage with communities? How can community-researcher partnerships be sustainable and impactful? Join us for this webinar, which will address these questions and more. Panelists include representatives from community organizations and the sociologists they partner with. After an introduction to their projects, panelists will engage in a moderated dialogue about what has made their partnerships sustainable and impactful, followed by Q&A from the audience. This free webinar is co-sponsored by the ASA Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology and ASA’s Sociology Action Network (SAN). Closed captioning will be provided. Register here.

PANELISTS

A New Vision for Health Care: Centering the Leadership and Expertise of Immigrants to Address Social and Structural Barriers to Health in Fort Morgan, Colorado

Karen Albright, PhD, MSW
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver-Seattle Center of Innovation

Maria de Jesus Diaz-Perez, PhD
Center for Improving Value in Health Care

Joe Sammen, MPH
Center for Health Progress

Traveling Mercies on the Road to Health: Journey-Mapping After Acute Care

April Dixon
Immanuel Community Church-Omaha NE

Laura L Heinemann, PhD
Creighton University

LaShaune P. Johnson, PhD
Creighton University
Creighton University at Highlander

Message from the Chair / Virtual Event: Recording of Broadening our Approaches to Studying Race and Racism in OOW

Dear OOW community,

We had a wonderful, thought provoking, event revolving around broadening the conversation about race in research on OOW, with Victor Ray (University of Iowa U.S.A) interviewing Stella Nkomo (The University of Pretoria in South Africa) and Bobby Banerjee (Cass Business School, UK) on the foundational nature of race in organizations, and a paper presentation panel, with cutting-edge research from LaTonya Trotter (on Racialized Exclusion in the Health Care Profession), James Jones (on Racism in the Halls of Power) and Oneya Okuwobi (on The Hidden Costs of Diversity Initiatives). 

Here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/BMzfKr9z0aA

Thank you!

Alexandra

Call for Submissions: Symposium on Corruption, the Rise of Populism, and the Future of Democracy  

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 
Symposium on Corruption, the Rise of Populism, and the Future of Democracy 
The University of Iowa 
April 1-2, 2022 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2021 

We invite submissions from graduate students who are interested in presenting their research at a two-day symposium on corruption and the rise of populism, organized by the International Programs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa. 

This event will convene a number of senior and early-career scholars from across the United States and Canada in an effort to foster an open dialogue about the challenges that corruption and populism pose to good governance and democracy globally. 

Graduate student invitees will benefit from participating in the panels, networking, and attending a workshop dedicated specifically to the graduate-level study of corruption. It is also our hope that this event will lead to a collaborative publication following the meeting in Iowa. 

Please note that we are specifically looking for submissions that address the following topics in East/South East Asia, East Central Europe, North America, and Latin America. 

  • Corruption and democratic consolidation, stability, and erosion 
  • Corruption, informal networks, and civil society 
  • Corruption, patronage, and electoral processes 
  • Corruption, misinformation, and the spread of extremist ideologies 
  • Corruption, anti-corruptionism, and human rights abuses 

The University of Iowa will cover the transportation and accommodation costs for the graduate students who are selected to participate in the symposium. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Please send an extended abstract of the paper you intend to write (approximately 500 words) and your CV to Marina Zaloznaya at marina-zaloznaya@uiowa.edu by May 15, 2021. Selected participants will be notified by June 15, 2021. The deadline for submitting full papers is March 1, 2022. 

Message from the Chair: Three exciting OOW and ASA events coming up – April 15th, 20th, 21th

Dear OOWs,

Three exciting virtual events are coming up – April 15th, 20th, 21st: 

I. OOW Virtual Discussion and Panel: “Broadening our Approaches to Studying Race and Racism in OOW” on April 21, 1:30-4:00pm.

Victor Ray (University of Iowa U.S.A) will interview Stella Nkomo (The University of Pretoria in South Africa) and Bobby Banerjee (Cass Business School, UK) on the foundational nature of race in organizations.

This will be followed by a paper presentation panel, in which we will hear about cutting-edge research from LaTonya Trotter (on Racialized Exclusion in the Health Care Profession), James Jones (on Racism in the Halls of Power) and Oneya Okuwobi (on The Hidden Costs of Diversity Initiatives). 

Click here for more information and registration link.

II. ASA Virtual Pro-Seminar: Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals 

Thursday, April 15 3:00 p.m. Eastern/ 12:00 p.m. Pacific 

Guest: Kristen Barber (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) 

You have a paper that you think is publishable, but how do you choose a journal? What can you expect from the peer review process? What is an impact factor? Join us for an overview of publishing in peer-reviewed journals by Kristen Barber, who will draw on her experience as a journal editor, peer reviewer, and article author. Bring your questions about any aspect of the article-publishing process. Closed captions available; this event will not be recorded. Members can register for free here.  

III. Webinar on Thriving Outside Academia: Advice from Sociologists in Practice Settings 

Tuesday, April 20 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific 

Panelists:  

o   Chloe E. Bird (senior sociologist, RAND) 

o   Howard Caro-López (civil rights research analyst, U.S. Federal Government) 

o   Jillian Powers (responsible AI lead, Cognizant) 

o   Curtis L. Webb III (senior researcher and consultant, Design Impact) 

 Many sociologists choose careers outside the academy: in government, nonprofit organizations, commercial industry, research centers, and other practice settings. This webinar brings together four sociologists working in diverse fields who will provide insights into these careers and share advice on preparing for these types of jobs. Current graduate students, faculty advisors, and sociology PhDs at any career stage are encouraged to attend. Closed captions available. Members can register for free here

OOW Virtual Event: Broadening our Approaches to Studying Race and Racism in OOW

Dear OOW Members,

Please join us for an important and exciting virtual event, “Broadening our Approaches to Studying Race and Racism in OOW” on April 21, 1:30-4:00pm.

We will begin with a panel discussion, where Victor Ray (University of Iowa U.S.A.) will interview Stella Nkomo (The University of Pretoria in South Africa) and Bobby Banerjee (Cass Business School, UK) on the foundational nature of race in organizations.

This will be followed by a paper presentation panel, in which we will hear about cutting-edge research from LaTonya Trotter (on Racialized Exclusion in the Health Care Profession), James Jones (on Racism in the Halls of Power) and Oneya Okuwobi (on The Hidden Costs of Diversity Initiatives). 

Click here for more information and registration link.

See you there!

The OOW event committee

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

Message from the Chair / Virtual Event: Recording of Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational & Occupational Perspectives

Dear OOW community,

We had a wonderful, thought provoking, virtual panel yesterday on Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational & Occupational Perspectives. This is the second of out three OOW virtual events series for the current academic year. Thank you panel participants and organizers: Heather Schoenfeld, Brittany Friedman, Armando Lara-Millán, Rashawn Ray, Michael Sierra-Arévalo, and Tim Bartley.  

The video of yesterday’s panel can be found here.

Our next OOW virtual event will take place on April 21, at 1:30pm-4:00pm EST, focusing on Diverse Approaches to Race and Racism in Research on Organizations, Occupations and Work. We will host a panel discussion on racialized organizations with Stella Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Bobby Banerjee, Cass Business School, United Kingdom and Victor Ray, University of Iowa. The discussion will be followed by a paper presentations panel. The registration link for this event can be found here.

For more virtual events, access to awards, mentoring, Work in Progress Blog and additional OOW perks please renew your ASA and OOW membership. Faculty members – this is the time to give your students a gift membership to ASA and OOW, or to OOW if they are already ASA members. Student membership fees are low and the gift of belonging to a community is one the best gifts we can give to our students.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Alexandra

OOW Virtual Event: Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational and Occupational Perspectives

An OOW Panel Discussion
Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational & Occupational Perspectives

Wednesday, March 3, 1:30-2:45 Eastern
Registration link

Leading scholars consider how racism in policing, incarceration, and criminal justice are linked to organizations, occupations, and work.

Panelists:

Brittany Friedman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Armando Lara-Millán, University of California-Berkeley
Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland
Michael Sierra-Arévalo, University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:

Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University

Organizers:

Tim Bartley, Washington University in St. Louis
Heather Schoenfeld, Boston University
Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

Virtual Event: Recording of the OOW Careers Beyond Academia

Dear OOW Members,

The OOW Careers Beyond Academia event was very rich with advice and information about jobs in think tanks, policy, research, government and industry. Thirteen great panelists shared with us their career paths, contemplations, decisions, and experiences, and answered many questions from the large audience that attended (between 110-230 people in different times of the event). Advice covered topics such as, the use of social ties, how to read job ads, hard and soft skills, quantitative and qualitative methods, work family balance, pay and much more.

This is the link for the recording of the entire event. The conversation can continue in the comments section below this post. Some of the panelists generously volunteered to answer questions after the event.

Many many thanks to the OOW event organizing committee members: OOW Chair Elect Elizabeth Popp Berman, and OOW council members: LaTonya Trotter and Tim Bartely (Head of Event Committee). Thank you to Rachel Underwood, a PhD student at Vanderbilt University, for managing the q&a discussion so seamlessly!

And huge thank you to the panelists who put so much attention to their talks and their answers: Leslie Hinkson, Steve Nuñez, Shelly Steward, Lindsay Owens, George Hobor, Caren Arbeit, Chris Bourg, Susan Biancani, Tina Park, Rachael Ferguson and Phaedra Daipha.

See you all in our next events:

Racism, Policing, and Incarceration: Organizational and Occupational Perspectives. A panel discussion – Wednesday, March 3, 1:30-2:45 pm Eastern

Diverse Approaches to Race in OOW. Keynotes and a panel discussion – Wednesday, April 21, 1:30-2:45 pm Eastern

Upward and Onward,

Alexandra Kalev

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