Call for Papers: Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI)

We cordially invite Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines to apply for our 4th Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI). The seminar will take place on emlyon’s city campus in Paris from May 25–26, 2023. 

As stated in the call, we are looking forward to two days of lively debate about private initiatives seeking to tackle social and environmental problems.

We are delighted to announce Elisabeth Clemens (UChicago) and Ignasi Martí (esade) as our keynote speakers. The seminar is organized by 

Christof Brandtner, Nevena Radoynovska (emlyon), Arthur Gautier (ESSEC), Frédéric Dufays, Virginie Xhauflair (HEC Liège), and Benjamin Huybrechts (IESEG). To apply, please send a 2-page extended abstract of a research project and a current CV to by February 1. Course credit for PhD students is available. Participants will range in seniority from graduate students still defining their dissertation work to postdoctoral scholars wrapping up theirs. 

Please send us your best work.

À tout à l’heure !

Christof Brandtner

Announcement: Diane Vaughan’s “Dead Reckoning: Air Traffic Control, System Effects, and Risk” (Chicago, 2021) has been selected for the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gardner-Lasser Aeronautics and Astronautics History Literature Award.

Dead Reckoning is an historical ethnography covering the life course of the air traffic control system from system emergence through 2017. Based on archival research and field work in four air traffic control facilities, the book focuses on how historical conditions, social actors, and events in the system’s institutional environment – political, economic, technological, cultural – impact the air traffic organization, changing it, and how in turn those changes affect not only the social, technological, and material arrangements of the workplace, but also controllers’  interpretive work, cultural understandings, and work practices. Far from a top-down model, controllers – the workers at the bottom of the hierarchy – respond to these events, making repairs that supply organizational resilience. Building on work on institutional logics, boundaries and boundary work, culture and cognition, and expertise, the case demonstrates the connection between institutional change, agency, and persistence over the life course.

Announcement: Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop (SWS 2023 Winter Meeting)

Register now for the 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations writing workshop at the SWS winter conference (Thurs, Jan 5th) by e-mailing Sharla Alegria (

The 21st semi-annual Gender, Professions, and Organizations Writing Workshop is back to its in-person format from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2023 – the day of pre-conference activities for the Sociologists for Women in Society Winter Meeting in New Orleans. Originally a workgroup of sociologists studying gender and academic careers, scientific organizations, and organizational transformations to promote gender equality, the workshop has grown to now include scholars of gender, professions, and organizations more broadly. Our aims are to learn about the range of work of attendees, facilitate collaboration, build community across career stages, and MOST IMPORTANTLY to dedicate time for writing. This is an opportunity to write, network, and collaborate. We encourage new and returning participants. If you’ve never come, welcome, and if you have, welcome back! 

As a group, we will discuss our current research projects. This exercise provides useful information to explore potential collaborations throughout the day. There will be designated blocks of independent, quiet writing time. You may use this time any way you wish: brainstorm a new paper, put finishing touches on a manuscript, work with collaborators, or analyze data. There will be separate, designated spaces for conversations around research and collaboration.

The full-day workshop is organized as two standalone sessions, each with time for introductions and time for writing. We will take a lunch break in between the two sessions at a nearby restaurant. At the end of the day, we come together for a discussion of what we have accomplished and our future plans. Participants are welcome to join for the morning, afternoon, or both. We will make a reservation for lunch (self-paid) for all who wish to join.

Anyone attending SWS is welcome to join the workshop. The workshop begins early on the 12th, so we recommend arriving in New Orleans on the 11th. Send an email to Sharla Alegria ( by January 5th  to register. 

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, as we do not have extra funding.


Sharla Alegria (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)

Melissa Abad (Senior Research Scholar, Stanford VMWare Women’s Leadership Lab)

Ethel Mickey (Assistant Professor, California State University, San Bernardino)

Firuzeh Shokooh Valle (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Franklin and Marshall College)

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

Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute on Organizations and their Effectiveness

Since 2016, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford has run a two-week summer “boot camp” for young faculty in sociology, economics, law, management, and political science with the aim of getting organizations researchers out of their disciplinary and methodological silos. During the pandemic, we have met online, but we are now preparing for an in-person workshop for July 2023. The institute brings together young faculty and postdoctoral fellows from across the world to learn from notable faculty and each other, through lectures, hacks, discussion, and walks. Led by Bob Gibbons (MIT Sloan and Economics) and Woody Powell (Stanford Education and Sociology, currently director of CASBS), they are joined by “guest chefs” from many disciplines. Recent visitors to the workshop have included Kate Kellogg, Dan Carpenter, Hahrie Han, Jenna Bednar, Scott Page, Adam Reich, Marianne Bertrand, Rebecca Henderson, and Jerry Davis. Participants describe the experience as transformational, and an exceptional way to build an inter-disciplinary organizations committee.

We are now taking applications for Summer 2023. For more information about applying, please go to:
Call for Applications 2023

Call for Applications 2023Fellowship Opportunity Applications due December 12, 2022 Application portal can be accessed at Summer Institute for Behavioral and Social Scientists Organizations and Their Effectiveness July 16 through July 29, 2023 Directors Robert Gibbons (, economics and management, MIT Woody Powell (,View this on Stanford >

OOW Section Call for Awards: W. Richard Scott Article Award

The W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in an article published within the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022).  An article may be nominated by its author(s) or by any ASA member.

To nominate an article, send (1) a PDF file of the article or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF or MSWord) of no more than one page justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email), to the selection committee. Publication date is based on print publication for traditional journals (i.e., not online-first date), and release date for online-only journals. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

Please submit your nomination to the members of the Thompson Award Committee:

Jiwook Jung (chair)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Adilia James     

Endicott College

Barbara Kiviat

Stanford University

OOW Section Call for Awards: Max Weber Book Award

The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and work in a book published within the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022). Self-nominations are permitted; however, all nominations must come from members in good standing of the OOW Section. Nominated candidates need not be members of the OOW Section or the ASA in order to be eligible for the award.

To nominate a book, mail each member of the selection committee at the addresses below: (1) a hard copy of the book; and (2) a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and work and provides the nominee’s email address and other contact information. To receive full consideration, nominations must be received by March 31, 2023.

Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2023 Weber Book Award Committee:

Amy Binder (Chair)

840 24th Street

San Diego, CA 92102

Melissa Abad

585 W Hacienda Ave, Apt 109

Campbell, CA 95008

Eric Dahlin

2927 Rensselaer Ct

Vienna, VA 22181

Minjae Kim

McNair Hall #238

Rice University

6100 Main Street

Houston, Texas, 77005-1892

OOW Section Call for Awards: James D. Thompson Student Paper Award

The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper in the area of organizations, occupations, and work (OOW) written or published within the last three years (2020, 2021, 2022). Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so. However, all submitted nominations must come from members in good standing with the OOW Section or the ASA in order to be eligible for the award. In addition, the award recipient serves for one year on the section Council and receives $500 for travel to a professional meeting.

 To nominate a paper, please submit the following materials via e-mail:

  • PDF file of the paper,
  • Nomination letter (PDF format) indicating how the paper contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and work, and
  • Contact information for the nominee (including email).

To receive full consideration, the committee Chair should receive the nomination materials by March 31, 2023 – Please use Thompson Paper Award Nomination as the subject for the email.  The full committee includes:

Laura López-Sanders (Chair)

Brown University

prabhdeep singh kehal

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Laura Garbes

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Daniel Auguste

MIT Sloan School of Management

OOW Section Call for Awards: Rosabeth Moss Kanter Distinguished Career Award

The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a career of outstanding contributions to the area(s) of organizations, occupations, and/or work. Nominations are judged on the depth and breadth of scholarly impact over an extended time and across multiple projects.

Section members may nominate a distinguished scholar by sending the following information to the selection committee: (1) a letter of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field, (2) a copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email address). Nominators also have the option of sending a portfolio of up to 10 of the nominee’s electronic publications. All nomination materials should be in pdf or word format and submitted as attachments to a single email.

To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2023.

Please submit your nomination via email to each of the members of the 2023 Distinguished Career Award Committee:

Erin Cech (chair)

University of Michigan

Oneya Okuwobi

University of Cincinnati

Eunmi Mun

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Embrick

University of Connecticut

Megan Tobias Neely

Copenhagen Business School

Call for Submissions: The 2023 Annual Junior Theorists Symposium! 

​SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st, 11:59pm Eastern Time

The 17th Junior Theorists Symposium (JTS) is now open to new submissions. The JTS is a conference featuring the work of emerging sociologists engaged in theoretical work, broadly defined. Sponsored in part by the Theory Section of the ASA, the conference has provided a platform for the work of early-career sociologists since 2005. We especially welcome submissions that broaden the practice of theory beyond its traditional themes, topics, and disciplinary function.

The symposium will be held as an in-person event on Thursday, August 17 prior to the 2023 ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  

It is our honor to announce that Claire Decoteau (University of Illinois-Chicago), Greta Krippner (University of Michigan), and Victor Ray (University of Iowa) will serve as discussants for this year’s symposium. Daniel Hirschman (Cornell University), winner of the 2022 Junior Theorist Award, will deliver a keynote address. Finally, the symposium will include an after-panel titled “Why Theorize?” This panel will seek to bring scholars, thinkers, and doers into conversation to explore convergences, tensions, and a range of possible responses to the question: why theorize?

We invite all ABD graduate students, recent PhDs, postdocs, and assistant professors who received their PhDs from 2019 onwards to submit up to a three-page précis (800-1000 words). The précis should include the key theoretical contribution of the paper and a general outline of the argument.

Successful précis from last year’s symposium can be viewed here.

Please note that the précis must be for a paper that is not under review or forthcoming at a journal.

As in previous years, there is no pre-specified theme for the conference. Papers will be grouped into sessions based on emergent themes and discussants’ areas of interest and expertise. We invite submissions from all substantive areas of sociology, we especially encourage papers that are works-in-progress and would benefit from the discussions at JTS.

Please remove all identifying information from your précis and submit it via the Google form below. Wendy Li (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jon Shaffer (Johns Hopkins University) will review the anonymized submissions. You can also contact them at with any questions. By early April, we will extend 9 invitations to present at JTS 2023. Please plan to share a full paper by July 7, 2023. 

*Presenters should plan to attend in-person, though this may change based on the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you have any issues uploading your document, please send a copy of your précis with all identifying information removed to Please include your name and affiliation (University and Department) in the body of the email.

Call for Submissions: Special Streams for the 41st ILPC, 12-14th April 2023, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Special Streams for the 41st ILPC, 12-14th April 2023, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland:

1 Financialization of capitalism, labour, agribusiness and (neo)extractivism: from globalized value chains to digitalization
2 Labour and/as value in the context of global crisis: ethnographic insights
3 Labour Mobility Regimes
4 Braverman and beyond – 50 years of labour process theory
5 Care Work in Global Context(s): Theme A: – COVID and the Boundaries Around Care Work; Theme B: -Fair and Decent Care Work in the Global Economy

The full call for special streams is available at the ILPC website:
We invite submissions to the special streams and to the general conference by October 31st 2022. You can submit your abstract using the submission button on the website:

We are looking forward to either seeing you in Glasgow, or remotely through our hybrid conference setting.

Best wishes, 
The ILPC Glasgow organising team