Thompson Award

James D. Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award:  The James D. Thompson Award is given for an outstanding graduate student paper on organizations, occupations, and work written within the last three years (2015-17). The winner receives $500 for travel to a professional meeting.  Authors may nominate themselves, or section members may do so.

To nominate a paper, send (1) a PDF file of the paper or a functioning URL where it can be accessed, (2) a letter (PDF or MSWord) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email), to each member of the selection committee.  To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2018.

The members of the 2018 Thompson Graduate Student Paper Award Committee are:

Chair: Michael McQuarrie
Department of Sociology
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE
M.McQuarrie@lse.ac.uk

Caroline Lee
Department of Sociology
Lafayette College
730 High St.
Easton, PA 18042
leecw@lafayette.edu

Richard Pitt
Department of Sociology
Vanderbilt University
PMB 351811
Nashville, TN 37235-1811
r.pitt@vanderbilt.edu

Deniz Yucel
Department of Sociology
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
yuceld@wpunj.edu

Past Winners:

2017 Winner

Winner:  Josh Seim (UC, Berkeley), “The Ambulance: Toward a Labor Theory of Poverty Governance.” American Sociological Review 82(3):451-475.

Honorable mention: Amanda Barrett Cox (University of Pennsylvania), “Cohorts, ‘Siblings,’ and Mentors: Organizational Structures and the Creation of Social Capital.” Sociology of Education 90(10):47-63.

2016 Winner

Winner: Benjamin Shestakofsky (UC, Berkeley) “High-Tech and High-Touch: The Labor behind the Screens of an Online Market.”

Honorable mention: Patrick Reilly (UCLA) “The Layers of a Clown: Career Development in Cultural Production Industries.”

2015 Winner

Brad R. Fulton (Duke University), “Bridging and Bonding: How Social Diversity Influences Organizational Performance.”

2014 Winner
Kim Pernell-Gallagher, “Learning from Performance: banks, collateralized debt obligations and the credit crisis.”

2013 Winner
Adam Goldstein, “Revenge of the Managers: Labor Cost-Cutting and the Paradoxical Resurgence of Managerialism in the Shareholder Value Ear, 1984-2001”

2012 Winner
Daniel Schneider, “Gender Deviance and Household Work: The Role of Occupation”

2011 Winner
András Tilcsik, “Pride and Prejudice: Discrimination Against Openly Gay Men in the U.S.”

2010 Winner
Catherine Turco, “The Cultural Foundations of Tokenism: Evidence from the Leveraged Buyout Industry”

2010 Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Chiarello, “Challenging Professional Self-Regulation: Social Movement Influence on Pharmacy Rulemaking in Washington State”

2009 Winner
John-Paul Ferguson, “Space Invaders: Social Valuation and the Diversification of Union Organizing Drives, 1961-1999”

2008 Winner
Taekjin Shin, “Pay Disparities Within Firms: The Role of the Chief Executive Officers”

2007 Winner
Matthew Desmond, “Making Workers Deployable”

2006 Winner
Jake Rosenfeld, “Desperate Measures: Strikes and Wages in Post-Accord America”

2005 Winner
Dirk Zorn, “Here a Chief, There a Chief: The Rise of the CFO in the American Firm”

2004 Winner
Isabel Fernandez-Mateo, “How Free are Free Agents? Relationships and Wages in a Triadic Labour Market”

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