2020 ICPSR Summer Program Workshops and Scholarships

Registration is now open for the 2020 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Founded in 1963, the ICPSR Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative and qualitative methods, and data analysis for students, faculty, and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities. For more information, visit icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog or contact sumprog@icpsr.umich.edu or (734) 763-7400.

SHORT WORKSHOPS
For those needing to learn a specific methodological technique in just a few days, the Summer Program offers more than 45 short workshops in 8 cities. New workshops include:

  • Quantitative Methods to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (May 13-15, Ann Arbor)
  • Usage and Application of Meta-Analysis Techniques (May 13-15, Ann Arbor)
  • Multilevel Analysis (May 13-15, Houston)
  • Interactive Visualization, Dashboards, and Apps with R and Shiny (May 27-29, Ann Arbor)
  • Efficient Methods for Reproducible Research: A Workflow for Data Analysis (June 15-18, Amherst)
  • Latent Class, Latent Profile, and Latent Transition Analysis (June 24-26, Amherst)
  • Modern Difference in Difference Designs (July 6-10, Berkeley)
  • Bayesian Analysis in Stata (July 8-10, Ann Arbor)
  • Scale Construction and Application in Social Science Research (August 3-7, Berkeley)
  • Multilevel/Hierarchical Modeling Using R (August 17-21, Berkeley)

FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS
Held in Ann Arbor, the four-week sessions provide an immersive learning experience—think “summer camp for social scientists”! Participants in the First Session (June 22-July 17) and Second Session (July 20-August 14) can choose from more than 40 courses, including regression analysis, Bayesian analysis, longitudinal analysis, game theory, MLE, SEM, causal inference, machine learning, multilevel models, race/ethnicity and quantitative methods, data visualization, and more.

Scholarships are available for students in sociology, education, and public policy. Diversity scholarships are also available to graduate students from under-represented groups.

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New Issue Alert! Sociology of Development Spring 2020 Issue

The first issue of 2020 for Sociology of Development is now published and live! The link to the issue and table of contents is below.

Sociology of Development

VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1 SPRING 2020

Link to issue: https://socdev.ucpress.edu/content/6/1

Mining and Defensive Mobilization: Explaining Opposition to Extractive Industries in Chile

By MARIA AKCHURIN

Water Sovereignty in the Age of Global Capitalism: A Cross-National Analysis of Latin American Policies

By MATTHEW SCHNEIDER

Whose Legitimacy? China’s Drive for Electric Vehicles

By XIAOSHUO HOU AND PING LI

Are the Goals of Sustainability Interconnected? A Sociological Analysis of the Three E’s of Sustainable Development Using Cross-Lagged Models with Reciprocal Effects

By MATTHEW THOMAS CLEMENT, NATHAN PINO, PATRICK GREINER AND JULIUS MCGEE

Universal Social Protection: Is It Just Talk?

By AMANDA SHRIWISE, ALEXANDER E. KENTIKELENIS AND DAVID STUCKLER

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Call for Submissions: Sectors Spring 2020 Newsletter

The editors of the Sociology of Development section’s newsletter invite you to submit recent publications, calls for papers, and other news for the Spring 2020 issue of Sectors. In particular, we welcome:

  • New books (please send an image of the cover, a citation, and a short abstract)
  • New journal publications, book chapters, and policy publications (please send a full citation, using the ASA Style Guide)
  • News of completed dissertations, research grants and awards, and/or new positions and promotions
  • Links to “public sociology” pieces written by development sociologists or research by section members mentioned in the news
  • New data sets
  • Upcoming conferences and workshops organized by section members, calls for proposals and papers, and other opportunities (with late May deadlines or later)
  • Job market candidate spotlights, including (1) name, (2) affiliation/school, (3) email and website, (4) specializations, (5) dissertation title, (6) short dissertation abstract (150-200 words), and (7) optional photo
  • Book reviews of texts with a development focus
  • Photographs related to member research, with an accompanying description

Please submit all materials to Sectors editors Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague at SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com by Friday, May 8, 2020. The Spring 2020 edition of Sectors is scheduled for release in mid/late May, so time-sensitive news items should have deadlines in late May or later.

We also encourage section members to to submit short articles (500-600 words) for Notes from the Field, a series that offers scholars an opportunity to share their research in progress with the section community. We are happy to receive submissions based on research using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method approaches. Ethnographic pieces typically contextualize the research and provide an excerpt from recent fieldwork. Historical pieces may reflect on the researcher’s experiences working with particular archives. Quantitative pieces may discuss constructing a data set, developing a set of analytic strategies, or some other “behind the scenes” aspect of producing a polished piece of research. Junior scholars (i.e., graduate students, recent grads, postdocs, and new faculty) are especially encouraged to submit their work. Faculty mentors are welcome to encourage their students to submit. The deadline for all Notes from the Field submissions is April 15, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at SOCDEVSectors@gmail.com.

All the best,

Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague

Sectors Editors

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 2 (2020): “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India” by Neha Hui (University of Reading) and Uma Kambhampati (University of Reading).

Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu:

Here  is the second of the 2020 series of Policy Briefs being edited by me, Alaka Basu, for the Sociology of Development section of ASA.

This policy brief is titled: “Stigma and Labour Market Outcomes: Sex Work and Domestic Work in India,” by Neha Hui and Uma Kambhampati (2020, vol 5, iss. 2).

I welcome expressions of interest to contribute. While I am open to any ideas you have, your pitch should ideally include a reference to something you have published on the subject, so that we can assume a base level of peer reviewing of the material.

Thanks again and looking forward to keeping this going.

Alaka M. Basu, Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
ab54@cornell.edu

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Competing Priorities: How intrahousehold relationships affect women’s business management and investment decisions”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 5, Issue 1 (2020) is “Competing Priorities: How intrahousehold relationships affect women’s business management and investment decisions” by Sophia Friedson-Ridenour (The World Bank) and Rachael Pierotti (The World Bank).

Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu:

Here is the first of the 2020 series of Policy Briefs being edited by me for the Sociology of Development section of ASA.

The policy brief is titled: “Competing Priorities: How intrahousehold relationships affect women’s business management and investment decisions,” by Sophia Friedson-Ridenour and Rachael Pierotti, (2020, vol 5, iss. 1)

I welcome expressions of interest to contribute. While I am open to any ideas you have, your pitch should ideally include a reference to something you have published on the subject, so that we can assume a base level of peer reviewing of the material.  Please email your proposal to: Alaka Basu (ab54@cornell.edu)

Thanks again and looking forward to keeping this going.

Alaka M. Basu, Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
ab54@cornell.edu

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ASA Annual Meeting Sessions

The ASA submission deadline is right around the corner (January 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EST)! Please consider submitting your work to one of our Sociology of Development Sessions or related Regular Sessions.  See below for details!

Food and Agriculture in Development

Session Organizer and Presider: Yetkin Borlu, University of Richmond

This panel will examine current themes in food and agriculture with dual focus on conventional and alternative approaches to development. In addition to studying production/trade systems and movements, the papers on this panel may probe the convergence of agroecology and development sociology or explore issues ranging from land and labor rights to food justice and sustainability.

Global South Perspectives on Development

Session Organizer and Presider: Devparna Roy, Nazareth College of Rochester

The papers on this panel will clarify Global South contributions to development sociology by interrogating the intersection of modernity/coloniality with globalization and development, unpacking development epistemologies and ontologies, engaging Global South methods for research and practice, and advancing Global South theories of development and social change.

Open Panel on Sociology of Development

Session Organizer and Presider: Sam Cohn, Texas A&M University

In accordance with Section tradition, this panel will connect the wide-ranging discourse on development sociology to improve understanding of the field as a whole. All studies on development are welcome, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of study, or historical period of study.

Populism, Democracy, and Development

Session Organizer and Presider: Jennifer Keahey, Arizona State University

Nations around the world are experiencing a wave of authoritarian populism. At the same time, democratic populism and pro-democracy movements are challenging authoritarian states and impulses. The papers on this panel will investigate these tensions in a variety of ways and at various levels of analysis to consider implications for development.

Sociology of Development Roundtable Session

Session Organizer: Fauzia Ahmed, Miami University, Ohio

Regular Session on Development

Session Organizer: Michael Levien, Johns Hopkins University

Regular Session on Development and Gender

Session Organizer: Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut

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Fall 2019 Edition of Sectors Newsletter

The latest edition of our section’s newsletter, Sectors (Fall 2019), is now out! Inside you will find a message from our chair, statements from new council members, and Q&As with 2019 award winners about their research and sources of inspiration. The newsletter also contains a recap of the very successful sociology of development conference, essays written by section members, a list of new member publications, and other section news and opportunities.

A big thank you to the editors, Maria Akchurin and Jeb Sprague, for their work in putting another fantastic newsletter together!

 

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Call for Papers, Special Research Forum: “Joining Conversations in the Society on Management and Organizations”

When a manuscript is submitted to Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), editors and reviewers frequently ask: Does the study define a new conversation (theory/lens/paradigm) or divert an existing conversation into a meaningfully different area? Conversations about management and organizations are regularly taking place outside the field of management and its journals as well. Those outside of our field and academic halls may conceptualize organizations and management differently, emphasize organizational and managerial characteristics that are relevant to them, and focus on problems that have not received attention in our studies.

The objective of this Special Research Forum (SRF) is to encourage AMJ authors to join
conversations on management and organizations that are taking place in societies around the world. Specifically, we would like to publish a collection of outstanding empirical studies that (1) contribute to the solutions of contemporary managerial and organizational problems and (2) introduce topics to AMJ readers that are seen as important outside of our field but are understudied by management scholars. Examples of such topics include the effects of caste systems on employment, discrimination, socioeconomic status and class in organizations, sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, organizational values, labor strikes, artificial intelligence,
global health inequities, the movement of workforce across borders, bribery, political influence, private politics, transnational organizations, interconnected economic systems, and the organizational implications of national conflicts, wars, and international trade agreements and sanctions.

Consistent with AMJ’s mission, we seek to publish original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold studies that employ qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, mixed, or other empirical methods. In addition to making strong empirical and theoretical contributions, submissions to the SRF are expected to explain how practitioners may help solve problems related to the research. In other words, authors are asked to shift their discussions from the traditional practical implications of their studies to proposing solutions to the underlying problems.

It is our hope that this SRF will attract research that goes beyond interestingness and takes on the difficult task of settling current debates in the society by developing new theories, applying existing theories to new problems, collecting and analyzing relevant data, and reporting credible findings.

Submissions are due between November 1 and November 30, 2020. Contributors should follow the directions for manuscript submission described in “Information for Contributors” in the front of each issue of AMJ and on AMJ’s Contributor Information Page: http://aom.org/Publications/AMJ/Information-for-Contributors.aspx.

Submitted manuscripts will be handled by the incoming editorial team of AMJ. The members of the team are: Laszlo Tihanyi (Editor elect); Katherine DeCelles and Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Deputy Editors); and Andrew Carton, Amanda Cowen, Ilya Cuypers, Luis Diestre, Lindred Greer, Denis Grégoire, Ivona Hideg, Bart de Jong, Andrew Knight, Cindy Muir (Zapata), Andrew Nelson, Floor Rink, Matthew Semadeni, Marco Tortoriello, Elizabeth Umphress, Gurneeta Vasudeva, Heather Vough, Ingo Weller, Daphne W. Yiu, and Tammar B. Zilber (Associate Editors).

For queries about the submission process, please contact AMJ’s Senior Managing Editor, Michael Malgrande, at mmalgrande@aom.org.

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Sociology of Development Policy Brief: “Social Capital and Environmental Migration: Insights from the Brazilian Amazon and Implications for Climate Change”

A new Sociology of Development Policy Brief is out! Volume 4, Issue 4 (2019) is “Social Capital and Environmental Migration: Insights from the Brazilian Amazon and Implications for Climate Change” by Heather Randell (Penn State University).

Also, here is a message from our Policy Brief editor Alaka Basu:

The new series of Policy Briefs is being edited by me for the Sociology of Development section of ASA. The plan now is to have one brief out every month, so I welcome expressions of interest. While I am open to any ideas you have, your pitch should ideally include a reference to something you have published on the subject, so that we can assume a base level of peer reviewing of the material.

Alaka M. Basu, Professor
Department of Development Sociology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
ab54@cornell.edu

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New Issue of Sociology of Development!

New Issue Alert! We are pleased to announce the new issue of Sociology of Development is now published and live (Vol. 5 No. 4, Winter 2019) and consists of five excellent articles.

Link to issue: https://socdev.ucpress.edu/content/5/4

Table of Contents

Women and Employment in Tunisia: Structures, Institutions, and Advocacy
Valentine M. Moghadam
(pp. 337-359) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.337

Building Empowerment, Resisting Patriarchy: Understanding Intervention against Domestic Violence among Grassroots Women in Gujarat, India
Soma Chaudhuri, Merry Morash
(pp. 360-380) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.360

The Treadmill of Information: Development of the Information Society and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Joseph M. Simpson, Riley E. Dunlap, Andrew S. Fullerton
(pp. 381-409) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.381

Uneven Decoupling: The Economic Growth–CO2 Emissions Relationship in the Global North, 1870 to 2014
Ryan P. Thombs, Xiaorui Huang
(pp. 410-427) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.410

Implications of the Politics of Caste and Class for Child Poverty in India
Adel Daoud, Shailen Nandy
(pp. 428-451) DOI: 10.1525/sod.2019.5.4.428

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