American Sociological Association

Section on Organizations, Occupations, and Work

Organizations, Occupations, and Work Award Nominations Calls

  1. OOW Distinguished Career Award:  The Distinguished Career Award recognizes and celebrates a career of 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 (1) a letter (PDF or MSWord) of nomination, which outlines the candidate’s scholarly contributions to the field and provides assurance of the candidate’s willingness to be nominated, (2) a copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae, and (3) full contact information for the nominee (including email address), to the Chair of the selection committee.  To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

    The members of the 2019 Distinguished Career Award Committee are the officers of the OOW section.  Please submit nominations to:

    Chair: Nina Bandelj
    University of California, Irvine
    Department of Sociology
    3151 Social Science Plaza
    Irvine, CA 92617
    nbandelj@uci.edu

     
  2. Max Weber Book Award:  The Max Weber Award for Distinguished Scholarship is granted for an outstanding contribution to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work in a book published within the last three years (2016-2018).  A book may be nominated by its author(s), by its publisher, or by any ASA member.

    To nominate a book, send (1) a copy of the book and (2) contact information for the nominee (including an email address) to each member of the selection committee at the addresses below.  Publishers who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to scholarship on organizations, occupations, and/or work. To receive full consideration, nominations must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

    Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2019 Weber Book Award Committee:

    Chair: David Pedulla
    Department of Sociology
    Stanford University
    Building 120, Room 132
    Stanford, CA 94305
    dpedulla@stanford.edu

    Adilia James
    Department of Sociology
    Endicott College
    376 Hale Street
    Academic Center, 156C
    Beverly, MA 01915
    ajames@endicott.edu

    Tania Jenkins
    Department of Sociology
    Temple University
    1115 Polett Walk, Room 713
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    tania.jenkins@temple.edu

    Steve McDonald
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    North Carolina State University
    Campus Box 8107
    Raleigh, NC 27695-8107
    steve_mcdonald@ncsu.edu

    Katherine Sobering
    Department of Sociology
    University of North Texas
    1155 Union Circle #311157
    Denton, TX 76203
    katherine.sobering@unt.edu

     
  3. 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 (2016-2018). 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, 2019.

    Please submit your nomination to each of the members of the 2019 Thompson Award Committee: 

    Chair: Elizabeth Popp Berman
    Department of Sociology
    University at Albany, SUNY
    1400 Washington Ave. AS 351
    Albany, NY 12222
    epberman@albany.edu

    Richard Benton
    University of Illinois
    School of Labor and Employment Relations
    209 LER Building, 504 E. Armory Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61820
    rabenton@illinois.edu

    Daniel Menchik
    Department of Sociology 
    Michigan State University
    509 East Circle Drive
    433A Berkey Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    mench@msu.edu 
     
    LaTonya Trotter
    Department of Sociology
    Vanderbilt University
    311 Garland Hall
    PMB 351811
    Nashville, TN 37235-1811
    l.trotter@vanderbilt.edu

     
  4. 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 (2016-18).  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) justifying the nomination, and (3) contact information for the nominee (including email), to each member of 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, 2019.

    Please submit your nomination to the chair of the 2019 Thompson Award Committee, for distribution to the committee’s members:

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