2019

Honors and Distinctions Here we celebrate the achievements of SASE members by highlighting the honors and distinctions that have been bestowed upon them during the past year. Career Opportunities See interesting calls for papers and career opportunities from around the world, collected here for the SASE newsletter What Kind of Futures in Academia? Postdoctoral Experiences In this series of interviews we hope to illuminate for our readers what a future in academia might look like and what considerations they may wish to take into account while they pursue careers in the field of socio-economics. The Futures of Solidarity: A Discussion with Professors Virginia Doellgast (Cornell) and Michael McCarthy (Marquette) Is solidarity a thing of the past? Or will it carry forward into the future, and if so, how? What are the institutional and social arenas for and forms of contemporary solidarity? In this feature, editors Agatha Slupek and Assaf Bondy discuss these issues with Professors Virginia Doellgast (Cornell, USA) and Michael McCarthy (Marquette University, USA), respectively. Futures and Futurology An Interview with Professor Jenny Andersson Professor Jenny Andersson is a researcher at the Centre d’études et des recherches internationales at Sciences Po and Principal Investigator of the Futurepol Project. SASE had the chance to speak with her about her newest book, The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination. SASE’s Global Futures: Report from the Third Japanese Political Economy Workshop (October 2018) As part of SASE’s continuing effort to compose a truly global community of socio-economics research, one of our editors, Kostiantyn Ovsiannikov, reports back from the 3rd Japanese Political Economy Workshop SER Special Issue: Call for Papers A special issue on the topic of Socio-Economic Dynamics in new Digital Markets is now accepting submissions. The aim of this Special Issue is to better understand the socio-economic dynamics structuring the platform economy, with a focus on new “sharing” and gig labor platforms. Deadline 15th March Note from an Editor: Futurity and The Politics of Imagination Whose policy proposals, whose political programs, whose visions for a future society can be imagined; that is, conceived of as possible, as enact-able, and not merely dismissed as outlandish and unfathomable? SASE Regional Conference 2019: Costa Rica! SASE’s 4th RISE Regional Conference, Productive Transformation, Regional Asymmetries, and Social Exclusion in Ibero-America, will be hosted by the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica from 20-22 November 2019. Interview with SASE President Akos Rona-Tas I grew up in Budapest and began college as a literature major interested in literary theory and philosophy, but I soon became drawn to sociology. At that time sociology was a young discipline in Hungary, as it had been banned for decades as a bourgeois pseudo-science by the Communist state. Meet the Editors The SASE Newsletter is created by a dynamic group of graduate students and early career scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, aided and abetted by the SASE staff. We are pleased to introduce the Newsletter’s 2019 editors Meet the Editors The SASE Newsletter is created by a dynamic group of graduate students and early career scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, aided and abetted by the SASE staff. We are pleased to introduce the Newsletter’s 2019 editors

2018

SASE Launches Annual Alice Amsden Book Award SASE will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at The New School from 27-29 June 2019 – and it’s launching an annual book award! Up to you to choose the contenders. Submission deadline: 15 January 2019 SASE/New York 2019: Networks and Mini-Conference Themes SASE/New York 2019 Networks and Mini-Conference Themes In Memoriam of James G. March Longtime SASE member, Erhard Friedberg, has graciously allowed us to reprint this text. Network I Organizer Lara Monticelli Garners Marie-Curie Fellowship! Warm congratulations to Lara Monticelli for being awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship! Marie Piganiol awarded RIODD-VIGEO EIRIS prize 2018 SASE would like to extend its congratulations to Marie Piganiol who has been awarded the "Prix de thèse RIODD VIGEO EIRIS 2018" SASE/New York 2019: Submissions Detailed information for submitting a proposal, including the option to setup a "Free Account" that enables you to access the submission system. Deadline extended to: 28 January 2019 SASE/New York 2019: Conference Theme The conference theme for our 2019 annual meeting at The New School, New York is Fathomless Futures: Algorithmic and Imagined. SER Paper by Graduate Student Barbara Kiviat Recognised with 3 Awards at 2018 ASA Meeting “The Art of Deciding with Data: Evidence from How Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions” by SASE Early Career Workshop participant Barbara Kiviat was recognised with three awards at the 2018 annual American Sociological Association meeting!  ASA Section Elections: Economic Sociology The results of the 2018 ASA elections are in, and we would like to offer our congratulations to SASE Executive Council member Emily Barman  in her new role as Chair-Elect. The New School Hosts SASE June 27-29, 2019 Here are some must reads related to this venerable institution. SASE/Kyoto 2018: Broadening Horizons! A roundup of activities, images, and events from our 30th annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Don't miss the photos! A Warm Welcome to SASE Kyoto! SASE attendees were honored by a special performance of the Ayakasa Boko celebrity troupe that gave a dance which can be traced back to the 18th century, when it was practiced by the people of Mibu-mura. The music was provided by bells, drums, and flutes. In The Media! SASE President Akos Rona-Tas gave a series of lectures at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, that was reported in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Congratulations to Gregory Jackson and Richard Deeg Their paper "Comparing Capitalisms: Understanding Institutional Diversity and its Implications for International Business" selected as the winner of the 2018 JIBS Decade Award! SASE Kyoto Conference now underway We are delighted to welcome all of our scholars to the 30th annual SASE conference, which is now underway. Find out how to follow the event here. MaxPo Think Notes Check out the Think Notes from the MaxPo 5th anniversary conference, "Destabilizing Orders: Understanding the Consequences of Neoliberalism". Newly Elected SASE Officers We are delighted to announce the results of the SASE elections for President, Treasurer, and Executive Council. Interview with new SER Editor Julia Lynch SASE interviews Julia Lynch on health care Gregory de St. Maurice’s Kyoto Recommendations Gregory de St. Maurice is a cultural anthropologist, food studies, and Japanese studies researcher. We asked for his top tips for SASE members visiting Kyoto this June. 2018 SASE/Kyoto Early Career Workshop Participants We are delighted to present the awardees who will participate in the 2018 SASE/Kyoto Early Career Workshop. SASE Kyoto Program Available to Download The complete PDF program for SASE’s 30th Annual Conference, hosted by Doshisha University, is now available. A Grand Prix Former SASE President Patrick Le Galès has been honored with the prestigious CNRS Silver Medal In Memoriam William C. Frederick Early SASE President William C. Frederick has passed away at the age of 92. SASE/Kyoto Presidential Panels Take a look at the carefully curated panels to be featured at our Kyoto conference! SASE Kyoto Flight Discount Discounted airfares are now available for our annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan. Career Opportunities! Ever more opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers, courtesy of our friend Oleg Komlik at Economic Sociology and Political Economy SASE Early Career Workshop Alumnus Publishes Prize Paper in the Journal of Cultural Economy Click through to read Théo Bourgeron's paper, "Optimising ‘cash flows’: converting corporate finance to hard currency" Author-Meets-Critics Book Sessions We are very happy to announce this year's Author-Meets-Critics book panels! Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Museum of Art Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art a small museum in the town Oyamazaki, a few stations outside of Kyoto by local train, is known for its collection of ceramics, paintings, and crafts. In what other museum will you find works by Bernard Leach, Claude Monet, Kanjiro Kawai, and Shoji Hamada? This museum opened to […] What to do in Kyoto Are you wondering how you can spend your time in Kyoto beyond the SASE annual conference? Several of our members know the ancient city very well and will be providing us with some great ideas of what you can do while in Japan. Keep checking back as more recommendations roll in! Fukujuen Tea Store Located at the intersection of Shijo and Tominokoji streets, tea company Fukujuen’s flagship Kyoto store offers a variety of green teas and experiences, including the opportunity to make your own tea blend, participate in the tea ceremony, learn about and taste different types of Japanese tea, and even eat a meal based around green tea. […] Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the god Inari, located in Fushimi Ward in Kyoto. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres (764 ft) above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines. In the 1300 years since its establishment […] Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Kinkakuji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.