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2020

Martha Zuber: An Unconventional Life in the World of Ideas SASE Past-President Jonathan Zeitlin invited Martha to answer a series of questions about her life history. She responded to these questions with an elegant autobiographical essay, which SASE is honored to publish on its website. Women and Gender Forum: News One of WAG's major aims is to stimulate discussion on important issues of the day such as work/life/health balance, challenges of publishing, leadership roles and career progression. You will also find a running list of selected articles and data collections. Call for 2021 Mini-Conference Themes Click through to consult the call for 2021 Mini-Conference themes. Deadline for submission of proposals: 10 October 2020. SASE 2020 Award Winners We're proud to announce this year's winners of the 'Alice Amsden Best Book Award' and 'Socio-Economic Review Best Paper Prize'. Sex and Socialism Three recent books tell the stories of four women whose lives both absorbed and propelled the vast, multifaceted socialist movement in Britain from 1870 to 1920: Lizzie Burns, Nellie Dowell, Muriel Lester, and Eleanor Marx. SASE Office Moves to the MPIfG The SASE office is moving to the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne! Something’s Got to Give Women's journal submission rates fell as their caring responsibilities jumped due to COVID-19. Without meaningful interventions, the trend is likely to continue. 2020 Treasurer Special Election Results We are delighted to announce that Nina Bandelj (University of California, Irvine) has been re-elected as SASE Treasurer. She will serve her second two-year term from 2020-2022. How to Participate in SASE’s Virtual Conference A brief outline of how to connect to and participate in the virtual conference SASE Successes Congratulations are in order for SASE Treasurer Nina Bandelj and SASE Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Laura Adler! Preliminary At-A-Glance Calendar Available Discover some highlights of the virtual conference program, with more to come! Quarantine Dispatches from Latin America Two dispatches from SASE members in Latin America, Marta Castilho and Clemente Ruiz Durán. SASE 2020 Presidential Panels The SASE 2020 Program Committee has put together what are sure to be fascinating featured panel sessions. 2020 SASE Election Results We are excited to announce SASE's new President-Elect and our new and re-elected Executive Council members! Interview with Working Group on Greening co-chair Dave Elder-Vass SASE Network Organizer Dave Elder-Vass, specialist of the digital, weighs in on going virtual. Transitioning Employers: A survey of policies and practices for trans inclusive workplaces Étienne Ollion on AI Etienne Ollion, CNRS researcher, fluidly leads us through the underpinnings of AI. An avant-premier of the workshop on AI that he will give during the SASE Virtual meeting on July 19, 2020 at 12 noon EST. Covid-19 and Inequalities at Work: A Gender Lens Inequality is neither random nor unfortunate; it is structurally engineered, legally enforced, and politically and ideologically driven. Julia Lynch on Health Inequality In a continuation of our quarantine dispatches, health policy regime specialist Julia Lynch shares some thoughts on the attempts and failures of states to confront the problem of health inequality generated by underlying socio-economic inequities. Santos Ruesga on Madrid’s Slow Reopening The latest quarantine dispatch, from Network M and SASE/RISE organizer Santos Ruesga Ruha Benjamin Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University) - "Race after Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code" SASE Founder Amitai Etzioni on Covid-19 "The Nazi's did not stop me, I survived three years of fighting during the 1948 war. I'd be damned if I let a virus stop me." What Does It Take to Get Women Elected? If women’s suffrage was the battle of the twentieth century, women’s representation will be the battle of the twenty-first. Dispatches from Quarantine Two more dispatches from former SASE presidents who live in coronavirus hotspots on both sides of the Atlantic, Nancy DiTomaso and David Marsden. SASE News SASE’s first ever virtual conference is taking place from 18-21 July 2020. To learn more, download the PDF program or browse the online program. If you are not presenting at the conference but would like to sit in on sessions, you can access the 4-day virtual conference by becoming a member of SASE! We are […] 2020 WAG 2020 SS4RW 2020 Program Life Under Lockdown We asked two former SASE presidents, Christine Musselin and Gary Herrigel, to share their thoughts on a Paris and Chicago transformed by the pandemic. On the Bookshelf SASE is an international organization with members around the globe, reading thousands of books related to socio-economics every year across topics and languages. To get a sense of what is on SASE member’s minds, the newsletter editors asked leading scholars to share their thoughts on books they read recently. Juliet Schor, Boston College Kevin Mellet, […] Recent PhDs in Socio-Economics: New Research Paths Emerging scholars—including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior faculty—are critical members of the SASE community, building on existing theories and identifying the subjects that will shape the field in years to come. We asked some recent graduates to share summaries of the dissertation work with SASE readers.   How Humanitarian Relief “Works”: International Aid Organizations […] Life, Economy, and Economic Emergencies Federico Neiburg is Professor of. Social Anthropology at Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, and is currently a member of the School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has recently edited the volumes The Real Economy (with Jane Guyer), A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire (with Nigel Dodd), and […] Social Sciences and the Real World Social Scientists and the Real World Since the origins of the social sciences, scholars have been picking up the loose threads left behind by others and collecting clues in order to discover not only the answers but also the questions. We rely on our colleagues’ criticism to improve our research and we depend on collaborations […] SASE Network Spotlight: Network R – Islamic Moral Economy and Finance The tensions between “economy” and “society” stand at the heart of SASE’s agenda. One of the most fascinating of these tensions can be found in the relations between capitalist institutions or ideologies and religious beliefs, which is manifesting in the research on religious economics in Islam.  Surprised by the size of Muslim finance, and curious […] Gender and Wealth Accumulation Mini-Conference at SASE’s Virtual Conference As known to all scholars and conference participants, COVID-19 has taken a toll on our ability to meet and share research this year. In the shift to SASE’s virtual format, the Gender and Wealth Accumulation mini-conference will focus on two main panels, with more expanded meetings planned for the future. COVID-19 Is Changing What It Means to Be a Doctor American medicine has long functioned as an elitist institution, putting professional prestige over the well-being of patients and physicians alike. It’s time doctors unite behind the fight for health justice. SASE Network Spotlight: Network J – Digital Economy In the context of the ongoing pandemic, digital technologies have become an integral part of our daily lives–even more than they already were. Across our interactions in the workplace, our cultural consumption and leisure time activities, and our social ties to friends and family, the digital economy has become increasingly central. In addition to heightening […] Women and Gender in Socio-Economics The issue of gender runs through the field of socio-economics—across disciplinary boundaries, subfields, methods, and specialties. Whether you study the low-wage workforce, the welfare state, the finance industry, international development, types of economic exchange, or the role of algorithms in contemporary society, you can consider the issue of gender and, in doing so, unearth new […] SASE Annual Conference Goes Virtual SASE's 32nd Annual Meeting "Development Today: Accumulation, Surveillance, Redistribution" 18-21 July 2020 Social Sciences and COVID-19 Here is an excellent collection of texts about COVID-19 by researchers from the CSO (Centre de Sociologie des Organisations) in Paris Marta Castilho Dispatches From the SASE Community on Living with the Pandemic Clemente Ruiz Durán Dispatches From the SASE Community on Living with the Pandemic We Must Fight Face Surveillance to Protect Black Lives An urgent letter from the Algorithmic Justice League Public Thinker: Nancy K. Miller on Feminist Lives Thinking in public demands knowledge, eloquence, and courage. In this interview series, we hear from public scholars about how they found their path and how they communicate to a wide audience. Why Economics Needs More Black Women Sometimes, movements begin with a LinkedIn connection. That was the case when Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, a former undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Pandemic lockdown holding back female academics, data show Unequal childcare burden blamed for fall in share of published research by women since schools shut, but funding bodies look to alleviate career impact. An Excerpt from “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now” The following is an excerpt from Annelise Orleck’s “We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now”: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages (Beacon Press, 2018). Women doing more childcare under lockdown but men more likely to feel their jobs are suffering Women in the UK are doing more childcare under lockdown – but men are more likely to say their caring or domestic responsibilities are negatively impacting their paid jobs. Leading the charge to give citizens — and workers — a real say Author argues it is unjust, for instance, that store clerks and nurses toiling on the pandemic’s frontlines have no influence on decisions that put their health at risk. The Domestic Gaze, a feminist video series A new feminist video series from Columbia University, Paris.