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2020

Call for Nominations for SASE’s 3rd Annual Alice Amsden Book Award SASE invites nominations for its 3rd annual Alice Amsden Book Award for an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of socio-economics. 1st International Workshop on Informality and Undeclared Employment SASE-RISE proudly presents the 1st International Workshop on Informality and Undeclared Employment: "Precariousness and Care in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Special Reference to Latin America", taking place 24-26 November 2020. Gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior: Panel evidence from eight countries The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) has published an article citing large gender differences in COVID-19−related beliefs and behaviors. The authors say this behavioral factor contributes to substantial gender differences in mortality and is consistent with women-led countries responding more effectively to the pandemic. Post-Conference Dispatch Former Executive Director Martha Zuber looks back on the 2020 virtual conference Introducing SASE Executive Director Annelies Fryberger & the New Host of SASE’s Office: MPIfG SASE is proud to announce its new Executive Director, Annelies Fryberger. Annelies is already hard at work in SASE's new office at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. 2020 Elinor Ostrom Prize This year's winners are Elise S. Brezis and Joël Cariolle, for their article “The Revolving Door, State Connections, and Inequality of Influence in the Financial Sector,” published in the August 2019 issue of Journal of Institutional Economics. Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education Julie R. Posselt discusses her new book, which illustrates the patterns of bias against scholars and graduate students who are not white men, as well as it presents numerous efforts to improve and diversify science. English review of a German book on the radical feminist Käthe Schirmacher The book's authors see Schirmacher as the embodiment of the transformation of European society around 1900. Declines in Women’s Research Productivity during COVID-19 A new study of enormous scale supports what numerous smaller studies have demonstrated throughout the pandemic: female academics are taking extended lockdowns on the chin, in terms of their comparative scholarly productivity. Token Women’s Voices in Male-Dominated Teams When there is a token female in a team of all males, does she speak up with suggestions and concerns related to the team task? And if she does, when are her ideas acted upon by the team and does this matter for team performance? Viviana Zelizer Receives Honorary Doctorate from Sciences Po Praise by Jeanne Lazarus - SASE member and newsletter Faculty Editor. 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. 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