26 June 2019
New York City, USA

2019 NYC Workshop

Fathomless Futures: Algorithmic and Imagined

SASE will host its fourth Early Career Workshop at its 2019 Conference in New York City. The Workshop provides additional career development and networking opportunities at SASE for PhD students and researchers having obtained their PhD after March 2016. Previous Workshop participants are not eligible to participate a second time.

The SASE Early Career Workshop (ECW) provides career development guidance and networking opportunities for early career researchers presenting their work at the annual SASE meeting. It is a one-day workshop that runs the day before the main conference and is hosted by senior SASE professors, including a pre-Workshop evening meal with networking event, sessions on getting published, career development, and an introduction to socio-economics. It also provides an opportunity for longer and deeper discussion of applicants’ conference papers.

Applicants must be PhD students and researchers having obtained their PhD within 3 years of the annual SASE meeting. If you would like to apply for the Workshop, your paper abstract should be submitted and accepted to the main conference through the normal process. Applicants must also submit their full paper (under 10,000 words), a short two-page CV, and complete the specific form via the conference submission system by 14 January 2019 28 January 2019. Any application without any of these elements will not be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

While two papers may be submitted to the SASE conference, applicants may submit only one paper to be considered for the ECW. Only those papers accepted to the main conference will be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

Each ECW participant will have their full main conference fee waived. Full conference accommodation will also be paid, including the additional night of accommodation for the Workshop. Participants will receive a certificate of participation. In the case of co-authored papers, please note that only one author may participate in the Workshop for a given paper. Participants not requiring support for travel or accommodations should state this in their one-page letter. Likewise, participants who receive another award for their paper (i.e., the EHESS Fondation France-Japon award) will not receive further support for the Workshop.

There will be approximately 15-20 competitively allocated places at the Workshop. Notification of acceptance will be made on 11 March 2019 01  April 2019 08 April 2019. These places will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the paper submitted to the SASE main conference, as assessed by the ECW Committee and Faculty. Additional criteria for ranking papers receiving the same quality assessment include PhD status, academic status and co-authorship. In particular, priority will be given to:

  1. PhD students closer to their defense;
  2. Researchers who just received their PhD;
  3. Applicants without a tenured position;
  4. Single-author papers;
  5. Applicants without tenured co-authors.

Throughout the selection process, the SASE ECW Committee and Faculty are committed to ensure gender and geographical balance at equal paper quality levels.

Workshop Faculty

Koray Caliskan
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Neil Fligstein
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Lorenzo Frangi
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Gregory Jackson
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Angela Knox
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Virág Molnár
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Jacqueline O’Reilly
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Roberto Pedersini
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Akos Rona-Tas
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Marc Schneiberg
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Workshop Participants

Laura AdlerHarvard University, Cambridge MA

What’s a Job Candidate Worth? Pay-Setting and Gender Inequality after the “Salary History Ban”

Network G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources


Guillermina AltomonteThe New School for Social Research, New York NY

From Nursing Home to “Community:” New Institutional Ecologies of Elder Care in the United States

Network C: Gender, Work and Family


Melike ArslanNorthwestern University, Chicago IL

Why Does the Doing Business Project Conflate the Performance and the Quality of Law?

Network L: Regulation and Governance


Alvin CambaJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore City MD

Reexamining China and South-South Relations: Chinese State-Backed and Flexible Private Capitals in the Philippines

Network Q: Asian Capitalisms


Edward CrowleyNew York University, New York City NY

Linking Austerity and Nationalism in Right-Wing Populism: A Cross-National Analysis of Western Democracies

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Gina di MaioUniversity of St. Gallen, St. Gallen Switzerland

Trajectories of Liberalization in Collective Governance: The Swiss Case of Polite Employer Domination and Embedded Flexibilization

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Kira Gartzou-KatsouyanniEuropean Institute, London School of Economics (LSE), London United Kingdom

Cooperation Against the Odds: Developing Trust in the Greek Agri-Food and Tourism Sectors

Network E: Political Economy of Industrial Relations and Welfare States


Lena GronbachUniversity of Cape Town, Cape Town South Africa

Social Cash Transfers and (Digital) Financial Inclusion in South Africa

Network J: Digital Economy


Gozde GuranPrinceton University, Princeton NJ

The Price of Illegality: Legal Regimes and Multiple Monies in Syrian Hawala Networks

Network N: Finance and Society


Adam HayesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI

The Active Construction of Passive Investors: Roboadvisors and Algorithmic “Low-Finance”

Network J: Digital Economy


Carla Ilten, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

The Iron Cage Has a Mezzanine: Alternative Organizations and the Selection of Isomorphic Pressures Via Meta-Organization

Network I: Alternatives to Capitalism


Nils KupzokThe Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD

Varieties of Neoliberalism in US Climate Politics

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions


Sean O’BradyUniversité de Montréal, Montreal QC Canada

Partnering Against Insecurity? a Comparison of Markets, Institutions, and Worker Risk in Canadian and Swedish Retail

Network K: Institutional Experimentation in the Regulation of Work and Employment


Johannes PetryUniversity of Warwick, Coventry United Kingdom

Financialisation with Chinese Characteristics? State Capitalism, Exchanges & the Development of Capital Markets in China

Network Q: Asian Capitalisms


Steven RolfUniversity of Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom

National Development through (regional) Global Production Networks: The Case of Dongguan, China

Network O: Global Value Chains


Tim RosenkranzThe New School for Social Research, New York NY

Circuits of Commodification: Imagination and Evaluation in National Destination Marketing

Network B: Globalization and Socio-Economic Development

Ellie Suh
London School of Economics and Political Science, London United Kingdom

Young British Adults’ Homeownership Circumstances and the Role of Intergenerational Transfers

Network C: Gender, Work and Family


Yixian SunYale University, New Haven CT

Fertile Ground without Seeds

Network O: Global Value Chains


Arjen van der HeideUniversity of Edinburgh, Edinburgh United Kingdom

Finitism, Rule Following and the Sociology of European Insurance Capital Regulation

Network L: Regulation and Governance


Hannah WohlUniversity of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

Performing Aesthetic Confidence: How Connoisseurs Maintain Status in Cultural Markets

Network H: Markets, Firms and Institutions


Workshop Committee

Roberto Pedersini (chair)
Dorothee Bohle
Virginia Doellgast
Sébastien Lechevalier
Marc Schneiberg