Category Archives: Noticias, conferencias y llamados

PhD in the sociology of organizations with a focus on digitalization in the public sector – CBS

PhD in the sociology of organizations with a focus on digitalization in the public sector

Copenhagen Business School, Department of Organization invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within the field of organization studies, with a particular focus on digitalization in the public sector. The scholarship is part of the collaborative research project “Valuing invisible work: Efficiency and digitalization projects in practice” funded by DFF. The project has a special focus on the relations between work practices and digital technologies in two specific public sector organizations, and the aim is to investigate and theorize the ‘invisible work’ involved in digitalization projects. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in sociology, anthropology, sociology of science and technology (STS), or organization studies. The scholarship requires the conduct of empirical fieldwork in two Danish organizations, so the candidate must be able to understand and communicate in Danish/Scandinavian.

Department of Organization (IOA) pursues a problem-oriented, business in society approach to understanding and intervening in organizations and institutions. Our research is driven by an interest in organization as a practical, situated, contested and changing matter. Our approach is interdisciplinary and combines social-scientific traditions such as organization theory, sociology, science and technology studies, political economy, and social psychology in the analysis of organizing processes and their outcomes. Methodologically, we value qualitative research methods highly and often adopt case study, field work methodology or social network analysis.

The teaching responsibilities associated with the scholarship comprise undergraduate teaching and supervision in subjects such as organization theory, organizational analysis and qualitative methodology. Continue reading

Multiple Markets Workshop

[André Vereta-Nahoum avisa del siguiente evento que está organizando junto a Christian Frankel en CBS. El detalle va en este pdf]


Cfp_El dinero desde las ciencias sociales: prácticas, instituciones, representaciones

[Mariana Luzzi avisa del siguiente llamado a presentar artículos que seguro será de interés]

Llamado a presentar contribuciones, dossier: “El dinero desde las ciencias sociales: prácticas, instituciones, representaciones”, Sudamérica: Revista de Ciencias Sociales, Coordinadoras: Mariana Luzzi (UNGS-CONICET) y María Soledad Sánchez (UNSAM-CONICET).

Las instituciones, procesos y prácticas económicas constituyen problemas centrales de la disciplina sociológica desde su período clásico. Los desarrollos teóricos de Karl Marx, Max Weber y Georg Simmel evidencian la preocupación de la sociología por dar cuenta de la irrupción del dinero como equivalente general del intercambio y analizar su impacto sobre los vínculos sociales. Si bien durante algunas décadas del s. XX el dinero dejó de ocupar aquel lugar protagónico que tenía en la imaginación sociológica clásica, puede decirse que asistimos, desde hace ya algunas décadas, a un proceso de redescubrimiento de la economía y sus procesos como objetos de conocimiento en las ciencias sociales. En el marco de una proliferación de trabajos teórica y metodológicamente heterogéneos en los campos de la sociología y la antropología económicas, el dinero en particular y la cuestión monetaria en general han sido teorizados in extenso nuevamente. Continue reading

Camapaña biblioteca Francisca Keller

[Últimdías de campaña para recolectar apoyo para financiar la nueva biblioteca para el Programa de Antropologia Social, del Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Toda la información acá:]

Planting dreams: Harvesting books, knowledge, and diversity!  Let’s reopen the Francisca Keller Anthropology Library in the Botanical Garden together!

The fire at the National Museum destroyed the largest anthropology and human sciences bibliographical collection in South America. In addition to books, the fire destroyed a space of critical, plural and diverse intellectual coexistence: the Francisca Keller Library. Now, less than a year after the fire, we are ready to inaugurate a new library, the result of donations of thousands of books from Brazil and abroad. We have already received some 10,500 volumes and another 8,000 are on the way. We expect to reach the mark of 40 thousand books over the next three years.It’s time to put these books on the shelves and make them available to the public. Free books, to be consulted, borrowed and read. To get the books out of the boxes, to make them alive again, we need your financial support to reform the space in which the new library will be inaugurated.

With your support, it will be possible to plant the seeds of a new FKL, which will grow more ample, rich, inspiring, being integrated into the green landscape of the Botanical Garden at the Quinta da Boa Vista. This will be a library surrounded by nature, where seeds will sprout ideas, where people will germinate dialogues, where birds are heard, leaves breather, and books read and reviewed.  A cozy library, full of knowledge in a landscape composed of diverse beings. We invite you to participate in the collective financing campaign to rebuild the facilities and recover the collection of the Francisca Keller Library (FKL) of the Social Anthropology Program, the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Research Scientist- Project MISFIRES & Market Innovation Dublin

[Aviso de Susi Geiger de posible interés]

Please allow me to share a job opportunity with you. We are currently recruiting a research scientist (2+ years of postdoctoral experience) for a three-year contract as part of my ERC project “MISFIRES & Market Innovation” at UCD Dublin. I would be extremely grateful if you could point this opportunity out to any postdocs or other colleagues who may be interested. Deadline for applications is Sept 20th. I will be at 4S next week if any of them would like to talk to me about this position. More information can be found here:


Cfp_6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop

6th Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop. Call for Papers. 3-5 June 2020 Grenoble. We invite contributors to submit an extended abstract of 2-3 pages (incl. references) before Friday December 20th, 2019. Proposals should indicate topic, theoretical positioning, methodology and outline findings, if appropriate. Proposals must be submitted online via the official conference website: Keynote Speakers: Marieke de Goede & Brett Christophers.

‘Flowing Markets’

Since it was set up in 2010, the Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop has become one of the main meeting places for scholars from sociology, organization studies, marketing, political science, history and geography interested in social studies of markets.  The 2020 Interdisciplinary Market Studies Workshop will take place at Science Po Grenoble. “At the end of each street, a mountain…” Stendhal wrote of the capital of the French Alps, a city that seeks to add to its reputation as a major research and technology centre the noble aspiration of being the next “green capital” of Europe.

The Theme

For its 6th meeting, the IMSW sets out to explore markets through the prism of the circulation of goods, people and money. The inter-play between markets, capitalism and circulation was at the heart of the first political economy theories, whether classic (the free circulation promoted by A. Smith) or critical (Marx’s value-creation through the movement of money and merchandise). The ‘great history’ of our market societies has been described as the extension and unification of heterogeneous economic spaces, from local market place to global trade (Polanyi [1944]2001), while stressing the role of the emerging class of urban capitalist merchants in controlling foreign and long distant trade and taking advantage of the international division of labor (Braudel, [1979]1992).

By exploring the routes of circulation linked to market trade, the physical movement of goods and their representations (Caliskan, 2010), the materiality (or immateriality) of transactions in process (Callon, 2018), the spatiality and temporalities of trading spaces, the political distribution of capacities on the concentration and control of flows, etc., participants are invited to address some of the classic issues stemming from the social studies of markets – valuation, qualification, market boundaries – along with broader social and political concerns such as democracy, risk, inequalities.  Such ideas remind us of the rich monographs of historians (Chagny & al., 2015; Fontaine, 2008) and anthropologists – i.e. Tsing’s mushrooms (2015), Guyer’s African currency commodities (2004), Brooks’ second-hand clothes (2015) – which describe composite chains of exchange (market and non market) and unravel the complex mechanics of valuation across heterogeneous orders of value (Zelizer, 2011). These themes also recall the numerous STS works offering fruitful insight into the infrastructure of technological zones (Barry, 2001), the classification of goods (Beckert, Musselin, 2013), the fabric of commensurability (MacKenzie, 2009; Espeland, 2001), in relation to transactions spanning/bridging various locations, scales and institutional spaces. By tracing the geopolitics of international flows – of capital (Christophers, 2013) or energy resources, finance and arms export (Mitchell, 2011) – recent works take up the issue of political power and democracy in a globalized world.

The conveners particularly invite contributions dealing with any of the following themes: Continue reading

Convocatoria patrocinio institucional post-doctorado Fondecyt 2019

La Escuela de Gobierno y Comunicaciones de la Universidad Central de Chile ofrece patrocinio institucional para académicos/as interesadas en postular al concurso Fondecyt de Postdoctorado, que vence el 24 de septiembre.

En particular, se busca patrocinar los proyectos de académicos/as que desarrollen sus agendas de investigación en alguna de las siguientes áreas temáticas (o afines):

  •  Economía Política (poder empresarial, riesgo económico)
  • Sociología económica (deuda, finanzas, expectativas, mercados, empresas, dinero).
  • Opinión pública (voto económico, desinformación, creencias falsas, expectativas)
  • Medios de comunicación (agenda-setting, encuadre, sistemas de medios).
  • Redes sociales digitales (social media, big data, comunicación política, noticias falsas).

El/la académica se integrará al equipo de trabajo del Max Planck Partner Group dirigido por el Dr. Felipe González, para el estudio de la “Economía y el Público”. Interesados enviar correo y CV a


Defesa de doutorado Viviana Fernandes


Cfp_VII Encuentro CTS-Chile 2020

Hasta el 6 de septiembre está abierto el llamado a resúmenes para el “VII Encuentro CTS-Chile 2020: Alteridades: Intervenciones y ecologías del cuidado en mundos cambiantes” que se llevará a cabo en enero en la PUC en Santiago. Algunos paneles de posible interés, son

  • Panel 17: Circuitos de extracción: fronteras de valorización/desvalorización en el cuerpo, la ciudad y el territorio. Encargados: Martín Arboleda (Universidad Diego Portales) Thomas Purcell (King’s College London).
  • Panel 18: Acelerando las transiciones energéticas: reflexiones desde los Estudios de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad. Encargados: Tomas Ariztia (Universidad Diego Portales; NUMIES); Cecilia Ibarra (Universidad de Chile; CR2), Gustavo Blanco (Universidad Austral de Chile, NUMIES, IDEAL, CR2).
  • Panel 19: Interrogando los dispositivos y prácticas de valorización económica de objetos y problemas medioambientales. Encargado: Tomás Ariztía (Universidad Diego Portales y NUMIES)

Cfp_Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology ISA Forum of Sociology

[Lúcia Müller avisa del siguiente llamado. Se trata de la sesión “Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology: Accounting for Failure, Achieving Success” que ella co-organiza en el contexto del ISA Forum of Sociology a llevarse a cabo en Porto Alegre en julio 2020]

Entrepreneurship and Its Challenges to Sociology: Accounting for Failure, Achieving Success

RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)

Language: Spanish, English and French

Session Type: Oral

Studies of entrepreneurs inform us of their challenges in launching, achieving success and even their revival from failure. Comparisons among Latin American countries find that entrepreneurs work the market, playing one lender off against another to obtain optimal loans with few encumbrances. Research in poorer communities (favelas) in Brazil indicates that while entrepreneurs receive support from government and NGOs such as foreign and religious organizations and political parties, alliances also occur with informal investors and non-law groups such as gangs. Yet at the end of the day if entrepreneurs are not successful, if they tumble do they resurrect? Does entrepreneurial spirit endure? A recent study finds that it does. Via the Internet a researcher learned how entrepreneurs accounted for their failure and what they did to restore their initiative. Information technology, by sourcing the internet, offers new methods to study entrepreneurship and to what extent it contributes to the wealth and welfare of nations.

Session Organizers: Continue reading