Tuesday, January 9, at 4:30pm: Lauren Rivera, Paul-Brian McInerney and Patrick Bergemann at a Professionalization Panel: Business Schools vs. Sociology Departments

Please join us for the first meeting of the Winter Quarter of the Money, Markets and Governance Workshop, on Tuesday, January 9th, at 4:30 – 6 PM in the Social Science Research Building, room 305 (note the change in time and location from usual meetings). We are excited to open the Winter Quarter with three esteemed guests for a special professionalization panel.

Professionalization Panel:

Business Schools vs. Sociology Departments for Economic Sociology


Patrick Bergemann, Assistant Professor, Booth School, University of Chicago

Paul-Brian McInerney, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor, Kellogg School, Northwestern University

In recent years, more and more economic sociology graduates find positions at Organization Departments at Business Schools. This is not unique for sociologists alone – political scientists, anthropologists and other scholars find Business Schools as venues for their scholarly work. What are the implications of this trend? Are there differences between the academic research conducted in Business Schools and in the more traditional academic environments? What are the practical considerations of weighing one environment against the other in deciding on a career path? And are there intellectual consequences of a different work environment for the social and political study of the economy? Join us for a conversation where three economic sociologists from diverse backgrounds share their experiences and insights!

***No paper is circulated this week. Refreshments will be served.
Following the panel, all participants are welcome to stay for a light dinner.***

For accessibility issues or other concerns, please contact: yanivr {at} uchicago {dot} edu


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