Deadline: 1/31/20

One of the most important activities of the Labor Studies Division is to recognize and support the work of graduate students. As part of that commitment the division annually awards a prize to the best student paper of the year. The Award consists of a $200 cash prize, a plaque, membership dues, and conference registration. The award will be conferred in San Francisco at the annual SSSP meeting in August 2020.

As in the past, we are soliciting graduate student papers that build on the legacy of the late Harry Braverman. Braverman’s work on labor processes, his concern with the growth of large corporations, and how machinery would transform and alter work and the role of workers is as relevant today as it was when he was writing.

The Braverman tradition includes work in a variety of areas, including (but not limited to): labor process studies, critical organization studies, research on the intersections of gender, race, and class at work, technical and organizational change and its impact on work culture, labor movements and resistance in the workplace, critical perspectives on labor markets and occupational transformation. Papers co-authored with faculty members will not be accepted. Single authored papers by graduate students and papers co-authored by graduate students are welcome.

All papers will be evaluated by three Labor Studies Division scholars who serve on the awards committee. E-mail your paper and a short letter to of submission identifying your graduate program to Eli Wilson, by the January 31st deadline. In addition, authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers online system. Please note that students may only submit to one division paper competition.