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May 2023 News & Events


50th Anniversary of The Strength of Weak Ties

It has been 50 years to the month since Mark Granovetter published The Strength of Weak Ties ... a paper that's closing in on 70K citations and has utterly transformed the fields of networks, hiring and inequality. When we reached out to Mark to discuss the anniversary, he praised the resulting scientific debate for focusing on how his "argument needs to be changed, improved, and revised so that it becomes even stronger (not weaker)."  Read the full interview here.


News and Opportunities

Visiting Scholar positions

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) Visiting Scholar program allows junior and senior scholars to spend a year (or a semester) in residence at RSF in New York City pursuing research on social, economic, and political life in the United States. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are due by June 27, 2023 at 2pm EST.



Revisiting Making Ends Meet

The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Science is requesting articles for a new issue entitled Three Decades Since Making Ends Meet: What We Know about How Single-Mother Families Survive Today.  Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract of their study by no later than on July 15, 2023 at 5pm EST.


Call for Postdoctoral Scholars 

The Stone Center for Research on Wealth Inequality and Mobility at the newly launched University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy seeks postdoctoral researcher(s) to join its community of scholars working to advance research on contemporary inequalities. Application deadline is June 30, 2023.  



Research Analyst Position

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy at the Columbia University School of Social Work is recruiting a Research Analyst (in collaboration with the Columbia Population Research Center) to provide research and analytical support. Please contact with questions!  Position will remain open until filled.


Call for Awards

The Labor Tech Research Network (LaborTech) has put out a call for three awards, a Book Award, a Graduate Student Paper Award, and a Social Justice Award. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2023.



Call for Postdoctoral Scholars

The Higher Education, Race, and the Economy (HERE) Lab has two Postdoctoral Fellow positions at the University of California, Merced. Positions begin on July 1, 2023 and end on June 30, 2025. The HERE Lab seeks to explain - and reverse - uneven racial and class distributions of resources and risks. The deadline for submissions is June 12, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.