A while back, me and my co-authors Maria Törnroos and Roosa Kohvakka received some exciting news. Our article “The Institutionalised Undervaluation of Women’s Work”. published in Work, Employment and Society, was nominated for the 2019 SAGE Prize for Innovation/Excellence.
The SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence is awarded annually to one paper in each of the BSA’s prestigious journals: Cultural Sociology, Sociological Research Online, Sociology and Work, Employment and Society. The prize will be awarded to the paper published in the previous year’s volume judged to represent innovation or excellence in the field.
I’m particularly proud of this achievement since this article can be considered my early work. The data was collected years before I started to do my PhD, in an action research project in which I worked for three years. The idea initiated during that time based on what I observed in case organizations. I decided to write an article about the topic during my second year of PhD studies. I persuaded Roosa to join the project and later on, Maria. This is indeed a major accomplishment for Finnish junior scholars and one co-author who actually works as a consultant. Well done, all of us!