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Simon Walo wins Sage Prize for Innovation and Excellence

We are excited to announce that Dr. Simon Walo has been awarded the Sage Prize for Innovation and Excellence for his recently published paper «‹Bullshit› After All? Why People Consider Their Jobs Socially Useless».

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«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.»

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About Simon Walo

Simon Walo is a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Jörg Rössel, where he recently completed his PhD in Sociology. In his dissertation, he investigates different ways of advancing contested knowledge in the sociology of work. In doing so, he is looking at debates about the impact of technological change on employment, the «bullshit jobs theory» and the historical transformation of the meaning of work. 

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