ISS Bapna-Ghose Social Justice Best Paper Award

2023 Winner(s)

Winning material: Interventions for Improving Professional Networking for Women: Experimental Evidence From the IT Sector

2023 Winner(s)

Winning material: Racial Bias in Customer Service: Evidence from Twitter

2023 Winner(s)

Winning material: Who Are You and What Are You Selling? Creator-Based and Product-Based Racial Cues in Crowdfunding

Purpose of the Award

This best paper award’s purpose is to foster and encourage high quality IS research that makes an impact towards improving social justice outcomes. The award’s concept of social justice research is broadly scoped to include all facets of modern IS, analytics, digital platforms and AI perspectives, as well as the full palette of methodologies. It specifically aims to direct, recognize and reward IS research that helps positively move the interlocking gears of education, housing, healthcare, transportation, employment, income and criminal justice outcomes and policies for Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic-American and Native Americans populations.

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Past Awardees

2023 Winner(s)
Sofia Bapna, University of Minnesota
Russell James Funk, University of Michigan
Ross School of Business
Priyanga Gunarathne, University of Pittsburgh Huaxia Rui, University of Rochester
Abraham Seidmann
Lauren Rhue, University of Maryland Jessica Clark, University of Maryland
2022 Winner(s)
Gorkem Turgut Ozer, University of New Hampshire
Brad Greenwood, University of Minnesota
Anandasivam Gopal, University of Maryland
2021 Winner(s)
Jorge Mejia, Indiana University
Christopher Parker, American University