The annual TASA conference starts on Monday and we are excited! You can access all the necessary conference publications via the buttons below. If you are unable to attend, please do follow us on Twitter (#TASA2018) and via the livestreamed sessions via Facebook.Conference App Conference Handbook Conference Book of Abstracts Conference Proceedings
TASA member Adam Possamai was selected Sociologist of the Month by Current Sociology.
This esteemed panel, featuring Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, David Manne and Fadak Alfayadh, will examine the TASA Conference theme of precarity, rights and resistance focused on asylum seeker and refugee rights advocacy in Australia.
4:00pm – 5:30pm Wednesday November 21st, Deakin University, Burwood.
Recently, TASA created a ‘Sociologists Looking for Work‘ registry, to help connect members looking for work with people looking to hire tutors, research assistants, consultants, and more. We will be doing regular spotlights on sociologists looking for work. This post is part of that spotlight series…
Anna Denejkina is completing a PhD in sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, where she also teaches in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a casual academic. Anna additionally works as a Research Assistant on various sociology-based projects at Western Sydney University.
Anna’s research is focussed on intergenerational trauma transmission, with her PhD is looking at combat-related trauma transmission from parent to child. Anna is looking for work in a teaching (tutoring, seminars, lecturing, marking) and also in research support, grant writing, and consultancy. Anna’s areas of expertise include community research, culture and cultural policy, emotions and affect, family, intimacy and relationships, mental health and illness, methodology, qualitative research, quantitative research, questionnaire design, surveys, teaching sociology, youth, and trauma transmission; psychological traumatology.
Christopher Mayes (32018) Unsettling Food Politics: Agriculture, Dispossession and Sovereignty in Australia. Rowman & Littlefield International.
Billett, Paulina, Sawyer, Anne-Maree (2019) Infertility and Intimacy in an Online Community. Palgrave Macmillan.
Haarsager, J., 2018. The Role of Schools of Nursing in Continuing Professional Education Provision. Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal 26, 24–25.
Emma Cooke, Michelle Brady, Cheryll Alipio & Kay Cook (2018) Autonomy, Fairness and Active Relationships: Children’s Experiences of Well‐being in Childcare. Children & Society. DOI: https://doi.org/
10.1111/chso.12294 Read more…
Informed News & Analysis
Christopher Mayes (23 October, 2018) Is eating a settler-colonial act? Food justice and Indigenous sovereignty. ABC Religion.
Andrew Clarke & Cameron Parsell (22 October, 2018) Turning ‘big brother’ surveillance into a helping hand to the homeless. The Conversation.
Meredith Nash & Robyn Moore (2018) Are Leadership Styles in STEMM Gendered?. Association for Women in Science (page 8).
Michelle Peterie (22 October, 2018) The ‘soft’ violence of onshore immigration detention. Overland. Read more…
- At TASA 2018 we will be livestreaming selected events to enable engagement of a broader public and TASA members in the intellectual life of the conference. Livestreamed events will be made available through the TASA Facebook page. Livestreaming involves real-time audio-video broadcasting of an event over the Internet. Anyone who follows the TASA Facebook page will be able to access this recording at the time of the event. We will also capture these events so that those who can’t attend the conference or log on at the time can view them afterwards. If you would like to find out more about the live streaming schedule for the conference, please contact Alexia Maddox (email: email@example.com
) or keep an eye on the following social media sites for the conference: TASA Facebook page and the following Twitter accounts: @DeakinSociology, @ AustSoc through the conference hashtag #TASA2018
TASA members Zoei Sutton and Ben Lohmeyer host “2-Minute Truths” – a quick-fire interview with remarkable academics about their research and academic lives.
Week 1 guest star: TASA member Raewyn Connell – “Everybody gets negative feedback from journals or reviewers, even the Professor… Even if it is pretty negative you can learn from it”. You can access the micro-vlog on Zoei & Ben’s 2 Minute Truths website.
Alan Scott, Continuing Education Officer, Applied Sociology Thematic Group
The ABC Programme “All in the Mind” on the 3rd December 2017 raised the question, “Why we deny the science.” It began with the problem that:
Some parents refuse to vaccinate their children, even though the link with autism has been thoroughly debunked. And many still deny human-induced climate change despite solid scientific evidence. In this age of contested political issues and unchecked information, we examine the psychological tricks and the quirks of neuroscience which often lead us to believe untruths and ignore the facts. Read more…
TASA Conference 2019: Diversity & Urban Growth
November 25-28, 2019
Western Sydney University (WSU) is pleased to host the 2019 Australian Sociological Association Conference, a return to Sydney for the first time since 2010. WSU’s School of Social Sciences and Psychology and Institute of Culture and Society will hold the conference in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) at our new Parramatta City campus and at other sites nearby.
The region is an ideal place to hold a sociology conference on the theme of Diversity & Urban Growth. GWS has one of the fastest growing populations in the country and has the third largest economy in Australia. It is home to nearly 10% of all Australians, with 35% of its almost 2 million residents born overseas. It is also home to the largest single Indigenous community in the country. Read more…
Informed News & Analysis
Alan Morris & Catherine Davis (September 6, 2018). Local councils put affordable housing supply in the too hard basket. The Conversation.
Gary D Bouma (September 5, 2018). Young people want sex education and religion shouldn’t get in the way. The Conversation.
Kim Beasy & Ruby Grant (August 31, 2018). More than just lip service: done right, awareness-raising days can pack a punch. The Conversation.
Jo Lindsay (August 30, 2018). A third of women think they’re better parents than their partners. The Sydney Morning Herald.