The TASA Executive Committee (EC) governs the Association and manages its daily business as outlined in the Constitution and by established policies. In 2004 there will be a call to the membership for nominations for the 2005-6 Executive Committee. To find out more about the TASA Executive Committee positions and the scope of its work [click here].
The 2003-2004 TASA Executive Committee office holders are listed below, followed by a short biography of each member:
President: Dr John Germov
Immediate Past President: Professor Stephen Crook (dec. Sept. 5, 2002)
Stephen passed away after a long illness. To read memoriam and messages of condolence, click here.
Vice-President: Dr Zlatko Skrbis
Secretary: Assoc. Professor Janeen Baxter
Treasurer: Assoc. Professor Mark Western
Journal Editors (ex officio):
Journal of Sociology editors
Assoc. Professor Bill Martin
Health Sociology Review editors:
Nexus Editors (ex officio):
TASA Postgraduate Representative (ex officio):
TASA 2004 Conference Convenor (ex officio):
Jean Martin Award Convenor (ex officio):
Public Officer (ex officio):
TASA Executive Officer (ex officio):
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Malcolm Alexander is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Humanities at Griffith University. His research interests include macrosociology, social network analysis, international studies, business elites, corporate governance, economic sociology and youth studies. Recent publications include: ‘Finance Capital and Capitalist Class Integration in the 1990s: Networks of Interlocking Directorships in Canada and Australia’, Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology (with W.K. Carroll August 1999), and ‘Big Business and directorship networks: the centralisation of economic power in Australia’, Journal of Sociology (August 1998). He was a member of the Local Organising Committee for the ISA World Congress of Sociology held in Brisbane in July 2002.
Janeen Baxter is an Associate Professor in Sociology at The University of Queensland. Before taking up her current appointment she was a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Tasmania (1998-2000) and a research fellow in Sociology at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (1993-1997). She has published widely in the area of gender inequality and sociology of the family, with a particular focus on the domestic division of labour. She is currently working on a longitudinal project titled ‘Negotiating the Lifecourse’ (with Professor Peter McDonald, Dr Deborah Mitchell and Professor Frank Jones at ANU) examining the links between home and work over the lifecourse. Recent publications include Reconfigurations of Class and Gender, co-edited with Mark Western (Stanford University Press, 2001), and a forthcoming book with colleagues at The University of Queensland which examines postindustrial inequalities in Australia, Sweden and the United States. She was previously editor of NEXUS from 1993-1997, and was Secretary of the Local Organising Committee for the 2002 ISA World Congress of Sociology.
Fran Collyer is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sydney where she convenes undergraduate courses such as the Sociology of Health and Illness, and Empirical Sociological Methods, and the post-graduate unit Health Welfare and Development. Recent publications include a jointly authored book – Public Enterprise Divestment: Australian Case Studies – and various papers on subjects ranging from privatisation, the health care market place, health services, health policy, to the impact of the media on body image. Her research interests include economy, state and society, privatisation, policy processes, and the health care systems of the Asian-Australian region.
Suzanne Franzway is Associate Professor at the University of South Australia and lectures in Gender Studies and Sociology. She published: Sexual Politics and Greedy Institutions: Union Women, Commitment and Conflict in Public and in Private (Pluto Australia 2001), and contributed to Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions – International Perspectives (eds F. Colgan and S. Ledwith, Routledge 2002). She chairs the Management Committee of the Working Women’s Centre (SA). Current research interests include caring work in aged care and childcare, workplace cultures, casualisation in universities, and labour movements and activism.
John Germov is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle and is currently President of TASA. His research interests include: workplace change, managerialism, professions, health policy, and the sociology of food and nutrition. Recent publications include: Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (2nd edn, Oxford University Press 2002); A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (with L. Williams, OUP 1999); Get Great Marks for Your Essays (2nd edn, Allen & Unwin 2000); Surviving First Year Uni (with L. Williams, Allen & Unwin 2001) and Get Great Information Fast (with L. Williams, Allen & Unwin 1999). John has served on the TASA Executive Committee since 1995, during which time he established TASAweb, the TASA e-list, was TASA Vice-President 1999-2002, Convenor of the TASA 1995 Conference, and a member of the ISA 2002 World Congress Local Organising Committee.
Zlatko Skrbisis Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, Brisbane and is currently TASA Vice-President. He has research interests in the areas of social identities, nationalism, immigration, and ethnicity in the context of transnational mobilities. His book titled Long-distance Nationalism: Diasporas, Homelands and Identities was published in 1999 by Ashgate. His most recent research project explores life pathways and belief formation in a high school setting. This research empirically tests some of the assumptions present in the contemporary literature which assumes that young people are preoccupied with life-style norms, are increasingly likely to experience high degrees of geographic, occupational, organisational and life-style mobility, are attuned to questions of life-politics and likely to identify various risk positions. Zlatko is a Vice-president of the ISA Research Committee 05 on Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations and a member of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. He was a member of the TASA 1998 Conference Organising Committee, a Convenor of TASA 2002 Conference and a member of the ISA 2002 World Congress Local Organising Committee.
Mark Western is Associate Professor in Sociology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland and Co-Director of the University of Queensland Social Research Centre, an interdisciplinary faculty centre for applied policy research, basic and applied research using advanced quantitative methods, and postgraduate research training. He is the current TASA Treasurer and was the Treasurer for the Local Organising Committee for the 2002 ISA World Congress of Sociology. He currently teaches introductory data analysis and has previously taught research methods, survey methods, sociological theory and quantitative analysis. He has research interests in class analysis, social mobility, inequality, political sociology, comparative sociology and quantitative methods, especially categorical data analysis. He has several related research projects underway examining social, political and cultural transformations associated with the “new economy” and postmodernity. His recent publications include Reconfigurations of Class and Gender, co-edited with Janeen Baxter (Stanford University Press 2001) and Information Technology Use in Australian General Practice (with Toni Makkai, Kathryn Dwan, Chris Del Mar and John Western), a commissioned report for the (then) Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care and the General Practice Computing Group.