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2018 TASA Awards

Outstanding Service to TASA

This honour is accorded to a TASA member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of participation in and promotion of TASA over a number of years. There are many ways in which this can occur, but in all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone. Nominations close May 31. Read on…

Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology

This award is made to a TASA member who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained service to Australian sociology over many years. While not necessarily a lifetime achievement award, candidates for the Distinguished Service Award would usually be nearing the end of their careers. Nominations close May 31. Read on…

Sociology in Action  

This award recognizes contributions to the practice of sociology outside of academic settings. It is conferred on a TASA member who has made an outstanding contribution to sociological practice in Australia. In this context, outstanding contributions to sociology in action highlight the value and impact of sociological methods and theories to society. This includes both broad social issues, as well as more focused issues for industry, government, business or community sectors. Nominations close June 15. Read on…

Outstanding Contributions to Teaching in Australian Sociology

This award, first offered in 2015, celebrates outstanding contributions to enhancing the pedagogy, practice or outcomes of teaching and learning sociology in Australia. It recognises contributions at the disciplinary level (rather than acknowledging excellence in teaching within the classroom or institutions). Examples of disciplinary-level contributions include innovations in teaching that increase the impact of sociology teaching beyond university contexts, improve student access, experience and outcomes, or inform disciplinary approaches to learning and teaching Evidence of these achievements may be demonstrated through feedback from students or peers, and/or through publications (peer-reviewed, policy or general), presentations, media, or other relevant indicators. Nominations close June 15. Read on…

Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize

The TASA Prize for the most distinguished peer-reviewed article published by an Early Career Researcher is an annual process that uses academic peer review to select a paper of outstanding quality published in any journal during the previous three calendar years (ie the 2017 Award will assess papers that were published from 2014 – 2016). The Prize was established in 2016 to provide more opportunities for early career sociologists to gain recognition for the quality of their scholarship and enhance their reputations, especially within interdisciplinary teams. Nominations close June 30. Read on…

Raewyn Connell Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Raewyn Connell Prize. The Prize is to honour the work of Professor Raewyn Connell in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Australian Sociology. In particular, it honours her contribution to sociological theory and research, and her support and encouragement of sociologists at the beginning of their careers. On this basis, the Prize is intended to encourage and recognise the work of early career sociologists. The 2018 round covers books published in 2016 or 2017, as indicated by the publication date in the front matter. The nominated book should be clearly from the discipline of Sociology.                                                            Nomination deadline: April 30, 2018. Read on…

Stephen Crook Memorial Prize

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Stephen Crook Memorial Prize. The Prize was established to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Crook in recognition of his significant contribution to Australian sociology. This is a biennial prize for the best authored book in Australian Sociology. The 2018 round covers books published in 2016 or 2017, as indicated by the publication date in the front matter. The nominated book should be clearly from the discipline of Sociology.

Nomination deadline: April 30, 2018.  Read on…