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Additional TASA motion on mandatory detention for asylum seekers and temporary visas for those found to be refugees

The below motion was passed at last nights Annual General Meeting of The Australian Sociological Association:  TASA AGM 20/11/2018 That TASA agree to: Condemn all forms of ongoing mandatory detention of those seeking safety as asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Australian waters by boat. This includes the forced detaining of those seeking safety now […]

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TASA Support for Teachers for Refugees: Kids Off, All Off

The below motion was passed at last nights Annual General Meeting of The Australian Sociological Association:  The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) supports teachers walking off the job for refugee rights earlier today, November 20. We applaud the important stand these teachers are taking for refugee rights by opposing the cruelty of offshore detention on both […]

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TASA 2018

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.  

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Livestreaming at TASA 2018

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 […]

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TASA 2018 Conference on Precarity, Rights and Resistance: Themes, Keynotes and Plenaries

Alexia Maddox, Deakin University. Please note, this article was originally published in the online TASA publication Nexus. It has been reprinted here with the Editors’ permission. The next TASA Conference is on the 19–22nd November, 2018, with the theme Precarity, Rights and Resistance. The conference will be held in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne at […]

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TASA Precarious Work Scholarship Fund

TASA’s Precarious Work Scholarship Fund (PWSF) was established in 2018 and is funded by TASA. The scholarships aim to support participation at TASA annual conferences by those academics or applied sociologists who find themselves in casual or fixed term work conditions. Precarious work is defined for these scholarships as non-standard employment characterized by sub-standard work […]

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Family Friendly Initiatives

The Australian Sociological Association Conference 2018 Supporting Conference Participation for Primary Carers This year’s TASA conference provides a range of initiatives to better support conference attendees who are pregnant, breastfeeding and/or caretaking. They have been devised by the Local Organising Committee, in consultation with Deakin University’s Equity and Diversity Office and TASA, to promote conference […]

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TASA 2018 plenary session

“Working in the Global Academy: Precarity, Rights, Opportunities and Resistance” At the upcoming TASA 2018 conference there will be a fascinating plenary session entitled “Working in the Global Academy: Precarity, Rights, Opportunities and Resistance”. This session will cover many of the current challenges faced by sociologists and practitioners in allied disciplines within the higher education […]

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Stop the Jargon

TASA member Alan Scott is the Continuing Education Officer for the Applied Sociology Thematic Group. The vocabulary of most people is relatively small and sometimes confusing with the use of regional dialect words or jargon words which are used in some English speaking communities but not understood in most others. For instance, did you know that […]

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TASA 2018 Keynote Speaker

We are very excited about our Speaker line up for TASA 2018. Today we feature Nira Yuval-Davis; Professor Emeritus, Honorary Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London. She has been the President of the Research Committee 05 (on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnic Relations) of the International […]

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TASA 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance

TASA’s 2018 submission portal is now open! The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University are all happy to invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne. The theme of this year’s conference is Precarity, Rights and […]

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TASA 2018

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University are all happy to invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne. The theme of next year’s conference is Precarity, Rights and Resistance. The pressures that […]

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Host the 2019 or 2020 TASA Conference: Call for Expressions of Interest

We are seeking expressions of interest for hosting the November 2019 and the 2020 TASA Conferences. The annual conference is a key event for sociologists to present their research and network with peers, usually attracting over 400 participants. Hosting the conference is an ideal opportunity for a university, department or other workplace to showcase their […]

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