Informed News & Analysis Jessica Richards, Daniela Spanjaard & Ryan Storr (August 30, 2019) Graduates beware, don’t fall for that unpaid job advert. The Conversation. Andrew Glover & Tania Lewis (September 12, 2019) Fancy an e-change? How people are escaping city congestion and living costs by working remotely. The Conversation. Donna Bridges (September 10, 2019) More women in trades could be the solution to the skills shortage, […]
Informed News & Analysis Alan Morris, Hal Pawson, Kath Hulse, & Violet Xia (July 31, 2019) Private renters are doing it tough in outer suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. The Conversation. David Rowe (July 30, 2019) The Ashes: cricket and the captain’s curse. The Online Forum. Ryan Storr (July 30, 2019) Transgender athletes controversy swirls after Laurel Hubbard wins gold at Pacific […]
Informed News & Analysis Lyndal Sleep (July 19, 2019) Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell. The Conversation. Dan Woodman (15 July, 2019) Sociology in the Land Down Under: Challenges and Opportunities for Australian Sociologists. The European Sociologist. (more…)
Informed News & Analysis Julie Lawson, Jago Dodson, Kathleen Flanagan, Keith Jacobs, Laurence Troy, Ryan van den Nouwelant (June 26, 2019) Australia’s social housing policy needs stronger leadership and an investment overhaul. The Conversation. Kellie Bousfield (June 20, 2019) NSW budget: giving schools extra money only if they meet ‘outcomes’ can hamper teaching standards. The Conversation. Nicholas Hookway (June 20, 2019) Business […]
Informed News & Analysis Peter “PJ” Holtum & Greg Marston (May 24, 2019) Uber drivers’ experience highlights the dead-end job prospects facing more Australian workers. The Conversation. Elizabeth Humphrys (May 17, 2019) Hawke’s Complicated Legacy, on An Integral State: https://anintegralstate.net/2019/05/17/hawkes-complicated-legacy/ Elizabeth Humphrys (May 20, 2019) We Live in Anti-political Times, at Overland Journal: https://overland.org.au/2019/05/we-live-in-anti-political-times/ Sarah Wendt, Kate Seymour & Kristin Natalier (May 16, 2019) An innovative way to counter […]
TASA members Marina Khan & Yinghua Yu interviewed fellow TASA member Shanthi Robertson on migration, youth mobilities, and pathways.
Informed News & Analysis Majdi Faleh, Andrea Cook, Ashleigh Haw & Sandra Carrasco (April 18, 2019) Paris? Melbourne? Public housing doesn’t just look the same, it’s part of the challenges refugees face. The Conversation. Zoei Sutton, ‘Change One Thing’ to support casual staff. NTEU ADVOCATE. vol. 26 no. 1, April 2019, p.13. Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis (April 18, 2019) New research […]
Informed News & Analysis Rachel Busbridge & Mark Chou (January 16, 2019) Forcing Australia Day citizenship ceremonies on councils won’t make the issue go away. The Conversation. Helen Forbes-Mewett (January 15, 2019) was on SBS news on Tuesday, described as a sociologist, commenting on international student mental health following a coroners report that had drawn on Helen’s work. To […]
Informed News & Analysis Lawrie Zion, Andrew Dodd, Matthew Ricketson, Merryn Sherwood, Monika Winarnita, Penny O’Donnell & Timothy Marjoribanks (5 December, 2018) New research reveals how Australian journalists are faring four years after redundancy. The Conversation. Aleesha Rodriguez (30 November, 2018) Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts). The Conversation. Sue Malta, Jane Hocking, Meredith Temple-Smith, Christina […]
Informed News & Analysis Julie Henderson & Eileen Willis (25 October, 2018) Want to improve care in nursing homes? Mandate minimum staffing levels. The Conversation. Jessica Richards et al. (7 November, 2018) Note to governments: sports stadiums should benefit everyone, not just fans. The Conversation. Brendan Churchill (4 November, 2018) Financial crisis hit young men hard – and they’re yet to recover. Sydney Morning Herald. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The video below is of the ‘Social Sciences Week’ Public Lecture: Julian Burnside AO QC on “The Collapse of Values” from Monash Arts on Vimeo. The panel was comprised of Leanne Weber, Alan Gamlen, Helen Forbes Mewett and Rebecca Wickes.
TASA member, and Digital Media Portfolio Leader, Brady Robards, Monash University, has put together a short guide to converting Honours dissertations (in the Australian Humanities/Social Sciences context) into a journal article for publication.
Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for social scientists to engage non-academic audiences with cutting edge social science research, to showcase the diversity and relevance of social science. It will include interactive community and school-based events, bringing the social sciences to life, particularly for the next generation of university students, social scientists and citizens. The below […]
Informed News & Analysis Steve O’Brien (July 25, 2018). Going backwards is the new going forward. The Herald. Karen Soldatic (July 26, 2018), New report brings Sri Lankan women living with a disability ‘Out of the Shadows‘. Western Sydney University News Centre. TASA 2018 (2018). Why are so many academic conferences hostile to women? The Guardian Leah Ruppanner & Brendan Churchill (August 6, […]
We were inspired and excited about Michael Walsh’s recent Abstract Video so we asked Michael for a few tips to share with TASA members. Here they are: Creating video abstracts: a few hints and tips Recently an opportunity arose where I was asked by a journal (Symbolic Interaction) to develop a video abstract to accompany the publication […]
TASA member Professor James Arvanitakis is the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Research and Graduate Studies at Western Sydney University. According to James, presenting at a research conference is an exciting opportunity, but presenters often fall into the trap of trying to do too much or not understanding their audience. In the video below, James talks about […]
Informed News & Analysis Alexandra Wong, David Rowe & Teresa Swist (June 28, 2018). Sydney artists are being priced out of the city – here’s how to bring them back. The Conversation. Dina Bowman (July 2, 2018). Employment services aren’t working for older jobseekers, jobactive staff or employers. The Conversation. Michael Gilding, Dean Lusher & Helen Bird (July 12, […]
Informed News & Analysis Kristin Natalier. (June 5, 2018). What does ‘home’ mean for children whose parents have separated? Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Michael Walsh. (May 28, 2018). ‘The Interaction Order and Musical Sound: Shopping with Erving Goffman. The Sociological Inquiry Bridges, Donna, Krivokapic-Skoko, Branka., Wulff, Elizabeth., Bamberry, Larissa. & Jenkins, Stacey. (June 1, 2018). The female tradie shortage: why […]
In this video, TASA member James Arvanitakis, from the Graduate Research School Western Sydney University, busts the myth of writer’s block and talks about 8 practical tips to help you move forward and progress your writing.
TASA member, and Charles Darwin University & Australian National University joint PhD candidate, Penelope Bergen, conducted some research, on behalf of our association, into Applied Sociology. Penelope’s work resulted in the great article, and video companion, below: Applied sociology out in the field If you scratch the surface of the global job market today, you’re […]
Informed News & Analysis Sophie Lewis & Karen Willis, ‘Do you really need private health insurance? Here’s what you need to know before deciding. The Conversation Alan Morris, ‘Mission nearly impossible: the City of Sydney’s efforts to increase the affordable housing supply‘. The Conversation Ben Wadham, ‘Hazing and sexual violence in Australian universities: we need to address men’s cultures, The Conversation […]
This free, public lecture, given by TASA member Associate Professor Christy Newman of the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH), reviews a number of qualitative research studies conducted at CSRH in which LGBTQ+ participants provided rich accounts of what family means to them and how they have overcome continuing prejudices to forge a sense […]
Blogs Janine Pickering: Award-winning Swinburne thesis explores gender in STEM management Roger Patulny, ‘All the Lonely People‘ Kim Toffoletti, ‘From sport widows to sport fans: research tracks evolution of women supporters‘ Alexia Maddox, ‘A Digital Bermuda Triangle: The Perils of Doing Ethnography on Darknet Drug Markets‘ Crystal Abidin, ‘Elderly Influencers in East Asia, Cyborgology (more…)
TASA member Steven Roberts, from Monash University, features in the below video talking about how, “Populism is rapidly rising around the globe. It’s more than political resistance to change – its impact can be felt across the United States, Europe, Australia and beyond. It’s taken shape in the form of Brexit, President Donald Trump and […]
TASA member Clare Southerton, from ANU Sociology, talks about some of the things she learned studying sociology at ANU in the video below:
As you reach the final stages of your PhD, it is important to discuss potential examiners with your supervisory panel. In this video, TASA member James Arvanitakis, & colleagues, talk about some of the important considerations when nominating potential examiners, keeping in mind that the final composition of your examination panel will remain confidential.
The final stages leading up to the submission of your thesis can be really stressful, but they can also be really exciting as it means you are getting closer to graduating. In the video below, TASA member James Arvanitakis, & colleagues, from Western Sydney University talk about the timeline in the final stages of your PhD […]
TASA member Gavin Smith, from the Australian National University, is a generalist sociologist interested in the social impacts of three related processes: risk jurisprudence datafication dataveillance In the video below, Gavin introduces Sociology
Informed News & Analysis Shane Duggan: So you’ve got your ATAR, now what? Here are some options, The Conversation Rebecca Pearse: The federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual, The Conversation Deborah Lupton: The social factors that influence whether you’ll use your wearable device, The Conversation Dina Bowman & Marcus Banks: People on low incomes are sacrificing basic goods to take out insurance, The […]
Informed News & Analysis Alan Morris: Last of the Millers Point and Sirius tenants hang on as the money now pours in, The Conversation James Arvanitakis: Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey, ABC News Breakfast Rob White: Criminality and Climate Change, University of Tasmania Peter Robinson: Gay rebels: why some older homosexual men don’t support same-sex marriage, The Conversation Michael Flood: Do parents of boys view […]
Fellow member James Arvanitakis speaking on ABC’s News Breakfast program about the same sex marriage postal survey: “Traumatic” and a “policy failure” is how our Friday confabbers have described the SSM postal survey @joelcreasey + @jarvanitakis pic.twitter.com/nsyF7SmCD1 — News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) October 26, 2017
Informed News & Analysis Jennifer Power: FactCheck: are children ‘better off’ with a mother and father than withsame-sex parents? The Conversation Steve Matthewman: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Power Politics in Post-Disaster Ōtautahi, Global Dialogue Holly Thorpe: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Creative Sports in Post-Disaster Geographies, Global Dialogue Robert Webb: Sociology from Aotearoa New Zealand: Towards an Indigenous Criminology, Global Dialogue Steve Matthewman […]
If you have ever thought about doing a PhD, but you’re not quite sure, this video is for you. TASA member Professor James Arvanitakis, Dean of Graduate Studies at Western Sydney University talks about some of the reasons you should do a PhD… and then some of the reasons why it might not be the […]
James Arvanitakis discusses the 5 reasons for doing a Confirmation of Candidature in the below video:
TASA member James Arvanitakis discusses the 5 reasons for doing a Confirmation of Candidature in the below video:
Andrew Jakubowicz: Why Cyber Racism matters