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Past Annual Conferences

This website was launched in September 2019. Some of the content has not been copied across from the older site version. Over time, the content of each past annual conference will be added under each year heading below:
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TASA Thematic Week - 2021
TASA Thematic Week - 2021

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TASA 2020 Inaugural Virtual Conference
TASA 2020 Inaugural Virtual Conference
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TASA 2019
TASA 2019

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TASA 2018
TASA 2018
TASA 2018 Conference Abstracts

TASA 2018 Conference proceedings

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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 Resistance.

The pressures that neoliberal capitalism is placing on people and the planet has led to a heightened state of precarity, particularly since the Global Financial Crisis and new climate of austerity. At the same time, while the mid-late 20th Century can be categorised as a cosmopolitan era, in which great advances were made in affirming the rights of women, children, LGBTIQ people, cultural and religious minorities, and animals, an aggressive anti-cosmopolitan turn has occurred in the early 21st Century. This is evident in a rise of narrow nationalism, far-right parties, Islamophobia, and climate change denial, with previously dominant groups fighting to maintain their supremacy over ‘others’ and the lifeworld. Resistance to this precarity and anti-cosmopolitanism has emerged in numerous social movements’ and scholar-activists’ calls for new ways to live well together, recognising our interdependence on one another and the natural world. Our conference will focus on these themes, and we call for critical analysis of these pressing issues currently confronting all of us.

Staff across the sociology discipline at Deakin University represent broad interests in the areas of globalization, gender, migration, risk, religion and caring. The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is an internationally recognised and highly regarded social sciences and humanities research institute. ADI researchers create cutting-edge knowledge about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalization, which informs scholarship, debate and policy.

The Burwood campus of the university is situated in the leafy eastern suburbs of Melbourne approximately 45 minutes journey to and from the city centre. The campus is serviced by bus and tram lines. We have an abundance of on-campus as well as off-campus accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming TASA members and sociologists from around Australia and the world to Melbourne this year.

The Conference convenor is Grazyna Zajdow and the Local organizing committee is:

Rose Butler
Bernie East
Liz Eckerman
Anna Halafoff
Anita Harris
Amelia Johns
Karen Lane
Doug Lorman
Alexia Maddox
Vince Marotta
Andrew Singleton
Kim Toffoletti
Jessica Walton

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TASA 2017
TASA 2017
TASA 2017 Conference Abstracts

TASA 2017 Conference proceedings

The University of Western Australia
November 27-30,
Editors: Farida Fozdar and Catriona Stevens
ISBN: 978-0-6482210-0-5

Belonging in a Mobile World
The University of Western Australia is pleased to host the 2017 Australian Sociological Association Conference, which returns to Perth after ten years. This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful UWA campus on the shores of the Swan River, from 27 -30 November. As one of the most isolated cities in the world, with a very high migrant population, and highly mobile workforce including temporary visa holders and fly-in-fly-out workers, but also a range of issues around immobility, Perth is well placed to host a conference on the theme ‘Belonging in a Mobile World’. UWA promotes itself as being ‘in the zone’ – the same general time zone as 60 percent of the world’s population – a gateway to the Indo-Pacific region, ‘Looking north, thinking east, facing west’. Thus its relationship to this part of the world, its economies, cultures and peoples, and engagement with it through movement, commerce and technology, are key areas of interest. The mobilities turn in sociology has generated questions about different modes of belonging in a world characterised by global flows and precarities. What are the implications of growing levels of permanent and temporary migration, undocumented migration, and movements of people seeking asylum? What are the implications of recent policies (Trump’s, among others) curtailing movement? Are we really becoming superdiverse and hypermobile? How are internal movements, and movements across national borders, to be understand through a sociological lens? Have multiculturalism and social cohesion been co-opted, and to what ends? How do culture and belief systems reflect or challenge mobility? What role has technology played in these changes, and in the maintenance and creation of relationships locally and globally? What is the relationship between physical and social mobility? How has mobility affected the range of social inequalities? What new identity formations are available, and on what grounds do solidarities inhere? What place has nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the current climate? What are the implications of mobility for the environment? What are the implications of contemporary mobilities for indigenous populations globally? What about the dark side of mobilities, such as, in the Australian context, the Indigenous experience of mobilities as a form of colonial oppression, removal from families, and over-representation and deaths in custody? How can Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous voices contribute to debates about mobility and immobility? These questions, and more, will form the basis for conference discussions around belonging in a mobile world. We are very pleased to have an extraordinary set of keynotes/plenaries including Professors Mimi Sheller, Anthony Elliott, Sharon Pickering, Matthew Tonts and Alison Phipps. We also have a number of features of this year’s conference, including sessions on the anthropology/sociology nexus, criminal justice and Indigenous peoples, and the latest on the ethics of research. In addition, a social research methods half day will be held on the Friday after the conference, which we hope participants will stay for. We look forward to seeing you all in Perth.

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TASA 2016
TASA 2016
TASA 2016 Conference Abstracts

TASA 2016 Conference proceedings 

Postcard 2016

The Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 28 November – 1 December 2016
Editor: Mark Chou
ISBN: 978-0-646-96480-5

The Australian Catholic University is proud to host The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference for 2016. This year’s conference, which will explore the theme ‘Cities and Successful Societies’, will take place at ACU’s Fitzroy Campus in the heart of Melbourne City between 28 November and 1 December. Melbourne is a fitting location for TASA 2016. As the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ (The Economist) and the ‘Second Best Student City in the World’ (QR University Rankings), Melbourne is frequently cited by politicians, economists and planners as an exemplar 21st century global city. Yet despite its reputation as a cultural hub and tourist destination, the city is also home to many social problems found in ‘less successful’ societies. From record housing unaffordability, growing inequality to a domestic violence epidemic, Melbourne provides a unique lens through which to study the byproducts faced by so-called successful societies. If Australia is the ‘lucky country’ and Melbourne the world’s most livable city, then just what do we mean when we label a city or society successful? What are the preconditions of human flourishing? Are Melburnians and Australians ‘happy’? Is there such a thing as an acceptable level of housing and income in/equality? To what extent must environmental and sustainability concerns be central considerations of daily life? What is the base level of respect and dignity with which we must treat our most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society? How do we overcome differences of belief to build a socially cohesive and inclusive society? These are the questions at the heart of the intellectual programme of this year’s TASA conference.

Keynote Speakers
Professor Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and President-Elect of the American Sociological Association. Y

Professor Bryan S. Turner, Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University and Presidential Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. Winner of the 2015 Max Planck Award.

Professor Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

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TASA 2015
TASA 2015
TASA 2015 Conference proceedings 

TASA 2015 Conference Booklet

Conference Co-Convenors Dr Theresa Petray ( Dr Anne Stephens (

Local Organising Committee Professor Stewart Lockie, Dr Roger Wilkinson, Dr Catherine Wong, Dr Nick Osbaldiston, Ms Sharon Barnwell, Mrs Naama Blatman-Thomas

The Cairns Institute and the College of Arts, Society & Education at James Cook University are delighted to host the 2015 TASA Conference: Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges for the Asia-Pacific.

November 23 – 26, Cairns, Australia

As a global structure, neoliberalism has impacted lives around the world in far more than an economic sense. This conference provides us the opportunity to further seek to understand the global effects of neoliberalism, but especially the ways neoliberalism is experienced in different local contexts. The experiences of Australia and New Zealand are different from those of Asia and again of the Pacific. What challenges and opportunities does neoliberalism present and how does sociology respond to those challenges?

As far as we know, there has never been a TASA conference held this far north. But Cairns is ideally placed to bring together work from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Cairns is easily accessible from all Australian airports, and also hosts an international airport with regular flights to East and Southeast Asia, including direct links to Tokyo, Osaka, Guam, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Conference delegates can take advantage of the excellent tourist infrastructure in the Cairns CBD, and might like to extend their stay to explore more of North Queensland. Though it will be hot, all conference venues are air conditioned for your comfort, and we recommend a ‘Tropical Smart Casual’ approach to your conference wardrobe.

The conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns city. Located at the Marina, the best of Cairns city is at our doorstep.

All conference delegates are invited to participate in our post-conference tours. You can choose from three day trips: one to the Great Barrier Reef, one to Yarrabah Aboriginal community, and one to the Atherton Tablelands. All tours will be led by a social scientist who will discuss the space for sociology in these places. Spaces are limited to register early to avoid disappointment!

Keynote Speakers
Professor Eva Cox is an Australian public intellectual with a background in sociology, feminism and Indigenous rights. Cox is a high-impact sociologist who does work on policy and with the community sector. Her work on democracy and equality in Australia is focused on practical outcomes for making the country better for its citizens. She directly challenges policies and practices that enable the spread of neoliberalism at the expense of the social. Recently, Eva was a part of a panel discussing where our society will be in 5 years time. To access that discussion, please click here.

Associate Professor Itty Abraham is Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He moved to NUS from the University of Texas at Austin, where he directed the South Asia Institute. Before that he served as program director for Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Global Security and Cooperation at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York. He is the author, most recently, of How India Became Territorial: Foreign Policy, Diaspora, Geopolitics, published by Stanford University Press in 2014; the editor of volumes on borderlands, political violence, and nuclear power; and numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. He was a Fulbright-Nehru senior fellow in 2011 and has received grants from the US National Science Foundation, and the Ford, Rockefeller, and, MacArthur foundations, among others. His research interests include science and technology studies, postcolonial theory, and international relations. Itty Abraham’s conference abstract can be viewed here.

Professor Vedi Hadiz is Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at Murdoch University and Director of its Indonesia Research Programme. An Indonesian national, he has been an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in 2010-2014. Professor Hadiz received his PhD at Murdoch University in 1996 where he was Research Fellow until he went to the National University of Singapore in 2000. At NUS, he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology until returning to Murdoch in 2010. He has recently completed a book manuscript on the New Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

His other books include Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: A Southeast Asia Perspective (Stanford University Press 2010); Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia (Routledge 1997) and (with Richard Robison) Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets (RoutledgeCurzon 2004,) as well as the co-edited Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and the edited Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia (Routledge 2004). His articles have appeared in such journals as Development and Change, Journal of Development Studies, Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Democratization, Critical Asian Studies, Indonesia, New Political Economy, and Historical Materialism. Vedi Hadiz’s conference abstract can be viewed here.

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TASA 2014
TASA 2014

Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities 24 - 27 November, 2014

University of South Australia, Adelaide

The conference theme– Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities - is designed to encourage presentations on social, cultural and political change as it occurs locally, nationally and globally, as well as critical reflections on the power of social groupings in facilitating or resisting these directions. The conference will be hosted by the University of South Australia, being held at its City West campus. As well as being a modern, accessible venue, it is home to the state’s second largest public art gallery, the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum which features a world-class calendar of contemporary art exhibitions. The City West campus is connected to the rest of the city by a free public tram and is a five minute walk to the main shopping district and key hotel accommodation; to the beautiful banks of the River Torrens or other key attractions along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace. We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the event: David Inglis is Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter. He writes in the areas of social theory and cultural sociology. He has specific interests in cultural globalization, long-term social change, the history of sociological thought, cosmopolitanism, and the sociology of food. He is founding editor of the journal Cultural Sociology, published by Sage. His books include Professor Moreton-Robinson is a Goenpul woman from Quandamooka. She is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Director of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network. Professor Moreton-Robinson is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous academics. The global reach of her work extends across different disciplines and fields of studies including Sociology, Law, Indigenous Studies, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies and Women’s Studies. Sylvia Walby is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Lancaster University, UK. She was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and diversity in 2008. She was founding President, European Sociological Association, 1995-7, and was President of Research Committee 02 Economy and Society, International Sociological Association, 2006-10. She has conducted research for the UN, European Parliament, European Commission, Home Office, Equality and Human Rights Commission, and ESRC. Her books include: Globalization and Inequalities: Complexity and Contested Modernities (Sage 2009), The Future of Feminism (Polity 2011) and Gendering The Knowledge Economy (with Gottfried, Gottschall and Osawa) (Palgrave 2007). Her next book will be Gender and the Crisis (Polity 2014).

On behalf of the organizing committee we warmly invite sociology academics and postgraduates as well as scholars from cognate areas to participate in this meeting.

As well as opening drinks, plenaries and themed sessions at the conference venue, participants are invited to the conference dinner, held at the nearby Sebel Playford Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday, 26th November.

After more than a decade since TASA was last held in Adelaide, the 2014 conference promises to be a memorable event. Significantly, the conference will coincide with the launching of the University of South Australia’s new Bachelor of Arts, with sociology featuring for the first time as a full major.

Conference Organising Chair

Brad West  

Conference Co-Conveners

Peter Gale
Katrina Jaworski
Sarah Wendt


Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Suzanne Franzway 
Giancarlo Chiro
Rodney Fopp

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TASA 2013
TASA 2013
2013 conference flyer
Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology

25 – 28 November 2013 – Monash University Caulfield Campus (Building H)

The conference celebrates 50 years of Australian Sociology and is hosted by the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. The conference will be held at the conveniently located Caulfield campus directly opposite the Caulfield train station – a short train ride to Melbourne city centre. Monash last hosted the conference in 1999 and has since continued to develop a national and international standing with the capacity to advance sociology as a discipline.

The conference theme – Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations – captures the importance and excitement associated with this milestone event. The conference is designed to provide an opportunity for reflections on our history and legacy, for examinations of intersections of inequalities, of disciplines and programs, and considerations of our future aspirations.

The Local Organising Committee promises a memorable and enjoyable conference experience. Old traditions will meet with new ideas to provide an intellectually stimulating program and social opportunities to reunite with colleagues and make new acquaintances. A long-standing commitment to the principles of equity and inclusion underpin the conference and encouragement is warmly extended to postgraduate student participation.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the event:

Professor Raewyn Connell, who holds a University Chair in the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a recipient of the American Sociological Association’s award for distinguished contribution to the study of sex and gender, and of the Australian Sociological Association’s award for distinguished service to sociology in Australia.

Professor Celia Lury, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Celia is a widely published expert on the sociology of culture with much of her recent work focussing on consumer culture.

John Holmwood is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham. His work examines global inequality and the meaning and role of public sociology. He is a campaigner in the UK on issues connected to the higher education sector, and is co-founder of the Campaign for the Public University. Professor Holmwood is the President of the British Sociological Association.

Please navigate this website for the information you need in planning your attendance at TASA Conference in Melbourne. The website will be continually updated as arrangements progress.

We look forward to celebrating with you 50 years of Australian Sociology in 2013!

Helen Forbes-Mewett, Nick Osbaldistson and Catherine Strong (Co-chairs) on behalf of Monash University Local Organising Committee.

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TASA 2012
TASA 2012
School of Social Science and Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

26th – 29th November 2012

The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2012 will be a joint event including both TASA and the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ), including a special trans-Tasman plenary session.

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TASA 2011
TASA 2011
Local Lives/Global Networks
University of Newcastle
Tuesday 29th November to Thursday 1st December, 2011
Co-Convenors of Conference: Dr Steven Threadgold and Dr Emma Kirby

 TASA 2011 Conference Program

2011 Conference Papers

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TASA 2010
TASA 2010
Please note that TASA conference proceedings count for DEST points as they are independently peer reviewed, have an ISBN and are available for sale.

The 2010 papers are catalogued in thematic streams listed below. The conference was held at Macquarie University Sydney, Australia from 6-9 December in 2010.

TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings:Social Causes, Private Lives
Editors: Velayutham S.; Ebert N.; Watkins S.
Published by The Australian Sociological Association
Applied Sociology 

Crime & Governance

Critical Disability Studies

Cultural Sociology

Environment and Society

Families, Relationships & Gender


Indigenous Studies


Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism


Other Sociology Topics

Political Sociology

Science, Technology & Knowledge

Social Stratification

Sociology of Economic Life

Sociology of Education

Sociology of Youth

Teaching Sociology

Work and Labour Studies

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TASA 2009
TASA 2009
The Future of Sociology 1 – 4 December 2009
Australian National University Canberra

ISBN Number: 978-0-646-52501-3
Editors: Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Greig, Maria Hynes, David Marsh, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora & Dan Woodman; (Eds)
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
Date of Publication: December 2009

 2009 Conference Papers

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TASA 2008
TASA 2008
The annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association

Dates of the Conference: 02 to 05 December 2008

Location of the Conference: The University of Melbourne, Victoria

Title of the Conference Proceedings: Reimagining Sociology Publisher: Published by TASA Compilation and Production: The University of Melbourne

Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia ISBN Number: 978-0-7340-3984-2 Editors: Majoribanks, T; Barraket, J; Chang, J-S; Dawson, A; Guillemin M; Henry-Waring, M; Kenyon, A; Kokanovic, R; Lewis, J; Lusher, D; Nolan, D; Pyett, P; Robins, R; Warr, D; Wyn J; (Eds)

Date of Publication: December 2008 Copyright: © Copyright remains with the authors The papers in these conference proceedings are fully refereed papers subject to blind peer review. This procedure was designed to satisfy the conditions required by the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


Belonging and Exclusion

Crime & Governance


Difference and diversity


Environment and Society

Families and Social Relationships

Global and Local


Leisure, Tourism, Travel & Sport


Mental Health


New Discourses


Power and Inequality



Science and Technology

Social Networks

Social Stratification

Sociology as a discipline

Sociology of Indigenous Issue

Sounds, Movement and Image

Work and Labour Studies


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TASA 2007
TASA 2007
TASA / SAANZ Joint Conference 2007 – December 4 – 7

Theme: Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons.

Keynote speakers: Professor Barry Smart (University of Portsmouth) and Professor Michael Burawoy (University of California, Berkeley). Professor Burawoy is also President of the American Sociological Association. Professor Smart will speak on “Confronting the Consequences of Consumption – A Critical View of Consumer Society”. Click here to visit his webpage. Professor Burawoy will discuss “Professional Issues for Sociologists of Doing Public Sociology”. His webpage is:

Professor Maureen Baker (University of Auckland) is organising the Women’s Breakfast. If you are interested in attending or finding out more about the Women’s Breakfast please contact Professor Maureen Baker:

Refereed Proceedings of the TASA 2007 Auckland, New Zealand, 4-7 December 2007 Curtis, B., Matthewman, S. and McIntosh, T. (eds.), Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons: TASA/SAANZ 2007 ISBN: 978-2-86869-114-5
 2007 Conference Papers

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TASA 2004
TASA 2004
This publication contains the refereed papers prepared and selected for presentation at the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) held at the Beechworth Campus of La Trobe University, December 8-11, 2004.

Editor: Katy Richmond.

The 2004 annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association attracted papers by researchers from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. The papers in these conference proceedings are fully refereed paper subject to double blind peer review. The review process was coordinated by Katy Richmond. Where reviewers recommended revisions the authors were required to resubmit the papers and the editor verified that the revisions matched those required by the referees.

ISBN: 0-9598460-4-2 © Copyright remains with the authors
Date of Publication: 01 Dec 2004 Format: Originally CD ROM Published by The Sociological Association of Australia (TASA); Printing by Electronic Productivity Solutions (EPS); Production coordination by Malcolm Alexander.















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TASA 2004
TASA 2002
Due to the small nature of the 2002 Conference, which coincided with the XV World Congress of Sociology, no refereed proceedings were produced. However, the Book of Abstracts is available below:

2002 Book of Abstracts

2002 Registration Form

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TASA 2004
TASA 2001

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TASA 2004
TASA 2000

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TASA 2004
TASA 1999
TASA 1999 Conference Proceedings: Sociology for a New Millenium:
Challenges & Prospects
Edited by M. Collis, L. Munro & S. Russell
Published by The Australian Sociological Association & Monash University,
ISBN: 0-7326-1704-9
Out of print

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TASA 2004
TASA 1998
TASA 1998 Conference Proceedings: Refashioning Sociology: Responses to a New World Order
Edited by M. Alexander, S. Harding, P. Harrison, G.Kendall, Z. Skrbis & J. Western
Published by The Australian Sociological Association & QUT, Brisbane
ISBN: 1-86435-429-1
Out of print

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TASA 2004
TASA 1997
9–12 December
University of Wollongong, Wollongong
Shifting Structures, Shifting Sociology
Trish Vezgoff

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TASA 2004
TASA 1996
4–8 December
University of Tasmania, Hobart
Community, State, Nation
Tim Scrase

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TASA 2004
TASA 1995
The Sociology of Food and Nutrition: Australian Perspectives, Papers
presented at TASA 1995
Edited by John Germov & Lauren Williams
Newcastle: Laurijon, 1996
ISBN: 0725909161
Out of print

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TASA 2004
TASA 1994
7–10 December
Deakin University, Geelong
Human Rights
Grazyna Zajdow (with Ray Jureidini)

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TASA 2004
TASA 1993
TASA 1993 Health Papers: Proceedings from the TASA Conference, December
Edited by John Germov
Published by The Australian Sociological Association & the University
of Newcastle, Newcastle
ISBN: 0725908254
Out of print

Year Date University, Place Theme Conveners
 2020    23 - 26 November  Online  Sociological Insights for the 'Now' Normal  Alphia Possamia-Inesedy
2019 25-28 November Western Sydney University Diversity & Urban Growth Alphia Possamai-Inesedy
2018 19-22 November Deakin University, Burwood Precarity, Rights and Resistance Grazyna Zajdow
2017 27 - 30 November University of Western Australian Belonging in a Mobile World Farida Fozar and Catriona Stevens
2016 28 November - December 1 Australian Catholic University, Melbourne Cities and Successful Societies Mark Chou

23 - 26


James Cook University. Held atShangri-La Hotel in Cairns Neoliberalism and contemporary challenges forthe Asia-Pacific. Theresa Petray &Anne Stephens
2014 24 – 27 November University of South Australia Challenging Identities, Institutions and Communities Brad West
2013 25 - 28 November Monash University, Clayton Reflections, Intersections & Aspirations: 50 Years of Australian Sociology Catherine Strong, Nick Osbaldiston, Helen Forbes-Mewitt (with JaneMaree Maher, Anita Harris, Alan Peterson, Harry Ballis)
2012 26 - 29 November University of Queensland, Brisbane Emerging and Enduring Inequalities Alex Broom, Lynda Cheshire, Janeen Baxter, Mara Yerkes, Peter Walters and Judy Rose
2011 29 November -1 December University of Newcastle, Newcastle Local Lives, Global Networks Steven Threadgold and Emma Kirby
2010 6-10 December Macquarie University, Sydney Social Causes, Private Lives Selvaraj Velayutham, Norbert Ebert, Sheila Watkins, Michael Fine and Heather Middleton
2009 1-4 December Australian National University, Canberra The Future of Sociology Stewart Lockie, David Bissell, Alastair Greig, Maria Hynes, David Marsh, Larry Saha, Joanna Sikora, Dan Woodman
2008 2-5 December University of Melbourne, Melbourne Re-imagining Sociology Tim Marjoribanks, Jo Barraket, Jui-shan Chang, Andy Dawson, Marilys Guillemin, Millsom Henry-Waring, Andrew Kenyon, Renata Kokanovic, Jenny Lewis, Dean Lusher, David Nolan, Priscilla Pyett, Rosemary Robins, Deborah Warr, Johanna Wyn
2007 4-7 December University of Auckland, New Zealand Public Sociologies: Lessons and Trans-Tasman Comparisons Bruce Curtis, Steve Matthewman, Tracey McIntosh and Marueen Baker
2006 4-7 December University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, Perth Sociology for a Mobile World Val Colic-Peisker, Farida Tilbury and Bev McNamara (with Loretta Baldassar and Raelene Wilding)
2005 6–8 December University of Tasmania, Hobart Community, Place and Change Rob White and Roberta Julian (with Maggie Walter, Reannan Rottier, Mark Stranger, Della Clark, Lyn Devereaux)
2004 8–12 December La Trobe University, Beechworth Revisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century Katy Richmond
2003 4–6 December University of New England, Armidale New Times, New Worlds, New Ideas: Sociology Today and Tomorrow Peter Corrigan (with Michael Bailey, Sharon Gallen, Margaret Gibson, Gail Hawkes, Eric Livingston, John Scott and Steven Thiele)
2002i 5–6 July University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Sociology in the Antipodes: Gateways, Frontiers, Trajectories Zlatko Skrbis (with Barbara Adkins, Scott Baum, Angela Coco, Michael Emmison, Nicole Shephard and Ian Woodward)
2001 13–15 December University of Sydney, Sydney - Robert van Krieken
2000 6–8 December Flinders University, Adelaide Sociological Sites/Sights Debra King and Jason Pudsey
1999 7–10 December Monash University, Clayton Sociology for a New Millennium Harry Ballis (with Dan Lennon, Lyle Munroe, Steven Russell and Pam Reynolds)
1998 1–4 December Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Refashioning Sociology: Responses to a New World Order Gavin Kendall (with Malcolm Alexander, Sandra Harding, Paul Harrison and John Western)
1997 9–12 December University of Wollongong, Wollongong Shifting Structures, Shifting Sociology Trish Vezgoff
1996 4–8 December University of Tasmania, Hobart Community, State, Nation Tim Scrase
1995 5–8 December University of Newcastle, Callaghan Tolerance, Diversity and Social Inequality John Germov
1994 7–10 December Deakin University, Geelong Human Rights Grazyna Zajdow (with Ray Jureidini)
1993 12–15 December Macquarie University, Sydney Social Theory in Practice George Morgan and Ken Johnston
1992 10–13December Flinders University and University of South Australia, Adelaide - Claire Williams and Sharyn Roach Anleu
1991 10–14 December Murdoch University, Perth Empowerment, Regulation and Social Change Gary Wickham and Cora Baldock
1990 12–16 December The University of Queensland - Claire Runciman
1989ii 8–12 December La Trobe University, Bundoora - Katy Richmond
1988iii 28 November – 2 December Australian National University, Canberra - Stephen Mugford
1987 14 –17 July University of New South Wales, Sydney - John Buchner
1986 9 –12 July University of New England, Armidale - Mary Wilke and Steven Thiele
1985 30 August – 2 September University of Queensland, Brisbane - Paul Boreham
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1983 25–28 August Melbourne College of Advanced Education, Carlton - Roger Woock, Bruce Wilson and Johanna Wyn
1982 26–29 August University of New South Wales, Sydney - Frances Lovejoy and Ann Daniel
1981 28 November - 1 December Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand The crises within our discipline as well as the crises in the societies we are studyingv Colin Goodrich
1980 23–26 August University of Tasmania, Hobart - Peter Gunn, Jan Pakulski and Malcolm Watersvi
1979 Canberra College of Advanced Education, Belconnen Sociology and Social Change: The Challenge of Relevance Cedric Bullard
1978 18–21 May University of Queensland, Brisbane - Michael Cass
1976 4–6 August La Trobe University, Melbourne - Katy Richmond and G.Ternowetsky
1975 University of Waikato, New Zealand - David Bettison
1974 23–25 August University of New England, Armidale - J.S. Nalson
1971 21–23 May University of Queensland - D.J. Tugby and John Western
1970 23–26 August Australian National University, Canberra - Jerzy Zubrzycki
1969 23–25 August Monash University, Clayton - Anne Edwards
1968 1–3 February Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand - J.H. Robb
1967 21–23 January University of New South Wales, Kensington - Sol Encel and Athol Congalton
1965 21–23 August Monash University, Clayton - Max Marwick
1964 Australian National University, Canberra - W.D. ‘Mick’ Borrie
1963 Australian National University, Canberra - W.D. ‘Mick’ Borrie


[i] In this year, the TASA conference was immediately followed by the ISA XV World Congress at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, 7–13 July, hosted by TASA. This event was held at QUT and the Brisbane Convention Centre. The local organizing committee was from the University of Queensland, chaired by Jake Najman. The Media release for this event can be accessed here.
[ii] This was the first conference organised under the new name of the association – TASA.
[iii]In this year, the separation between the New Zealand and the Australian sections of the association became official.
[iv] No SAANZ conference held this year.


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TASA 2006 Conference CD front cover.

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