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Date: 4/15/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter April 16
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
We hope you enjoy catching up on the publications from your fellow members. As mentioned last week, if you have missed a newsletter or you would like to look back on any of them, you can view them here.

TASA's all-member forum

Roger Wilkinson, TASA's Digital Publications Editor, has started a forum for all members called, 'Doing Sociology in unsettled times'. The forum is open to all forms of communication including single line comments to longer pieces, images, videos, links & resource suggestions etc. Note, posts will be moderated. 

TASA's inaugural lunch-time online seminar

To help keep TASA members connected to each other and the association, we are trialling a lunch-time webinar series. Details on the first session are provided below. The TASA lunch-time webinar series is free to members, and there is no need to RSVP. The webinar will also be recorded and uploaded to TASA’s YouTube channel. It may also be a useful learning source.
Ageism and COVID-19
Presenter: Peta Cook (Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania)
Thursday April 23rd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm (includes discussion/question time)
Via Zoom:
If you would like assistance with Zoom, please contact Sally or Roger ahead of the seminar
Members' Publications


Clare Southerton (2020) COVID-19 Visual Diary. Vitalities Lab, April 15. 
Barbara Barbosa Neves (2020) Coronavirus: How COVID-19 is changing the world. Monash Lens, April 15.
Crystal Abidin “Influencers and Covid-19 – with Dr. Crystal Abidin.” TheSwedishLad, 5 April 2020.


Alan Scott (2019) The Musings of an Applied Sociologist

The Musings of an Applied Sociologist
Each month, from mid-2011 to December 2019, long time TASA member and Applied Sociologist, Alan Scott, wrote about Sociology from the point of view of those outside of academia. He engaged with Sociologists working in a range of occupations and industries and those working as paid consultants. In some ways he was working at the fringes of Australian Sociology, and writing to a particular audience whose interests and questions were outside the mainstream sociology of TASA. Alan Scott’s enthusiasm and persistence have paid dividends. As far back as April 2012, Alan noted that of the more than 80 Sociological Associations around the world, TASA was just one of three national organisations to formally acknowledge and cater for Applied Sociologists. As well, seemingly through his own efforts at alerting other national bodies to the perceived shortcoming, another three organisations responded to his letters stating that applied sociology was on the agenda within the next year. We invite you to read through Alan's monthly letters. You can access them here. 

Book Chapters

Aquino, K. (2020) ‘Anti-racism and everyday life’ in Solomos, J. (ed.) ‘Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms’, Routledge : New York and London

Book Reviews

Steven Roberts (2020) Young migrant identities: creativity and masculinity, Journal of Intercultural Studies, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2020.1751602


Brennan, L., Klassen, K., Weng, E. et al. A social marketing perspective of young adults' concepts of eating for health: is it a question of morality?. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 17, 44 (2020).
Yu, Ting-Fai (2020). Queer migration across the Sinophone world: queer Chinese Malaysian students’ educational mobility to Taiwan, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,
Ferfolja, T., Asquith, N., Hanckel, B. Brady, B. (2020) In/visibility on campus? Gender and sexuality diversity in tertiary institutions. Higher Education
Valentine, k., Persson, A., Newman, C., Hamilton, M., Bryant, J., Wallace, J. (2020) Experience as evidence: the prospects for biographical narratives in drug policy. Published online in Contemporary Drug Problems on 10 April 2020.
Richards, J., & Parry, K. D. (2019). Beers and blurred boundaries: The spatial and gendered organisation of pre-match venues for English football fans. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

Thematic Groups

Critical Disability Studies

The Critical Disability Studies (CDS) thematic group are calling for short blog posts about experiences as a disability researcher, scholar, advocate or activist for their TASA CDS Blog.  Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has had particular ramifications and impact on disabled people's lives, CDS conveners Karen Soldatic and Lise Mogensen felt that this might be a moment to share together and learn from each other. These short blog pieces could be personal experiences (autoethnographic), critical reflections, policy commentaries, observations of the transformations of the social world (or lack thereof) and their impact on disabled people's lifeworlds. If you are interested, please send these to Lise and Karen for upload along with the affiliation that you would like to be associated with when published. Anonymised pieces will also be considered for publication in line with TASA's website & blog policies. For the full call, read on...

Families and Relationships

The Families & Relationships (FRG) thematic group have decided to keep going with the FRG Mentoring Program for 2020. This is a time when RHDs and ECRs' time-bound research is disrupted and support and guidance are most needed. Instead of working to finish a paper - another unrealistic demand for productivity - the 2020 program will be about general support, as we try to map out what doing research looks like now, and where it might fit with bigger priorities like family and self-care. If you would like to be a mentor or mentee please contact Kris Natalier and Ash Barnwell

TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Call for a new editorial team 2021 - 2024

The TASA Executive seeks to appoint a new editorial team for the Journal of Sociology for the four-year term 2021–2024. The term of the current editors expires at the end of 2020, although copy for the first issue of 2021 will be organised.The journal receives financial and administrative assistance from TASA and from the publisher, Sage. Manuscript submission is done on-line through ScholarOne.
All members of the editorial team (Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors) must be TASA members and ideally will be located within a department of sociology or a School/unit that offers a major sequence of sociology, including doctoral studies. The Executive are willing to consider applications from an editorial team at a single university or a consortia of staff at two or more universities. Such consortia will be required to demonstrate that they have the capability to work effectively across locations. TASA will provide the Managing Editor with a complimentary TASA membership. 
Expression of interest deadline: June 1. For the full details, read on...

Special Issue 2022: Call for Guest Editors

Kate Huppatz and Steve Matthewman invite expressions of interest to guest edit the 2022 Special Edition of JoS. Special Editions may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the Journal’s readership. Papers featured in special editions are subject to the normal process of peer review. Selection of papers and coordination of the peer review process will be the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Papers may be selected via invitation or a general ‘call for papers’ (organised by the guest editors). Final copy for this special edition is due on the third of September, 2021 and publication will be in March 2022.
Expressions of interest deadline: June 22. Read on...

Health Sociology Review

With great reluctance, Taylor and Francis have decided to temporarily stop printing journals, including Health Sociology Review, from 10 April until the situation with COVID-19 improves.

They are seeing disruption to the distribution supply chain for printed journals; as of the first week of April the postal services of 42 countries have stopped accepting inward deliveries. In addition, many air mail services in and out of our major print hubs in the UK, US, and Singapore are no longer operating due to reduced air freight capacity. Finally, a significant number of institutions they mail journals to are closed for business and are no longer accepting post. Taylor and Francis do not want journal copies to get lost or turned away while subscribers are not available to receive them.
Health Sociology Review will continue to be published online according to the usual schedules on the journal's platform, Taylor & Francis Online.

Taylor & Francis hope to resume printing in May.


Jobs Board

The Jobs Board enables you to view current employment opportunities. As a member, you can post opportunities to the Jobs Board directly from within your membership profile screen.
New: Fran Collyer is seeking a motivated and skilled person to join the project team as a Senior Research Assistant on the ARC funded History of Sociology in Australia. A half-time casual position or full-time casual position can be negotiated throughout 2020, with the possibility of further work in 2021. The main task will be checking and coding interview transcripts in Nvivo, searching for related materials and maintaining the organisation of data. The SRA will participate in team publications where appropriate.

If interested, please email at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. A covering email plus cv are required.
Current Employment Opportunities
PhD Scholarships

Scholarships Board

The Scholarships Board enables you to view available scholarships that our members have posted. Like the Jobs Board, as a member, you can post scholarship opportunities directly from within your membership profile screen.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities

Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series

New: Friday, 24 April, 1 – 4pm
The current COVID-19 crisis has created a situation in which suddenly many social researchers have found themselves isolated at home, unable to move freely among the community doing the work they normally do. Researchers have suddenly found doors closed to work internationally and unable to reach their targeted communities.
This is a crisis like no other. We need to think collectively about the various ways that researchers can creatively respond to this situation.
For further details, please see Flyer A and Flyer B or just join in via Zoom

Calling for members who have conducted research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

We have a TASA member currently undertaking an Honours degree in Sociology at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Fran Collyer. Her thesis will be looking into current constructions, in Australia, of the illness known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS ). If you are currently researching or have previously undertaken social research about ME/CFS in Australia or know anyone that has, please contact Sally at TASA Admin who will put you in contact with the student.

NextGenMEM Conversations About… Ethics in Refugee and Migration Research

This is an online event, Monday April 20, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ACST
The ‘Conversations About...’ series builds on the success and work of last year’s NextGenMEM Symposium for postgraduate and early career researchers, providing postgraduate students and early career researchers the opportunity to engage more deeply with contemporary migration research challenges.
For the full details, and to register, read on...

International Sociological Association

All activities that have been prepared for the 2020 Forum will be maintained and the abstract selected for the Forum in July 2020 remain valid for the Forum in February 2021. Preliminary sessions program is available here.
The ISA have set a new calendar that allows Research Committees, Working and Thematic Groups to update and re-open some of their panels to new participants to replace the colleagues who will not be able to attend in February 2021.

16 - 25 October 2020: RC/WG/TG publish Calls for new abstracts
26 October – 12 November 2020: Submission of new abstracts via online platform
24 November 2020: Authors are notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstracts
15 December 2020: Presenters final registration deadline

The RC/WG/TG will start diffusing the new calls for abstract in September.

Art/Research International special issue: Fiction as Research – Writing Beyond the Boundary Lines

Guest edited by Dr Ash Watson and A/Prof Jessica Smartt Gullion

(Submission due June 1; Anticipated publication date February 2021)

This special edition calls for submissions that progress the use and understanding of fiction in/as research. We seek authors who consider fiction in ways that move beyond translation, beyond instruction, and beyond utility. We invite contributions on fiction as research or fiction within the research process. We are particularly interested in ambitious pieces that attempt both – that creatively explore the complex relationships between practice (or method), form, theory, and context. That is, we seek pieces on or of fiction that offer critical analyses and consider the affordances and limitations of fiction in doing this work. Full call at

National Library of Australia Fellowships

Fellowships are open to researchers from Australia and overseas undertaking advanced research projects. Eight funded fellowships will be awarded for research areas where the Library’s collections have the depth to support the desired outcomes.
Application deadline: April 24Read on...

ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.
International Australian Studies Association
Up to $1,500 in Award money
Closing Date: 5pm (EST), 30 June. Read on...

Journal: Call for Papers

Diversity and Work Atmosphere in Research Organisations
For an edited collection, the editors are seeking contributions that present empirical findings of a qualitative or quantitative nature on the relationship between an individual's diversity characteristics and his or her perception of working environment in research organisations worldwide.
Submission deadline: April 22nd. Read on...


Reinventing Australia
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA)
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 30 November - 2 December
Postgraduate bursaries and ECR workshops on offer.
Submission deadline: extended to May 31. Read on...

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