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Date: 5/20/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter May 21
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
Today's TASA Thursday event will start at 1pm, AEST (previously listed as a 12:30pm start time). The Webinar will be hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Alan Petersen presenting on "Loneliness and Digital Media: A Sociological Agenda", via Zoom
In case you're not aware, the Executive is seeking expressions of interest to edit the Journal of Sociology for the 2021 - 2024 term. The current Editors in Chief, Kate Huppatz and Steve Matthewman, would be happy to have a chat with you about the role. Kate and Steve have succesfully managed the journal whilst based at different universities, in different countries so they comment about that aspect of journal editorship as well. 
 Expression of interest deadline: June 1. For the full details, read on...
Looking for Work?
In case you are not aware, TASA has a Find a Sociologist directory that, among other features, allows members to indicate if they are looking for work. The directory can be searched by members and non-members. If you are looking for work and you are having trouble getting your details into that directory, please contact Sally in TASA Admin
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Casual Catch-up with 2018 Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award recipient David Rowe, next Thursday May 28, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom“What does the current pandemic tell us about contemporary societies and what can we do with this knowledge?” In thinking about these questions, you may be interested in Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda, Special Issue: Sociology of Health & Illness, 35(2), 2013:

This collection moves beyond the classic sociological focus on societal reactions and the social construction of disease. The reappearance of infectious disease in an intensely globalised arena, marked by supra-national as well as national and local actors, has raised many other issues, including the impact of scientific modalities on uncertainty and risk, the interplay of public health and national security, the dynamics of health governance, and the gendered division of caring labour. It goes without saying that each of these, in turn, raises provocative questions for policy and implementation. In the 21st century, a focus on pandemics and emerging infectious disease gives new insight into evolving social structures and processes. This collection challenges sociologists to contribute further to the public and policy agenda – and questions the narrow thinking that would seek to ‘leave it all to biomedical science’. (p. 173)

(Introduction: Why a Sociology of Pandemics? Robert Dingwall, Lily M. Hoffman, and Karen Staniland).
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday June 4,  12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher sessionhosted by Ben LohmeyerThursday June 11, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom:“Pitching your research in the context of COVID-19”. This session will be suitable for postgraduates and early career researchers. 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Speaker TBC.June 1812:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Casual Catch-up with 2017 Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award recipient Johanna Wyn, Thursday June 25, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom“Implications of COVID-19 for researching young people”. 
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday July 2,  12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher sessionhosted by Ben LohmeyerThursday July 9, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Speaker TBC,July 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom

A warm congratulations is extended to Hannah McCann who's book "Queering Femininity" has been set as a core reading (the whole book!!!) for a women's and gender studies course on critical femininities at a US university.
Members' Publications


Clare Southerton (2020) What COVID-19 can remind us of (but that we know from other events). Vitalities Lab, May 20. 
Clare Southerton (2020) Vitalities Lab Newsletter Number 8.Vitalities Lab, May 19. 
Dan Woodman (2020) Baby Boomers, Gen-X, Millennials… ‘Generation COVID’? Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, May 19. 
Dan Woodman (2020) Corona Care Package: from Sociologist Dan WoodmanAcademy of the Social Sciences in Australia, May 18. 
 James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American Politics: Voting in a time of a pandemic. Open Forum, May 16. 
Dan Woodman (2020) Generation COVIDSeriously Social, May 15. Note, this is a new 'pandemic' podcast series hosted by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Each episode comes with further reading, a transcript and a ‘Corona Care’ package of related books or videos.

Barbara Babosa Neeves (2020) Should I or shouldn’t I? Navigating the end of lockdown. The Age, May 15. 
Lucy Nicholas (2020) A letter from Sydney, Australia. The University of Edinburgh, May 11. 

Book Chapters

Lawrence, G., Sippel, S. and Larder, N. (2020) State-led and Finance-backed Farming Endeavours: Changing Contours of Investment in Australian Agriculture, in H. Bjørkhaug, P. McMichael and B. Muirhead (eds) Food or Finance? The Role of Cultures, Values and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations, Toronto University Press, Toronto, pp. 150-177, ISBN-10: 1487503121

Journal Articles

Botfield, J., Newman, C.E., Bateson, D., Haire, B., Estoesta, J., Foster, C., Moore, J. S. (2020). Young migrant and refugee people’s views on unintended pregnancy and abortion in Sydney. Published online in Health Sociology Review on 20 May 2020. 
Omori, M., Jayasuriya J., Schere, S., Dow, B., Vaughan, M. and Savvas, S. (2020) The language of dying: Communication about end-of-life in residential aged care, Death Study, DOI:10.1080/07481187.2020.1762263
Dan Woodman (2020) Generational change and intergenerational relationships in the context of the asset economy, Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2020.1752275  
Wojtek Tomaszewski,  Ning Xiang &  Mark Western (2020) Student engagement as a mediator of the effects of socio‐economic status on academic performance among secondary students in Australia. British Education Research Journal. 

Informed News & Analysis

Jenny Chesters (2020) Recessions scar young people their entire lives, even into retirement. The Conversation, May 21. 
David Holmes, Brady Robards & Stefan Kaufman (2020) Beyond keyboard crusaders: The power of social media and online activism. The Lens, May 14.  


Anthony K J Smith & Clare Moran (2020) SOC101 - Imagining a different sociology?: reflections on a postgrad ice-breaker task, ‘design a new first year sociology unit. Nexus, May 21. 


Mark Western (2020) Institute for Social Science Research. The University of Queensland, May 20. 

Note, all 2020 Awards will be presented during an online event later this year. 

Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award

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.
For the full details, please see the award web page here.
Nominations close May 31st.

Outstanding Service to TASA Award

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.
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close May 31st. 

Teaching Sociology Award

This award 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).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

Sociology in Action Award

This scholarship seeks to encourage the participation of sociologists working outside academe (in areas such as private industry, government and non-government organisations, and private contract and consultancy work) with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The TASA Executive would like to encourage non-academic members who have conducted applied research or written sociological papers on their work to apply for the scholarship.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

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 2020 Award will assess papers that were published from 2017 – 2019).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 30.

Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award

This new annual award recognises the impact and engagement of a Postgraduate TASA member’s scholarship that is of high social value to Australian society and/or sociology. This award is not limited to publications but also to outstanding contributions in teaching, community work and non-traditional academic outputs. The award seeks to value and encourage an understanding of scholarship and impact that extends beyond publication and citation metrics. This award draws on the Boyer model of scholarship recognising the value of Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close July 31st.
Thematic Groups
New: How can social theory make sense of living in this time of crisis?
Social Theory thematic group special online workshop
Keynotes: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Johannesburg), Peter Beilharz (Sichuan) 
November 27, 2020
Two bursaries are available for TASA members: 1 x $500 HDR bursary and 1 x $500 ECR bursary (must be unwaged/casual).
Abstract submission deadline: July 15. Read on... 
In case you missed it, the recording of the NextGenMEM 'Conversations About Global Partnerships in Comparative Research' can be accessed via TASA's YouTube Channel.
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

Call for papers: November 2021 Special Issue 

Progressing critical posthuman perspectives in health sociology

Sociologists have increasingly engaged with more-than-human understandings and posthuman perspectives on health and illness to move beyond dualistic understandings of the biological and the social, agency and structure, digital and physical. With a focus on ontology, health sociologists have fruitfully engaged with posthumanism to elucidate how health processes and experiences materialise through human-non-human relationality as biosocial environments. 
This Special Issue aims to consolidate, challenge and expand the contribution of posthuman thought to health sociology. Special Issue editors Kim McLeod & Simone Fullagar are seeking empirical and theoretical contributions which progress key themes currently emerging in the field.
To be considered for submission and review, please email an abstract of 250-300 words to Kim McLeod by 15 June 2020. Abstracts will be reviewed by 30 June 2020. A limited number will be selected to go forward for peer review. If selected to go forward, contributors must undertake to submit their piece for peer review by 1 February 2021.

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Online Seminar

The Monash Migration & Inclusion Centre online seminar: Dr Francesco Ricatti - 'Youth in the city: one place many cultures'
Tuesday 26 May 12-1pm (AEST)
For details, and to register: Read on... 

Call for Book Chapters 

Social Control Policies - Governing Human Lives and Health in Times of Pandemics
300 words suggestions to be submitted by 31st of May.
Chapters will be due by 30th of November, 2020. 
Read on...

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

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...
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