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Date: 7/15/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter July 16
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
If you haven't had the opportunity yet, we invite you to read a beautiful article, open access for 60 days, published in Health Sociology Review recently, co-authored by one of the editors in chief, Karen Willis, and fellow member, and previous TASA Executive member, Kirsten Harley. The article is on how sociology helped Kirsten make sense of both her life with Motor Neuron Disease and her ensuing treatment experiences, 'Living with motor neurone disease: an insider’s sociological perspective'. 
Thanks to the generosity of last week's TASA Thursdays facilitator, Brady Robards, and panel members Shanthi Robertson, Ben Lyall, Akane Kanai & Crystal Abidin, you can now access the 'Using Digital Research Methods' discussion as well as a suite of supporting resources. 
Today's TASA Thursdays event will be an open session for TASA members to come along and catch-up via Zoom, password: 828554 (Meeting ID: 871 0916 9257). 

Conscious of the strain that the pandemic has placed on our members, the Executive have extended the submission deadline for the Early Career Researcher Best Paper Prize to allow those that were caught up with the last teaching session and the transition to online learning or impacts on research, to now apply. You qualify to nominate if you published a paper in 2017, 2018 or 2019. For prize details, read on... 
TASA 2020 Executive Election

Call for Nominations

In case you missed it, the call for nominations for the 2020 Executive Election is now open through to midday July 31st. For the full details, please visit TASA web here.
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Michael Flood speaking on 'Unpacking and Reconstructing Masculine Norms in Australia'July 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom What is the state of gender norms in Australia? To what extent are traditional norms of masculinity still dominant, and to what extent are they shifting or breaking down? Do young men agree with stereotypical constructions of masculinity, and if they do, what implications does this have for their lives and their relations with others? To answer these questions, this webinar draws on two recent Australian surveys, one among young men aged 18 to 30 and another among people in Australia. The webinar then explores how we may reconstruct masculine norms. What messages and approaches are likely to prompt resistance and backlash, and what messages are likely instead to inspire positive change?
Note: there will be no session on July 30 (TASA Executive meeting 30th & 31st)
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson,Thursday August 6,  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 session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: Thursday August 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker TBC August 20 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar chaired by JaneMaree Maher with speaker Naomi Pfitzner on Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic': Domestic violence during COVID-19, September 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness'.  October 1512:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker James Arvanitakis on Living Blue in a Deep Red State: A sociological analysis of the 2020 election after a year spent in Wyoming.  November 1212:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer & Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise to the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the #newnormal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom

Members' Publications

Journal Articles

Gregory, S. K. (2020). Managing labour market re-entry following maternity leave among women in the Australian higher education sector. Journal of Sociology.
Baker, S., Buttigieg, B., Cantillon, Z., Pavlidis, A., Rodriguez Castro, L., & Watson, A. (2020). Getting students to ‘do’ introductory sociology: Analysis of a blended and flipped interactive workshop model. Journal of Sociology.
Deborah Lupton (2020) Special section on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic’, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1790919
Gerard Goggin & Katie Ellis (2020) Disability, communication, and life itself in the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1784020
Farrugia, A., Pienaar, K., Fraser, S., Edwards, M. & Madden, A. (2020) Basic care as exceptional care: addiction stigma and consumer accounts of quality healthcare in Australia, Health Sociology Review, early online.
Nicholas, L., Newman, C.E., Botfield, J.R., Terry, G., Bateson, D. and Aggleton, P. (2020) Men and Masculinities in Qualitative Research on Vasectomy: Perpetuation or Progress? Published online in Health Sociology Review on 13 July 2020.
Sarah Callinan & Sarah MacLean (2020) COVID‐19 makes a stronger research focus on home drinking more important than ever. Drug and Alcohol Review.
Cris Townley (2020) Supporting family identity: the processes that influence belonging and boundaries in an LGBTQ playgroup, Journal of Family Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2020.1789492

Discussion Papers

Doing Research Differently: Archiving & Sharing Qualitative Data in Studies of Childhood, Education  (Julie McLeod, Kate O’Connor & Nicole Davis (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2020). DOI:10.25916/5e9e28eec21a1


Kari Dahlgren, Yolande Strengers, Sarah Pink, Larissa Nicholls & Jathan Sadowski (2020) Release of Digital Energy Futures: Review of industry trends, visions and scenarios for the home. Monash University, June 26. 

Informed News & Analysis



Rick Spencer (2020) The role of the rubbish bin. TASA Media blog, July 3. 
Abidin, Crystal, and Thomas Baudinette. 2020. “The Civic Hijinks of K-pop’s Super Fans.” Points, Data & Society, 1 July.
Dan Woodman (2020) Community Conversations. University of Melbourne, July 6. 
TASA Postgraduates

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.
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 extended: Friday July 24. For the full details, read on...

Latest Issue

The Journal of Sociology - Volume: 56, Number: 2 (June 2020) is now available. 
The Table of Contents can be viewed here.  To access each article, please click here.

Health Sociology Review

The Health Sociology Review Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access for 60 days, via the HSR website here. 
New: The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University
Harvard University is seeking to appoint a distinguished scholar to the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2022–2023 academic year. The Chair was established through a gift of the Australian Government to Harvard University, in recognition of the American Bicentennial, to further understanding of Australia in the United States.
 Application deadline: September 30. Read on... 
New: Nan Tien Institute (Wollongong, NSW) has a job vacancy for the position of "Lecturer/Research Fellow - Buddhism (Level B)". For further details, please view the position description here.
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Criminology / Criminal Justice / Sociology
Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua i te Muru Taihara me te Mātauranga Hapori
 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Language, Social and Political Sciences, College of Arts - Te Rāngai Toi Tangata, University of Canterbury - Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, Christchurch - Ōtautahi, New Zealand - Aotearoa
Applications close: Sunday, 2 August (midnight, NZ time). Read on... 
 Note: this is a paid ad. 

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New: SOCEY (Studies of Childhood, Education & Youth) is a community of scholars working in the fields of childhood, education, and youth studies across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, particularly sociology and history. Read on...

Call for Papers

New: Complicity: Methodologies of power, politics, and the ethics of knowledge production (Special Issue and edited monograph)
The annual Sociology of Health and Illness journal monograph is this year focused on 'methodological complicity'. Global inequalities, colonial legacies, and the innumerable power imbalances striating the social world have never been more pertinent to social studies of health and illness.
Submission deadline: August 21. Read on...

Call for Participants

Youth Mobilities, Aspirations, and Pathways (YMAP) survey
It's a survey about young people who travel into or out of Australia for any purpose for a period of six or more months
The call is for Australians who are 18-30 year olds living overseas as well as young people from elsewhere living in Australia.
For the survey link, read on...

Flyer: call for participants
PhD candidate & TASA member, Linda Marsden, is now recruiting people between 15 and 24 years of age, to participate in research on Selfies and Health. Details of the project and contact form are available at
Register your interest by TOMORROW Friday 17 July to be involved.

Call for New Editor

The International Sociological Association is now seeking expressions of interest for the position of editor for eSymposium.
The new editor will take on responsibilities in the second half of 2020.
Expression of interest deadline: July 20. Read on...

Special Issue - call for papers

Rethinking the politics of sex and drugs: Critical, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding drug use in sexual contexts.
The proposed special issue seeks to challenge conventional understandings and adopting a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on the confluence of sex and drugs. 
Potential contributors should send an abstract of up to 200 words to by 24 July 2020.
For full detailsread 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...


International Australian Studies Association (InASA) have revised their conference dates to 8-10 February 2021. 
The have reopened the call for papers with the new abstract deadline of 31 August. They also invite applicants for the postgraduate bursary scheme by 30 August.
For details about abstracts and the postgraduate bursaries, read on...
Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change conference (SMRSC) 
Hosted online and on location at Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), 11-14 November 2020
The organisers are inviting people who would like to host, lead, or convene activities to submit their proposal by Monday 20 July.
For further details, read on...
Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions
Wednesday 10 February 2021, RMIT, Melbourne
Convenors: Catherine Gomes (RMIT) and Helen Forbes-Mewett (Monash University)
Abstract submission deadline: August 1. Read on...
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