The call for nominations for the 2020 Executive Election is closing soon, midday July 31st. For the full details, please visit TASAweb here. If you would like a confidential chat about any of the Executive roles, please contact the current Executive members in those roles directly or call Sally, in TASA Admin, on 0425 728 392.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there have been some changes to the speaker line up for our TASA Thursdays events. Michael Flood, who was scheduled to speak at today's event, will now be speaking at our August 20 event. The event will be held from 12pm - 1pm (AEST). We will include a link in this newsletter closer to the date. Today's TASA Thursdays event will be an open session for TASA members to come along and catch-up via Zoom, password: 450409 (Meeting ID: 844 0203 2254).
Note: there will be no session next week, July 30, due to TASA's mid-year Executive meeting being held on that day.
As mentioned last week, 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.
| |Fellow member Danielle Couch, and co-convener of the Rural Sociology thematic group, has recently started as Strategic Projects and Policy Advisor at Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative. In this role Danielle is able to apply sociological perspectives on a daily basis such as when considering issues around self-determination, racism, data sharing (and surveillance), deficit discourses, how how western approaches to public health focus on risk and epidemiology and individual responsibility in contrast with Aboriginal perspectives of community and health and wellbeing.
|TASA Thursdays - Save the date |
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson,Thursday August 6, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST
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 Michael Flood speaking on 'Unpacking and Reconstructing Masculine Norms in Australia', August 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm 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?
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 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
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 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
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 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87109169257.
Cover, R., Rasmussen, M.L, Newman, C.E., Marshall, D., Aggleton, P. (2020). Marriage Equality: Two Generations of Gender and Sexually Diverse Australians. Published online in Australian Feminist Studies on 17 July 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2020.1793661
Abidin, Crystal. 2020. “Meme factory cultures and content pivoting in Singapore and Malaysia during COVID-19.” The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Misinformation Review 1. DOI: 10.37016/mr-2020-031. Note, this article is available on open access.
Sullivan, V., Coles, L., Xu, Y., Perales, F., & Thorpe, K. (2020). Beliefs and attributions: Insider accounts of men’s place in early childhood education and care. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 21(2), 126–137. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949120929462
|Ann Game (2020) Living in-relation with horses: being present. Living in Relation, July 18. |
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.
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: TOMORROW Friday July 24. For the full details, read on...
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.
|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. |
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.
|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...
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|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
New: Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series
Semester 2, 2020, Fridays: 2.30-3.30pm AWST
The organisers are delighted to be able to welcome some international and interstate presenters this semester, including fellow member Ash Watson, as well as quite a number of PhD candidates fulfilling their milestone requirements.
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.
Special Issue - call for papers
PROPOSAL FOR JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE POLITICS OF SEX AND DRUGS
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.
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...
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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