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Date: 9/30/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 1
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
We hope you can join us for today's TASA Thursdays Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST via Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 0105 2668. Passcode: 531283
Next week's TASA Thursdays event will be a Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer with speaker Alex Norman - Western Sydney University -  on Writing Abstracts: An essential skill that we never talk about. Thursday October 812:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096.
Journal of Sociology – incoming editors

Our call for expressions of interest to be the next Journal of Sociology editorial team (2021 - 2024) yielded some strong proposals. Thank you to all members who made a submission. The proposals were assessed at a recent Executive meeting. The TASA Executive are delighted to announce the next editorial team will be led by Helen Forbes-Mewett at Monash University.
Our warm congratulations are extended to all editorial team members: 
Editor in Chief
  • Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash University
Associate Editors
  • JaneMaree Maher, Monash University
  • Neil Selwyn, Monash University
  • Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University
  • Yolande Strengers, Monash University
  • Brady Robards, Monash University
  • Nicholas Hookway, University of Tasmania
  • Naomi Pfitzner, Monash University
  • Claire Tanner, Monash University
Book Review Editor
  • Charishma Ratnam, Monash University
Managing Editor
  • Allegra Schermuly, Monash University
Our warm congratulations are also extended to long time TASA member and supporter Raewyn Connell whose book A massive 'Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics' has been listed as one of the top ten academic book published in the past 10 years in The Australian's Research 2020 Magazine

Thematic Group events

Sociology and Activism Thematic Group

Activism and Sociology Webinar 2020: Activist Research and Reflections during the 2020 Pandemic
Chair: Ann Lawless
  1. James Arvanitakis: Covid19 as a political actor.
  2. Bill Calcutt: Australian complacency and national responses to wicked social problems.
  3. Christian Mauri: Don't hit the nail on the head! Building relationships through shared activities.
  4. John McGuire: Pandemic Protest.

TOMORROW Friday October 2nd
10.30am-11.30 WAST, 12.30pm-1.30 AEST
via Zoom Meeting ID: 889 5119 6749. Passcode: 242764

Sociology of Emotions and Affect Thematic Group

Emotional Piths and Affective Provocations Seminar Series
Tiger Atmospheres and Geographies of Belonging
Monday October 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm AEST
  1. Anna Hickey-Moody: Faith, secular attachments and outside belongings
  2. Michele Lobo: Tiger atmospheres and co-belonging in mangrove worlds

For details, and to registerread on... 

NextGen MEM ‘Conversations About’ Writing and Publishing for ECR and HDR Researchers

Wednesday, 28 October, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT.
An event for early career and higher degree researchers working on migration, ethnicity, multiculturalism and refugee related projects.
The session will be followed by an optional virtual co-writing session (from 3pm – 5pm).
For details, and to register, read on...

Living in Crisis

Social Theory Thematic Group & Thesis Eleven
Friday 27th November, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM AEDT, online
Keynote Speakers: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Stellenbosch) and Peter Beilharz (Sichuan, Curtin)
For full details, and to register, read on...
TASA 2020 Virtual Event
More details about our TASA 2020 virtual event Sociological Insights for the ‘now’ normal coming soon.
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness'. October 1512:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed. 
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 ZoomAccess details to be confirmed.  
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, postponed to November 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEST, via Zoom
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed. 
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. Access details to be confirmed. 

Members' Publications


Layton, R.A. (2020) Scottishness in Modern South Australia, Publisher: Author, Adelaide. ISBN: 978-0-646-82437-6. Available: Matilda Books, Stirling, SA. A Report for the Scottish Government. Note, the book is available to view here. 

Journal Articles

Brooke Maria Hollingshead, Gary W. Dowsett & Adam Bourne (2020) ‘It's like getting an Uber for sex’: social networking apps as spaces of risk and opportunity in the Philippines among men who have sex with men, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1820366

Alexandra James, Jennifer Power & Andrea Waling (2020) Conceptualising the continuum of female genital fashioning practices, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1811749


Stephen Molldrem & Anthony K J Smith (2020) Reassessing the Ethics of Molecular HIV Surveillance in the Era of Cluster Detection and Response: Toward HIV Data Justice, The American Journal of Bioethics, 20:10, 10-23, DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1806373

Koula Asimakopoulou, Vera Hoorens, Ewen Speed, Neil S. Coulson, Dominika Antoniszczak, Fran Collyer, Eliane Deschrijver, Leslie Dubbin, Denise Faulks, Rowena Forsyth, Vicky Goltsi, Ivan Harsløf, Kristian Larsen, Irene Manaras, Dorota Olczak‐Kowalczyk, Karen Willis, Tatiana Xenou & Sasha Scambler (2020) Comparative optimism about infection and recovery from COVID‐19; Implications for adherence with lockdown advice. Health Expectations. 

Laura Tarzia (2020) Women’s Emotion Work in the Context of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, Journal of Family Violence. 

Andrea Waling, Roz Bellamy, Paulina Ezer, Lucille Kerr, Jayne Lucke, Christopher Fisher (2020) ‘It’s kinda bad, honestly’: Australian students’ experiences of relationships and sexuality educationHealth Education Research.

Informed News & Analysis

Marcus Banks (2020) Do Australians care about unis? They’re now part of our social wage, so we should. The Conversation, September 30. 
Hannah McCann (2020) Bi Visibility Day: We want bisexual existence, not just visibility. Archer, September 23. 
David Rowe (2020) And the winner is…Television: spectacle and sport in a pandemic. Open Forum, September 19.  
Jenny Chesters (2020) Stuck on the launchpad: How coronavirus is trapping our young people. The Age, September 14. 


Elizabeth Humphreys et al (2020) What does class mean in contemporary Australia? 3CR Community Radion, September 7. 


Gerard Goggin et al. Sociology and the COVID-19 Pandemic (with sub titles) TASA, September 29. 
Helen Forbes-Mewett (2020) MMIC Webinar and Panel Discussion: Bringing back our international students. The Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, September 8. 


Ash Watson (2020) Call for submissions to So Fi Zine #8 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology
The Journal of Sociology’s next Virtual Special issue is out now: A Sociology of Youth: Defining the Field edited by Professor Johanna Wyn:
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

Call for papers - 2022 Special Issue

'Indigenous & sociological knowledges: Meeting points for health equity'.
Health Sociology Review seeks articles from Indigenous authors and their colleagues internationally, with the aim of identifying and guiding meeting points between Indigenous knowledges and sociological approaches to understanding health equity.
Seeking articles that consider health equity for Indigenous communities rather than individual health issues. Contributions are welcome on topics including social determinants of health and wellbeing, power and empowerment, racism, diversity across age, ability, gender, sexuality, identity and location, cultural safety, decolonising methodologies, sociologically informed program evaluations and theoretical developments.
Abstract submission deadline: November 13. Read on...
The Health Sociology Review (HSR) Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access through to the end of this year, via the HSR website here.
HSR Editors in Chief Karen Willis and Sarah MacLean invited authors of the Special Section issue to submit videos about their paper for Social Sciences Week. TASA member, and Digital Publications Editor, Roger Wilkinson, edited the video submissions into one. See Health Sociology Review: Special Section on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic’ .
New: Sociology and the Covid-19 pandemic. Less than two weeks after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic, Health Sociology Review guest editor Deborah Lupton disseminated a call for abstracts, with a timeline for submission, peer review and publication designed to publish a COVID-19 special section as quickly as possible. This video is a snapshot of the special section authors' comments depicting sociology's trait in understanding the impacts of the pandemic around the globe.
New: Data and Reporting Analyst
Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative
Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 7th October, read on...

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.
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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


New: What's happened to international students since COVID-19? Work, incomes, & wellbeing indicators in a follow-up survey
8th October 2-4pm
Shaun Wilson & Catherine Hastings (MQ/UTS)
Contact for details.


2020 Conversations Webinar Series: Critical junctures: Reimagining regulatory governance
In a period of months, political and economic institutions across the world have been thrown into crisis by the spread of Covid-19. Leaders find themselves confronted by a series of critical junctures, moments of decision that will carry wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for the basic structure of our societies.
  • Webinar 1 - Data, October 6 (chaired by fellow member Kate Henne)
  • Webinar 2 - Virus, October 13
  • Webinar 3 - Corporations, October 20 
  • Webinar 4 - Complexity, October 27
For details, and to register, read on...


Online Teaching Pathways for Early-Career Criminologists & Sociologists
7 & 8 October
This conference is specifically aimed at Sociology and Criminology ECRs and PhDs, to address challenges and opportunities for online teaching in the digital age and during the current global pandemic.
For details, read on... 
45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) - Digital Conference
11-12 December 2020
The AASR has been fostering the development of high-quality scholarship on religion since its establishment in 1975. In this current time of crisis, in which community is at a premium, the AASR will meet online for its 45th annual conference, joined by colleagues from the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October. Read on...
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