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Date: 10/14/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 15
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
Please note, TASA's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on Thursday November 23rd, 2:30pm - 3:30pm AEDT (last week's AGM announcement email listed an incorrect date). 
If you missed last week's TASA Thursdays Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session with speaker Alex Norman on Writing Abstracts: An essential skill that we never talk about, you can watch the recording via TASA's YouTube channel here.
We hope you can join us for today's TASA Thursdays Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness', 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, via Zoom. Meeting ID: 871 0916 9257. Passcode: 828554
Please note, we won't be hosting a TASA Thursdays event next week October 22.
Our warm congratulations are extended to fellow members Steven Roberts, Karla Elliott & Brady Robards and colleagues who have been awarded an Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative (SRI) grant for a project on 'Alcohol consumption practices in crisis'.

Whilst we enjoy being able to share our members' success, we also recognise that there will be many members who will have missed out on funding with the shamefully low success rate of 7 per cent.
Thematic Group events

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.
Speakers: Karen Block, Sal Clark, Farida Fozdar and Vince Marotta
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 Thursdays - Save the date
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday November 5, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT. Volunteer to be a speaker here: Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter via Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 0105 2668. Passcode: 531283

Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: Thursday November 12, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096. Topic, TBC.
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 AEDT, via ZoomAccess details to be confirmed.  
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, November 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEDTvia Zoom
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed. 
Due to TASA 2020, there will be no TASA Thursdays event on November 23rd. 
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 AEDT, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed. 

Members' Publications

Journal Articles

Watson, A. and Lupton, D. (2020), "Tactics, affects and agencies in digital privacy narratives: a story completion study", Online Information Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
David Tittensor, Gerhard Hoffstaedter & Adam Possamai (2020) Hyper-Securitisation and Belonging: Understanding the Plight of Young Muslims in Melbourne, Australia, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 40:3, 480-496, DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2020.1819127
Barnett A, Savic M, Pienaar K, Carter A, Warren N, Sandral E, Manning V & Lubman D (2020). Enacting ‘more-than-human’ care: Clients’ and counsellors’ views on the multiple affordances of chatbots in alcohol and other drug counselling, International Journal of Drug Policy,
Philip Mendes, Steven Roche, Greg Marston, Michelle Peterie, Zoe Staines & Louise Humpage (2020) The Social Harms Outweigh the Benefits: A Study of Compulsory Income Management in Greater Shepparton and Playford, Australian Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2020.1820536
Baker SA, Wade M, Walsh MJ. The challenges of responding to misinformation during a pandemic: content moderation and the limitations of the concept of harm. Media International Australia. 2020;177(1):103-107. doi:10.1177/1329878X20951301

Informed News & Analysis

Anna Halafoff & Enqi Weng et al. (2020) The pandemic has provided fertile conditions for conspiracy theories and “conspirituality” in Australia. ABC Religion and Ethics, October 11. 
 Bronwyn Carlson (2020) Late risers: school dropouts who made it anyway. The Age, October 9. 
Meredith Nash (2020) The Women Behind The Leadership – Dr Meredith Nash. She Society, October 8. 
JaneMaree Maher et al. (2020) Federal budget 2020: A funding fail for women on all fronts. Lens, October 8. 
Brendan Churchill et al.  (2020) Australia's Covid Budget. Pursuit, October 7. 
Kate Henne et al. (2020)  Critical Junctures: Opportunities and Threats for Democracies in the Pandemic. Power to Persuade, 7 October.

Kate Henne et al. (2020)  Big Tech, data and the public good: trade-offs and harms. Power to Persuade, 8 October.


Marino, S. (2020, 10th October) From pavlova to pasta, how Italian-Australians' ethnic identity has changed in Australia. A 15-minute interview, SBS Radio, Melbourne.


David Rowe (2020) Faking spectators and spectacles: Sports TV in pandemic times. September 26 (from the 14:21 minute mark)
Kirsten Harley et al. (2020) A world without MND. September 13 (from 48:07 mark). 
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’ .
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.
Research Assistant - Qualitative mental health research
The project team comprises of TASA members Renata Kokanovic (critical mental health), Nicholas Hill (critical mental health) and Kate Johnston-Ataata (digital health resources & women's health) as well as others. 
Applications close October 21read 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.
Current Employment Opportunities
PhD Scholarships
New: Four PhD scholarships available
Monash University
(1) Designing AI for aged care: how to increase trust and engagement in new technology
(2) Integrating novel technologies and modelling tools to predict species’ responses to global change
(3) De novo generation of superior polymyxins using AI and big data
(4) AI and Transitions in Evidence Use for Policymaking: A Cross-National Study
Expressions of interest deadline: this Sunday October 18. Read on... 
New: Four PhD scholarships available
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
(1) Men, sex & sexuality, (2) Investigating sexual identity & gender orientation change efforts in Australia, (3) Infectious disease, gender & stigma & (4) Drugs, sex/gender & human rights
Note: the application deadline is different for each scholarship.
For the full detailsread on...

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


New: Children and Carbon Cultures
TODAY October 15, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm AEDT
With speaker TASA member Anna Hickey-Moody
For details, and to register, read on...

Live Discussions

New:  The use of youth arts in a post-COVID world
During the month of October, fellow member Anna Hickey-Moody is hosting series of Instagram live discussions with key industry figures as she talks to community leaders, arts practitioners and researchers about the use of youth arts in a post-COVID world.
For full details, and to register, read on...


New: Upheaval: Affect and Emotion in Times of Crisis
October 30 & November 6, online
The symposium considers the roles of affect and/or emotion in processes of social, cultural or political crisis in the past and present.
Speakers include TASA member Bronwyn Carlson
For full details, and to register, read on...

Call for Participants

Call for participants for project on parental experiences of children's extracurricular activities: Seeking parents of primary and/or high school children living in Sydney from three groups: Anglo, Chinese and Muslim. The English survey and more information is here. And there is a Chinese version here. At the end of the survey you can sign up for an interview if you wish.
Feel free to contact fellow member Jennifer Cheng,  if you have any queries.


New: Young People and the Pandemic
Wednesday, 28 October, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM AEDT
Speakers include TASA members Joseph Borlagdan, Steve Roberts, Ben Lyall, Brady Robards & Steven Threadgold
For full details, and to register, read on... 
Why trust digital health? Understanding the perspectives of communities affected by BBVs/STIs and social stigma
October 21, 4-5pm
Speakers include Anthony Smith and Christy Newman
 For full details, and to register, read on...
Understanding Immigrants’ Diverse Employment Trajectories: The Role of Immigration Policy and Gender
TOMORROW October 16, 1pm – 2pm 
For details, and to register, read on... 


New: Young & Resilient: Researching Resilience in a Digital Society
Wednesday 21 October, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT
Panelists include TASA members Linda Marsden & Ben Hanckel
For full details, and to register, read on...
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 3 - Corporations, October 20 
  • Webinar 4 - Complexity, October 27
For details, and to register, read on...
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Upon receiving the above details, TASA will email the recipient with full details on how they can take up the gift membership. You will receive the Tax Invoice, via email, after the recipient completes the online membership form.

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