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Date: 10/28/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 29
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
There will be no Rapid Peer Support session today. Instead, we will be hosting an open session Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 0105 2668. Passcode: 531283
Next week's Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session will feature Ash Watson speaking on Autoethnography. Thursday November 5, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096.
Vale Associate Professor Maria Zadoroznyj
20th July 1952 – 13th October 2020
Sadly, Associate Professor Maria Zadoroznyj died on the 13th October 2020 after a relatively long battle with cancer. Maria was a career long member of TASA, regularly attended TASA conferences and participated in the life of the organisation at many levels. Maria graduated with her PhD in 1990 from the University of Wisconsin, Maddison, examining the professionalisation of nursing. Around that time, she commenced work at Flinders University as a Lecturer and progressed to Associate Professor. During her time at Flinders, Maria was Head of School and an editor of the Journal of Sociology. In 2009, she moved to the University of Queensland, where she worked until her retirement in 2015.
Most of Maria’s research was in health sociology, with particular interest in the organisation of work in the health sector. Her passion, though, was investigating how such work shaped the ability of parents – especially mothers – to give their children a good start in life. Her work in this area traversed the relationship between medical dominance and maternal care; the cultural politics of post-natal care; how paid parental leave created conditions for bonding with children; and on the choices that mothers have available to them in dealing with the health system, their work and communities. Maria had a great handle on the merits and requirements of both qualitative and quantitative research, but it was in her interviews that her talents as a researcher shone. Read on...
Annual General Meeting
If you would like something included on the Annual General Meeting (AGM) agenda, or would like to submit an apology, please forward the details to Sally Daly in TASA Admin by Monday November 9, 2020. Members will receive the 2019/2020 Annual Report, the final AGM agenda as well as meeting access details, electronically, prior to the meeting.
Thematic Group events

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
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
In case you are not aware, if you would like to list your latest publications in our newsletter please email the details to Sally in TASA Admin. 

Journal Articles

Moran A. Globalisation, postnationalism and Australia. Journal of Sociology. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320964542
Jennifer Power & Andrea Waling (2020) New technologies are changing sex, intimacy and health, Health Sociology Review, 29:3, 229-231, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1824376
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, 29:3, 264-278, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1820366.
Jacinthe Flore & Kiran Pienaar (2020) Data-driven intimacy: emerging technologies in the (re)making of sexual subjects and ‘healthy’ sexuality, Health Sociology Review, 29:3, 279-293, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1803101
Langford, A., Smith, K. and Lawrence, G. (2020) Financialising Governance? State Actor Engagement with Private Finance for Rural Development in the Northern Territory of Australia, Research in Globalization, available on-line at
Annette Brömdal, Rebecca Olive & Brooke Walker (2020) Questioning representations of athletes with elevated testosterone levels in elite women’s sports: a critical policy analysis, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/19406940.2020.1834432.
Hughes, M 2020, 'Filmmaking as empirical research: Working with people from refugee backgrounds to share stories about food', Visual Studies,

Book Reviews



James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American Politics: The third debate and 12 days to the election. Open Forum, October 24. 
Pfitzner, N., Fitz-Gibbon, K., McGowan, J., and True, J. (2020). When home becomes the workplace: family violence, practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery during COVID-19 restrictions. Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. DOI: 10.26180/13108352

Informed News & Analysis

Angela Lehmann (2020) Filling the gap: How Australia is creating its own “China problem”. The Interpreter, October 22.
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

Volume 29, 2020 - Issue 3: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy

New: The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Jennifer Power and Andrea Waling: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy.

This special issue also includes contributions from TASA members, Jennifer Power, Andrea Waling, (guest editors), Jacinthe Flore, Kiran Pienaar and Gary Dowsett.

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.

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: PhD Scholarship - ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making +Society, UNSW Node
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the sociocultural aspects of automated decision-making in health or medicine under the supervision of Professor Deborah Lupton at the UNSW Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making + Society. 
Application deadline: Midday, December 10. Read on...
New: PhD Scholarship - Vitalities Lab, Centre for Social Research in Health/Social Policy Research Centre
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support PhD candidates working on a topic related to the Vitalities Lab led by Professor Deborah Lupton.
Application deadline: Midday, December 10. Read on...

PhD Scholarship in Social Science - Household and community innovations for low waste cities
Monash University
Application deadline: 9 November. Read on...
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

Findable Trauma Data Project

New: TASA member Anna Denejkina is a co-lead on the Findable Trauma Data project, which was established to make traumatic stress research data FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Inter-operable, and Re-usable. The database being created will be an accessible index of trauma data resources for all researchers and research students globally. Importantly, the project team are not after access to any data: the aim of this project is to index existing trauma data resources and include basic information on the resource (e.g. geographic location, type and size of study, and whether / how it is accessible for use by others).
For further details about the project, a submission portal, and contact details, read on...

Mentoring Session

Sport and Social Sciences ECR Mentoring Session
An online ECR mentoring session with a number of senior academics from the sport and social sciences discipline including fellow members Catherine Palmer and Ramon Spaaij
TODAY Thursday October 29, 1 - 3pm AEDT.
For details, and to register, read on...


Can smart wives end the wife drought?
Online, 4 November 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, AEDT
In this webinar TASA member Yolande Strengers et al. will expand on their new book ‘The Smart Wife
For details, and to register, read on...

Live Discussions

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...


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...
TASA Documents and Policies
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