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Date: 12/9/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 10
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 

We hope you can join us today for our final TASA Thursdays event for 2020; a webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise on the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the new normal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 849 0671 5567
Passcode: 894991
Note: more videos from our recent TASA 2020 Virtual event have been added to TASA's YouTube channel, you can check them out here.
The official Journal of Sociology team 2021 - 2024
The Journal of Sociology (JoS) is the official, peer-refereed journal of TASA and is managed by editors appointed by TASA. The team for the 2021 - 2024 period are listed below. The image was taken during their recent planning meeting. 
  • Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash University, (Editor in Chief)
  • Allegra Schermuly, (Managing Editor)
  • JaneMaree Maher, Monash University, (Associate Editor)
  • Neil Selwyn, Monash University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Yolande Strengers, Monash University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Brady Robards, Monash University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Nicholas Hookway, University of Tasmania,  (Associate Editor)
  • Naomi Pfitzner, Monash University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Clare Tanner, Monash University,  (Associate Editor)
  • Charishma Ratnam, Monash University (Book Review Editor)

JoS team
Postgraduate Sub-Committee
As mentioned in last week's newsletter, we received 8 expressions of interest for the 6 positions on the postgraduate sub-committee. As such, an online election is now underway. Voting is open to postgraduate members only, through to December 15th, and can be done here. Please email Sally in TASA Admin if you need assistance logging in to vote. 
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. 

Book Chapters

Lawrence, G. and Smith, K. (2020) Neoliberal Globalization and Beyond: Food, Farming and the Environment, in K. Legun, J. Kelly, M. Bell and M. Carolan (eds) The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Sociology, Volume 2, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 411-428.

Journal Articles

McKenzie, Lara 2020. ‘Shutting down sex: COVID-19, sex, and the transformation of singledom’, Anthropology in Action, Special issue: ‘COVID-19 and the transformation of intimacy: Lovers – deities’, Dawson, Andrew & Dennis, Simone (eds), vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 9-13.
Haw, A. L. (2020). ‘Fitting in’ and ‘giving back’: Constructions of Australia’s ‘ideal’ refugee through discourses of assimilation and market citizenship. Journal of Refugee Studies. DOI:
Clare Bartholomaeus, Damien W. Riggs & Annie Pullen Sansfaçon (2020) Expanding and improving trans affirming care in Australia: experiences with healthcare professionals among transgender young people and their parents, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1845223
Gareth J. Treharne, Damien W. Riggs, Sonja J. Ellis, Jayde A. M. Flett & Clare Bartholomaeus (2020) Suicidality, self-harm, and their correlates among transgender and cisgender people living in Aotearoa/New Zealand or Australia, International Journal of Transgender Health, 21:4, 440-454, DOI: 10.1080/26895269.2020.1795959
Nicola Yelland, Sandy Muspratt, Clare Bartholomaeus, Nanthini Karthikeyan, Anita Kit Wa Chan, Vivienne Wai Man Leung, I-Fang Lee, Li Mei Johannah Soo, Kam Ming Lim & Sue Saltmarsh (2020) Lifeworlds of nine- and ten-year-old children: out-of-school activities in three global cities, Globalisation, Societies and Education, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2020.1816921

Informed News & Analysis

Matt Wade (2020) Film review: the immoderate adventures of Oliver Sacks. The Conversation, December 4. 
David Rowe (2020) Voyeurism and media sport violence. Open Forum, December 4.


Smith, K., Langford, A. and Lawrence, G. (2020) Submission to the Inquiry into Foreign Investment Proposals, Senate Economic References Committee, Canberra.

Blog Posts

Robyn Moore (2020) Who is Australian? Textbooks continue to exclude Black, Indigenous and people of colour from AustraliannessBritish Education Research Association. December 7.  
Rick Spencer (2020) 16 Days of Activism. 3CR Radio, December 4. 


Yolande Strengers et al. (2020) Can smart wives end the wife drought, Monash Tech Talks, November 16. 
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: 3 (September 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

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.
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
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, TODAY December 10. Read on...
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, TODAY December 10.  Read 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

Call for Papers

New: The Editorial Board of Academicus International Scientific Journal invites submissions for Issue No. 23, January 2021.
The deadline is December 31, 2020. Read on...
New: Special Issue New Media and Social Technology to Support Healthy Ageing and Aged Care in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Open Access Journal). 
Guest editors: Loretta Baldassar (, Lukasz Krzyzowski ( & Catriona Stevens (
Submission deadline: 31 August 2021.  Read on...
International Journal on Homelessness (IJOH)
This is a new journal and you are invited to contribute to the first edition
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2021. Read on...

Call for Participants 

New: Recruitment for some empirical work, for a book titled “Questioning Care in Higher Education: Against Definitions as Radical”, to explore how university staff consider care in their work for / at university, and whether they consider universities to be caring institutions.  am trying to collate a group of colleagues who:
  • Work in one of these reasonably comparable national contexts: Australia, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the USA
  • Work across different disciplinary fields
  • Represent a range of genders and language + cultural backgrounds
  • Hold diverse views and have varying experiences of working in higher education
If you are interested in taking part in an interview, please contact Sally BakerRead on...
Cultural Interactions in Australia.
Researchers at La Trobe University are seeking volunteer research participants to be involved in a study about interactions with different cultural groups within Australia. Questions will involve personal experiences and opinions regarding cultural groups- their interactions and mutual influence in society.

If you are 18 year or older, have been living in Australia for 5+ years, have access to the internet and are willing for your interview audio to be recorded, you are eligible to take part in this study.

If selected, the interview will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes of your time and will be conducted and recorded via Zoom or over the phone. After the interview, you will receive a $20 gift voucher for your contribution. Your participation is voluntary.

This research is conducted as part of a PhD thesis, submitted to the Department of Psychology and Counselling, La Trobe University.

For more information and to express your interest, please fill out the screening questionnaire here or contact Graduate Researcher, Ariane Virgona. Ethics approval number: HEC20396

Call for sociologists researching cultural diversity dimensions of COVID

Inviting your contributions as sociologists on COVID and CALD Australians
Responding to a long campaign by community organisations amid concerns about possible failures in response to diverse communities, the Commonwealth recently established an advisory committee on “Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD)", in relation to the COVID pandemic. The Committee advises the CMO and the Department of Health. In a parallel move discussion continues among health data jurisdictions over whether and in what way data should be collected that throws light on CALD communities in the pandemic. The CALD COVID19 group is made up of people from medical and paramedical fields, NGOs and a few scholars. Fellow member Andrew Jakubowicz has been appointed to the Committee as a sociologist signaling a recognition that the pandemic is a social process and will require sociological insights to address. An Indigenous advisory group has been operative since the beginning of COVID, and has proven extremely effective in contributing to ensuring that Indigenous Australians have not been subject to the virulence, mortality and extent of infections common in Indigenous peoples elsewhere in the world.
This note invites colleagues in TASA who are researching cultural diversity dimensions of COVID to contact Andrew in order to improve the flow of information about sociological research in this important field to the advisory pathway now opening.
Please email Andrew on, and ensure “CALD-COVID” is in the subject line.

Call for Presenters

Call for presenters for the 2021 Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series
If you are interested in being a part of the seminar series next year, please complete this form and email it back to Dorinda Thart.

Findable Trauma Data Project

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...
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