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Date: 2/3/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter February 4
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
In case you missed yesterday's announcement, the Journal of Sociology team are calling for expressions of interest to guest edit a special issue for 2023. The deadline for submissions, of no more than 3000 words in length, is Monday 21st June to Allegra Schermuly, Managing Editor of the Journal. For details, read on...

The Australian Academy of Social Sciences is leading a 12 month project to take stock of social science disciplines in Australia and plan for their future. You can have your say on the State of the Social Sciences between now and March. Read on... 
Call for Resources
We ask for your help to increase and diversify our Sociology in Action resources so that we can strengthen how we convey to the media, current and future students, as well as the public etc, about what sociology is and what sociology is used for. 
We welcome you to submit text, about what you are using sociology for and how you are doing sociology, as well as links to resources you know about, such as websites, papers, videos, and anything else that showcases sociology. 
Please email all resources to TASA Admin, using Sociology in Action resources in the subject line, and include a brief description on how the resource/s show what sociology is and what sociology is used for in our region.
2021 TASA Awards

Jean Martin Award

TASA's Jean Martin Award recognises excellence in scholarship in the field of Sociology and aims to assist with establishing the career of a recent PhD graduate. It is a biennial award that is open this year for theses for which a PhD has been formally awarded between the period March 1st 2019 to 28 February 2021. 
Supervisors and Heads of Sociology departments/schools and interdisciplinary Social science departments and other departments with a major commitment to Sociological analysis within Australian tertiary institutions are invited to submit candidates for the Award. Self nominations are also accepted. 
Nominations close: March 1. Click here to nominate

Other 2021 TASA Awards

Other TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
  • Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award
  • Outstanding Service to TASA Award
  • Teaching Sociology Award
  • Sociology in Action Award
  • Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize
  • Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award
This year, judging panels will also be assessing for the:
  • Best Paper in Health Sociology Review; and the
  • Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology.
You can access details about each award, including deadlines and the nomination process, via TASAweb's Awards page
Members' Publications

Journal Special Issues

Nilika Mehrotra and Karen Soldatic, Guest Editors. 2021 COVID-19 in South Asia: State practices, responses and the experiences of persons with disability within the region, Disability & the Global South, 8 (1), 1873-1879. [full text available].

Journal Articles

Belinda Hewitt & Maggie Walter (2021) The consequences of household composition and household change for Indigenous health: evidence from eight waves of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC), Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1865184
Lupton D, Southerton C. The thing-power of the Facebook assemblage: Why do users stay on the platform? Journal of Sociology. January 2021. doi:10.1177/1440783321989456
Kirby E, Watson A, Churchill B, Robards B, LaRochelle L. Queering the Map: Stories of love, loss and (be)longing within a digital cartographic archive. Media, Culture & Society. January 2021. doi:10.1177/0163443720986005
Watson A. Writing sociological fiction. Qualitative Research. January 2021. doi:10.1177/1468794120985677
iro Kandasamy, Binendri Perera, Karen Soldatic (2021) COVID-19 from the margins: Gendered-Disability experiences in Sri Lanka, Disability and the Global South, 8(1), 1923-1934 [full text available].
Soldatic, K. (2020), 'Disability's circularity : presence, absence and erasure in Australian settler colonial biopolitical population regimes', Studies in Social Justice, vol 14, no 2 , pp 306 - 320. [full text available].
Browne, C. (2020) ‘The Antinomies of the Modern Imaginary and the Double Dialectic of Control’, Thesis Eleven, 161(1): 51-75.
Andrea Waling, Anthony Lyons, Beatrice Alba, Victor Minichiello, Catherine Barrett, Mark Hughes & Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen (2020) Recruiting stigmatised populations and managing negative commentary via social media: a case study of recruiting older LGBTI research participants in Australia, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2020.1863545

Media Appearances

Andrea Waling 2020 Expert interview for “QUICKIE: What is ethical porn?” (16.12.2020). Search Engine Sex. Spotify Studios & Audio cloud. Podcast host: Rowdie Walden.

Andrea Waling 2020 Expert interview for “How to navigate porn in relationships” (16.12.2020). Search Engine Sex. Spotify Studios & Audio cloud. Podcast host: Rowdie Walden.

Waling, Andrea. (09.12.2020). ‘Pornhub.’ The Hack. Triple J: 107.5 FM. Hosted by Avani Dias.

Informed News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, read on...
Browne, C. (2020) ‘A Dialogue over Hierarchy and the Political Imaginary’, Social Epistemology Replies and Reviews Collective, 9 (9): 30-39.
Sara Wilkinson, Alan Morris & Caroline Porto Valente (2021) ‘I can’t save money for potential emergencies’: COVID lockdowns drove older Australians into energy poverty. The Conversation, January 25. 


Ash Watson (2021) Vitalities Lab Newsletter 10 Summer 2021, Vitalities Lab, February 2. 
Thematic Groups
New: NextGenMEM Conversations About... Interdisciplinary research: Melding Methodologies, Theories and Researcher Identities in Migration Studies
Tuesday, 23 February, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM AEDT
For details, and to register, read on... 
New: Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
Peer-Reviewing in Sociology
March 8th, 7:30am EST, 12:30pm GMT
Join the group for an hour-long panel on professional and productive peer-reviewing! Peer-review is an important part of academic life, but few of us receive training on how to do this effectively (and compassionately). This webinar is designed to demystify this process. This event is officially sponsored by TASA, ASA, BSA and CSA. 
For details, and to register, read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: Volume 56 Issue 4, December 2020 is available with all articles currently available in full.  

Health Sociology Review

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.
There are many members of TASA who are looking for work, from sessional teaching through to applied consultancy research. Our 'Looking for Work' registry is to provide a way for our members who are looking for work to connect with people looking to employ sociologists. We also acknowledge many of our members are employed precariously, and we hope this registry might help in building connections and networks towards more stable employment.
Note, if you are looking for work you can list yourself in the 'Looking for Work' registry via your membership profile. Click on the Additional Member Data tab and scroll down to the question 'Are you looking for work?' After selecting 'yes' to that question, your details will appear in our publicly searchable 'Find a Sociologist' directory. Please contact TASA Admin if you need assistance adding your details. 
If you would like to be spotlighted in our newsletter as someone looking for work, please email TASA Admin, and attach a profile image that can be used in the spotlight and include a bio outlining your location, highest qualification, areas of expertise, the type of work you are looking for, and whether you are in a position to relocate etc. 
The National School of Arts of the Australian Catholic University is seeking expressions of interest in teaching any or both of the following units at the Strathfield Campus location and Online:
1. SOCS100– Introduction to Sociology
2. SOCS237 - People Count: Researching Globally with Quantitative Methods
For full details, read on...

Associate Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, housed in the College of Social Sciences
This is an open call for both Chilean and foreign applicants. For foreign applicants, knowledge of the Spanish language is required at the time of application, and fluency is expected from the first year of employment.
Note: If a candidate from Australia was successful they would need to take a PCR less than 72 hours before traveling and then quarantine for up to 10 days, unless they present a negative test after a week of quarantine.
Application deadline: March 31st. Read on...
Re-advertised: Join an interdisciplinary and international research team on an exciting new ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena!

The Research Fellow and Project Manager will collaborate with a large interdisciplinary, international team led by TASA member Professor Renata Kokanović on the ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena (LP190100247). This investigator team also includes Jacinthe Flore, co-convenor of the Health Sociology Thematic Group, as well as academics with expertise in critical mental health research, medical humanities, cultural studies, psychiatry, and qualitative and arts-based approaches to mental health research. The project represents a significant partnership with key mental health organisations in Australia and is guided by an Advisory Group led by people with experience of contact with mental health services.
Application deadline for the Project Manager position is 7 FebruaryRead on... 

Application deadline for the Research Fellow position is 28 February. 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.
Current Employment Opportunities
PhD Scholarships
New: Exploring borderline personality in youth populations
The scholarship is art of an ARC funded Linkage Grant.
Applications will close when the position is filled. Read on...
New: Voluntary Assisted Dying: Optimal Regulation
Queensland University of Technology
A scholarship to explore the regulation of voluntary assisted dying as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making and propose a novel optimal regulatory framework for Australia.
Expression of Interest deadline: March 1. Read on... 
Re-advertised: PhD Scholarship on regulation

QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research is offering a new PhD Scholarship. The PhD is part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project which explores the regulation of voluntary assisted dying as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making in Australia. The project includes comparative case studies of regulation in Canada and Belgium (where voluntary assisted dying has been lawful for longer periods). More information about the project and research team is available here.

Although the topic area is voluntary assisted dying, no previous knowledge of this topic is required – we welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in learning more about this cutting-edge area. The project is an interdisciplinary one. Although based in the Law Faculty, applications are welcome from other disciplines including regulation, social science, bioethics and health/public policy.

For more information, contact Professor Ben White.
Applications close March 1. 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

Peer-Reviewing in Sociology

New: Peer-Reviewing in Sociology
March 8th, online, 7:30am EST, 12:30pm GMT
An hour-long panel on professional and productive peer-reviewing! Peer-review is an important part of academic life, but few of us receive training on how to do this effectively (and compassionately). This webinar is designed to demystify this process.
This event is being sponsored by TASA, BSA, ASA, and the CSA.
For details, and to register, read on... 

Call for Participants

New: E-Change and Remote Work in Australia
A study on working remotely outside of the city. 
A limited number of households are being recruited to take part in a research project called "E-Change and Remote Work in Australia". The aim of the project is to examine the emerging trend of migrating away from the city to regional areas and working remotely. The project is being run by researchers from the Digital Ethnography Research Centre and the Faculty of Business at RMIT University.
For details, and to register your interest, read on... 

Online Research Workshop - call for abstracts

Re-advertised: Leaving the city for the beach and bush: Counter-urban trends to regional Australia
A research workshop online
19th of February 2021
Chairs: Caitlin Buckle (University of Sydney) and Nick Osbaldiston (James Cook University)
Abstract submission deadline extended: February 7. Read on...

Keynote Talks

Geography and Collective Memories Through Art
TODAY Thursday February 4th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm (AEST)
Registration is free but essential. Read on...
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Gift memberships are available with TASA.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please email the following details through to the TASA Office:

1. Name of gift recipient;
2. email address of gift recipient;
3. the membership category you are gifting (see the available Membership Categories & Fees); and
4. who the Tax Invoice should be made out to.

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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