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Date: 2/18/2021
Subject: Feb 2021 Newsletter
From: TASA Applied Sociology



Applied Sociology TG logo
Newsletter of the
Applied Sociology Thematic Group 

February 2021

Hello everyone, 

Hope you are well

Summary of February virtual meeting

  • We chatted about our TG's aim this year, briefly :  a) having opportunities to share and learn from and support other applied sociologist (and/or those interested/thinking of becoming applied sociologist!) and b) sprooking the word and boosting the profile of applied sociology more broadly - to other sociologists and the wider community. 
  • To do a) and strategise for b), we agreed to continue these monthly informal meetings. Anyone and everyone is welcome. I've planned out some meetings times below across some different days so hopefully one or more will suit you. Always happy for new people to join - remember you can participate as much or as little as you like. 
  • Another suggestion was to start a seminar series - more in the section below. 
  • Many of our brainstormed activities did not require additional funding so we won't be applying for additional TASA TG funds this round - but there are other rounds later this year if we do come up with something.
  • There was support for a face-to-face event to tag onto TASA 2021 or ISA 2022 (Melbourne) conferences - time will tell if these will be face-to-face...
  • We also discussed that ISA (International Sociological Association) does not have an Applied Sociology group but there are likely many Applied Sociologists lurking in other topic areas. We thought might be a good opportunity to hold an applied sociology side-event to ISA 2022 Melbourne. Keen to hear your thoughts about this :) 
  • Another way to profile examples of ways people go about doing applied sociology included planning a social media campaign alongside another social media campaign such as Antipoverty week and other key events in the social media calender. If anyone knows of or would like to assist with this type of thing, please let me know :)
  • We also talked about it being great to link non-for-profit organisations with researchers and/or research capacity building for non-for-profits (e.g. evaluation designs, designing interventions for impact etc). 
  • Lots of great ideas, looks of opportunities for you to join in on any of these that sounds interesting!
  
Details of next virtual meetings
I've booked some dates for our monthly meetings over the next six months - I tried to pick some alternating days/times so hopefully you can attend. Sally will forward you the Calendar invites shortly - the best way to make sure you've got the right timezone!
  • Tues 23 March, 1pm Qld time
  • Thursday 26 April, 1pm Qld time
  • Tues 25 May, 1pm Qld time
  • Wed 23 June, 1pm Qld time
These meetings will use the same zoom details:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://charlesdarwinuni.zoom.us/j/83510269238

Or iPhone one-tap :
    Australia: +61731853730,,83510269238#  or +61861193900,,83510269238#
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        Australia: +61 7 3185 3730  or +61 8 6119 3900  or +61 8 7150 1149  or +61 2 8015 6011  or +61 3 7018 2005
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 929 436 2866  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 346 248 7799

    Meeting ID: 835 1026 9238
International numbers available: https://charlesdarwinuni.zoom.us/u/kA63UEg3A
 
Applied Sociology Seminar series
Members suggested we start a (bi-?)monthly seminar series showcasing our members work (applied sociology in action!). Peta Cook has put up her hand to present her award-winning work later in the year and I am looking for others who might be interested in presenting. I'm thinking a 20mins presentation followed by a Q and A discussion might work well? The seminar would be open to thematic group members but also TASA members more widely. Should the presenter consent, these could also be recorded and posted on the TASA website and shared/open to the broader public. Please email me if you would like to present! At the risk of seeming self-promoting, I thought I might get the ball rolling and start first? Free feel to suggest another speaker and/or someone for March.
  • Presenter Dr Sophie Hickey
    Tuesday 6 April, 3pm Qld time - more details closer to the date.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://charlesdarwinuni.zoom.us/j/81381909518
    Or iPhone one-tap :   Australia: +61731853730,,81381909518#  or +61861193900,,81381909518#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    Australia: +61 7 3185 3730  or +61 8 6119 3900  or +61 8 7150 1149  or +61 2 8015 6011  or +61 3 7018 2005
    US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 929 436 2866  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 346 248 7799
    Meeting ID: 813 8190 9518
    International numbers available: https://charlesdarwinuni.zoom.us/u/kllLFJSel
Other TASA opportunities
You may have seen from other TASA newsletters a few opportunities that may be of interest:
  • Nominations open for TASA awards - close March 2021 Click here for more info
  • TASA is looking for Sociology in Action resources - email  Sally at admin@tasa.org.au with your submissions

ISA Conference starts next week

You might be interested to view some presentations at the International Sociological Association's World Forum next week. Whilst they don't have an Applied Sociology specific group, I'm sure there are plenty of talks in your interest areas throughout the different sessions. They are offering discounted 'view-only' registration for non-presenters at US$50 and students US$20. Click here for more info 

 

 

Hang in there locked-downers! 

Feel free to drop me a line at sophie.hickey@cdu.edu.au Always happy to include members news in these newsletter or bring your suggestions to the monthly meetings :) 
Cheers
Sophie 
 
Sophie Hickey, TASA Applied Sociology convenor
Postdoctoral researcher, Molly Wardaguga Research Centre CDU