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Date: 2/24/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter February 25
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
There is a new phone number for TASA Admin, it is now 03 834 44254. 
As a friendly reminder, if you are presenting at this week's International Sociological Association's (ISA)  World Forum we invite, and encourage, you to work with us to help promote the ISA World Congress that we are hosting next year. You can do that by using the promotional holding slide and zoom backgrounds available here. There is also a promotional video. 
If you haven't already, we encourage you to have your say on the State of the Social Sciences via The Australian Academy of Social Sciences' survey here.  
TASA Thursdays: save the date
TASA Thursdays: Troy Henderson will be speaking about Universal Basic Income on March 25 (12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT). 
We extend our warm congratulations to the following students who have been nominated as the top Honours student at their university for 2020:
  1. Adelaide University - Lara Junghardt
  2. Deakin University - Angela Bennette
  3. Griffith University - Yanni Brown
  4. James Cook University - Rebekah Lisciandro
  5. Newcastle University - Milo Kei
  6. University of New South Wales - Dovber (Dovi) Seldowitz
The Honours/Masters Award entitles recipients to a complimentary 12 month TASA membership. We'd love to receive nominations from other universities. If you are a Sociology convenor or Honours coordinator, we encourage you to nominate your top Sociology Honours/Masters graduate for 2020 via our quick, online 2020 Honours Award form. 
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 THIS MONDAY 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


McSherry, B., & Maker, Y. (Eds.). (2020). Restrictive Practices in Health Care and Disability Settings: Legal, Policy and Practical Responses (1st ed.). Routledge.

Restrictive Practices
This volume explores different models of regulating the use of restrictive practices in health care and disability settings.

The authors examine the legislation, policies, inspection, enforcement and accreditation of the use of practices such as physical, mechanical and chemical restraint. They also explore the importance of factors such as organisational culture and staff training to the effective implementation of regulatory regimes. In doing so, the collection provides a solid evidence base for both the development and implementation of effective approaches to restrictive practices that focus on their reduction and, ultimately, their elimination across health care sectors. Divided into five parts, the volume covers new ground in multiple respects. First, it addresses the use of restrictive practices across mental health, disability and aged care settings, creating opportunities for new insights and interdisciplinary conversations across traditionally siloed sectors. Read on... 

Book Reviews

Poynting, S. (2021) Review of David Whyte, Ecocide: Kill the corporation before it kills us Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, February 

Book Chapters

Barbara Barbosa Neves (2021) Technology, design and the 3Ps — the problem of problematising ageing as problematic. In Alexander Peine, Barbara L. Marshall, Wendy Martin, Louis Neven (Eds.)  Socio-gerontechnology: Interdisciplinary Critical Studies of Ageing and Technology. Taylor and Francis.

Book Launch

Fellow member Shanthi Robertson is having a virtual launch and author Q and A for her recent book, hosted at the University of Sydney, on February 26th at 3.30pm. Please register via Eventbrite by TODAY February 25th if you would like to attend the launch webinar, and feel free to circulate to any relevant networks.

Journal Articles

Jae-Eun Noh (2021) Korean Migrants’ Transnational Activism in Australia: Collective Meaning Making around Human Rights. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.
Zoe Staines & Kiah Smith (2021) Workfare and food in remote Australia: ‘I haven’t eaten… I’m really at the end…’, Critical Policy Studies, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2021.1893198 [full access]
Philip Mendes, Steven Roche, Greg Marston, Shelley Bielefeld, Michelle Peterie, Zoe Staines & Louise Humpage (2021) Is conditional welfare an effective means for reducing alcohol and drug abuse? An exploration of compulsory income management across four Australian trial sites, Australian Journal of Political Science, DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2021.1884646 
Drysdale, K., Bryant, J., Dowsett, G., Lea, T, Treloar, C., Aggleton, P., and Holt, M (2021). Priorities and practices of risk reduction among Australian gay and bisexual men who use crystal methamphetamine for sex, International Journal of Drug Policy. 93, 103163,

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...
Helen Forbes-Mewett (2021) The benefits of making friends who are different to you. ABC News, February 21.
Yolande Strengers (2021) Hey, Alexa, Are You Sexist? The New York Times, February 12. 
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.
Thematic Groups
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 - call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest to guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Sociology for 2023.  The deadline for submissions, of no more than 3000 words in length, is Monday 21st June and they need to go to Allegra Schermuly, Managing Editor of the Journal. For details, read on...

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.
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. 
New: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A or B) in Sociology
The University of Sydney, Camperdown campus
The Research Fellow will work directly with fellow member Alex Broom, on a wide-ranging program of research centred on the social, political and economic dimensions of health, including emerging infectious diseases ‘threats’.
Application deadline: 11:30pm 21 March. Read on...
Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Associate at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW
The investigator team includes TASA member Professor Martin Holt. The position requires expertise in managing social research projects and qualitative methods, and expertise in critical social science and applying social theory in the field of health.
Application deadline:  February 28. 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.
Application deadline: February 28. 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: Monash Data Futures Institute PhD Scholarships
The Monash Data Futures Institute is developing a community of outstanding critical thinkers with a deep understanding of social, scientific and policy issues, along with training in advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science.
6 scholarships on offer
 Expression of interest deadline: March 14. Read on...
New: PhD Scholarship in Social Science – Muslim women, social cohesion, and Islamophobia
Monash University
This PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of an ARC-funded project ‘Living Well Together: Muslim women, social cohesion, and Islamophobia’ conducted by fellow member Susan Carland.
Expression of interest deadline: March 22. Read on...
Reducing young women’s offending through improved service delivery in human services and the youth justice system
This opportunity is for a full time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student who identifies as both female and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to support an innovative three-year study of young women’s contact with the youth justice and community services systems. For details, read on...
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...
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. 
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


New: Aspiration and Anxiety: A Social Experimentation of Asian Migrant 'Tiger Parenting'
Monday March 1, 11am–12pm
fellow member Christina Ho
Zoom access details:
Meeting ID: 4194099127
Password: 0000


New: Prior to the below events going live on ‘eventbrite’, please contact s.j.prideaux@leeds for further information.


New: GUYnecology: The Missing Science of Men's Reproductive Health
March 2, 12:30 PM (AEDT)
Rene Almeling, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University with research and teaching interests in gender and medicine.
For full details, and to register, read on... 


New: Global Studies Association (GSA) 2021 Colloquium
There are 6 events scheduled for this year and some of the details are available via this flyer.
The first event in the series:
The Corona Virus Pandemic & the Beleaguered City.
Friday 26 February, 2-3.30pm (GMT)
For full details, and to register, read on...


New: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference
Melbourne Australia, July 6–9
Hosted by the Media and Communications Program, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Submission deadline: TOMORROW Friday 26 February. Read on...
Communication, Authority and Power
Australian & New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference
Melbourne, July 6–9 
Submission deadline: TOMORROW Friday 26 February. Read on...


Award for Postgrad Women enrolled in NSW and the ACT.
This 2021 award will commemorate 100 years of NSW’s involvement in
Graduate Women International and Australian Graduate Women.
Application deadline
. March 1. Read on...
Updating your Member Profile
For assistance with updating your Member Profile on TASA web please see the video tutorial: Updating your Member Profile
TASA Documents and Policies
You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2021 - 2022, and their respective portfoliosas well as documents and policies, including the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

Gift Memberships

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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