We hope to have the video recording from last week's TASA Thursdays event with Kate Henne (ANU) speaking on ‘Reporting Apps and #MeTooBots: Mapping the Landscape of Apps against Sexual Violence’ available in next week's newsletter.
Our next TASA Thursdays event is next week 6th May. It is a Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: ‘I need to stop saying yes to things’: Negotiating Boundaries and Commitments, hosted by Anthony K J Smith on behalf of the Postgraduate Sub-Committee, with panellists Emma Barnard, Alphia Possamai-Inesedy, and Catriona Stevens –12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85049393290?pwd=Y3NzV3VkVE5hN0ZDSnVnN2FNOFo4Zz09
Meeting ID: 850 4939 3290 & Passcode: 740672
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|TASA Thursdays: save the date |
Rick Spencer, University of Melbourne, will be speaking on 'How teachers disrupt heternormative practices within secondary school settings' for TASA Thursdays on May 27th. More details to follow.
Critical Indigenous Studies thematic group conveners Bronwyn Carlson and Tristan Kennedy, both at Macquarie University, will be speaking about their social media work for TASA Thursdays on July 22nd. More details to follow.
Liz Dean, University of Melbourne, Ann Lawless & John McGuire, co conveners of the Sociology and Activism Thematic Group, as well as other speakers yet to be confirmed, will be discussing Protest Songs for TASA Thursdays on August 26. More details to follow.
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28. More details to follow.
Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, will be speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems' for TASA Thursdays on November 25th. More details to follow.
Hamilton, Sharynne L., and Sarah Maslen. 2021. "Redressing ‘unwinnable battles’: Towards institutional justice capital in Australian child protection." Journal of Sociology:14407833211010220. doi: 10.1177/14407833211010220.
Peterie M, Marston G, Humpage L, Mendes P, Bielefeld S, Staines Z. The trope of the vulnerable child in conditional welfare discourses: An Australian case study. Journal of Sociology. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211008984
Stefanie Plage & Emma Kirby (2021) Reconfiguring time: optimisation and authenticity in accounts of people surviving with advanced cancer, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2021.1918016
Smith Anthony K J, Haire Bridget, Newman Christy E., Holt Martin (2021) Challenges of providing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis across Australian clinics: qualitative insights of clinicians. Sexual Health. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH20208
Barbosa Neves B, Wilson J, Sanders A, Kokanović R. Using crystallization to understand loneliness in later life: integrating social science and creative narratives in sensitive qualitative research. Qualitative Research. April 2021. doi:10.1177/14687941211005943
Heemsbergen, L. J., Maddox, A., Cinque, T., Johns, A., & Gehl, R. (2021). Dark. M/C Journal, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2791 (Original work published April 26, 2021)
| |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...
New: Applied sociology seminar
Fellow member Dr Sophie Hickey will present an overview of her work as an applied sociologist working in partnership to re-design and evaluate maternity care for First Nations families.
These seminars are an opportunity to hear more about each others work and delve into applied examples of methodological designs, research for impact, collaborative research approaches, and ask questions of all things applied sociology.
TASA 2021 Covid Career Disruption Grant is targeted at TASA members whose career has been disrupted by the pandemic. The grant can be used to access career development opportunities, to cover the cost of a carer / babysitter / cleaner to have additional time for research, or for research related cost (e.g. transcription, participant reimbursement, etc.) where these costs cannot be covered by other funds. The grant can also be used to cover career development activities associated with establishing / furthering a career outside of academia.
A total of $3,000 is available, with a maximum of $1,000 available per applicant.
Applications close on Monday, 31 May 2021. Read on...
TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
- Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award: nominations close May 31
- Outstanding Service to TASA Award: nominations close May 31
- Teaching Sociology Award: nominations close June 15
- Sociology in Action Award: nominations close June 15
- Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize: nominations close June 30
- Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award: nominations close July 31
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, and the nomination process/form, via TASAweb's Awards page.
Journal of Sociology - Carer's Bursary
The editors of the Journal of Sociology are inviting applications from the community of sociological scholars, who are TASA members, for a Carer’s Bursary funded by TASA.
This bursary is in response to a noticeable drop in submissions by authors with caring responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The bursary totals $1000 for an author who has experienced disruption to publication outputs during COVID-19.
Applications close June 21st. For the full details, see the bursary webpage here.
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...
| |The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Christy Newman and Anthony K J Smith along with colleagues Elizabeth Duck-Chong, Son Vivienne, Cristyn Davies, Kerry H. Robinson & Peter Aggleton: Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health [open access for 90 days].
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 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. |
New: Social practices of oral health in Australian preschool children
The University of Western Australia
They're seeking a PhD student to work as an important part of their international team on their ARC funded research project.
Eight PhD Opportunities
Deakin University - Alfred Deakin Institute
One opportunity is with fellow member Anita Harris in the area of youth, diversity and wellbeing in a digital age
PhD fellowship in Critical Disability Studies
Carleton University, Canada
Part of the Engendering Disability Inclusive Development Partnership Project.
PhD Scholarship - Social practices of oral health in Australian preschool children
The PhD will be primarily qualitative, using ethnographic approaches to uncover and understand the social practices within families as they pertain to the oral health of pre-school children.
Applications close: TOMORROW 30th April. Read on...
PhD Scholarship - Urban Care Geographies: Sustaining life in post-welfare cities
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
The successful candidate will work within a research team on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project, Shadow Care Infrastructures: sustaining life in the post-welfare city.
Applications close: TOMORROW 30th April. Read on...
| 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.|
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
New: Algorithms and Creative Industries: Terms of Engagement
A DERC and Screen & Sound Cultures Research Group Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday 12 May, 1pm to 2.30pm (AEST)
RMIT University, Garden Building, Building 10, Level 6, Room 089 (Bowen St, above Streat Cafe)
Call for Abstracts - Special Issue
|New: Recordings from the (Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 Colloquium are now available. |
(Con)spirituality – the merger of conspiracy theories and spirituality – has attracted significant media and academic attention globally during the COVID-19 pandemic. This colloquium was the first to bring together leading scholars and practitioners from the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia to examine themes of (con)spirituality, science, QAnon, the Far Right, vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19.
All session recordings are now available at: https://www.conspiritualityaus.com/recordings. To stay updated on this project, follow on Twitter @conspiritualaus or check back on the project website: www.conspiritualityaus.com.
Call for Abstracts - Special Issue
Special Issue "New Media and Social Technology to Support Healthy Ageing and Aged Care"
The accepted papers will be published in a special Journal "New Media and Social Technology to Support Healthy Ageing and Aged Care"
Abstract submission deadline: TOMORROW April 30. Read on...
Conversations in Transgender Studies
Conversations in Transgender Studies - a mini series of panels
Held across four weeks, the series places academic, community and practitioner voices in dialogue as a way to consider some cross-cutting issues within transgender studies now.
Sport - TOMORROW Friday 30 April, 12pm
Karen Farquharson, Professor of Sociology, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne
Stella Lesic, President and Founder, Bushrangers Basketball Team
Health – Friday, 7 May, 12pm
Liz Duck Chong, Writer, Filmmaker, Photographer and Transgender Advocate
Christy Newman, Associate Professor & Associate Dean (Engagement, Impact and Enterprise), the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health
Alegra Wolter, General Practitioner, LGBTIQ Advocate, Indonesia
Work – Friday, 14 May, 12pm
Cordelia Attenborough, Victorian Public Service Pride Network
Sophie Pezzutto, A Gender Agenda and PhD Candidate, the Australian National University
New: Indigenous and LGBTIQ+: Challenges of Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Australia
TODAY April 29, 10:00 am AEST
An Exploration of (cisgender) WSU staff's understanding of trans and gender diversity
With fellow member Lucy Nicholas
Wednesday July 21st 4:30pm, Liverpool or Zoom
Children’s bodies Are Not Capital: Arduous Cross-border Mobilities Between Shenzhen and Hong Kong
20 May 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hong Kong and Perth time (UTC+8)
Speaker: Professor Johanna L. WATERS
Between successful/agentive ageing and grandparent duties: The Informal Care Chains of Transnational Chinese Grandparents and Their Australian Migrant Children and ‘Distant’ Grandchildren
21 May 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hong Kong and Perth time (UTC+8)
Speaker: Professor Loretta BALDASSAR
For the full details of the above two webinars, and to register, read on...
International Sociological Association (ISA) Award for Excellence in Research and Practice
Awarded to a sociologist who advances and promotes sociological knowledge and practice through outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ISA.
New: Annual Meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists
The Promise of Vegan Sociology: Vegan Sociology as a Conduit for Human and Nonhuman Emancipation
Submission deadline: TOMORROW April 30. Read on...
Call for Session Proposals
Proposals are invited for sessions at RC20 Regional Conference on Comparative Sociology & The 2nd RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology.
Philippine Sociological Society's International Conference seeks to bring in a range of diverse voices that can problematize, theorize, and empirically analyze the various experiences of vulnerability, precarity and resistance. They invite presentations from sociologists and social scientists from around the world about their recent research and think pieces particularly on vulnerabilities and resistance. The conference is open to individual presentations and panel proposals.
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia - Bodies in Flux
1 - 3 December, Edith Cowan University, Perth
Submission deadline extended: July 30th. Read on...
So Fi Zine: Call for Submissions
So Fi Zine #9 with Sujatha Fernandes
With Sujatha Fernandes, So Fi Zine #9 invites creative pieces that open new spaces of expression. Play with voice and place. Consider the conditions under which stories are told. Read her reflections on why we need connective stories of depth and complexity here.
Queer Theory Reading Group Symposium
August 5th, Macquarie University and Online via Zoom
The Queer (Theory) Reading Group began in 2019 as an interdisciplinary group for HDR students to meet and discuss genders and sexualities research. The reading group has been a source of ongoing support and collaboration, and we hope to share this space with others as we showcase ECR and HDR scholars' research on genders and sexualities.
Abstract submission deadline: TOMORROW April 30th. Read on...
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