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Date: 9/22/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter September 23
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,  
We hope you can join us TODAY24 September, 12:30-1:30pm (AEST), for our TASA Thursdays event with Clare Southerton, University of New South Wales, presenting on OB-GYNs of TikTok: #periodproblems, politics and platform affordances.   Clare's abstract for the talk is available here. You can access the session via zoom: Meeting ID: 892 4512 6168, Passcode: 154176.
If you haven't had a chance to complete our biennial members survey, you have until this Monday September 27.  We encourage you to complete the survey as responses help guide the Executive's decisions. You can access the survey here.  
Save the Dates
Alex Broom, the University of Sydney, Planet of the Microbes: Blowback Blues and Ecological (di)Stress, for TASA Thursdays on October 21stMore details to follow. 
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28thMore details to follow. 
Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher TASA Thursdays session on November 4. Topic TBC.
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. 
Members' Engaging Sociology


Cameron Parsell, Andrew Clarke, Francisco Perales (2021) Charity and Poverty in Advanced Welfare States. Routledge. 

Charity and poverty
This book conceptualises the role of charity to people who are poor in wealthy countries and outlines a set of practical and conceptual ideas for how it could be reimagined.

Despite professionalised welfare states and strong economies, in many advanced industrialised nations, charity continues to play a major role in the lives of people who are poor. Extending what we know about how neoliberalism drives a decayed welfare state that outsources welfare provisioning to charities and community initiatives, this book asks how can we understand and conceptualise society’s willingness to engage in charitable acts towards the poor, and how can charity be reimagined to contribute to justice in an unjust society? Through interrogating multiple data sources, including government datasets, survey datasets, media analyses, and ethnographic data, this book shows that charity is not well-suited to addressing the material dimension of poverty. It argues the need for a revised model of charity with the capacity to contribute to social solidarity that bridges social divisions and is inclusive of the poor. 
Read on...

Forthcoming - 2021 (Eds.) Ghena Krayem and Susan CarlandMuslim Women and Agency: an Australian Context. Brill.

Muslim Women and Agency: an Australian Context
Muslim women’s freedom, or assumed lack thereof, has long been a Western obsession. Almost never do we ask, what does agency look like to Muslim women? Who or what do they think constrains them, and how do they challenge that? Focussing on the little-researched area of the Australian Muslim community, this book brings together for the first time diverse accounts from Australian Muslim researchers, leaders, and community workers to interrogate how Muslim women understand, experience, and fight for agency. Academic and activist, personal and political, this ground-breaking book features the people at the centre of the debate. Read on... 

Book Chapters

Jovanovski, N. (2021). 'Feminine hunger: A brief history of women's food restriction practices in the West'. In: McCallum, D. (eds). The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Human Sciences. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore.

Journal Articles

Qi, Xiaoying. (2021) ‘Social Networks as Contexts, for Engagement and Initiative: An Empirical Investigation’. Current Sociology. Online first. DOI: 10.1177/00113921211012741.
Hughes, Mandy., Whitaker, Louise., & Rugendyke, Barbara. ‘ “Yesterday I couldn’t see. Tomorrow’s sun shines now”: Sharing migrant stories through creative arts practice to foster community connections and promote wellbeing’, Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol. 42, iss. 5,
Matteo Vergani, Dan Goodhardt, Rouven Link, Amy Adamczyk, Joshua D. Freilich & Steven Chermak (2021) When and How Does Anti-Semitism Occur? the Different Trigger Mechanisms Associated with Different Types of Criminal and Non-Criminal Hate Incidents, Deviant Behavior, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2021.1968283
Jenny Setchell, Rebecca Olson, Merrill Turpin, Nathalia Costa, Tim Barlott, Kate O’Halloran, Britta Wigginton & Paul Hodges (2021) Afflexivity in post-qualitative inquiry: prioritising affect and reflexivity in the evaluation of a health information website, Health Sociology Review, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2021.1976068

Informed News & Analysis

Naama Carlin (2021) How COVID has shone a light on the ugly face of Australian antisemitism. The Conversation, September 22.  

Media Mentions

Osmond Chiu (2021) ‘Be less of a white boys’ club’: How to address Parliament’s lack of diversity. Sydney Morning Herald, September 18. 

Radio Interviews

Barbara Barbosa Neves (2021) Live radio interview with Triple UFM on loneliness among older Australians living alone (9th of September).
Lucinda Aberdeen (2021) Lucinda Aberdeen in discussion with Matt Dowling Social Sciences Week 2021ABC Shepparton ‘Breakfast with Matt Dowling. September 8. Lucinda and Matt discussed the important contribution of the social sciences to understanding and chartering a way through the pandemic (at the 1.12.56 mark). 


David Rowe (2021) Binge: Television Feast, Cultural Famine?  Western Sydney University. 
David Rowe (2021) What place is this? Tokyo’s made-for-television OlympicsOlympic Analysis.
Jovanovski, N. (2021). 'Sexy food, tasty women: Challenging the soft-core pornographization of (wo)men's appetites'. In Food, Fatness and Fitness: Critical Perspectives. Retrieved from: here.


Alex Broom, Michelle Peterie, Leah Williams Veazey, Barbara Barbosa Neves, Cameron Parsell, Sukhmani Khorana, Michael Richardson & Gaby Ramia (2021) Emotion Inequality in Pandemic Australia.  School of Social and Political Sciences, Sydney University, September 15. 


 Ricki Spencer (2021) An interview with Senator Janet Rice: TASA Media Voices Series. TASA, September 22.
TASA November
Sociology in the West
University of Western Australia
Date: November 5
Call for papers coming soon. 

A better body?: Towards a sociology of wellness
University of New South Wales, Sydney
Date: November 11
For full details, read on...

Healthy Societies Symposium
The Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies (SCHS) and the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Sydney
November 16, 9:30am - 3:30pm
For more details, read on...
To submit, click here. 
Abstract submission deadline: October 8. 

New lives, new research agendas: Sociology beyond the pandemic
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Date: November 18

Art as Resistance: Myanmar Protest Art from the Frontline
University of Sydney
Venue: a Newtown art gallery, a short walk from the University of Sydney.
Date: Monday November 29
In-person (recorded)

Sociology Goes Public
Australian National University, Canberra
Date: Monday November 29

Applied Sociology Symposium
Date: TBC
Thematic Groups


The deadline for the Thematic Groups Support Scheme Round 2 has been extended, from 1 September to 8 November this year. This scheme offers up to $2,000 funding for events happening during the first half of next year, from 1 January to 30 June 2022. If you have event ideas, we encourage you to share those with the convener/s of the thematic group/s you are a member of.

New convener term: Nov 2021 - Nov 2023

The new thematic group convener term is fast approaching (November 2021 - November 2023). If you are interested in convening/co-convening a thematic group, and you haven't reached out to the relevant current convener yet, we encourage you to do so in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, you can contact Ramon, the Thematic Group Portfolio Leader, via or Sally in TASA Admin.


High School Competition
Critical Disability Studies Thematic Group
Online Writing and Art Competition Inclusion is!
If you have links with high school students/teachers, or social media accounts, please share this flyer and this video link
For details, read on...  
Critical Indigenous Sociology
This Critical Indigenous Studies Thematic Group Symposium on Indigenous Sociology will showcase the diversity Indigenous sociologists/scholarship
Speakers include TASA members Raewyn Connell, Bronwyn Carlson, Karen Soldatic & Kim Spurway
Due to lockdown, this event has been postponed to Monday 27 September 9:00 am – 4:30 pm AEST Macquarie University, NSW. 
For full details, and to register, read on... 
Workshop Program: call for expressions of interest
Call for Expressions of Interest - TASA's Workshop Program
Funding of $10,000 is available for two workshops ($5k each).
Submission deadline: October 18th via the orange button below.  Read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 57, Number: 3 (September 2021) has been published. You can access the Table of Contents here.

Journal of Sociology - open access articles

In case you missed it, Journal of Sociology's Volume 56 Issue 1, March 2020, Special issue articles  - Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia - are available on open access here.  

Health Sociology Review - Call for Papers: Special Issue

Sociological Aspects of Knowledge Translation
Special Issue: Issue 1, 2023
This special issue focuses on knowledge translation. Knowledge translation is important, timely, and particularly relevant to the sociology of health, illness, and medicine because:
  • The processes through which different knowledges coalesce embody and demonstrate myriad interactions between society and health
  • Knowledge translation requires sociologically informed scholarship that accounts for how social interactions and political processes influence health, illness, and medicine
  • Indigenous people have emphasised that knowledge translation should be grounded in respect for diverse knowledges and that it should operate relationally, rather than uni-directionally. Further, making knowledge translation foundational to research design and communication provides opportunity to demonstrate respect for Indigenous people’s enduring connections to Country, intergenerational responsibilities and knowledge of communities.
Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2022. Full papers will be due before July 31, 2022. Read on...

New: Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus
Full time, ongoing position
Applications close: October 18. Read on...
New: Associate Professor/Professor 
Evaluation and Implementation Science. Fixed term. 
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne
Application deadline: September 30. Read on...
New: Research Fellow
Data Analytics. Fixed term.
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne
Application deadline: October 5. Read on...
New: Research Officer
2 days per week for 6 months
Expressions of interest are sought for a casual research officer with experience in conducting policy audits and/or systematic reviews. Skills in searching Scopus or other academic databases and using Endnote or other referencing software are required. Lived experience of disability preferred.
Please send a brief letter and CV to Dr Elizabeth Conroy 
Research Officer or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University
Working closely with fellow member Karen Willis
Applications close: October 1. Read on... 
Fellow/Associate Professor
The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Applications close: September 26. Read on... 
The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies
Harvard University’s Committee on Australian Studies is seeking to appoint to The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the academic year 2023-24.
Applications close 30 September. Read on...
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. 

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: History and implications of privatisation and corporatisation in Australian health care
The Centre for Health Policy and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne
Application deadline: 7 October. Read on...
New: ACU IHSS invites PhD candidates in sociology
Australian Catholic University's Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences is seeking outstanding PhD and MPhil applicants in citizenship and nationalism studies; cultural, economic and political sociology; family transition; globalisation; social movements; sociology of emotions; sociology of religion; urban studies and related areas.
Application deadline: 17 October. Read on...
PhD scholarship – Social licence and the development of commercial onshore lobster aquaculture in Australia
University of Tasmania
This PhD project will examine how 'social licence' is relevant and can be gained in the development of a commercial onshore lobster aquaculture industry in Australia.
Project supervisor: fellow member
Vaughan Higgins
Application deadline:
 29 October. Read on...
PhD Scholarship - Developing data collection platforms to enhance human services delivery. The Bradshaw Family Research Initiative, Family Care Shepparton.
An Industry Engagement Scholarship through FamilyCare in partnership with La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus
Supervisors include fellow member Janet Congues
Application deadline: September 30. 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

Round Table Discussion

New: SURCLA and AILASA Roundtable: Reflections on Decolonial Feminisms
The event will feature a live conversation with Dr Sara Motta from the University of Newcastle and fellow member Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro from Deakin University as well as others. 
This Saturday 25 September, 9-11am (AEST)
 For full details, and to register, read on...

New ISA Thematic Group

New: new Thematic Group at the International Sociological Association (ISA) titled ‘Digital Sociology’ (TG10)
The first Newsletter of the newly created TG10 Digital Sociology group can be accessed here.

Call for Chapter Proposals

New: Call for Chapter Proposals
Expanded Edition of How Qualitative Data Analysis Happens: Moving Beyond “Themes Emerged”
Proposal submission deadline: December 31. Read on...


The Politics of Solidarity and Anti-Racism in Settler Colonial Contexts
Monday, 27 September, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM AEST
In this webinar, Kim Alley and Karen Farquharson discuss their experiences and research in considering what it means to undertake attentive and responsive scholarly work, reflecting on relational ethics, positionality and politics in settler colonial settings.
For details, and to register, read on...


New: The Disaffection Seminar Series

Seminar 1 - Over-Affection: From Anxiety to Ressentiment & Back
Mon, 27 Sep 2021 17:00 AEST

Seminar 2 - Disalienation & Disaffection: France & India
Thu, 7 Oct 2021 11:00 AEDT

Seminar 3 - Conspiracy, Alienation and Anxiety in Crises
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:00 AEDT
Seminar 4 - Aesthetics & Disaffection: French Algeria to Japan
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:00 AEDT

Seminar 5 - Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 19:00 AEDT
For details about the seminars, click here.
To register, click here.  
Gender/Sexuality/Culture Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series
Tauhi Va: The Politics of Indigenous Refusal and Honoring Our Commitment to Protecting the Sacred
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday 30 September, 11am-12pm AEST (via zoom)
For details, and to register, read on...


Migrant Civic Practice in Times of Crisis
December 3rd
Borders and Diversity Research Program, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
During these times of unprecedented and intertwined global crises of health, environment and economy, there are new calls for representation and renewed forms of political and social action forming from the margins in many countries of migrant settlement.
Submission deadline: October 1st. Read on...
Motherhood, Labour and Care in Contemporary Australia and New Zealand
Online, Monday November 22nd
Conveners: Sheree Gregory and Kate Huppatz
Abstract submission deadline: October 1st. Read on...

Call for Advisory Group Members

New: Research advisory group members with lived experience of disability
Expressions of interest from people with lived experience of disability or mental illness and homelessness and/or incarceration to become members of a research advisory group. The group needs to be to be largely representative of jurisdictions across Australia and to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. No research experience needed. A small honorarium for attendance at meetings.
For more information please contact Dr Elizabeth Conroy.

Call for Submissions -Zine

So Fi Zine edition #10
Another call for submissions for So Fi Zine is live! It’s a special milestone: the tenth edition of the zine.
Submission deadline: October 31. Read on...


Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities 
Work and Family Researchers Network
June 23-25, 2022, New York City
Submissions deadline: November 1.  Read on...
Labour Movements in a Post COVID-19 World
The International Sociological Association (ISA)’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44)
Asia-Pacific regional conference
27–29 June 2022
Abstract and Panel Proposals due: 15 November. Read on...

2022 RC44 Asia-Pacific Conference - Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit 
Abstract submission deadline extended: November 10. Read on...
Sociology of Vulnerabilities and Resistance: New and Emerging Challenges on Lives, Communities, and Places.
The Philippine Sociological Society
Online, October 1 - 5, 2021
Speakers include our immediate past president, Dan Woodman
For a list of the Australian organising committee for the 2023 World Congress, visit:
TASA Gift Memberships
Gift memberships, for any membership category, can now be accessed at anytime via your membership profile screen. If you would like to gift a membership, to someone new or to a current member, please follow the steps below:
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Updating your Member Profile
Personal pronoun preferences can now be added to your profile. There are 9 combination options to choose from. Please let Sally in TASA Admin know if your preference/s is not on the list and we will have them added.
For assistance with updating your Member Profile on TASA web please see the video tutorial: Updating your Member Profile
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You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2021 - 2022, and their respective portfoliosas well as documents and policies, including the ConstitutionValues StatementStatement on Academic Freedom, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
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