We extended the deadline for the biennial membership survey to this coming Monday October 4. We encourage you to complete the survey as responses help guide the Executive's decisions. You can access the survey here. Note, you do not need to login, the link will take you directly to the survey.
If you missed our TASA Thursdays event last week with Clare Southerton talking about OB-GYNs of TikTok: #periodproblems, politics and platform affordances, you can catch up via the recording here.
TASA Thematic Week/TASA November
If you have a new book you would like to launch during TASA Thematic Week, please contact Sally in TASA Admin.
If you are on Twitter, the hashtag for all TASA November events is #TASANovember. For events during TASA Thematic Week we will be using #TASAWeek in conjunction with #TASANovember.
The program will be available shortly.
Registrations for TASA Thematic Week are now open. The full details are available on TASAweb here.
Thanks to the Postgraduate Portfolio Leader, and sub-committee, there is some funding available to assist with postgraduate attendance. The full details and application form can be accessed here.
Alex Broom, the University of Sydney, Planet of the Microbes: Blowback Blues and Ecological (di)Stress, for TASA Thursdays on October 21st. More details to follow.
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28th. More details to follow.
TASA Thursdays Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: What is a sociologist anyway? hosted by Laura Simpson Reeves and Jane (Defeng) Jin on behalf of the Postgraduate Sub-Committee, with panellists Dr Zoe Staines (UQ), Dr Rebekah Ramsay (The World Bank) and Dr Andrew Clarke (UQ) – Thursday 4 November, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86946559001?pwd=dnZ5VWduWTBzb1cyTW54LzdvOXozZz09. Meeting ID: 869 4655 9001, Passcode: 784151
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 |
Maire, Q. (2021). Credential Market: Mass Schooling, Academic Power and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Springer.
We extend a warm congratulations to Quentin on the publication of their first monograph. This book makes an original contribution to credential sociology by analysing how high school certificates become and remain valuable in a context of mass high school participation (i.e. credentialism). Building on a detailed analysis of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, a senior secondary school certificate offered in over 150 countries, Quentin Maire argues that the advent of new private credentials can be understood as a phenomenon of credential stratification in a context of intensified academic competition.
Using original data on high school credentials in Australia and internationally, the author makes a strong case for certificates to be studied relationally, by locating them in the credentialing structures in which they are inserted. He systematically applies the comparative method to explain the role of the curriculum, family resources, school segregation and higher education selection in creating a credential hierarchy. His robust combination of theoretical construction and detailed empirical work allows him to offer new insights into social inequality in education systems, credential theory and the IB Diploma.
This book is available on open access here.
|Linda C Botterill, Joshua Lake & Michael J Walsh (2021): Factors affecting public responses to health messages during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: partisanship, values, and source credibility, Australian Journal of Political Science, https://doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2021.1978389
Kirby, E., van Toorn, G., & Lwin, Z. (2021). Routines of isolation? A qualitative study of informal caregiving in the context of glioma in Australia. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 9. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13571
Willis K, Ezer P, Lewis S, Bismark M, Smallwood N. “Covid just amplified the cracks of the system”: Working as a Frontline health worker during the COVID-19 pandemic, Int J Environ Research Pub Health, 2021, 18, 10178. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph1819101078
Smallwood N, Willis K, Mental health among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Respirology, 2021 early view. http://doi.org/10.1111/resp.14143
Smallwood N, Pascoe A, Karimi L, Willis. K. Moral distress and perceived community views are associated with mental health symptoms in frontline health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Environ Research Pub Health, 2021, 18(16), 8723. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168723
Venville A, Willis K, Adler V, Kostecki T, Rollins W. Staying connected during a global pandemic: Telephone support for Vulnerable Populations. Australian Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2021.1959937
Willis K, Smallwood N, Care Trauma, The Saturday Paper, 25th September (No. 368), p. 3.
Keynote Speaker Invitations
New: TASA Thematic Week Postgraduate Bursary Fund
The TASA Thematic Week Postgraduate Bursary Fund is a one-off fund in 2021 established by the TASA Postgraduate Sub-Committee to support postgrad attendance at TASA Thematic Week. This fund is drawn from the TASA Postgrad Portfolio Leader’s annual budget to support postgraduate activities. The TASA Postgraduate Sub-Committee encourages postgraduate TASA members to apply. For the full details, and the application form, please click on the orange button below:
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
Abstract submission deadline: October 8.
Applied Sociology Symposium
Date: November 17, 11am start (AEST/Qld time)
More details soon.
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
Sociology Goes Public
Australian National University, Canberra
Date: Monday November 29
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|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...
|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...
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus
Full time, ongoing position
Evaluation and Implementation Science. Fixed term.
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne
Data Analytics. Fixed term.
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
University of Melbourne
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: TOMORROW October 1. 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: TODAY 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.
| 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: PhD scholarship with the Life Patterns research program
University of Melbourne
Current Honours students are encouraged to apply, pending their final results
Nominated co-supervisor: fellow member Jenny Chesters
New: Youth living with chronicity in the digital age
Sydney Centre for Health Societies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Sydney University
Chief investigators are fellow members Alex Broom and Katherine Kenny.
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
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.
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: TODAY September 30. 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 |
Call for Papers - Journal
New: Critical Refugee Intersections: Before, During, and After Flight
Editor(s): Niro Kandasamy (University of Sydney, Australia), Lauren Avery (University of York, UK) and Karen Soldatic (Western Sydney University, Australia)
This thematic issue is the result of Social Inclusion’s partnership with research network (In)Justice International,
Abstract submission deadline: December 15. Read on...
Call for Chapter Proposals
Call for Chapter Proposals
Expanded Edition of How Qualitative Data Analysis Happens: Moving Beyond “Themes Emerged”
Proposal submission deadline: December 31. Read on...
The Disaffection Seminar Series
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.
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
TODAY Thursday 30 September, 11am-12pm AEST (via zoom)
For details, and to register, read on...
New: Connectivity, flow & change: Social perspectives on the Great Barrier Reef
Tuesday 5 October, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm AEST, Townsville
Migrant Civic Practice in Times of Crisis
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: TOMORROW 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: TOMORROW October 1st. Read on...
Call for Advisory Group Members
| |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.
New: Building Equality and Justice Now
The British Sociological Association Virtual Annual Conference 2022
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 29 October. Read on...
New: Global Crises, Alternative Futures
Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA)
8 January 2022, hybrid
Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities
Work and Family Researchers Network
June 23-25, 2022, New York City
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
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
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
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