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Date: 10/6/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 7
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,  
We are looking forward to our next TASA Thursdays event with guest speaker fellow member Alex Broom, the University of Sydney. Alex's talk title is, 'Planet of the Microbes: Blowback Blues and Ecological (di)Stress'October 21st, 12:30pm AEDT, via Zoom: ID: 849 6176 9494. Passcode: 296494
As mentioned in last week's newsletter, if you have a new book you would like to launch during TASA Thematic Week, please contact Sally in TASA Admin. Also, full details about registering for our big week of sociology are available on TASAweb here.

Save the Dates
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28th, 12:30pm AEDT via Zoom: Meeting ID: 820 3647 1022. Passcode: 685336
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. 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


Harris, Anita, Cuervo, Hernan, Wyn, Johanna (2021) Thinking about Belonging in Youth Studies. Palgrave.

Thinking about Belonging in Youth Studies
This book takes a global perspective to address the concept of belonging in youth studies, interrogating its emergence as a reoccurring theme in the literature and elucidating its benefits and shortcomings. While belonging offers new alignments across previously divergent approaches to youth studies, its pervasiveness in the field has led to criticism that it means both everything and nothing and thus requires deeper analysis to be of enduring value. The authors do this work to provide an accessible, scholarly account of how youth studies uses belonging by focusing on transitions, participation, citizenship and mobility to address its theoretical and historical underpinnings and its prevalence in youth policy and research. Read on...
For more details, see the book flyer.

Journal Articles

Boese, M, Moran, A and Mallman, M 2021, ‘Re-examining Social Mobility: Migrants’ Relationally, Temporally, and Spatially Embedded Mobility Trajectories’, Sociology, published online first
Busbridge R. Changing the date: Local councils, Australia Day and cultures of national commemoration. Journal of Sociology. September 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211044548

Kirby E, Watson A, Churchill B, Robards B, LaRochelle L. Queering the Map: Stories of love, loss and (be)longing within a digital cartographic archive. Media, Culture & Society. 2021;43(6):1043-1060. doi:10.1177/0163443720986005
Clark M, Lupton D. Pandemic fitness assemblages: The sociomaterialities and affective dimensions of exercising at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Convergence. September 2021. doi:10.1177/13548565211042460
Burns, E. A., & Rajčan, A. (2021). The publishing practices of Australian sociology PhD students: Do they achieve outputs in sociology journalsAustralian Universities Review, 63(2), 3-10.


Elizabeth Humphrys & Freya Newman (September 2021) 'High Heat and Climate Change at Work: Report for the United Workers Union', Climate Justice Research Centre, Univeristy of Technology Sydney:

Informed News & Analysis

Mandy Hughes, Barbara Rugendyke & Louise Whitaker (2021) ‘It’s given me love’: connecting women from refugee backgrounds with communities through art. The Conversation, October 4. 


Peta Cook (2021) Embracing Ageism. That's What I Call Science.
TASA November
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.
Applications close next Wednesday 13th October.
For the full details, and the application form, please click on the orange button below:
Healthy Societies
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: TBC
This event has been postponed and will take place in January or February next year. We will update you when more information becomes available. 

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, and to register, read on...
To submit, click here. 
Abstract submission deadline: TOMORROW 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
In-person (recorded)

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


The deadline for the Thematic Groups Support Scheme Round 2 is 8 November. 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.


New: The Promise of Vegan Sociology
Organised by our Sociology & Animals thematic group in conjunction with similar groups within the several international sociological associations. 
October 9 and 10
For details, and to register read on...
New: Hope and Empathy in Uncertain Times
Online Symposium
Jointly organised by the Sociology of Emotions & Affect and the Health Thematic Groups
28-29 October
Keynote Speakers: fellow members Simone Fullagar and Signe Ravn
The draft program is available here.
For full details, and to register, read on... 
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...  

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...

Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Swinburne University, Hawthorn campus
Full time, ongoing position
Applications close: October 18. 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: La Trobe University: The Living with Disability Research Centre
Research Training Program (RTP) PhD Scholarship opportunity for an outstanding candidate to explore a disability related topic in a discipline such as social work, disability studies or any other of the social sciences. They are seeking a high achieving candidate, preferably with experience in the disability sector, to develop a project and conduct original research on a suitable theme. Specific areas of interest include social inclusion, the effectiveness and quality of disability services, and the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. 
For more details, visit our Jobs & Scholarships Board. 
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
For details, read on...
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.
For full details, read on... 
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: TODAY 7 October. Read on...
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...  

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:  The Australian Centre for Lived Experience 'TACFLE' 
Fellow member Matthew Jackman is the founder, and lead peer, of a new lived experience leadership institute and Mad informed think tank.
To learn more about TACFLE, see the website for details. 


New: The Australian Death Studies Society (ADSS)
Three Prizes are open for submissions:
  1. Best Student Paper
  2. Dissertation
  3. Creative Work.
The Australian Death Studies Society was founded in 2020 and aims to foster the development of high quality scholarship about dying, death, and body disposal within Australia. The subject matter of death touches all aspects of human experience, and this is reflected in the multidisciplinary nature of our membership. The ADSS welcome submissions for the above 3 prizes from scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
Application deadline: 1st December.  Please see the website for guidelines and send any enquiries to


New: 2021 Isaac Industrial Relations Symposium
Transnational Industrial Democracy: Towards a New Paradigm of Labour Governance in Global Supply Chains
University of Melbourne
6pm - 7:30pm, Thursday 14 October (via Zoom)
For full details, and to register, read on...


New: Mummy was Busy: Leunig’s Cartoon and the Fracking of Attention under Lockdown
Child Psychoanalytic Association of Australia
Online, next Tuesday October 19
Speaker: fellow member Petra Bueskins
For details, and to register, read on... 

Call for Papers - Journal

New: Research in the Sociology of Work: New editorial team and Call for papers
Research in the Sociology of Work (RSW) publishes research that examines current issues related to the nature of work, the places and spaces of work, and the experiences of workers and examines the forces that shape the context of work. The incoming editorial team of Rick Delbridge (Cardiff), Andi Pekarek (University of Melbourne), Gretchen Purser (Syracuse), and Markus Helfen (FU Berlin) are pleased to announce a call for papers on ‘Ethnographies of work’.
Submission deadline: March 2022. Read on...
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
TODAY 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.  

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.
Submission deadline: October 31. Read on...


BSA cfp 2022
Building Equality and Justice Now
The British Sociological Association Virtual Annual Conference 2022
20-22 April
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 29 October. Read on...
Global Crises, Alternative Futures
Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA)
8 January 2022, hybrid
Submission deadline: October 15. 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...
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:
STEP 1: Click here and log in

STEP 2: Click on the drop down menu to the right of your name in the purple bar (RH) at the top of the website (see 1st image below)
STEP 3: Click on Profile (see 1st image below)
STEP 4: Click on the Gift Memberships menu item and complete the details, see yellow highlights in 2nd image below. 
Profile Steps 2
Submitting Newsletter Items
We encourage you to support your colleagues by sharing details of your latest publications with them via this newsletter. No publication is too big or too small. Any mention of sociology is of value to our association, and to the discipline, so please do send through details of your latest publication (fully referenced & with a link, where possible) for the next newsletter, to TASA Admin. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.
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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