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Date: 11/17/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 18
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
We hope you can make it to our TASA Thursdays event TODAY (12:30pm AEDT) with Andrew Jakubowicz, and Catherine Hastings speaking on 'A transition to a sociologist in private practice' November 18th via Zoom: Meeting ID: 832 7503 8428
Passcode: 727721.
In case you have missed previous announcements and newsletter, next week is TASA Thematic Week (November 22nd - November 26th). There are multiple sociology events, too many to include all of them below! For full details, please see the event Agenda available on TASAweb here. We realise it is a very busy time of the year but we hope you can make it along to one or more event next week! You can register via the orange button below: 
Click here to register for TASA Thematic Week  

A warm congratulations is extended to fellow members Deborah Stevenson and Andrew Jakubowicz (today's TASA Thursdays guest speaker) who have both been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. 
TASA Thematic Week (TTW)
22-26 November

TTW Keynote Speakers

Farida Fozdar (L)


Christy Newman (R)

Farida Fozdar
Talking values: institutions, nations, the globe - While debates about the desirability, and possibility, of a ‘value-free’ sociology continue, values are increasingly recruited discursively by institutions and nations as part of their identity work. This paper explores the ways in which values-talk works, considering a number of concrete examples including the institutional values of Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers, and the author’s own university, University of Western Australia (which is about to remove its Anthropology and Sociology degree and all its staff), and the national ‘Australian values’ as espoused by politicians and in debates around the Values Statement signed by migrants. The focus is on the rhetorical work the language of values does and the ways in which it constructs positive identity rather than forming the basis for the behaviour of those associated with the institution or nation. It is literally ‘virtues signalling’, where the signalling is the whole point of the exercise. The paper considers how/whether values talk is part of the Civilizing Process, and how it might relate to talk of cosmopolitan values.
Sociology at the intersections: Research work demands self-classification. Across fields of research, areas of expertise, and even the thematic groups in the Australian Sociological Association (TASA), we code and categorise our interests as a necessary condition for participating in contemporary research industries and cultures. But as with every form of classification, these systems are not designed to capture the diversity and dynamism of research practice. In this keynote presentation, I will explore insights gained from working at the intersections of sociology and public health – and across my thematic interests in health, gender and sexuality, and families and relationships – over two decades at the UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health. Originally founded as the National Centre in HIV Social Research, I learned from those who led the frontline response to HIV/AIDS about the significance of building meaningful collaborations with affected communities, policymakers, and clinicians, and across social and health disciplines. While sociology at the intersections may be more difficult to categorise, it provides a model of inclusive research practice based in trust, humility and respect for difference which is ideal for responding to both enduring and emerging social issues.
To view the full list of TASA Thematic Week speakers click on the orange button below:

TTW Book of Abstracts & Program Overview

Note, since last week's newsletter, updates have been made to the Book of Abstracts and to the Program. To ensure you are accessing the latest version of each booklet, we encourage you to click on the above links today. Moving forward, please use the links provided on TASAweb  here.

Plenary and Panels

Plenary: Working beyond academia in and outside of universities
  • Vaughan Higgins
  • Joseph Borlagdan
  • Katherine Carroll
  • Ricki Spencer
  • Karen Soldatic
  • Children and Narratives of Resilience
  • Reproducing Marginalised Lives: State-Citizen Relations in Indonesia, Mauritius, and the Philippines
  • Arts based knowledge translation: How to promote hope and empathy in uncertain times
  • COVID-19 & Youth Futures
  • Disability futures: new approaches to thinking about disability justice and inclusion
  • Following trajectories of open data: smart government, enclosure and population regulation
For details, including a list of speakers for each of the above 6 panels, see the Agenda on TASAweb here.

TTW free online Postgraduate/ECR sessions

There are some great free! online postgraduate events being run during TASA Thematic Week. For details, and to register, please click on the orange buttons below:
Messy Life event flyer

TTW Agenda


TASA Thematic Week will be accessible via desktop and/or an event app. You can download the app via the buttons below: 

TTW Registration

Save the Dates - TASA Thursdays
Dr Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, and Emma Colvin, Charles Sturt University, will be speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems' for TASA Thursdays on December 9th via Zoom: 
Members' Engaging Sociology


Youth Collectivities: Cultures and Objects (2021) Edited By Bjørn Schiermer, Ben Gook, Valentina Cuzzocrea. Taylor and Francis. 

Youth Collectives
This volume seeks to address what its contributors take to be an important lacuna in youth cultural research: a lack of interest in the phenomenon of collectivity and collective aspects of youth culture. It gathers scholars from diverse research backgrounds – ranging from contemporary subculture studies, fan culture studies, musicology, youth transitions studies, criminology, technology and work-life studies – who all address collective phenomena in young lives. Ranging thematically from music experience and festival participation, via soccer fan culture, leisure, street art, youth climate activism, to the design of EU youth policies and Australian government ‘project’ work with young migrants, the chapters develop a variety of approaches to collective aspects to young cultural practices and material cultures. Read on...
TASA member contributors include Dan Woodman, Michelle Mansfield, Peter Kelly, and Meave Noonan
Note: 20% discount available with code: FLR40

Journal Articles

Clark, Eileen; Munday, Jennifer; Watts, Alison (2021) Cricket and the Beechworth Asylum, 1910–1915: A collective biography. Journal of Sociology, online first,
Campbell A. Following a straight path? The social locations and sexual identity trajectories of emerging adult women. Journal of Sociology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211049596
Campbell A. Following a straight path? The social locations and sexual identity trajectories of emerging adult women. Journal of Sociology. November 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211049596
Pam Nilan has published an article titled ‘The youth appeal of far-right music festivals’ in the new journal Youth 1(1) - 2021: pp. 14-26. (Open Access)
Catherine Ann Martin (2021) The Chinese Invasion: Settler Colonialism and the Metaphoric Construction of Race, Journal of Australian Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14443058.2021.1992480 [limited free copies available]
Bridges, D., Bamberry, L., Wulff, E., & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2021). “A trade of one's own”: The role of social and cultural capital in the success of women in male-dominated occupations. Gender, Work & Organization, 1–17.

Invited Speakers

Barbara Barbosa Neves was an invited speaker at the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) conference, part of a panel recorded for ABC RN Big Ideas Broadcast: "Growing old: Sometimes it’s complicated"

Radio Interviews



Deborah Lupton (2021) New book now out – Creative Approaches to Health Education. This Sociological Life, November 11.


Heidi Hetz (2021) Regional Refugee Settlement Forum. Parallel Session 4: Mobility, space and temporalityNorthern Institute CDU, November 8. 
Ricki Spencer (2021) Disability Royal Commission, Inequities in health & education with Ricki Spencer The Brain Network, November 6. 
David Rowe (2021) Why Australians love going barefoot. BBC Reel, 4th November.
TASA November
Does Art = Activism?
Sponsored by The Australian Sociological Association and the University of Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre
Art, and its creation and production, is often seen as a pathway to activism, communicating concrete events through abstract forms, expressing resistance and/or community solidarity, and serving as a tool for healing, reconciliation, and memorialization. But art can also reflect a staid status quo and an acceptance of current power structures.
This online workshop will bring together artists, activists, curators and scholars to interrogate art’s role in activism and social change.
Online, Monday, November 29, 3:30 to 4:30pm AEDT
For the full details, and to register, read on...
Sociology Goes Public
Australian National University, Canberra
Online, Monday November 29, 12:00pm - 5:15pm
Includes two panels and a book launch
Panel 1 - Sociology goes to work: exploring the value of sociology education in the workplace
Panel 2 - Applying sociology to digital media policy
Book Launch - Critical Theory and Demagogic Populism (Manchester University Press, 2020)
For more details, read on... 
Note, registration details will be available soon.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 57, Number: 4 (December 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...

Lecturer in Sociology (Behavioural Studies)
Monash University
Continuing appointment
Application deadline: November 29. Read on... 
Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, Campaigns
With Our Watch - a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.
You would be responsible for managing developmental research and ongoing evaluation of a number of exciting campaigns/projects.
For details, 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: Place-Making, Cultures and Communities in Parramatta
Doctoral research scholarship
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Application deadline: 30 November. Read on...
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. 
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...  

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


50th Anniversary Symposium
New: The Social Future of Australia
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia's 50th anniversary annual symposium
Online next Monday November 22nd and Tuesday November 23rd
Note, the State of the Social Sciences report will be launched at the first session. Fellow members Mark Western and Deborah Lupton were involved in the Steering Committees for both the report and the symposium and will be part of the report launch. 
Immediate Past TASA President Dan Woodman will be one of the round table speakers on 'Improving the status and reception of the social sciences'.
The events are free but registration is required. Read on...
New: Motherhood, Labour and Care
This symposium will interrogate motherhood, labour and care issues within Australian and New Zealand contexts.
Online, Monday, 22 November, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM AEDT
For details, and to register, read on...

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Companion will be published by Elgar Publishing as part of a series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Handbooks/Companion series.
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2022. Read on...

Call for Papers - Monograph

‘The Sociology of Diagnosis’, Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph. Edited by Annemarie Jutel, Ann V. Bell, Darin Weinberg and Jessica Young. The editors invite theoretical and empirical papers that address how the critical analysis of diagnostic categories as social phenomena has provided a novel lens for understanding health, illness and disease. Prospective contributors should send an abstract of up to 600 words to by 31st January 2022. For the full CFP click here.

Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program

Early Career Fellowship Program
Work Family Researchers Network  (WFRN)
The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes and integrate them within the WFRN research community. Fellows receive a 2022 membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $250 to attend an Early Career Fellowship Preconference (June 22, 2022) and the 2022 WFRN Conference (June 23-25, 2022) in New York City. To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2017 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions. Information about the program can be found via this link, or apply directly here.
Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor.
Application deadline: November 19. 

Journal - Call for Papers

Dossier - Aging, life span and societal challenges
This special issue of Forum Sociológico focuses on analyzing the challenges resulting from a longer life, as one of the greatest social problems in contemporary societies. We welcome and encourage authors to submit original articles of an empirical nature or theoretical essays, nationally and internationally.
Article submission deadline: January 15th, 2022, in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish. All proposals must be sent to, with the subject of the dossier in the subject field. The journal’s publishing guidelines and other relevant information, as well as previous issues, are available here.


Re advertised with extended submission deadline: Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit

Abstract submission deadline extended:
December 10. Read on...
Rural sustainability in the urban century
XV World Congress of Rural Sociology, 19-22 July 2022, Cairns, Australia
Abstract submission deadline:
November 30. Read on... and see flyer for more details. 
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. 
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