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Date: 12/8/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 9th
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
We invite you to join us TODAY for our final 2021 TASA Thursdays event with Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, and Emma Colvin, Charles Sturt University, speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems'. December 9th, 12:30pm (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra time) via Zoom: 
Note, if you missed some TASA Thematic Week events, or you would like to watch them again, we are happy to report that there are several recordings available on our YouTube Channel here.
International Sociological Association's (ISA) Award for Excellence in Research and Practice
We are very honored to announce that Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell, from The University of Sydney, has been selected to receive the third ISA Award for Excellence in Research and Practice from among a number of excellent nominations from ISA members. Established in March 2013, this ISA Award is granted to a sociologist who advances and promotes sociological knowledge and practice through outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the ISA.
We extend our warm congratulations to Raewyn, a lifelong member and supporter of TASA, who will be presented with the award on June 25, 2023, at the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne. A very proud moment in the history of Australian Sociology. 
Mary Paton Research Award
We also extend our warm congratulations to TASA members Dr Katherine Carroll, Simon CoplandProfessor Catherine Waldby who have won the Australian Breastfeeding Association's highly competitive Mary Paton Research Award.   The biennial Award recognises excellence in breastfeeding research. The team was granted the Mary Paton Research Award for their winning research paper on bereaved fathers' experiences of their partner's lactation following stillbirth, neonatal or older infant death. The winning paper sheds light on the critical role of fathers in supporting their partners with lactation care and the important role human milk donation can play in parents' grieving following infant loss. Their winning paper will be published in Breastfeeding Review in early 2022 and we will share that with you when it becomes available. 
Thematic Groups - Call for Conveners
The following thematic groups don't have conveners for the November 2021 - November 2023 term.  If you are interested in taking on one of these roles, or would like more information to help with you decision, please email Ramon, our Thematic Groups Portfolio Leader.
  • Critical Indigenous Studies
  • Families and Relationships
  • Social Stratification
  • Teaching Sociology 
  • Sociology of Youth (looking for a co-convener)
Members' Engaging Sociology


Suzi Adams and Jeremy C. A. Smith (Eds.) Debating Imaginal Politics: Dialogues with Chiara Bottici. Roman & Littlefield. 

Debating Imaginal Politics
Chiara Bottici’s influential work on imaginal politics has provided a rich theoretical framework and incisive critical analysis with which to engage the contemporary world. Rethinking the image as a pictorial space of political activity located between the poles of the creative imagination of the self and social imaginary significations of the social collective, her work has provided a critical new resource not only in the academy, but for activists as well. This collection of essays by leading scholars debates Bottici’s account of imaginal politics from inter-disciplinary perspectives, ranging from critical theory and political philosophy, to psychoanalysis, and sociology. It provides the first systematic and interdisciplinary engagement with the imaginal field. The book is a must-read for all scholars interested in debates on the political, social transformation, social imaginaries, and the imagination, and will appeal to researchers and graduate students across a wide variety of disciplines as well as activists and politically-engaged readers. Read on... 

Book Chapters

Jeremy CA Smith (2021) Civilizations in history and myth: considerations on the imaginary and the imaginal. In Suzi Adams & Jeremy CA Smith (Eds.) Debating Imaginal Politics Dialogues with Chiara Bottici. Rowman & Littlefield
Drabowicz, Tomasz (2021). Digital skills inequality in the context of an aging society: the case of Poland. In Eszter Hargittai (Ed.), Handbook of Digital Inequality. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 179-190. 

Journal Articles

Liz Dean, Brendan Churchill & Leah Ruppanner (2021) The mental load: building a deeper theoretical understanding of how cognitive and emotional labor overload women and mothers, Community, Work & Family, DOI: 10.1080/13668803.2021.2002813
Kirby, E., Newton, G., Hofstätter, L., Judd-Lam, S., Strnadová, I., & Newman, C. E. (2021). (How) Will it end? A qualitative analysis of free-text survey data on informal care endings. International Journal of Care and Caring. December 2021. doi: 10.1332/239788221X16357694113165 [Open Access]
Alan Morris, Emma Mitchell, Shaun Wilson, Gaby Ramia & Catherine Hastings (2021) Loneliness within the Home among International Students in the Private Rental Sector in Sydney and Melbourne, Urban Policy and Research, DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2021.2005017
Co-founded by Zoei Sutton et al. (2021) Student Journal of Vegan Sociology, 2021, Vol.1 [full access]
Taylor, A., Brosnan, C. and Webb, G., 2021. Equity in the Classroom and the Clinic: Understanding the Role of Sociology in Health Professional Education. Teaching Sociology, p.0092055X211053374.
Smith, Jeremy ‘Encounters and Engagement in the Civilizational Analysis of JapanHistoricka Sociologie, Issue 2, 2021: 31-46 [full access]

Informed News & Analysis



Barbara Barbosa Neves Interview about loneliness in later life, ABC RN Tasmania 'Saturdays' (4-12-2021), from 2h28


Tom Barnes & David Rowe (2021) Sociology of Labour and Class. TASA, December 3rd. 
Natalie Harkin, Kieran Hegarty & Leisa Gibbons (2021, November 2) The politics of preservation: cultural collections in dangerous times, Australasia Preserves Quarterly Meetup [1:31:01], URL:

Kieran Hegarty (2021, October 19) The politics of preservation: cultural collections in dangerous times, Centre for Urban Research seminar [24:10], URL:
The Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program
In case you missed the announcement during TASA Thematic Week, TASA's Workshop Program, a new initiative introduced at the start of 2021, has been renamed The Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program. The workshops are intended to engage with the community, have the potential to feed into policy, connect with the research community as well as bring in experts from the community. We are very happy to advise that the workshop funding panel have approved two applications for events that will run in 2022. Namely:
Alone in lockdown: Personal, financial, and health impacts
27 May 2022
Organiser: Lara McKenzie
Sydney Urban Food Systems Innovations - What works and why?
February-June 2022 TBD
Organiser: Sarina Kilham
More details about both events are available here
Member candidate for employment

Fareed Kaviani

Fareed is a recent graduate at Monash University. He has a Bachelor's degree with first class honours in sociology, a Master's degree in literature and writing, and he recently completed a PhD (awaiting conferral); an interdisciplinary graduate research industry partnership (GRIP) at BehaviourWorks in the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

Fareed utilised knowledge from sociology, psychology, and criminology, to explore the impact of smartphones on behaviour and driving. His industry partner was VicRoads, so he spent a lot of time liaising with stakeholders and presenting recommendations from his data for policy and deterrence interventions.

The doctoral program was by publication, where he succeeded in getting all five of his manuscripts published in mostly Q1 International journals. He was also awarded the postgraduate publication award (PPA), a scholarship granted to high achieving students to assist them with the publication of further manuscripts during the thesis examination process. During this time he submitted another three manuscripts to Q1 journals.

Fareed was also employed as a sessional tutor for several first year sociology electives.

His area of expertise is in qualitative and quantitative methodology (i.e., mixed methods). Interdisciplinary studies. Critical theory. Deterrence. Risk. Digital technology. Tattoo and body modification. Sociology and Psychology.  

Fareed, who is in a position to relocate, is looking for some fixed part-time or full-time work and is open to absolutely anything research related, in both academia or industry. He is also very interested in any postdoc opportunities.
More information about Fareed is available via his Resume and the links below:


TASA Publications
Re advertised: The gift of TASA November keeps on giving! The Better Body? Towards a Sociology of Health
A one-day hybrid symposium being held in early February. 
Abstract submission deadline: December 21. Read on...

Journal of Sociology

2021 Journal of Sociology Best Paper winner
Prehn J, Guerzoni MA, Peacock H. ‘Learning her culture and growing up strong’: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathers, children and the sharing of culture. Journal of Sociology. 2021;57(3):595-611. doi:10.1177/1440783320934188
Note, to celebrate the win, the above paper will be available in full for the next 3 months. 

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

2021 Health Sociology Review Best Paper winner
Ángel R. Zapata-Moya, Barbara Willems & Piet Bracke (2019) The (re)production of health inequalities through the process of disseminating preventive innovations: the dynamic influence of socioeconomic status, Health Sociology Review, 28:2, 177-193, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2019.1601027
Note, to celebrate the win, the above paper will be available in full for the next 12 months. 

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 Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, read on... 

Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, 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
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


New: The RC20 Regional Conference on Comparative Sociology & the 2nd RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology: Asia
Japan Women's University, Tokyo, Japan
12–16 September 2022
Abstract submission deadline: 31 December. Read on... 
Critical Perspectives on COVID-19: Engaging the social sciences and humanities
21-22 April 2022
An in-person event being held in Sydney and Melbourne
All presentations should involve a strong focus on the social, cultural, spatial, historical or political dimensions of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
Abstract submission deadline: 4 February. 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: TOMORROW 10 December. Read on...
Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit

Abstract submission deadline extended: TOMORROW 
December 10. 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

Edited volume on ‘Religion and Digital Cultures in Africa & Oceania’.
Editors include fellow member Enqi Weng
The editors welcome empirical studies and grounded approaches that deploy digital methods and explore digital expressions of religion. We envision creative theoretical and conceptual contributions that chart, characterize and contextualize the digital turn in the study of religion and its implications for the aforementioned post-colonial contexts.
Abstract submission deadline:
 28 February 2022. Read on...
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.
‘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.
TASA Gift Memberships
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