This is final reminder that panel submissions for TASA 2022 are due soon. The deadline has been extended to this coming Tuesday March 1st at 9am AEDT. For details, read on...
We hope you can join us TODAY for our TASA Thursdays event, February 24th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, with fellow members Grazyna Zadjow & Kerry Power talking about the Trials and tribulations around the ethics of social media research. Grazyna has had a wealth of experience both heading and sitting on ethics committees. For their PhD, Kerry conducted a study on art teachers on Twitter over a period of six months and wrote about the process of applying for ethical clearance from their university and Twitter. You can read Kerry's article on ethical issues that are particular to social media and virtual research here and register for the event here. Zoom details will be emailed on Monday.
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Stephen Crook Memorial Award
Nominations for the 2022 Stephen Crook Memorial Award are now open. This is a biennial prize for the best authored book in Australian Sociology. The Prize was established to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Crook in recognition of his significant contribution to Australian sociology. The 2022 round will cover books that list 2020 or 2021 in the front matter of the book.
For full details, and the nomination form, read on...
Nomination deadline: next Tuesday March 1.
Raewyn Connell Award
A biennial prize for the best first book by an author in Australian Sociology. The Prize is to honour the work of Professor Raewyn Connell in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Australian Sociology. The 2022 round will cover books that list 2020 or 2021 in the front matter of the book.
For full details, and the nomination form, read on...
Nomination deadline: next Tuesday March 1.
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please see TASAweb here.
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting TASA Tea Time next Wednesday March 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AWST Perth), 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Brisbane/Cairns), 2:30pm - 3:30pm (Adelaide), 3:00pm - 4:00pm (AEDT Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra).
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
Marie Bismark, Karen Willis, Sophie Lewis, Natasha Smallwood (2022) Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic: In Their Own Words. Routledge.
Experiences of Health Workers in the COVID-19 Pandemic shares the stories of frontline health workers—told in their own words—during the second wave of COVID-19 in Australia. The book records the complex emotions healthcare workers experienced as the pandemic unfolded, and the challenges they faced in caring for themselves, their families, and their patients. The book shares their insights on what we can learn from the pandemic to strengthen our health system and prepare for future crises.
The book draws on over 9,000 responses to a survey examining the psychological, occupational, and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on frontline health workers. Survey participants came from all areas of the health sector, from intensive care doctors to hospital cleaners to aged care nurses, and from large metropolitan hospitals to rural primary care practices. Read on...
Ang, Sylvia, Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, and Brenda SA Yeoh. (2022). Migration and new racism beyond colour and the “West”: co-ethnicity, intersectionality and postcoloniality. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 45(4), 585-594. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2021.1925321 [Open Access]
|Podcast: Feminism Needs Men and Men Need Feminism. Data Feminism Network interview with Dr Michael Flood, on men, gender inequality, and men’s roles in allying with women to support gender equality. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2L13q1AMj5DfdHBDBu2zp9?si=51514440137c4be3&nd=1. Feb. 14 2022 |
Fellow member Juntao Lyu graduated from the University of Leeds (UK) in 2021 with a PhD in Sociology of Health and Illness. His PhD focused on how Chinese migrants' lay health knowledge plays out in understanding and interpreting symptoms and health-related life events in everyday life.
He currently work as a medical data analyst at the Optimum Patient Care Australia in Brisbane with his skills in R programming and data analytics. He would like to reach out to the sociological communities in Australia, primarily in Queensland, and engage in academic groups, events, and employment opportunities to keep up his interests and expertise in Sociology.
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
We're very happy that fellow member Megan Rose responded to our call for a co-convener for the Cultural Sociology (CS) thematic group. Megan is a cute studies specialist and researches the impact of cuteness on subcultures, popular culture, digital media and most recently new technologies. Megan chaired the CS session for last years' thematic week. She is an ECR, finishing her first PhD on Japanese fashion subcultures in 2019. Megan is currently starting a second PhD at the Vitalities Lab UNSW, supervised by Deborah Lupton. This new research uses an art-based approach to explore cuteness and well-being in technology design.
Megan will be joining Vivian (included in last week's newsletter) to convene the Cultural Sociology thematic group.
Thematic Groups at Risk of Folding
The following three thematic groups remain without conveners for the 2022-2023 term and are at serious risk of folding:
- Critical Indigenous Studies
- Social Stratification
- Teaching Sociology
If your area of interest, or expertise, is in any of the above 3 fields, and you would like to see your representative group continue, please contact Ramon, our Thematic Groups Portfolio Leader (email@example.com) and/or Sally (TASA Admin firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are questioning whether you are qualified for such a role, please don't hesitate to contact us. Every member has their own unique skills to bring to such a role and we are here to support!
Returning / Incoming Conveners
Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
This week, we are introducing you to the conveners for the Sociology and Animals Thematic Group.
The Sociology and Animals Thematic Group aims to contribute to the idea of nonhuman animals as critical members, and stakeholders in societies, who co-produce ‘the social’ along with humans and other nonhumans. With the rise of human-animal scholarship, sociologists are increasingly recognising the importance of including non-human animals in our academic endeavours, and the urgency of studying animals as actors, as well as subjects of marginalisation in societies. The aim of the Sociology and Animals Thematic Group is to create a supportive network of scholars working in human-animal studies, critical animal studies and/or other animal-related areas to facilitate the exchange of ideas, critical discussion and coordination of relevant academic events.
The group's primary objectives are to:
- Critically consider the role of animals in society and highlight the necessity of their inclusion in Sociology;
- Encourage scholarship which decentre the inherent anthropocentrism in sociology, and expand its ambit of recognition to nonhumans; and
- Provide an avenue for animal scholars to network and present research to their peers within the discipline of Sociology.
The group welcomes all scholars conducting sociological research about, for, and/or with nonhuman animals.
The returning convener is Zoei Sutton who has been joined by incoming convener Josephine Brown.
| Zoei is a sociologist specialising in qualitative research with both human and nonhuman animals. Her work has focussed on critically exploring human-animal relationships, drawing on her sociological expertise to analyse the relationships between human and nonhuman animals through qualitative interviews, observation and media analysis. Through this research she has examined both micro and macro levels of society to understand the nuances of everyday relationships as experienced by participants, and how these reflect and inform a broader social context. Her research interests include critical animal studies, human-animal-environment entanglements, anthropocentrism, social inclusion, the complexity and intersectionality of inequality and inclusive methodologies. Read on... |
|Josephine is an Adjunct at Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University. Her research focuses on sociology in relation to critical human-animal relationships and masculinities, in literature and media. A former Social Welfare Worker, she researched disenfranchised grief and human-animal relations in the mid-1990s, founding Australia’s first service for bereaved humans of animal companions (Agape) as a result. She was President of this service for a decade, participating in training grief counsellors, television and radio interviews. She was the founding foster carer for the Australian Companion Rabbit Society. She publishes fiction, non-fiction and academic articles and is co-editing Human-Animal Relationships in Times of Pandemic and Climate Crises: multispecies sociology for the new normal (Routledge, forthcoming) with Zoei Sutton, and a collection of more-than-human narratives with Chantelle Bayes. |
| |Journal of Sociology - Volume: 58, Number: 1 (March 2022) has been published. You can access the Table of Contents here.
Journal of Sociology - call for guest editors for the 2024 special issue
Each year the editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars to guest edit a special issue of the journal. Special issues may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the journal’s international readership.
The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2024 special issue is June 20th, 2022. For full details, read on...
Health Sociology Review Call for New Editorial Team
Applications are invited for the editorship of the journal HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW (HSR) for the four-year term 2023–2026. Transition arrangements will begin later in 2022, although the content for the first issue of 2023 will be finalised by the out-going editors.
ABTRACT DEADLINE THIS COMING MONDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
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: Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (fixed term)
University of Nottingham
The role is part of Dr Philippa Tomczak’s prestigious £1.3m, five year European Research Council Starting Grant RECEDE ‘REgulating Criminal justicE DEtention: glocal prospects for improving health and safety in detention and society’.
Lecturer in Social Policy
University of Melbourne
Continuing position. The Lecturer in Social Policy will be responsible for teaching at both Sociology’s undergraduate program and the postgraduate level in the Master of Social Policy, supervise Honours, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree theses and foster engagement links with external networks / partners nationally and internationally.
Senior Insights Officer
New South Wales Government.
Use your qualitative research skills to make a difference in the lives of people in regional New South Wales! As a Senior Insights Officer, you will develop and deliver qualitative research to shape social policy and improve delivery of public programs. You will co-design and develop solutions to regional challenges, and service innovations. All Regional NSW locations considered. Offering an attractive salary ranging from $113,343.00pa - $124,901.00pa + super.
Assistant Professor, Sociology of Heath
University of Calgary
Applications close: TOMORROW February 25. Read on...
Associate, or Assistant Professor of Sociology
Singapore Management University, School of Social Sciences
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.
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New: Gendered Dynamics in Community Volunteering Practices
This PhD scholarship is offered by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with Volunteer West
Under the supervision of fellow member Brendan Churchill
Applications close: Wednesday April 27. Read on...
HDR Scholarship - Student climate justice activism
Project supervisor fellow member Eve Mayes
Applications close: Monday 28th February. Read on...
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|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
New: Social Networks, Disaster Recovery and Environmental Governance in the Face of Climate Change
Social Network Analysis
International conference, 12 - 16 July, Cairns
Abstract submission deadline: February 20 but they are still accepting abstracts. Read on...
New: BSA Virtual Annual Conference 2022: Early Bird Booking ends on Sunday
New: Is Anti-Racism Academically interesting?
Anti-Racism Hallmark Research Institute (ARHRI)
Presenter: Professor Ghassan Hage
Online, Tuesday 1 March, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDT
Rainbow Racism: First Nations Navigation Of Biases In Queer Spaces
Online, Saturday, February 26, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM AEDT
First Work-in-Progress Workshop in the Digital Sociology thematic group (TG10) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
7 - 8 July
The workshop is for Early Stage Researchers (Ph.D. Students, Postdocs) to discuss their ideas and help them to transform them into a journal publication with the support of TG10's Programme Committee members.
Abstract submission deadline: March 15. Read on...
Education as a realm of sociological studies
The Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the educational company “Vseosvita” kindly invite social researchers and educators from Australia (as well as from other countries) to take part in a round-table discussion titled “Education as a realm of sociological studies”. The discussion will be held on 12 March 2022. The event will start at 10 a.m. (UTC+2), which is 7:00pm AEDT. The participants can both deliver a presentation via Zoom and publish a short article on this topic in “Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing”, a peer-reviewed quarterly (http://en.stmm.in.ua).
Expressions of interest deadline: 10 March.
Anyone interested in participating in this event can write to fellow member Olha Maksymenko (email@example.com), and they will receive further information about participation.
| |(In)Justice International are holding a hybrid (online, pre-recorded and in-person) World Convention event on March 22-25 2022. They have received 40 presentations already with more on the way. You can access the book of abstracts here. They are now calling for online attendees to participate in the workshops. The call is open to everyone in the spirit of inclusion. It is not purely academic. If you or your colleagues, students, friends etc. are interested, please see their agenda.
If you are an academic, and teach students, you might also be interested in their 'Educational Project'. To read more about (In)Justice International, you can visit their website. You can also contact fellow member Simon Prideaux.
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...
New: Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression
Special Issue for Social Inclusion (all open access)
Abstract submission deadline: between June 1st and June 15. Read on...
Homelessness and Social Work
The March 2022 edition of Parity
The basic aim of the edition is to examine and discuss the important role of social work in the response to homelessness.
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. Read on...
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