Regarding TASA 2022, we will have some more news for you very soon. In case you missed the news, there are 12 fantastic panels that will be in the program. Note, the abstract submission portal will be opening on March 28th.
If missed last week's TASA Thursdays event, with fellow member Annette Brömdal, and colleague Tait Sanders, on Navigating Intimate Trans Citizenship while Incarcerated in Australia and the US, we are happy to report that you can catch up on the recording here.
We are also happy to advise that if you are looking for research assistant work, there is some listed in the employment section of this newsletter.
| |A warm congratulations is extended to Mavis Boamah who was the top Honours sociology student at Swinburne University in 2021. If you are the sociology convener/Honours coordinator at your university, we invite you to nominate your top Honours students in Sociology for 2021. Nominated students receive a complimentary 12 month TASA membership and are listed on TASAweb. Details of the Award, as well as the nomination form, are located here. (There is still time to nominate students.) In addition to Swinburne, other universities who have nominated their top Honours sociology student include:
- University of Queensland - Romy Wilson Gray
- University of Melbourne - Ilana Altas
- Australian National University - Joshua Walker
- Deakin University - Bree Allingham-Maclaren
- James Cook University - Sara Potts
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please see TASAweb here. The next event is scheduled for April 7.
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting the next TASA Tea Time on Tuesday April 5, 8:30am - 9:30am (AWST Perth), 10:00am - 11:00am (Adelaide), 10:30am - 11:30am (AEST Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane & Cairns).
This event is open to TASA members only, you can register here and the zoom access details will be emailed to you a few days before the event.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
Smith, N., Maddox, A., Southerton, C., & Baker, S. A. (2022). Conspiracy. M/C Journal, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2892 (Original work published March 16, 2022) [open access]
Baker, S. A., & Maddox, A. . (2022). From COVID-19 Treatment to Miracle Cure: The Role of Influencers and Public Figures in Amplifying the Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin Conspiracy Theories during the Pandemic. M/C Journal, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2872 (Original work published March 16, 2022) [open access]
Smith, N., & Southerton, C. (2022). #FreeBritney and the Pleasures of Conspiracy. M/C Journal, 25(1). https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.2871 (Original work published March 16, 2022) [open access]
Hedda Haugen Askland, Barrie Shannon, Raymond Chiong, Natalie Lockart, Amy Maguire, Jane Rich & Justine Groizard (2022) Beyond migration: a critical review of climate change induced displacement, Environmental Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2022.2042888
Schroeder, S., Drysdale, K., Lafferty, L., Marshall, A., Baldry, E., Higgs, P., Dietze, P., Stoove, M. and Treloar, C. (2022). “‘It’s a revolving door’: Ego-depletion among prisoners with injecting drug use histories as a barrier to post-release success", International Journal of Drug Policy. Volume 101, March 2022, 103571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103571
Newton, G., Zappavigna, M., Drysdale, K., Newman, C.E. (2022). “More than humour: memes as bonding icons for belonging among donor-conceived people”, Social Media and Society. Online 25 January 2022. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051211069055 [open access].
Gibson A, Drysdale K, Botfield J, Cook T, Mooney-Somers J, Newman C (2021). “Navigating trans visibilities, trauma, and trust in a new cervical screening clinic”, Culture, Health & Sexuality. Online 10 September 2021, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2021.1952307.
If you are interested in speaking with the Media about anything sociological, Jamie Seidel is currently looking for story ideas and sociologists to speak with about those ideas. Jamie is currently writing for two different audiences; Cosmos Magazine of the Royal Institution of Australia and News.com.au.
|In-person sociology gathering |
| |TASA November The Better Body? Towards a Sociology of Wellness was a symposium coordinated by fellow members Naomi Smith, Clare Southerton and Marianne Clark. A full program for the event can be found here.
The symposium was recorded and is now available in two parts: Part 1 and Part 2
Join other sociologists in Perth's beautiful King's Park, overlooking the Swan River. TOMORROW Friday March 25th, 5:00 PM (AWST). Bring a picnic, rug and maybe a jumper!
|Career Development Grants |
The new Career Development Grant has been developed by Heidi Hetz, the Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader. The grant seeks to support the career development activities of TASA members where these activities are not covered by other funding. Applications close on May 20.
For details, visit the TASAweb grant page here.
|Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program |
Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop
At the start of 2021, TASA introduced a new initiative, 'The Australian Sociological Association’s Workshop Program', which was subsequently renamed the Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program. While we appreciate the pandemic may continue to thwart scheduled events, we will continue to support and promote sociology where we can.
The Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop is one of two TASA funded workshops being held this year.
How do we prepare Sydney's food system for the future?
We are calling on food systems innovators in the City of Sydney to envision the future of food in Sydney and map the current innovation pathways.
Sydney Park Pavilion, Sydney
Due to building water damage, this event has been moved to Thursday April 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
|TASA Public Engagement Survey (PES) |
| |Last week, we emailed an invitation to participate in TASA's research regarding the Public Role of Sociology, being managed by Roger Patulny, our Public Sociology Portfolio Leader. To find out more and to participate, click on the orange link below:
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We encourage you to share the survey link among your networks.
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
Bi-monthly 'Hive Mind' Workshops
Families & Relationships Thematic Group
This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Sociology and Activism Thematic Group.
The primary aim of the Social Activism Thematic Group is to provide a means of bringing together academics and non-academics interested in exploring the relation between sociology and social activism. The guiding thematic focus of the group is: ‘sociology about and sociology for social activism’. In its ‘sociology about’ aspect it seeks to support theoretical and empirical work that advances knowledge in and around the field of sociology of social activism. This may include drawing on related fields of enquiry such as the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social change. In its ‘sociology for’ aspects its intent is to bring the critical capacities of sociology to inform the thinking about and to advance the actual practice of social activism. This purpose derives its inspiration from the wider movement in public sociology. The two aspects of the Group’s thematic focus are mutually informing and reflect a commitment to bring academic sociologists, sociology students and activists together in productive dialogue around understanding and advancing social activism.
| |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.
| |New: Scope-University of Melbourne Partnership – Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC): Towards living a better life
The Scope-University of Melbourne Partnership is seeking casual Research Assistants located across Australia to carry out qualitative fieldwork during August and September 2022.
The research explores the barriers and enablers to reducing the number of young people living in or at risk of entering residential aged care and how these barriers could be addressed across the disability, housing, health, and aged care systems. It also investigates the impact of the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Systems Coordinator Program.
The role involves facilitating focus groups and carrying out interviews, conducted either in-person or via on online platform.
Executive Secretary of the International Sociological Association (ISA)
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. |
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
| 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 |
New: Melbourne Design Week: Smart Homes for Seniors
In-person Melbourne City event
Fellow member Barbara Barbosa Neves will be launching the documentary "Smart Homes for Seniors" at ACMI as part of Melbourne Design Week TODAY Thursday 24 March, 5.15pm AEDT.
| |New: Research lead by the Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT, and collaborated on by TASA member Alexia Maddox, is investigating how Melburnians are re-emerging after the long lockdowns and asking what role the city plays for them, now and into the future. We have launched a city-wide survey for residents of Melbourne and it’s surrounds to tell us about their attitudes and perceptions of the city Bit.ly/digitalCBDsurvey. We are keen to share this survey with our colleagues and the broader public, in order to reach a broad range of residents living in Melbourne metro, urban areas and regional centres. The survey launched on Wednesday 23rd March and will run for two weeks. Please share this survey with your relevant networks.
This work is being conducted by researchers at RMIT from DERC, BIH and Cybersecurity research centres, commissioned by the State Government and the City of Melbourne, the 'Digital CBD' project is about how as a community we emerge from COVID and adapt to our new ways of living, moving, working, and engaging with our city.
More information on the project can be found here.
Crisis and Transformation - Basic Income Earth Network Conference
Brisbane 26-28 September 2022
Hosted by the University of Queensland and the Australian Basic Income Lab.
Papers and panels are welcome exploring all aspects of basic income, both supportive and critical.
Session proposals are also welcome. Please include a description of the overarching session theme and significance, session title, author/s, and abstract (250—300 words) for each of the papers to be presented during the proposed session.
The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Friday, 1 April. Read on...
Caring masculinities and intersectionality
Fellow member Karla Elliott will be in conversation with Riikka Prattes in Norway
Thursday March 31, 7:00pm AEDT
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...
International Journal of Homelessness - Special Issue
For this special edition, scholarship related to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic is invited.
Disabled People and the Intersectional Nature of Social Inclusion
Social Inclusion, Volume 11, Issue 4
Abstract submission deadline: November 15 - 30. Read on...
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...
Call for Editors - ISA Publications
New: Call for Editors
| The call for Global Dialogue is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: June 3rd. |
|The call for Social Justice and Democratization Space is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: April 30th.
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