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Date: 5/4/2022
Subject: TASA members newsletter: May 5
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We hope you can join us TODAY for our TASA Thursdays event - May 5th - a Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: Writing Strategies for PhDs: running an effective writing group hosted by Bernardo DeweyDorinda ‘t Hart & Lara McKenzie, 10:30am - 11:30am AWST, 12:00pm - 1:00pm NT, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, 
TASA 2022: 2nd Keynote Announced

Dr Samantha Crompvoets

Dr Samantha Crompvoets is a sociologist, entrepreneur, consultant and advisor to Australian and international governments and the private sector on leadership, accountability, institutional misconduct, and integrating women into traditionally male dominated fields. Her recent book ‘Blood lust, trust and blame’ details her pivotal role in reporting allegations of war crimes by Australian Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan and provides insights into how misconduct can spread and remain hidden in any organisation. She is a member of the NATO Research Task Group developing a code of best practice for conducting survey research in military contexts and is the author of ‘Gender-responsive organizational climate assessments in Armed Forces’, a guidebook for the security sector. Dr Crompvoets has a BSc (hons) from the Uni of Melbourne, and a PhD from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at ANU.
TASA 2022 - Submission Deadline
In case you are not aware, the submission deadline for TASA 2022 is May 25th. Conference information is available on TASAweb here.
Pictured left is fellow member Brittany Ralph, Monash University, after clicking on the 'submit' button. We extend our warm congratulations to Brittany for officially submitting her thesis 'An intergenerational examination of masculinity and homosocial intimacy'.
Here's a snap shot of Brittany's thesis: Australian men have long valorised a commitment to “being there for your mates”, but the masculine imperative to be competitive, aggressive and emotionally detached has been said to inhibit more meaningful forms of physical and emotional intimacy in their same-gender friendships (Bird 1996). This lack of platonic connectedness places men at greater risk of depression, heart disease and stroke (Holwerda et al. 2012; Valtorta et al. 2016). However, recent research documents a remarkable transformation in men’s friendships. Multiple studies have found that young men are now more physically affectionate, emotionally expressive and comfortable discussing sensitive issues with their friends (Anderson, Adams and Rivers 2012). Read on... 
Call for Information

Honours Online Courses

Does your university offer Honours online? If so, could you please email and include a link to course details, where possible. 

Sociology Department Web Links

Does your sociology department have a dedicated webpage? If so, could you please email the URL to

Workplace Career Web Links

Does your workplace have a dedicated career web page that lists sociology jobs when available? If so, could you please email the web link to
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.
TASA Awards
TASA bestows several annual awards and four of them are currently open for nominations. Namely:
  1. Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award;
  2. Outstanding Service to TASA Award
  3. Sociology in Action Award; and
  4. Teaching Sociology Award.
Nominations for all 4 awards close on June 15th. 
Members' Engaging Sociology

Journal Articles

Scott J. Fitzpatrick, Bronwyn K. Brew, Tonelle Handley and David Perkins (2022). Men, suicide, and family and interpersonal violence: A mixed methods exploratory study. Sociology of Health & Illness. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.13476 [OPEN ACCESS]
Moran C. The ‘connected migrant’: A scoping review. Convergence. April 2022. doi:10.1177/13548565221090480 [OPEN ACCESS]
Jovanovski, N., & Jaeger, T. (2022). Unpacking the 'anti-diet movement': Domination and strategies of resistance in the broad anti-diet community. Social Movement Studies, [OPEN ACCESS]
Forbes-Mewett, H. and Nguyen-Trung, K. (2022) Global markets, risk, and organized irresponsibility in regional Australia: Emergent cosmopolitan identities among local food producers in the Liverpool Plains. Rural Sociology [OPEN ACCESS]
Mulcahy, D., & Martinussen, M. (2022). Affecting advantage: Class relations in contemporary higher education. Critical Studies in Education, Online adv.

News & Analysis

Karen Willis, Jaimie-Lee Maple, Marie Bismark & Natasha Smallwood (2022) A burnt-out health workforce impacts patient care. The Conversation, May 5.
Sarah J MacLean, Helen Lee, Kathleen Maltzahn & Mary Whiteside (2022) Bingo seems like harmless fun – but higher stakes and new technology are making it more dangerous. The Conversation, April 29.
Martinussen, M. (2022). Bureaucracy in higher education isn’t just inefficient, it’s unfair. Times Higher Education, April 5. 


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:

Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
We encourage you to share the survey link among your networks. 
TASA Thursdays

For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please visit TASAweb here.
TASA Tea Time
Thanks to Heidi Hetz, our equity & inclusion portfolio leader, the next TASA Tea Time session will be held on Wednesday June 1, 11:00 AM (AEST). Registration details will be available soon. 
TASA November Symposium in June 
New lives, new research agendas: Sociology beyond the pandemic 
Thursday 2nd June 9.30am-4.30pm, La Trobe University Collins St Campus, Melbourne CBD
This is a free event, with limited places. Register here.
Confirmed speakers include: Professor Dan Woodman, Dr Barbara Barbosa-Neves, Professor Kay Cook, Dr Jacinthe Flore, Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, Professor Tania Lewis, Associate Professor Helen Forbes-Mewett, Dr Kiran Pienaar and Dr Julian Waters-Lynch.

ISA 2023
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30. 
Thematic Groups

Returning Conveners

This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Genders & Sexualities Thematic Group
The aims of the Genders & Sexualities This group will facilitate and support research and collaboration sociological inquiry into the range of practices and ideologies which shape human experiences of genders and sexualities. This thematic group aims to build on the past few decades of intensive feminist and queer theoretical work on the complex phenomenon of human life variously labelled as sex, gender, or sexuality. We aim to investigate the implications for everyday life of this evolving critique and re-imagine these ideas and practices from a sociological perspective.

Topics of interest include:
  • Social movements (e.g., Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation, etc.)
  • Same-sex sexualities (e.g., Lesbian, male gay)
  • Homosexuality within historical and normative discourses
  • Gendered Identities (incl. genderqueer, non-binary and emerging identities)
  • Sexual Identities (incl. asexuality, and new models of sexual identity)
  • Pansexuality/Bisexuality
  • Trans* lives
  • Intersexuality and alternative embodied genders
  • New models of sexuality and eroticism (sapiosexuality, romantic attractions, etc.)
  • Indigenous sexual and gender identities (including Brotherboys/Sistergirls)
  • Sexual practices, both normative and non-normative (e.g., PIV sex, BDSM, body modifications, beautification)
  • Examinations of privileged sexual and gender practices (e.g., cisgenderism, heterosexuality)
  • Discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion (e.g., sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, legal barriers in the workforce)
  • Gender, power, and coercion (e.g., normative medical models of sex/gender)
  • Activism (e.g., trans* activism, ACTUP)
  • Gendered and sexualised violence
  • Sex work, both legal and non-legal (e.g., escorts, prostitution, and pornography)
  • Theoretical framings of genders and sexualities (e.g., feminisms, womanism, men’s rights)
  • New methodologies examining the above practices (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, and post-qualitative methods)
  • Philosophical and ethical issues surrounding human sexualities and gendered practices.
  • Interactions between social sciences research on genders/sexualities, and biomedical research and practice.
The returning conveners are Megan Sharp and Barrie Shannon
Megan holds a dual position at the University of Melbourne. She is a researcher of Diversity and Inclusion in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and a Lecturer in Sociology within the Faculty of Arts. Her research focuses on youth, genders and sexualities, subcultures and social inclusion. Most recently, Megan has been collaborating with the Research Centre for Youth Studies at the University of Newcastle on young people’s experiences of employment in the interactive service economy. Megan has received a number of awards and prizes for her teaching, research and engagement activities and has published her work in journals such as Gender, Work and Organisation, Emotion, Space and Society, Journal of Youth Studies, The Sociological Review, and Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture.

Barrie is a Casual Lecturer in sociology at the University of Newcastle and a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Their research interests mainly concern gender, sexuality and education, specifically the experiences of trans and gender diverse youth. Barrie’s first book, ‘Sex(uality) education for trans and gender diverse youth in Australia’ was published in March with Palgrave Macmillan. Their current projects include a study on the understanding of diversity and inclusion for tertiary medical students, and a study within the Scope-University Melbourne Partnership on Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC).

Call for Expressions of Interest:

MEM Thematic Group Postgraduate Representative Role!

The Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (MEM) postgraduate team is currently made up of 4 representatives that love being a part of the team. However, with some of the team growing and pushing out both PhD thesis' and real human babies in next 6 months (one of which has already done so!) we are seeking expressions of interest from candidates who might like to join the team and transition into this new role.

The role entails the following duties:
  • Sending the MEM newsletter every 3 months to MEM members
  • Supporting the MEM Conveners when required
  • Organising and running an event targeted at post grads and early career researchers at least once a year (can be online)
  • Managing social media accounts: Facebook and Twitter
  • Currently enrolled postgraduate research student,
  • Currently TASA and MEM members,
  • Have at least 1 year left before their end of candidature
Testimonials from Past and Present MEM Postgraduate Rep’s can be viewed here.

How to Apply:

This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the MEM thematic group, TASA’s largest thematic group, and extend your professional network! Please respond to  by May 20 with no more than 250 words expressing why you’d like to become a postgrad rep and what you can bring to the role.

TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 58, Number: 2 (June 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

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.
Submission deadline: Monday June 27. Read on... 
New: Research Assistant
TASA postgrads are looking for an RA with website content/creation expertise.
  • Updating and tidying TASA's postgrad web pages
  • Collating links and helpful resources for postgrads
  • Up to 50 hours of work
Please send application to Richa George and Dorinda ’t Hart, outlining previous experience/knowledge on website creation.
Application deadline: 19 May, 5pm
New: Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Business & Law, Academic Division
Note, we've be advised that this is in fact a pretty cool critical gender equity project
University of Queensland
Applications deadline: May 17. See flyer
New: Research Assistant
Pathways in Place, Victoria University
For details, Read on...
New: Research Fellow/ Fellow, Transformational Climate Adaptation & Water
Australian National University
Application deadline: May 9. Read on...
New: Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow
University of Nottingham
Application deadline: May 27. Read on... 
Research Fellow
Monash University
Working with lead investigators, TASA members Steve Roberts and Karla Elliott
Application deadline: May 18. Read on...
2 x Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology
University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand
Applications deadline:
May 15. Read on...

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: PhD Scholarship in Social Science – Lived experiences of bushfire affected communities with a focus on how granting and funding during and following disasters affect individual and community resilience
Monash University, Clayton campus
With supervisor fellow member Helen Forbes-Mewett
Application deadline: May 16.  Read on...
Climate Change Knowledges and Practices in culturally Diverse Communities.
Fully funded scholarships at Victoria University
With supervisor fellow member Karen Willis
Applicants must be available to start in Semester 2, 2022
Application deadline: May 15. Read on...
Regional Refugee Settlement: A Longitudinal Study
The University of Melbourne - Social Equity Institute
With supervisor fellow member Karen Block
Expressions of interest deadline: May 11. 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 French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Programme
The programme offers 10-month fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars to develop their innovative research projects in France.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, FIAS offers 37 fellowship positions
Application deadline: June 2nd, 6:00 PM CET (Paris Time). Read on...


Migration, Racism and COVID-19: Challenges and Insights
The Migration & Mobilities Research Network and TASA Migration, Ethnicities & Multiculturalism Thematic Group present:
Friday, 17 June 2022, 10am – 5pm AEST
The University of Melbourne and Zoom (Hybrid Event)
A registration link will be available soon. 
Call for Applications for the 2022  workshop
Researchers in science and technology studies in Australasia (AusSTS)
Plenary: Anne Pollock (King’s College London)
Intergenerational Plenary: Hana Burgess (UoA), Mythily Meher (UoA), Billy van Uitregt (VUW)
Applications close 30 May. For details, Read on...


Communication, crisis and information ecologies: doing research beyond the tech
Non-Traditional Research Methods Network
One presenter is fellow member Ash Watson.
Online, TOMORROW Friday 6 May, 18:30 – 20:30 AEST
For full details, and to register, read on...

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

Handbook on Social Justice in the Global South
The editors invite scholars worldwide to submit proposals for chapters (under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing, UK). The book will be of interest for graduate students, scholars, and practitioners in the multidisciplinary field of social justice and the global south.
Proposal deadline: May 15. Read on... 
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

Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression
Edited by Grace O’Brien, Pey-Chun Pan, and Simon Prideaux as part of the (In)Justice International Collective
Abstract submission deadline: June 15. Read on...
The politics of age in sex and sexuality education for children and young people
Sex Education journal
Abstract submission deadline: 10th June. Read on...
International Journal of Homelessness - Special Issue
For this special edition,  scholarship related to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic is invited. 
Submission Deadline: May 15. Read on...
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...

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
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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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