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Date: 5/11/2022
Subject: TASA members newsletter: May 12
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
As mentioned previously, we are super excited about TASA 2022. If you haven't submitted yet, please do get your 200 word abstract in by May 25th. 
If you missed last week's TASA Thursdays event on Writing Strategies for PhDs: running an effective writing group hosted by Bernardo Dewey with speakers Dorinda ‘t Hart & Lara McKenzie, you can catch up with the recording here. 

We hope you can join us for our next TASA Thursdays event - May 19 - with fellow member Alan Morris on 'International students struggling in the private rental sector'. You can access the event via:
Meeting ID: 895 6771 1951 / Passcode: 019125
Note, there is a job opportunity currently available with Queensland University of Technology, which was incorrectly advertised in last week's newsletter as being available at a different university. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is part of a critical gender equity project. For details, read on...
Save the Date!

Academic legacies: sociological lives then and now

TASA member Professor Fran Collyer and UK researcher Graham Crow (Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Methodology) will be presenting their research on retired academics. Fran's focus will be on sociologists' reflections of what sociology was like in the 1960s to 1980s in Australia and Graham's focus will be on what people in his study think they are leaving for colleagues in the next generation. 
Wednesday June 8, UK: 8:00am, WA: 3:00pm - 4:00pm, NT & SA: 4:30pm - 5:30pm, ACT, NSW, Qld., Tas., Vic.: 5:00pm - 6:00pm. You can register for the event here.
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.
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

Mulcahy, D., & Martinussen, M. (2022). Affective enactments of class: Attuning to events, practice, capacity. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Advance online.
Maslen, Sarah. 2022. "“Hearing” ahead of the sound: How musicians listen via proprioception and seen gestures in performance." The Senses and Society:1-12. doi: 10.1080/17458927.2022.2065157.
Elizabeth Humphrys, James Goodman and Freya Newman (2002) ‘Zonked the Hell Out’: Climate Change and Heat Stress at Work, Economic and Labour Relations Review, online first, pp 1-16.
Baldassar, L., Stevens, C. and Wilding, R. (2022). ‘Digital anticipation: facilitating the pre-emptive futures of PRC Chinese grandparents in Australia’, American Behavioral Scientist.


Farida Fozdar (2022). What would it mean to receive millions more migrants into Australia?. In S. Saggar, R. Rey and C. Lin (eds.) WA 2050: People, place, prosperity. Perth: UWA Public Policy Institute.
Baldassar, L. and Stevens, C. (2022). Creating a vibrant care economy for healthier happier ageing WA. In S. Saggar, R. Rey and C. Lin (eds.) WA 2050: People, place, prosperity. Perth: UWA Public Policy Institute.

News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, click here.


Kirsten Harley (2022) The primes of my life. Kirsten Harley - Living with MND, May 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. 
New: Religious change in a turbulent world
RC22 Call for Session Proposals and Organizers
Submission deadline: May 31. Read on...
Thematic Groups

Returning Conveners

This week, we are introducing you to the conveners of the Social Theory Thematic Group
TASA's Social Theory Thematic Group provides a forum for the discussion and development of social theory. It welcomes systematic and critical reflection on the human condition in society and the changing complexion of modernity. From Critical Theory to phenomenology, from meta-theory to hermeneutics and beyond, TASA Social Theory embraces a pluralistic approach to the elucidation of the social world.

TASA Social Theory invites new interventions into long standing debates on, for example, the macro and micro, action and system, or power and culture; it fosters dialogue between classical and contemporary social theory; promotes theoretical responses to current issues and debates; and welcomes social theoretical innovation.

Drawing on the rich traditions of social theory in Australia, TASA Social Theory embodies an institutional context in which sociology interfaces with theoretical debates in the human sciences, more generally. Through rigorous dialogue, conceptual analysis and theoretical debates, TASA Social Theory builds disciplinary grounding within an interdisciplinary context. TASA Social Theory contributes to the development of imaginative and robust social theoretical frameworks that address the central problematics of our contemporary world.

The returning conveners are Rachel Busbridge and Nick Osbaldiston
Rachel is a Senior Lecturer (Sociology) at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. A political sociologist who specialises in cultural politics, she works primarily in social and political theory with particular interests in nationalism, postcolonialism, multiculturalism and urban studies. Her work has been published in leading international journals like Theory, Culture and Society, Political Studies, Political Geography, Urban Affairs Review and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Rachel's first book, Multicultural Politics of Recognition and Postcolonial Citizenship: Rethinking the Nation (Routledge, 2018), was published as part of the 'Postcolonial Politics' series and argues that ideas of nation are an important resource for minority groups demanding to be recognised. Her second book co-authored with Mark Chou, How Local Governments Govern Culture War Conflicts (Cambridge University Press, 2020), advances theories of how cultural conflict shapes local governance focusing on the January 26 controversy. She currently has a third book, Postcolonialism and Political Theory, under contract with Polity Press. Rachel is also an Editor of Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology (Sage).
Nick Osbaldiston
Nick Osbaldiston is a senior lecturer at James Cook University in Cairns. His work is predominantly in the area of internal migration with emphasis on counter-urban trends in Australia. He also works in place-based studies and has recently published a book ‘Towards a Sociology of the Coast’ with Palgrave Macmillan. Nick also co-edited a book with Fabian Cannizzo in 2019 called the ‘Social Structures of Global Academia’. He has been a thematic group convenor (Cultural Sociology) and executive committee member for TASA, along with co-convening a conference in 2013 at Monash University.

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. 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: PhD (or Master's) Scholarship - Youth Change Makers: Co-designing Inclusion Opportunities in Sport & Physical Activity with CALD Girls & Young Women
Victoria University
With fellow member Ramón Spaaij as one of the supervisors. 
Application deadline: May 15. Read on... 
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
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
Queensland University of Technology
Applications deadline: May 17. See flyer
Research Assistant
Pathways in Place, Victoria University
For details, Read on... 
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
Deadline extended: PhD scholarship - Men and Paid Care Work
Monash University
Supervisors: fellow members Karla Elliott and Steve Roberts
Applications close: May 31. Read on...
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

Round Tables

New: TikTok Books Roundtable
TikTok Cultures Research Network
May 16, 3:00pm - 4:30pm AWST
For details, and to register, read on...


New: Method Triangulation
Taiwan, 18-19 August 
For details, read on...


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...

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
Submitting Newsletter Items
We encourage you to support your colleagues by sharing details of your latest publications with them via this newsletter. No publication is too big or too small. Any mention of sociology is of value to our association, and to the discipline, so please do send through details of your latest publication (fully referenced & with a link, where possible) for the next newsletter, to TASA Admin. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.
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
TASA Documents and Policies
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
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. If needed, here is a short instructive video on how to access the journals. 

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