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.
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 TOMORROW May 20.
For details, visit the TASAweb grant page here.
TASA bestows several annual awards and five of them are currently open for nominations. Namely:
- Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award;
- Newly added to newsletter: Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize;
- Outstanding Service to TASA Award;
- Sociology in Action Award; and
- Teaching Sociology Award.
Nominations for all 5 awards close on June 15th.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
| |Chandra S. A Multi-Faceted and Relational Approach to Gay Men’s Identities. Sociology. May 2022. doi:10.1177/00380385221081389
Lutfun Nahar Lata (2022) Visualising gendered space and informality: a photo essay, Visual Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2022.2070534 [first 50 copies free]
Connor, J., McDermott, V. and Gillies, W. (2022), "Passionate projects: practitioner reflections on emotion management", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-08-2021-0208
Korobacz RJ, Cook PS. Engineering masculinity: A multimodal critical discourse analysis of trans masculine embodiment in magazines for trans men. Journal of Sociology. May 2022. doi:10.1177/14407833221099982 [FULL ACCESS]
Alex Broom, Katherine Kenny, Leah Williams Veazey, Alexander Page, Barbara Prainsack, Claire E. Wakefield, Mustafa Khasraw, Malinda Itchins, Zarnie Lwin (2022) Living (well) with cancer in the precision era, SSM - Qualitative Research in Health.
Laura Rodriguez Castro, Kaya Barry, Diti Bhattacharya, Barbara Pini, Candice Boyd, Dorell Ben, Chantelle Bayes, Becky Nevin Berger, Pallavi Narayan, Michele Lobo, Nina Ginsberg & Amelia Hine (2022) Editorial introduction: geography and collective memories through art, Australian Geographer, DOI: 10.1080/00049182.2022.2052556
Moran, Claire and Gatwiri, Kathomi (2022) #BlackLivesMatter: Exploring the digital practises of African Australian youth on social media, Media, Culture & Society, May 2022, doi.org/10.1177/01634437221089246
Moran, Claire (2022) The ‘connected’ migrant: A scoping review, Convergence: The International Journal of research into New Media Technologies, April 2022. doi:10.1177/13548565221090480
| |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.
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). You can register for the session here.
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.
| |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, but please register here for either in-person or Zoom attendance.
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.
|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.
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
Religious change in a turbulent world
RC22 Call for Session Proposals and Organizers
| |This week, we are introducing you to the new conveners of the Sociology and Ageing Thematic Group
TASA's Sociology and Ageing Thematic Group aims to create a supportive network for sociologists working in or researching ageing issues across a range of academic and non-academic institutions. It also aims to provide a means to foster collaborative endeavours and to develop and disseminate knowledge – particularly in the area of theory, where sociology has largely been silent.
The new conveners are Marika Franklin and Andrew Gilbert.
| Marika Franklin commenced as an Associate Research Fellow in the Deakin Business School on 7 March. Marika completed her PhD at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2019. Marika is an interdisciplinary researcher, and her research looks at the intersections between health, ageing and work (both informal and formal) with a focus on how capital shapes agency and opportunities for ‘living well’. Prior to joining Deakin university, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Macquarie University in the Centre for Workforce Futures, and as a qualitative researcher at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and in the not-for-profit sector. She is presently working on an ARC DP project examining the demographic and social dimensions of migrant ageing and wellbeing in Australia, led by Professor Lucy Taksa. She is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and Australian Association of Gerontology. |
Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert is a Research Fellow in the Social Gerontology division at National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). His disciplinary background is in sociology, communication studies, ageing, and qualitative research. He completed a PhD at La Trobe University in 2016, subsequently published as a book: The Crisis Paradigm: Description and Prescription in Social and Political Theory (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Andrew is an emerging researcher in health and aged care systems, including organisational issues and policy. He joined NARI in November 2018 to work on projects related to raising dementia awareness among CALD communities, the use of video-interpreting for home-based aged care assessments of clients from CALD backgrounds, and stakeholder perspectives of 'good aged care' in Australian aged care facilities. In 2020, he led a project called Integrated Models of Care, Health and Housing on behalf of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
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 email@example.com by TOMORROW 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.
| |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 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: Qualitative Researcher
The NSW Behavioural Insights Unit is leading research to increase gender equity in apprenticeships and traineeships. We are seeking an experienced qualitative researcher to support coding and reporting of qualitative interviews (already transcribed)
Must have extensive Nvivo Windows experience (using most current version)
$59 / hour
Temporary role, starting ASAP
Working remotely, but must live in Australia
To apply, please email Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, A/Project Manager, NSW Behavioural Insights Unit
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
Application deadline: June 2nd, 5pm
Pathways in Place, Victoria University
Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow
University of Nottingham
| 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. |
Deadline extended: PhD scholarship - Men and Paid Care Work
Supervisors: fellow members Karla Elliott and Steve Roberts
Applications close: May 31. Read on...
| 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 |
Taiwan, 18-19 August
| |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
| |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.
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
The politics of age in sex and sexuality education for children and young people
Sex Education journal
Abstract submission deadline: 10th June. 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...
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