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Environment and Society

Aims and objectives:

The TASA Thematic Group on Environment and Society aims to bring together TASA members who have an interest in environmental issues and to stimulate wider interest in the field of environmental sociology. The objectives are:

  • To provide a means of connection between sociologists who study or work in the area of environment and society.
  • To promote environmental sociology to the wider sociological community and thus to encourage a stronger interest in society’s interaction with the environment among practising sociologists and sociology students.
  • To strengthen relationships between Australian environmental sociology and international groups such as the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24).
  • To promote awareness outside academia of sociology’s potential contribution to environmental issues.
  • To meet initially once yearly at the annual TASA conference to share research and study interests; identify opportunities to connect with external groups and agencies; discuss current topical issues, and to develop strategies that will enable communication within and promotion of the group.

Year established:


Convenor: Andrew Glover (RMIT)

The following book arose from a successful symposium by TASA’s Environment and Society Thematic Group:

Engaged, Environmental Citizenship


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Group members

  • Kate Brooks
  • Merrilyn Crichton
  • Keith Jacobs
  • Geoffrey Lawrence
  • Ron Layton
  • Jo Lindsay
  • Stewart Lockie
  • Kate O'Loughlin
  • Terry Leahy
  • Barton Loechel
  • Gary Dowsett
  • Jason Prior
  • Fiona Haines
  • Rob White
  • Marea Capell
  • Jens O. Zinn
  • Vivienne Waller
  • Kim Spurway
  • Josephine Clarke
  • Jan Hayes
  • Tomasz Drabowicz
  • Rebecca Williamson
  • Elizabeth Humphrys
  • Kien Nguyen
  • Mark Hodgson
  • Erin Carlisle
  • Diane Luhrs
  • Christopher Mayes
  • Angela Leahy
  • Jon Gray
  • Yolande Strengers
  • Fiona Lokot
  • Naama Blatman Thomas
  • Erika Altmann
  • Anne Stephens
  • Zoei Sutton
  • Andrew Glover
  • Nadine Levy
  • Benjamin Glasson
  • Carlos Eduardo Morreo
  • Sandy Worden
  • Nick Pendergrast
  • Isabel McIntosh
  • Keith Noble
  • Jane Daly
  • Steve Matthewman
  • Sheena Mackie
  • Justine Ackroyd
  • Johanna Garnett
  • Aleesha Rodriguez
  • Brian Coffey
  • Christy Arnott
  • Kieran Bradley
  • Alexandra Langford
  • Md Masud All Kamal
  • Rebecca Olive
  • Margaret Manson
  • Sarina Kilham
  • Corrie Leatham
  • Kim Lah
  • Jessica Smith
  • Timothy Andrews
  • Kim Beasy
  • Marisela Velazquez
  • Dave Reynolds
  • Amanda Falconer
  • Jodie Bruning
  • Tanya Davies
  • Will Johncock
  • Ramesh Sunam
  • Jensen Sass