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Date: 11/27/2019
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 28
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
It's the final day of TASA 2019. We hope you're here enjoying the event! If you weren't able to make it, we hope you have been able to follow the TASA Twitter back channel (#TASA2019) and the live streaming of keynotes on TASA's Facebook page. Kicking off today's sessions at 8am (AEST) was Dan Woodman's presidential address (live streamed), followed by Rob Stones's keynote (live streamed) and then the Annual General Meeting. Concurrent sessions are currently running.

TASA 2019 Award Winners

A very warm TASA congratulations is extended to the following 2019 Award winners who were presented with their Awards last night:
  1. Anna Anderson, University of Melbourne: 2019 Journal of Sociology Best Paper Award for Parrhesia: Accounting for different contemporary relations between risk and politics
  2. Natalia Luxardo (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Hernan Manzelli (The Center for Population, Employment and Development Studies, Argentina): 2019 Health Sociology Review Best Paper Award for Blurred logics behind frontline staff decision-making for cancer control in Argentina
  3. Katherine Carroll, Australian National University: 2019 Sociology in Action Award
  4. Emma Lee, Swinburne University: 2019 Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award for Performing colonisation: The manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research
  5. Brydan Lenne, University of Sydney: 2019 Jean Martin Award for The autism diagnostic encounter in action: Using video reflexive ethnography to explore the assessment of autism in the clinical trial
Anna Anderson, University of Melbourne: 2019 Journal of Sociology Best Paper Award for Parrhesia: Accounting for different contemporary relations between risk and politics
Katherine Carroll and Brydan Lee
Katherine Carroll, Australian National University: 2019 Sociology in Action Award (left)
Brydan Lenne, University of Sydney: 2019 Jean Martin Award for The autism diagnostic encounter in action: Using video reflexive ethnography to explore the assessment of autism in the clinical trial
Some of you may recall that Katherine was the 2011 Jean Martin Award recipient. Coincidentally, Katherine was one of Brydan's PhD supervisors. Brydan's PhD journey included Who knows, perhaps one of Brydan's students will be  It was a very proud moment for both of them last night! 
Emma Lee 2
Emma Lee, Swinburne University: 2019 Early Career Researcher Best Paper Award for Performing colonisation: The manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research.
 Emma sent us a thank you letter, which you can access here.
Members' Publications

Klein, Elise and Carlos Eduardo Morreo (2019), Postdevelopment in Practice Alternatives, Economies, Ontologies. London: Routledge.

Postdevelopment in practice
Postdevelopment in Practice critically engages with recent trends in postdevelopment and critical development studies that have destabilised the concept of development, challenging its assumptions and exposing areas where it has failed in its objectives, whilst also pushing beyond theory to uncover alternatives in practice.

This book reflects a rich and diverse range of experience in postdevelopment work, bringing together emerging and established contributors from across Latin America, South Asia, Europe, Australia and elsewhere, and it brings to light the multiple and innovative examples of postdevelopment practice already underway. The complexity of postdevelopment alternatives are revealed throughout the chapters, encompassing research on economy and care, art and design, pluriversality and buen vivir, the state and social movements, among others. Drawing on feminisms and political economy, postcolonial theory and critical design studies, the ‘diverse economies’ and ‘world of the third’ approaches and discussions on ontology and interdisciplinary fields such as science and technology studies, the chapters reveal how the practice of postdevelopment is already being carried out by actors in and out of development.

Journal Articles

Kathleen Openshaw (November 6, 2019) The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in Australia: Local Congregants and a Global Spiritual Network. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion. 
Riggs, D. W., Bartholomaeus, C., and Pullen Sansfaçon, A. (online first 2019). ‘If they didn’t support me, I most likely wouldn’t be here’: Transgender young people and their parents negotiating medical treatment in Australia. International Journal of Transgenderism
Mallman, Mark, Harvey Andrew, Szalcowicz, Giovanna, & Moran, Anthony (2019) Campus convivialities: everyday cross-cultural interactions and symbolic boundaries of belonging in higher education, Studies in Higher Education. Published online 15 Nov 2019.


James Arvanitakas (November 23, 2019) The fracturing of our media and our community. Open Forum. 
Suzanne Egan (November 11, 2019) Trauma, Neuroscience and Feminist Practice. Sexual harms and Medical Encounters (SHaME)

Radio Interviews

Michael Walsh (November 25, 2019) How we use music to make ourselves feel at home. ABC Radio: Mornings. 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Did you know you can sign up for New Content alerts for Journal of Sociology and receive an alert for the latest full issue as well as when new articles are published online? See here. 

Health Sociology Review

Volume 28, Issue 3, November 2019 is now available online:
2020 Special Issue - call for papers
Sex, Health & Technology Special Issue
The Role of Bio-medical, Bio-mechanical, and Bio-digital Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Intimacy. Full papers due: January 17th 2020Read on... 
Thematic Groups
2019 TG conveners
This morning, during Dan's presidential address, he extended a huge thank you to all thematic group conveners for the 2017/2019 period. 

Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology, The University of Macau (UM), China.

The University of Macau (UM) is the only public comprehensive university in Macao. Leveraging this unique advantage, UM aims to establish itself as a world-class university with regional characteristics. English is its working language. In recent years, UM has seen a significant development in and a rising international recognition for its teaching, research, and community service. Apply before December 1st. For the full details, read on... Note, this is a paid ad. 

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

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 (see instructions above). 
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities

Fieldwork Experiences Survey

Have you conducted fieldwork? Were there potential or actual emotional or physical safety issues for you as a researcher or your participants? If so, I would like to hear about your experiences via this anonymous online survey. Your contribution will help to upskill emerging research across academic disciplines and provide an evidence base for research ethics teaching. Complete the survey at

This project has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (ref 2019/911)

For more information please contact Dr Rowena Forsyth at


PhD Masterclass: Free speech crises in an era of abundant speech 
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Cost is free and afternoon tea included.
Participants are required to send a brief description of their PhD project including their candidature stage to Sherene Idriss no later than Monday 9 December. Read on...


New: Work, (In)equalities and Social Relations in the Digital Economy
IV International Meeting of Sociology (ISSOW)
16-17 March 2020
Lisbon School of Economics & Management, University of Lisbon.
Submission deadline: 15 December. Read on...
NEUROFUTURES: Neuroscience and Responsibility
2019 Neuroscience and Society Conference
2 December, Monash University Law Chambers. Read on...
Expected Inequalities and Unintended Symmetries
11-12 May 2020 in Warsaw (Poland)
Polish Sociological Association, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences.
Abstract submission deadline: December 15.Read on... 
Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
August 7-9, 2020, San Francisco, CA.
Submission deadline: January 31, 2020. Read on... 
2019 AASR Conference: Religion and Violence
4-6 December 2019, City campus, University of Newcastle
The 2019 AASR Conference will be held from 5-6 December and include a free masterclass and workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers on 4 December. Last day to register 27 November. Read on...


New: Sex and sexuality education for young people: past, present and future
Deakin University, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, 6 December, Deakin Downtown. Read on....  
International Seminar on Environment and Society
Current Challenges and Trajectories for Change
2nd & 3rd March, 2020, Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Submission deadline: December 8. Read on... 


Final Call: Last Chance to Register for Scholarships
Women currently working in the humanities sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program. Funding must be apportioned by the end of 2019 and it is unsure when these grants will be available again. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form prior to 5pm on December 6: Read on...
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