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Date: 12/4/2019
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 5
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~
Thanks to Roger Wilkinson (Digital Publications Editor) and Alan Nixon (TASA 2019 LOC member), we have several videos to share with you from TASA 2019, including the Presidential address and the three keynote presentations, see Conference Outputs below. 
Naama Carlin Teaching Award
A warm congratulations is extended to Dr Naama Carlin who was recently awarded the UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence – Rising Star and Early Career. Naama is available for work and can be contacted via
Members' Publications

Conference Outputs

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Dan Woodman's TASA 2019 Presidential Address can be viewed via
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Maggie Walter's TASA 2019 keynote, 'Indigenous policy, fracasomania and Indigenous Data Sovereignty' is available on video via The abstract to Maggie's talk can be accessed here. 
Rob Stones keynote
Rob Stones's TASA 2019 keynote, 'The Political Morality of Sociological Research' is available on video via The abstract to Rob's talk can be accessed here. 
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Deborah Stevenson's keynote 'Planning and Diverse Urban Cultures: A Sociological Critique' is available on video via The abstract to Deborah's talk can be accessed here.
Doing Sociology with Diverse Publics
Doing Sociology with Diverse Publics:  An open public Panel event that brought together a range of sociologists and allied social scientists who use the discipline in many different ways and contexts. Convenor and host David Rowe with panelists Nathaniel Bavinton,  Christina Ho, Janine Pickering & Shanthi Robertson, along with the audience, discussed the benefits and obstacles of activating the sociological imagination among diverse publics.  You can access the video here:


Elizabeth Humphrys (2019) How Labour Built Neoliberalism: Australia’s Accord, the Labour Movement and the Neoliberal Project. Brill. 

How Labour Built Neoliberalism
Why do we always assume it was the New Right that was at the centre of constructing neoliberalism? How might corporatism have advanced neoliberalism? And, more controversially, were the trade unions only victims of neoliberal change, or did they play a more contradictory role? In How Labour Built Neoliberalism, Elizabeth Humphrys examines the role of the Labour Party and trade unions in constructing neoliberalism in Australia, and the implications of this for understanding neoliberalism's global advance. These questions are central to understanding the present condition of the labour movement and its prospects for the future.
This book is now available in paperback. 

Book Chapters

Philippa Collin & Jane McCormack (2019) Young people and politics in  Chen, P.J. Barry, N., Butcher, J.R., Clune, D., Cook, I., Garnier, A., Haigh, Y., Motta, S.C. and Taflaga, M. (eds). 2019. Australian Politics and Policy: Senior Edition. Sydney: Sydney University Press. DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781743326671

Journal Articles

Chesters, J., & Wyn, J. (2019). Chasing rainbows: How many educational qualifications do young people need to acquire meaningful, ongoing work? Journal of Sociology.

Connell, R. (2019). Sociology and the Mystery of Class: Highlights from the first ten years of the Journal. Journal of Sociology.

Marino, S. (2019). Thrown into the world: The shift between pavlova and pasta in the ethnic identity of Australians originating from Italy. Journal of Sociology.
Newman F & Humphrys E (2019) ‘Construction Workers in a Climate Precarious World’, Critical Sociology, online first.
Banks, M., & Bowman, D. (2019). Bad Timing: The Temporal Dimensions of Economic Insecurity. Critical Sociology.


Deborah Lupton (December 3, 2019) My empirical research on self-tracking practices. This Sociological Life. 
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... 
New: 2021 Special Issue - call for papers  
Towards a Global Sociology of Trans and Gender Diverse Health.
After years of advocacy for improved recognition and action, the health and well-being of trans and gender diverse people is receiving overdue attention. In some parts of the world, gender-affirming care is made available in forms which explicitly support a diverse range of gender identities, service preferences and affirmation goals. However, good quality models of care are unevenly available and face a range of threats, creating heightened uncertainty for those who need to access them.
The aim of this special issue is to enhance knowledge on what supports and complicates the provision of health care and support for trans and gender diverse people across different parts of the world.

Full papers due: June 15th 2020Read 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. 
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PhD Scholarships

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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.
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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: 2020 Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conferences
July 27-29, 2020 Sydney NSW Australia
Submission deadline: December 23. Read on...
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...
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... 


Sex and sexuality education for young people: past, present and future
Deakin University, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, TOMORROW 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 TOMORROW December 6: Read on...
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You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2019-2020 as well as documents and policies, including the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
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