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Date: 2/19/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter February 20
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
On Monday we emailed you about a pool of TASA funding - $3500 - available for Social Sciences Week (SSW) events that any TASA member can apply for. The application deadline is March 10. For the full details, please click here.If you have any questions or require assistance accessing the funding form, please contact Sally in TASA Admin
And, in case you missed last week's newsletter, the March issue of the Journal of Sociology is now available online: Special issue – Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia.

Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize

Call for nominations

The TASA Prize for the most distinguished peer-reviewed article published by an Early Career Researcher is an annual process that uses academic peer review to select a paper of outstanding quality published in any journal during the previous three calendar years. This year, the Award will assess papers that were published from 2017 – 2019. Nomination deadline: June 30. For full details, and the form, please see the Award webpage. 

Book Awards

Call for nominations

Stephen Crook Memorial Prize

This book Prize was established to honour the memory of Professor Stephen Crook in recognition of his significant contribution to Australian sociology. The 2020 Prize covers books published in 2018 or 2019, as indicated by the publication date in front matter (please double check this as sometimes this date is different to the date your book was released/published). The full details are the prize are available on TASAweb. The nomination form can be accessed here. Nominations will close on March 1, 2020.

Raewyn Connell Prize

This book Prize was established to honour the work of Professor Raewyn Connell in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Australian Sociology.  The 2020 Prize will cover books published in 2018 or 2019, as indicated by the publication date in front matter (please double check this as sometimes this date is different to the date your book was released/published). The full details are the prize are available on TASAweb. The nomination form can be accessed here. Nominations will close on March 1, 2020.
Thematic Groups

Introducing the incoming convener for the
Teaching Sociology thematic group:
Sandeep Kaur Sandhu

Dr Sandeep Kuar Sandhu is a Learning Facilitator (Casual) at Torrens University, Australia and a Sessional Lecturer at Monash University, Australia. She has also worked as an Activator at RMIT University, Australia. She was awarded her PhD on the use of educational technology in higher education settings from Monash University in 2016. Sandeep has almost eight years of multicultural experience of teaching and research in higher education in Australia, UK and India. She has also worked as a Social Researcher at I-view Pty Ltd for one year. Read on...

Announcing the

Families & Relationships thematic group

Mentoring Program for 2020

FRG mentoring program
Members' Publications

Book Chapters

Lawrence, G., Sippel, S. and Larder, N. (2020) State-led and finance-backed farming endeavours: Changing contours of investment in Australian agriculture. In H. Bjørkhaug, P. McMichael and B. Muirhead (eds) Food or Finance? The Role of Cultures, Values and Ethics in Land Use Negotiations. Toronto University Press: Toronto.

Research Reports

Watson, J., Maylea, C., Roberts, R., Hill, N. & McCallum, S. (2020) Preventing Gender-based Violence in Mental Health Inpatient Units, Australian National Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited, New South Wales.

Journal Articles

Stewart Lockie (2020) Sociological responses to the bushfire and climate crises, Environmental Sociology, 6:1, 1-5, DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2020.1726640
 Spaaij, R., & Schaillée, H. (2020). Inside the black box: A micro-sociological analysis of sport for development. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
Elliott, Karla & Roberts, Steven (2020), 'Balancing generosity and critique: reflections on interviewing young men and implications for research methodologies and ethics', Qualitative Research, DOI: 10.1177/1468794120904881

Informed News & Analysis

Andrea Waling & Anthony Lyons (February 8, 2020) ‘I will euthanise myself before I go into aged care’: how aged care is failing LGBTI+ people. The Conversation.
James Arvanitakis, Jason McConnell, Alphia Possamai-Inesedy (February 8, 2020) The challenge of free speechOpen Forum.  This article is the foundations of a broader research project in which Alphia is writing an article for the United Nations on academic freedom. 
Our warm congratulations is extended to Ashley Barnwell (also FRG TG co-convener) who has been shortlisted on the SAGE Prize for Innovation/Excellence for: Barnwell, A. (2019). Family Secrets and the Slow Violence of Social Stigma. Sociology, 53(6), 1111–1126.
Our warm congratulations is also extended to Naama Carlin who has been appointed as Lecturer in Sociology & Anthropology and Social Research & Policy at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW.
TASA 2020
Awards 2020

Service Awards - call for nominations

Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award

This award is made to a TASA member who has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained service to Australian sociology over many years. 
Nominations close May 31st. For the full details, please see the prize page on TASAweb here.

Outstanding Service to TASA Award 

This honour is accorded to a TASA member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of participation in and promotion of TASA over a number of years.
Nominations close May 31st. For the full details, please see the prize page on TASAweb here.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Special Issue 2022: Call for Guest Editors

Kate Huppatz and Steve Matthewman invite expressions of interest to guest edit the 2022 Special Edition of JoS. Special Editions may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the Journal’s readership. Papers featured in special editions are subject to the normal process of peer review. Selection of papers and coordination of the peer review process will be the responsibility of the Guest Editors. Papers may be selected via invitation or a general ‘call for papers’ (organised by the guest editors). Final copy for this special edition is due on the third of September, 2021 and publication will be in March 2022.
Expressions of interest deadline: June 22. Read on...
In case you missed it last week, the articles from the March issue of the journal are already available Online First. 
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

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 paper submissions are due: 15 June 2020. Please email Christy Newman at to indicate your interest and to access the 'Intention to submit' document, which we ask all prospective authors to complete as soon as possible. Read on...


In case you missed it, you can catch up on the final 2019 Nexus issue via TASAweb on the Emailing page (scroll down to Nexus).  

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.
Current Scholarship Opportunities
Other Events, News & Opportunities


New: IV ISA Forum of Sociology (July 14-18, 2020)
Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality
Early bird presenter registration deadline: March 19. Read on...
New: Reinventing Australia
The International Australian Studies Association (InASA) 
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, 30 November - 2 December 
Postgraduate bursaries and ECR workshops on offer. 
Submission deadline: March 31. Read on...
Call for Abstracts: Universal Basic Income and the Organisation of Work
The Sociology of Work, Labour and Economy Thematic Group Conveners are inviting sociologists and broader social and political scientists to submit abstracts for a special panel on ‘Basic Income and the Organisation of Work’, to be presented at the Basic Income Earth Network’s 2020 conference (BIEN2020) and also at The Australian Sociological Association’s 2020 conference (TASA2020). These events, which are two months apart from each other, will form developmental workshops to develop research papers for a special issue of a scholarly journal, focussed on ‘Universal Basic Income and the Organisation of Work’. Read on...
Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress
International Congress: Basic income, the ecological crisis and a new age of automation
September 28th – 30th, Brisbane, Australia (UQ / QUT)
Submission deadline (extended): February 28. Read on...
Law and Digital Society: Re-Imagining the Futures
Research Committee for the Sociology of Law
Lund/Sweden, 24-26 of August
Submission deadline: March 15. Read on... 
Social Boundaries of Work. Politics and ideologies of work
Polish Sociological Association
Warsaw, 28-29 October 
Submission deadline: April 30. Read on...


Memories: an artistic and scientific exploration of how we connect, communicate, grow and share
Exhibition Opening Night. TOMORROW Friday 21 February, 5.30 at Academy Gallery
2-4 Invermay Road, Invermay, Tasmania
Curated by Dr. Malcom Bywaters and Dr. Peta Cook
(On show 24 February - 27 March)

RC33 Best Paper Awards

Call for Applications for the 1st RC33 Awards for Best Papers
The Board of RC33 is pleased to announce the introduction of two awards for best social science papers! These two awards will highlight excellent published work by RC33 members. Winning articles will each be awarded a prize of 300 €. The awards will be presented at the 10th RC33 Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus taking place 8th-11th September, 2020.
Application deadline: March 31. Read on...


New: Modernity, Colonialism and Social Theory
Department of Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney
Speaker: Sujata Patel, Indian Institute of Advanced Study
24 February12:30pm –2:00pm. Read on...
Drawing fear of difference: race, gender, and national identity in Ms. Marvel comics
Deakin University’s next ‘First Fridays’ Gender and Sexuality Studies seminar will be held on 6 March at Deakin Downtown (at 727 Collins St, near Southern Cross Station). Read on...

Summer School

New: 10th Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology: Research and Activism
14-18 September, Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna, Austria
Application deadline: 29 February. Read on...


New: Facing Fitzgerald: A Red Letter Day for Qld Sex Workers - Townsville CQU
Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM AEST
CQUniversity, Townsville. Read on...
New: Australian Women’s Leadership Symposia
The Australian Women's Leadership Symposia are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce. Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and September, the Symposia are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent.
An attendance discount of 25% is currently available by entering code ANSY20 at the time of booking (available until each symposium sells out). Read on...

Housing Theory Symposium
Housing, care and relationality under neoliberalism
University of Tasmania, Hobart, 11-12 June
Abstract submission deadline: March 1. Read on... 


'Moving Data' - movement methods workshop
Vitalities Lab, Tuesday 10th March, 10:30am - 12:00pm, UNSW, Sydney
Registration deadline: 6th March 2020. Spaces are limited. Read on...
Decolonizing Visual Methods with Displaced and Refugee Youth
Vitalities Lab, Monday 9th March, 10:30am, UNSW, Sydney. Read on...


Indigenous and Intercultural Research: Issues, Ethics, and Methods 
Learn practical tips for designing and conducting research across cultures. In particular, they speakers will explore issues, ethics, and methods for researchers to consider when studying formerly colonized societies, indigenous people, or historically oppressed communities. Panelists will include Dr. Bagele Chilisa, author of Indigenous Research Methodologies a University of Botswana Research and Evaluation Specialist, and Dr. Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at York University in Toronto.
February 27, 6pm UTC. Read on...
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