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Date: 3/4/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter March 5
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
Earlier this week we emailed you with a call for expressions of interest to edit the Journal of Sociology for 2021 - 2024. If you missed that email, you can access the call, & the application guidelines, here. The expressions of interest deadline is June 1. The current JoS editors also recently put out a call for guest editors for the 2022 Special Issue; final copy for this edition would be due on September 3 , 2021 and publication would be in March 2022. The expressions of interest deadline to guest edit the Special Issue is June 22. And, in case you missed it, the articles from the March issue of the journal are available Online First
This is the final reminder about the pool of TASA funding - $3500 - available for Social Sciences Week (SSW) events that any TASA member can apply for. The application deadline is next Tuesday 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
Thematic Groups

Introducing the incoming conveners for the
Sports thematic group:

Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer and Suzanne Schrijnder

Dr Adele Pavlidis was conferred her PhD in 2013 by Griffith University where she currently works in the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research as a Research Fellow. Her work focuses on affective-discursive relations and the ways health and wellbeing are enabled or impeded by a range of sport and physical cultural practices.

In 2018 she began her ARC DECRA fellowship which explores the ways Australian sport culture is changing, focused particularly on women in contact sports.

She has published two monographs, Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby (with Simone Fullagar, 2014, Routledge) and Feminism and a vital politics of depression (with Simone Fullagar and Wendy O'Brien, 2019, Palgrave) as well as articles in internationally recognised journals in sport, sociology, cultural studies, and leisure studies.
Catherine Palmer is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Tasmania.  Catherine has also taught at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, Durham University, UK, and at Deakin University.  Catherine has held visiting fellowships at the Universities of Toronto, Utrecht, Sydney and Otago and a Fulbright Scholarship to Florida State University.
Catherine's research advances the use of qualitative research methodologies to understand sport and physical activity behaviours within the overarching theme of Sporting Identities, Cultures and Contexts. She has three main areas of interest: i) sport and alcohol, ii) fitness philanthropy and iii) sport, inequality and social change.
Catherine has received grant funding for her research from national and international funding bodies including the Australian Research Council (ARC), the National Health & Medical Research Council, the Alcohol Education Research Foundation (now FARE), Joseph Rowntree and the Nuffield Foundation. She has current ARC funding for a three year research program (2020 – 2023) that is exploring women and alcohol in Australian sport.
Suzanne Schrijnder is a PhD candidate at Victoria University in Melbourne. Her research project focuses on gender, power and labour relations in professional women’s road cycling. Examining different sites of women’s road cycling, Suzanne uses ethnographic methods to focus on lived experiences in the field of women’s bike racing. She currently has one article under review. Her research interests include feminism, gender, sport and ethnographic research methods.
Members' Publications

Book Chapters

Pascoe Leahy, C. Bueskens, P (2019) Contextualising Australian Mothering and Motherhood. In C. Pascoe Leahy and P. Bueskens. (Eds.) Australian Mothering Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.
Bueskens, P. Pascoe Leahy, C (2019) Defining Maternal Studies in Australia: The Birth of a Field. In C. Pascoe Leahy and P. Bueskens. (Eds.) Australian Mothering Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.
Johnston-Ataata K (2019) Reflecting on the past: The role of biographical, familial and social memory in new mothers’ interpretations of emotional experiences in early parenthood. In C. Pascoe Leahy and P. Bueskens. (Eds.) Australian Mothering Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.
Natalier, K (2019) Reimagining Social Citizenship for Single Mothers: Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip, Then and Now. In C. Pascoe Leahy and P. Bueskens. (Eds.) Australian Mothering Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.

Journal Articles

Gilding, M., & Glezos, L. (2020). Market formation, social movements and judgement devices: Creating the organic food market in Australia. Journal of Sociology.
Martin, C. A. (2020). Jumping the queue? The queue-jumping metaphor in Australian press discourse on asylum seekers. Journal of Sociology.
Drysdale, K. Bryant, J., Holt, M., Hopwood, M., Dowsett, GW., Aggelton, P., Lea, T., and Treloar, C. (2020). “Destabilising the ‘problem’ of chemsex: diversity in settings, relations and practices revealed in Australian gay and bisexual men’s crystal methamphetamine use”, International Journal of Drug Policy. Online 14 February 2020.
Chesters, J., Cuervo, H. & Fu, E. (2020) Re-engagement with education over the life course: Motivations and barriers. International Journal of Lifelong Education
Kim McLeod, Sonam Thakchoe, Mary Ann Hunter, Kate Vincent, Ann Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa & Abbey MacDonald (2020) Principles for a pedagogy of unlearning, Reflective Practice, DOI: 10.1080/14623943.2020.1730782
Reade, J. (2020). Keeping it raw on the ‘gram: Authenticity, relatability and digital intimacy in fitness cultures on Instagram. New Media & Society.

Informed News & Analysis

Zoe Staines, Greg Marston, Philip Mendes, Shelley Bielefeld & Michelle Peterie (March 3, 2020) Compulsory cashless welfare programs harm women and children. The Power to Persuade.
James Arvanitakis (March 2, 2020) On The Drum with Ellen Fanning, Kate Carnell, Peter Hartcher and Tasneem Chopra discussing Australia's first coronavirus death, delays in funding to bushfire-affected small businesses, plus Biden's big win. The recording will be available until 7:00pm on 9 Mar 2020. 
Donna Bridges (March 2, 2020) NSW Minister to visit Charles Sturt in Bathurst. Charles Sturt University. 
David Rowe (February 27, 2020) Has Australia Imagined its Relaxed Identity? The New York Times. 


Ash Watson (March 2, 2020) Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment workshop. The Vitalities Lab. 
Deborah Lupton (February 27, 2020) Digitised quarantine: a new form of health dataveillance.The Vitalities Lab. 
TASA 2020
Awards 2020

Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize

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. 

Service Awards

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, 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...

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
New: 2 PhD scholarships have just been added to the Scholarship Board: (based at UTS & WSU), attached to ARC-funded project, 'Schooling, Parenting and Ethnicity: Asian Migration and Australian Schooling'. The Chief Investigators are Prof Megan Watkins (WSU), Prof Greg Noble (WSU) and Assoc Prof Christina Ho (UTS).

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

EOI in taking on Making Multicultural Australia website and associated multimedia data collection

New: Commenced in the 1990s as a three CD ROM set, and going online early this century, the Making Multicultural Australia website and database provides a unique perspective on and resource base for understanding Australia’s development as a multicultural nation. The website was created by the multimedia team at the NSW Board of Studies (in Education) and built under the direction of Andrew Jakubowicz, a professor of sociology at the University of Technology Sydney. It was last updated in about 2013. The Board changed its priorities in about 2015, and since then it has been privately supported on an Amazon server. It is also archived on Pandora and the Way Back machine. There are 250 items under the “sociology” search term, and many hundreds of items (video, audio, image, text) available online, accessed through a very efficient internal Google search engine. Read on...

Journal: Call for Papers

New: Diversity and Work Atmosphere in Research Organisations
For an edited collection, the editors are seeking contributions that present empirical findings of a qualitative or quantitative nature on the relationship between an individual's diversity characteristics and his or her perception of working environment in research organisations worldwide.
Submission deadline: April 22nd. Read on...

Report Launch

Understanding the context of racial and cultural exclusivism: A study of Melbourne neighbourhoods
The Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Australian Catholic University, and Australia Multicultural Foundation
March 17th, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne. Read on...


New: Working towards a better future through partnerships and co-operation
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
19 - 21 October 
Brisbane Mercure, 85/87 N Quay, Brisbane. Read on...

New: Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
21st – 23rd October
Brisbane Mercure, 85/87 N Quay, Brisbane. Read on...
New: Interculturalism in a Polarised World
The UNESCO Chair on Cultural Diversity and Social Justice and the Journal of Intercultural Studies
23–25 September, Deakin University
Abstract submission and panel proposal deadline: May 4. Read on...
New: Visions: Possibilities, Performance and the Past
The Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia
16–19th June, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
Submission deadline: March 13. Read on...

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...

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...

Politics in the Age of Disruption and Realignment
Australian Political Science Association
21st to 23rd September, Macquarie University, Sydney
Submission deadline: 3 May. Read on...

Social Science Methodology Conference
The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)
University of Sydney, December 2-4
The call for session convenors is now open. 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...

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...

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: 'An excess of inclusion over belonging': Exploring the police role in the governance and politics of belonging.
Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre
A/Prof Leanne Weber 
Tuesday 10 March, 12-1pm
N302, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus. Read on...


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...
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...


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