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Date: 6/3/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter June 4
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
In case you missed them, TASA Thursdays audio recordings for Raewyn Connell's, David Rowe's and Alan Petersen's conversations are available on TASA's SoundCloud
For today's TASA Thursdays event, please tune in at 12:30pm (AEST) for a Rapid Peer Support session hosted by TASA's Secretary, Ash Watson, via Zoom
Pending TASA Election
Every two years a TASA Executive Election is held. The next call for nominations will be disseminated to all members on July 1. We encourage all members to consider standing for an Executive position. Read on...

TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: next Thursday June 11, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom:“Pitching your research in the context of COVID-19” with panel members Steve Thredgold, Barbara Barbosa Neves, Steve Mathewman & Karen Willis. 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Speaker TBC. June 1812:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Casual Catch-up with 2017 Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award recipient Johanna Wyn, Thursday June 25, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom“Implications of COVID-19 for researching young people”. 
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday July 2,  12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Simon CoplandThursday July 9, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: 'Using Digital Research Methods' with panel members Brady Robards, Akane Kanai, Crystal Abidin & Shanthi Robertson. 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson. Michael Flood speaking on 'Men and Incel Violence'July 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
TASA Thursdays July 30 session TBC: 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, Thursday August 6,  12:00PM - 1:00PM AEST
Volunteer to be a speaker here:
Join the monthly Zoom meeting to participate as a peer supporter. 
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben LohmeyerThursday August 13, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson, August 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom With speaker Timothy Graham who researches social media platform architectures and online social networks, with a particular interest in mis- and disinformation, social bots, and ratings and ranking devices. Recently, he has researched trolls and information disorder during the most recent 2019-2020 bushfire season, and conspiracy theories about Covid-19. In this webinar, Timothy will discuss how sociologists can research on-going social and political issues through a combination of computational and qualitative methods.” 

Members' Publications


Dancing through the dissonance
Pruitt, Lesley J. and Erica Rose Jeffrey. 2020. Dancing through the dissonance: Creative movement and peacebuilding Manchester: Manchester University Press. 
Conflicts are increasingly recognised as situated in local contexts with culturally specific elements playing important roles. At the same time, conflicts reflect and contribute to global dynamics. Seeking peace within this complexity requires curious, creative and critical approaches that can account for politics.

But how can peacebuilders account for unique local settings while also recognising multiple and diverse perspectives within and between them? Reflecting on this question, Dancing through the dissonance explores the relationship between peacebuilding and dance in pluralist societies, examining the practice of dance-focused peacebuilding programmes in Colombia, the Philippines and the United States. Incorporating participant voices, critical political analysis and reflections on dance practice, the authors reveal the implications and nuances of arts-based peace initiatives.
Young Women and Leadership
Lee-Koo, Katrina and PruittLesley  (eds) 2020. Young Women and Leadership  New York: Routledge.
Through a range of case studies in Asia and the Pacific, this edited collection highlights the extent of the unique ways in which young women lead to create change in their own lives and their communities, as well as in the structures, cultures, and institutions in which they live and work.

This volume challenges and reshapes the boundaries and relationships of power that animate traditional attitudes to leadership by exploring the often overlooked role of women as leaders and drivers of social change. The text draws on a number of complex case studies in Asia and the Pacific in order to demonstrate how young women around the world have developed organised approaches to leadership that are often collective, collaborative, and transformative. However, as the authors reveal, they also deviate

Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory
Will Johncock (2020) Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory. Palgrave MacMillan
This book puts recently re-popularized ancient Stoic philosophy in discussion with modern social theory and sociology to consider the relationship between an individual and their environment. Thirteen comparative pairings including Epictetus and Émile Durkheim, Zeno and Pierre Bourdieu, and Marcus Aurelius and George Herbert Mead explore how to position individualism within our socialized existence. Will Johncock believes that by integrating modern perspectives with ancient Stoic philosophies we can question how internally separate from our social environment we ever are. This tandem analysis identifies new orientations for established ideas in Stoicism and social theory about the mind, being present, self-preservation, knowledge, travel, climate change, the body, kinship, gender, education, and emotions. Read on...
You can also view Will talking about different aspects of the book via the YouTube links below:

Book Chapters

Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley. 2020. “Introduction.” In Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley (eds.) Young Women and Leadership. New York: Routledge.

Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley. 2020. “Building a Theory of Young Women’s Leadership.” In Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley (eds.) 
Young Women and LeadershipNew York: Routledge.

Pruitt, Lesley and Lee-Koo, Katrina. 2020. “Critical Components for Advancing Young Women’s Leadership.” In Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley (eds.) Young Women and Leadership. New York: Routledge.

Pruitt, Lesley and Lee-Koo, Katrina. 2020. “Conclusion.” In Lee-Koo, Katrina and Pruitt, Lesley (eds.) Young Women and Leadership. New York: Routledge.

Book Reviews

Wade, M. (2020). Book Review: Nicholas Hookway, Everyday Moralities: Doing it Ourselves in an Age of Uncertainty. Journal of Sociology.


Timothy Graham, Axel Bruns, Guangnan Zhu & Rod Campbell (2020) Like a virus: the coordinated spread of coronavirus disinformationCentre for Responsible Technology, June 1.   

Special Issues

Glenda Mejia and Catherine Gomes (Eds.) (2020). American Migrants in Australia. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 4(1).

Journal Articles

Jae-Eun Noh (2020). Promotion of shared value for the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): A case study of Australia. Journal of Sustainability Research, 2(3): e200025 (Open Access). 
Catherine Gomes and Glenda Mejia (2020). I wanted to see if you are one of us: The role of identity in the migration experience, a case study of Latin Americans in Australia.Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 4 (1), 87 - 98.

Anjali Chhetri, Prem Chhetri, Supriya Singh, Shahadat Khan & Catherine Gomes (2020) Spatio-temporal evolution of Chinese migration. Melbourne, Australia, Migration and Development, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2020.1748926
Catherine Gomes (2020). Living in a Parallel Society. Journal of International Students, 10(1), xiii-xv. (Open Access).


Cortis, N., & van Toorn, G. (2020). Working in new disability markets: A survey of Australia's disability workforce. Sydney: Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney

Informed News & Analysis

James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American politics: Three key developments this week. Open Forum, May 30. 


Ann Game (2020) Living in-relation with horses: support 2. Living in Relation, May 28.

Note, all 2020 Awards will be presented during an online event later this year. 

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. While not necessarily a lifetime achievement award, candidates for the Distinguished Service Award would usually be nearing the end of their careers.
For the full details, please see the award web page here.
Nominations extended to June 8th 

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. There are many ways in which this can occur, but in all cases the quality of the service is the determining criterion, rather than the quantity alone.
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations extended to June 8th  

Teaching Sociology Award

This award celebrates outstanding contributions to enhancing the pedagogy, practice or outcomes of teaching and learning sociology in Australia.It recognises contributions at the disciplinary level (rather than acknowledging excellence in teaching within the classroom or institutions).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

Sociology in Action Award

This scholarship seeks to encourage the participation of sociologists working outside academe (in areas such as private industry, government and non-government organisations, and private contract and consultancy work) with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The TASA Executive would like to encourage non-academic members who have conducted applied research or written sociological papers on their work to apply for the scholarship.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close June 15. 

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 (ie the 2020 Award will assess papers that were published from 2017 – 2019).
For the full details, please see award page here.
Nominations close June 30.

Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award

This new annual award recognises the impact and engagement of a Postgraduate TASA member’s scholarship that is of high social value to Australian society and/or sociology. This award is not limited to publications but also to outstanding contributions in teaching, community work and non-traditional academic outputs. The award seeks to value and encourage an understanding of scholarship and impact that extends beyond publication and citation metrics. This award draws on the Boyer model of scholarship recognising the value of Discovery, Integration, Application and Teaching.
For the full details, please see the award page here.
Nominations close July 31st.
Thematic Groups
How can social theory make sense of living in this time of crisis?
Social Theory thematic group special online workshop
Keynotes: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Johannesburg), Peter Beilharz (Sichuan) 
November 27, 2020
Two bursaries are available for TASA members: 1 x $500 HDR bursary and 1 x $500 ECR bursary (must be unwaged/casual).
Abstract submission deadline: July 15. Read on... 
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Latest Issue

The Journal of Sociology - Volume: 56, Number: 2 (June 2020) is now available. 
The Table of Contents can be viewed here.  To access each article, please click here.

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...

Health Sociology Review

Call for papers: November 2021 Special Issue 

Progressing critical posthuman perspectives in health sociology

Sociologists have increasingly engaged with more-than-human understandings and posthuman perspectives on health and illness to move beyond dualistic understandings of the biological and the social, agency and structure, digital and physical. With a focus on ontology, health sociologists have fruitfully engaged with posthumanism to elucidate how health processes and experiences materialise through human-non-human relationality as biosocial environments. 
This Special Issue aims to consolidate, challenge and expand the contribution of posthuman thought to health sociology. Special Issue editors Kim McLeod & Simone Fullagar are seeking empirical and theoretical contributions which progress key themes currently emerging in the field.
To be considered for submission and review, please email an abstract of 250-300 words to Kim McLeod by 15 June 2020. Abstracts will be reviewed by 30 June 2020. A limited number will be selected to go forward for peer review. If selected to go forward, contributors must undertake to submit their piece for peer review by 1 February 2021.

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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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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Other Events, News & Opportunities

Research project: call for participants

New: Producing Knowledge in Precarity: research, universities and labour insecurity 
 While research remains central to academic professional identity and career progression, a significant proportion of university employees are in temporary employment (casual and fixed-term) and contribute to research from positions of labour insecurity. This project investigates the social and economic dynamics that have created a precarious workforce, the contribution of precarious workers to the professional project of knowledge production, the circulation and valorisation of their contributions in contemporary knowledge economies, and the impacts of labour insecurity on individual and collective identity formation and career progression.
Interviews for this project are invited from employees at any Australian university who:
  • Have completed a PhD, and
  • Are employed in temporary work (casual, fixed-term; academic or professional), and
  • Contribute to academic research through publications or other outputs
To participate in an interview, please contact fellow member Nour Dados. For full details, read on...


New: 'Sri Lankan Refugee Homes: The ethical navigations of filming and walking with refugees'
Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC) Online Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr Charishma Ratnam (Monash University)
Tuesday 23 June, 12-1pm (AEST) 
For details, and to register, read on...
New: University of Western Australia Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series 2020
The seminars are an opportunity to share findings in original research in anthropology and sociology. They are a supportive and encouraging community, eager to participate in presentations on a wide variety of projects. If you have a paper you would like to present, please email Dorinda for the presenters form by June 26. Seminars are currently conducted via Zoom on Fridays, 2:30-3:30PM (AWST) during semester.

Call for Book Chapters 

Social Control Policies - Governing Human Lives and Health in Times of Pandemics
300 words suggestions to be submitted by 31st of May.
Chapters will be due by 30th of November, 2020. 
Read on...

ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.
International Australian Studies Association
Up to $1,500 in Award money
Closing Date: 5pm (EST), 30 June. Read on...


Coronavirus and its Impact on International Students: International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions
Wednesday 10 February 2021, RMIT, Melbourne
Convenors: Catherine Gomes (RMIT) and Helen Forbes-Mewett (Monash University)
Abstract submission deadline: August 1. Read on...
Social Boundaries of Work. Politics and ideologies of work
Warsaw, on 28-29 October, fully online
The Sociology of Work Section of the Polish Sociological Association in cooperation with Warsaw Branch of PTS and Institute of Sociology WFiS and Institute of Applied Social Sciences WSNSIR University of Warsaw
Submission deadline extended: 15th June. Read on...
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