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Date: 7/1/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter July 2
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
We have become aware that a few members have tried to contact the TASA Office by replying to these weekly newsletter. Unfortunately, those emails have not reached the TASA Office. Please note, for contacting the TASA Office the correct email address to use is
Unfortunately, last week's TASA Thursdays event, with guest speaker Johanna Wyn, was disrupted. Moving forward, all TASA Thursdays events will be for members only with access via a password. There's been a change of plans for Today's TASA Thursdays event; it will now be an open session (the next Rapid Peer Support Session will be August 6), hosted by Sally Daly, for TASA members to come along and catch-up over what ever topics are tabled. You can access the open session via with password 531283. We hope you can join us today between 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST.
We also hope you can join us for next week's Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Simon Copland: Thursday July 912:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: with password 762096. 'Using Digital Research Methods' with panel members Brady Robards, Akane Kanai, Crystal Abidin & Shanthi Robertson. COVID-19 has made a number of traditional sociological research methods extremely difficult or even impossible to conduct, at least in the short term. While digital research methods are not new to sociology, they are now more important than ever. In this session some pioneers in Australian digital sociological methods will share their tips and techniques for taking your research online.

TASA 2020 Executive Election

Call for Nominations

In case you missed it, the call for nominations for the 2020 Executive Election is now open through to midday July 31st. For the full details, please visit TASA web here.
We're super pleased to be able to share details of another member graduate whose PhD was conferred on June 24; our warm congratulations is extended to Barrie Shannon, ‘Exploring sexuality and gender diversity in contemporary Australian sex education: A transgender perspective’, published in 2020 at the University of Newcastle, supervisors Dr Pam Nilan and Dr Daniela Heil.
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
TASA ThursdaysJuly 16 session TBC: 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Michael Flood speaking on 'Unpacking and Reconstructing Masculine Norms in Australia'July 23, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom What is the state of gender norms in Australia? To what extent are traditional norms of masculinity still dominant, and to what extent are they shifting or breaking down? Do young men agree with stereotypical constructions of masculinity, and if they do, what implications does this have for their lives and their relations with others? To answer these questions, this webinar draws on two recent Australian surveys, one among young men aged 18 to 30 and another among people in Australia. The webinar then explores how we may reconstruct masculine norms. What messages and approaches are likely to prompt resistance and backlash, and what messages are likely instead to inspire positive change?
Note: there will be no session on July 30 (TASA Executive meeting 30th & 31st)
Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson,Thursday August 6,  12:30pm - 1:30pm 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 Lohmeyer: Thursday August 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Topic, TBC.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Timothy GrahamAugust 20 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom Timothy 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.
Webinar chaired by JaneMaree Maher with speaker Naomi Pfitzner on Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic': Domestic violence during COVID-19, September 17, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness'.  October 1512:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker James Arvanitakis on Living Blue in a Deep Red State: A sociological analysis of the 2020 election after a year spent in Wyoming.  November 1212:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom 
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with Adele Pavlidis, Catherine Palmer & Suzanne Schrijnder each presenting on their area of expertise to the topic, 'Sport, leisure and the #newnormal: sociological insights for developing an agenda for change'. December 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom

Members' Publications

Journal Articles

Ruby Grant (2020) Not going to the mainland: queer women’s narratives of place in Tasmania, Australia, Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2020.1784101
Robards, B., Lyall, B., & Moran, C. (2020). Confessional data selfies and intimate digital traces. New Media & Society.
Mead, G. (2020). Proper recognition: Personhood and symbolic capital in contemporary sociology. Current Sociology.
Chesters, J. 2020 Preparing for transitions between education and employment in the 21st century. Journal of Applied Youth Studies
Haugen, H. and Lehmann, A. (2020). 'Adverse articulation: Third countries in China-Australia student migration during COVID-19'. Dialogues in Human Geography. DOI: 10.117/2043820620934939
Open access:
Johnston-Ataata K, Flore J, Kokanović R, Hickey M, Teede H, Boyle J & Vincent A. (Online 25 June 2020) ‘‘My relationships have changed because I’ve changed’: biographical disruption, personal relationship. Sociology of Health and Illness.
Young, C., Zubrzycki, J., & Plath, D. (2020). The slow interview? Developing key principles and practices. Qualitative Research. Congratulations to Charlotte Young on this first publication. Charlotte is one of the postgraduate representatives of the Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism thematic group. 
Fabian Cannizzo & Catherine Strong (2020) ‘Put some balls on that woman’: Gendered Repertoires of Inequality in Screen Composers’ Careers, Gender Work and Organisation
Sujith Kumar Prankumar, Peter Aggleton & Joanne Bryant (2020) Belonging, Citizenship and Ambivalence among Young Gay, Bisexual and Queer Indian Singaporean Men, Asian Studies Review, DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2020.1773762
Simone Fullagar & Adele Pavlidis (2020) Thinking through the Disruptive Effects and Affects of the Coronavirus with Feminist New Materialism, Leisure Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2020.1773996
Best N, Menéndez R, Rawlin G, Suter R, Rodoni B and Beddoe T (2020) The Consequences of Stigma for Knowledge Production: Sheep Producers' Attitudes to Footrot Diagnostics and Control in Australia. Front. Vet. Sci. 7:354. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2020.00354


Naomi Pfitzner, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Silke Meyer & Jacqui True (2020) Responding to Queensland’s ‘shadow pandemic’ during the period of COVID-19 restrictions: practitione. Monash University, June 29. 

Informed News & Analysis

Naomi Pfitzner, Jacqui True, Kate Fitz-Gibbon & Silke Meyer  (2020) ‘We are in a bubble that is set to burst’. Why urgent support must be given to domestic violence workers. The Conversation, July 1. Note, Naomi is our September 17 TASA Thursdays speaker. 
Lehmann, A. (2020). 'What does Australia look like without international students?' Policy Forum. Asia and the Pacific Policy Society. 22 June 2020. Online at:
Rae Cooper (2020) Heydon firestorm sparks calls for action on sexual harassment report. The Sydney Morning Herald, June 29. 
Bill Calcutt (2020), Without prejudice: Exploring the historical and contemporary context for prejudicial attitudes and actions towards racially and culturally diverse citizens in Australia, On Line Opinion, June 29.
Ashley Barnwell (2020) Trove rattles skeletons and dark secrets in family closets. The Australian, June 27.
Christina Ho (2020) Race to the top of the class. The Australian, June 26. 
Jennifer Cheng (2020) Educate yourself about your biases. The Age, June 26.  
Deborah Stevenson (2020) Future of arts in Australia: experts call for policy changes to overcome crisis. Western Sydney University, June 25. 
Roger Patulny, Rebecca Olson, Jordan McKenzie, & Marlee Bower (2020) How coronavirus will change the way Australians live long after restrictions are lifted. SBS Online, May 6.


Bronwyn Carlson (2020)  “Nothing about us, without us”: performative allyship and telling silences. 3CR Breakfast, July 1 (from the 21 min mark)
Dan Woodman (2020) Breakfast with Sammy J. ABC Radio, Melbourne, July 1 (from 1:15 mark)
Susan Carland, Steven Roberts & George Variyan (2020)  It's a Man's World - What Happens Next? podcast exploring modern masculinity, part one. Lens, June 26.
Andrew Jakubowicz (2020) Could ethnic minorities be more vulnerable to a second wave of the coronavirus?. ABC Radio National, June 24. 
Brady Robards (2020) Growing up on FacebookABC Radio National, June 23. 
Roger Patulny (2020) How Do We Prevent Loneliness During COVID-19? Neha Gajwani, May 13. 

Roger Patulny (2020) Lonliness and Social Media. Radio 3CR, February 17
Barbara Barbosa Neves & Roger Patulny (2019) Digital Technology and the LonelyABC National, November 24. 


This short webinar by Dr Ash Watson, Vitalities Lab, UNSW Sydney, discusses what she calls 'Methods braiding' - or bringing together arts-based with sociological methods. For more information, you can also access an published article by Ash on the same topic here.
TASA Postgraduates

Pilot Peer-Coaching program

New: TASA Postgrads have launched a Pilot Peer-Coaching program
The purpose of this new initiative is to provide a platform for TASA postgrad connection, support, and self-development.

Peer coaching is an adult learning strategy in which peers coach each other to maximise performance. Research shows that benefits of peer coaching include mutual problem solving and goal setting, self and peer personal development, and increased support and wellbeing.
Limited places: max 20 participants.
For details, and to register, read on...

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

Call for a new editorial team 2021 - 2024

The TASA Executive seeks to appoint a new editorial team for the Journal of Sociology for the four-year term 2021–2024. The term of the current editors expires at the end of 2020, although copy for the first issue of 2021 will be organised.The journal receives financial and administrative assistance from TASA and from the publisher, Sage. Manuscript submission is done on-line through ScholarOne.

All members of the editorial team (Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors) must be TASA members and ideally will be located within a department of sociology or a School/unit that offers a major sequence of sociology, including doctoral studies. The Executive are willing to consider applications from an editorial team at a single university or a consortia of staff at two or more universities. Such consortia will be required to demonstrate that they have the capability to work effectively across locations. TASA will provide the Managing Editor with a complimentary TASA membership.

Expression of interest deadline extended: Friday July 24. For the full details, read on...

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.

Health Sociology Review

The Health Sociology Review Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic will be available very soon. 

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: A fully-funded PhD scholarship in the ARC Discovery project “The African Diaspora in Australia: New Perspectives on Materiality, Media and Religion.” Within this larger project, the PhD candidate will conduct ethnographic research with religious communities of African migrants and refugees in Australia. The PhD project will be developed within the fields of diaspora, globalisation and material religion studies. As such, an ideal candidate will be trained in the social sciences and interested in one or more of these topics:
  • Material culture, the body, religious experiences, the senses, aesthetics, lived religion, ritual practices, infrastructures (e.g., the city, church buildings), mediatisation (traditional and new media), and transnational and translocal connections.
Application deadline: July 31. Read on...

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

Call for Participants

New: Youth Mobilities, Aspirations, and Pathways (YMAP) survey
It's a survey about young people who travel into or out of Australia for any purpose for a period of six or more months
The call is for Australians who are 18-30 year olds living overseas as well as young people from elsewhere living in Australia.
For the survey link, read on...

Flyer: call for participants
New: PhD candidate & TASA member, Linda Marsden, is now recruiting people between 15 and 24 years of age, to participate in research on Selfies and Health. Details of the project and contact form are available at
Register your interest by Friday 17 July to be involved.

Call for New Editor

New: The International Sociological Association is now seeking expressions of interest for the position of editor for eSymposium.
The new editor will take on responsibilities in the second half of 2020.
Expression of interest deadline: July 20. Read on...

Call for Papers

New: Comparative Perspectives on Migration, Diversities and the Pandemic
The Journal of Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is issuing a call for papers on the relation between migration and the pandemic. Prospective papers might examine the consequences of the pandemic for migrants and mobility across different regions and/or jurisdictions; compare policy responses and their effects across different cases; and consider the long-term consequences of the pandemic with regard to questions of diversity.
Abstract submission deadline: July 15. Read on...

Special Issue - call for papers

Rethinking the politics of sex and drugs: Critical, interdisciplinary approaches to understanding drug use in sexual contexts.
The proposed special issue seeks to challenge conventional understandings and adopting a critical, interdisciplinary perspective on the confluence of sex and drugs. 
Potential contributors should send an abstract of up to 200 words to by 24 July 2020.
For full detailsread on...

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...


New:  Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change conference (SMRSC) 
Hosted online and on location at Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington), 11-14 November 2020
The organisers are inviting people who would like to host, lead, or convene activities to submit their proposal by Monday 20 July.
For further details, 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...
TASA Documents and Policies
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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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are available with TASA.  If you would like to purchase a gift membership, please email the following details through to the TASA Office:

1. Name of gift recipient;
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3. the membership category you are gifting (see the available Membership Categories & Fees); and
4. who the Tax Invoice should be made out to.

Upon receiving the above details, TASA will email the recipient with full details on how they can take up the gift membership. You will receive the Tax Invoice, via email, after the recipient completes the online membership form.

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