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Unfortunately, today's TASA Thursdays event has been cancelled. Don't despair, though, there's a bumper Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session lined up for next week: What use is sociological knowledge anyway? Please join us for a casual conversation about sociology in action in the community services sector between Catherine Robinson (Social Researcher Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania) and Ben Lohmeyer (Head of Youth Work, Tabor & Adjunct Researcher, Flinders University). Please bring your lunch and questions about how sociology is useful for social service policy and practice. Thursday September 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83569746464?pwd=VTJOMTNzQ2pocXJuNHBRRVI2MUtpdz09. Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096
Thank you for getting behind Social Sciences Week. We are super proud of how many events are being organised and/or involve TASA members. See further down the newsletter for sociology SSW events.
| |A warm congratulations is extended to fellow member Catriona Stevens who was awarded her PhD last week: Stevens, C. (2020). Unlikely settlers in exceptional times: The impact of social class and selective migration policies on the recent migrations of trade skilled workers and their families from China to Perth, Western Australia. https://doi.org/10.26182/5f4874313c631. Supervisors: Nick Harney, Debra McDougall, Loretta Baldassar & Farida Fozar, University of Western Australia. You may remember Catriona from our TASA 2017 Perth conference. Catriona was co-convened that event along side long time TASA member Farida Fozda.
As mentioned last week, at the close of nominations for the Thematic Group portfolio leader position, the following three members nominated:
- Linda Marsden, Western Sydney University
- Pariece Nelligan, Deakin University
- Ramon Menendez Domingo, La Trobe University
An online election will through to midday September 10, 2020, AEST. Note, you will need to log in to cast your votes. If you click on the orange button below, you will be taken to the login page and then redirected for voting. Please contact Sally in TASA Admin for a speedy password reset solution, if needed.
Introducing incoming TASA Postgraduate Portfolio Leader
Anthony K J Smith
| |Anthony K J Smith is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. His research draws on sociological frameworks to explore current issues in HIV prevention and LGBTI+ inclusive healthcare. He has been a member of TASA since 2017, attending the conference annually. Anthony has been a Postgraduate Sub-Committee Member and a co-convener of the Health Thematic Group since 2019.
Anthony says that as a postgraduate student, TASA has provided a welcoming environment to expand his scholarly and professional development as a sociologist and to create meaningful connections to a diverse network of early career and senior sociologists across the country. Given the amplified uncertainty facing the tertiary sector - especially for postgraduates – Anthony's priorities as the Postgraduate Portfolio Leader are to build on existing strategies and programs for postgraduates through networking, mentoring, and professional development opportunities, and to expand understanding and connection to the broad range of career options for research sociologists, including outside of academia. These foci build on the experiences Anthony has had in serving on the Postgraduate Sub-Committee. Additionally, he will work towards ensuring a strong postgraduate presence at the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Melbourne in 2022.
|TASA Thursdays - Save the date |
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. Access details to be confirmed.
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, September 24, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEST, via Zoom.
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed.
Webinar hosted by Roger Wilkinson with speaker Joseph Borlagdan on 'Poverty and homelessness'. October 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed.
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 12, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed.
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 10, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed.
|Farida Fozdar and Catriona Stevens. 2020. Measuring mixedness in Australia. In Zarine Rocha and Peter Aspinall (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Mixed Racial and Ethnic Classification. |
|Rawlinson, P. and Poynting, S. (2020) ‘‘The International Dimensions of Crime and Deviance’. In A. Rodas, et al, Crime, Deviance and Society: An Introduction to Sociological Criminology Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 343-373. [ISBN 9781108333658] |
|New podcast by Sarina Kilham (2020) What's sociology got to do with it |
|Ash Watson (2020) Edition #7 of So Fi Zine. August 21. |
Social Sciences Week is gaining on us fast. Below are events either being organised and/or facilitated by TASA members or that have TASA members as speakers (or all three!). If we have missed including your event, please email Sally so that it can be listed in next week's newsletter. You can view all other events via the SSW Website. Note, dates and times listed are in AEST.
Dinesh Wadiwel – Industrial animal agriculture, environment and COVID-19: Thinking again about the place of animals in our food systems (& other talks) for Social science through a multispecies lens. September 7, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Activist Research and Reflections during the 2020 Pandemic
Webinar, Friday October 2nd, 12.30pm - 1.30 AEST, 10.30am to 11.30 WAST
Calling for presentations or stimulus papers
There will be up to five presentations of five minutes each on the theme with five minutes discussion. The goal of the webinar is to prompt further action/activism, research networks and collaborations, and research and sociological reflection.
| |Renewed call for an editorial team for 2021 - 2024
The call for expressions of interest (EoI) for the Journal of Sociology (JoS) editorial team for 2021-2024 has been reopened. EoIs are sought from a group of members as well as from individual members wanting to be considered as part of an editorial team (which would be put together by the TASA Executive).
For EoIs from groups, please click here for the detailed call.
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Associate Editor: yes/no
Expressions of interest from groups as well as individual members need to be emailed to TASA Admin by Monday September 14th.
| |Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology https://buff.ly/3iJMU6M
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.
| |The Health Sociology Review Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open through to the end of this year, via the HSR website here.
New: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A)
Big data’s potential to address/undermine social & health inequities
University of New South Wales
Applications close: 11pm, 27th September. Read on...
| 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. |
PhD scholarship on Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age
Deakin University, with fellow member Anita Harris as supervisor
PhD scholarship on Men, Sex and Sexuality PhD research scholarship
La Trobe University, with fellow member Andrea Waling
| 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.|
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
New: Social Science Fiction
Wednesday 9th September, 5:30 – 6:30pm AEST
An online workshop on social science fiction with TASA Secretary Ash Watson.
Black Stories Matter: Does the Media Fail Aboriginal political aspirations?
Seminar 4: Today Thursday 3 September, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Ella Archibald-Binge (SMH/Age), Lorena Allam (The Guardian), Anne-Maree Payne (UTS), Amy Thomas (UTS).
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...
Social Science Methodology Conference
Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI)
University of Sydney from December 1-3, 2020. Read on...
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