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Date: 9/16/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter September 17
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
We hope you can join us for today's TASA Thursdays webinar chaired by JaneMaree Maher with speaker Naomi Pfitzner on Responding to the 'Shadow Pandemic': Domestic violence during COVID-19, September 1712:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 871 0916 9257
Passcode: 828554.
Note, there will be no TASA Thursdays event next week as we will be holding the September Executive meeting. The previously scheduled event with Sharyn Roach Anleu has been postponed to November 19.
Incoming TASA Executive

Introducing incoming

Public Sociology Portfolio Leader

Roger Patulny

Roger Patulny
Roger Patulny is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wollongong. He researches emotions and emotion management, gender, social capital and social networks, loneliness, (un)employment and the future of work. He has published over 75 papers (articles, chapters, reports, Conversation pieces), and has completed ARC Grants on gendered social isolation and exclusion (DP: 2009-11), and social networks and emotional wellbeing of unemployed Australians (LP: 2015-18). He co-founded the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN); the TASA Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (TASA-SEA); has edited special editions on emotions for AJSI and Emotion Review; and recently published Emotions in Late Modernity (Ed) with Routledge. He has experience with public sociological engagement, having worked for the NSW government, been involved in evaluation research projects whilst working at the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW (2008-2012), in the course of recent ARC Linkage work with employment service providers (LP: 2015-18), and in ongoing engagements with practitioners in the field of loneliness studies. He is also a committed social creative writer and poet, and recently founded and is lead editor of the online community writing magazine Authora Australis. His profile, publications and creative works are at:
TASA 2020 Virtual Event
More details about our TASA 2020 virtual event Sociological Insights for the ‘now’ normal coming soon.
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, postponed to November 19, 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 1512:30pm - 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 1212:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via ZoomAccess 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 1012:30pm - 1:30pm AEST, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed. 

Members' Publications

Book Reviews

Colic-Peisker V. Book Review: Rachel Busbridge, Multicultural Politics of Recognition and Postcolonial Citizenship: Rethinking the Nation. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(3):NP3-NP5. doi:10.1177/1440783319892374
Morales LE. Book Review: Steven Roberts, Young Working-class Men in Transition. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(3):NP5-NP7. doi:10.1177/1440783319892378

Journal Articles

Watson, A., Bennett, A. The felt value of reading zines. American Journal of Cultural Sociology (2020).

Malatzky, C., Gillespie, J., Couch, D. L., & Cosgrave, C. (2020). Why place matters: a rurally-orientated analysis of COVID-19’s differential impacts. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, Vol 2(1) 100063. 
Bunn M, Threadgold S, Burke PJ. Class in Australian higher education: The university as a site of social reproduction. Journal of Sociology. 2020;56(3):422-438. doi:10.1177/1440783319851188


Farrugia, David; Coffey, Julia; Threadgold , Steven; Sharp, Megan; Whitton, Fiona; Gill, Ros (2020) Young hospitality workers in their own words: working conditions, labouring practices and experiences of hospitality labour. Newcastle Youth Studies Network: University of Newcastle.

Informed News & Analysis

Karen Willis (2020) Supporting Australia's frontline health workers during COVID-19. Canberra Times, September 15. 
David Rowe (2020) The Sydney Olympics: How did the ‘best games ever’ change Australia? The Conversation, September 14. 
James Arvanitakis (2020) Arvanitakis on American politics: The uncertainty of election night. Open Forum, September 12. 
Louise Keogh (2020) Why this public health academic is looking forward to going back to work. Croakey, September 11.  


James Arvanitakis (2020) The reflections we do not see. BroadAgenda, September 15. 
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantined sociologist - day 1. Nexus, September 14.
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantine sociologist - day 2Nexus, September 14. 
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantined sociologist - day 3Nexus, September 15. 
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantined sociologist - day 4/5Nexus, September 15. 
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantined sociologist - day 6Nexus, September 16. 
Sarah Burrage (2020) Diary of a quarantined sociologist - day 7Nexus, September 16. 


Deborah Lupton (2020) Vitalities Lab Newsletter 9 Spring 2020. September 10. 


Eileen Clark et al. (2020) Collections from the lunatic asylum: Past lives, present tense. September 14. 
Ben Lohmeyer and Catherine Robertson (2020) TASA Thursdays: What use is sociological knowledge anyway? September 11. 
Ash Watson (2020) Social Science Fiction. September 9.
Zoei Sutton & Gavin Smith et al. (2020) 1st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists Worldly Togetherness?. September 11 (Note, there are 22 videos available from this online conference) 
Thematic Groups
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.
Submission deadline: TODAY September 17. Read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: there us currently free full access the recent Journal of Sociology Special Issue on Indigenous Sociology
The Journal of Sociology’s next Virtual Special issue is out now: A Sociology of Youth: Defining the Field edited by Professor Johanna Wyn:
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

Call for papers - 2022 Special Issue

New: 'Indigenous & sociological knowledges: Meeting points for health equity'.
Health Sociology Review seeks articles from Indigenous authors and their colleagues internationally, with the aim of identifying and guiding meeting points between Indigenous knowledges and sociological approaches to understanding health equity.
Seeking articles that consider health equity for Indigenous communities rather than individual health issues. Contributions are welcome on topics including social determinants of health and wellbeing, power and empowerment, racism, diversity across age, ability, gender, sexuality, identity and location, cultural safety, decolonising methodologies, sociologically informed program evaluations and theoretical developments.
Abstract submission deadline: November 13. Read on...
The Health Sociology Review (HSR) Special Section – Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic is now available. You can access all the articles, which are open access through to the end of this year, via the HSR website here.
HSR Editors in Chief Karen Willis and Sarah MacLean invited authors of the Special Section issue to submit videos about their paper for Social Sciences Week. TASA member, and Digital Publications Editor, Roger Wilkinson, edited the video submissions into one. See Health Sociology Review: Special Section on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic’ .
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... 

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
2 PhD Scholarships on regulation
Queensland University of Technology 
Application deadline: October 1. Read on... 
PhD scholarship on Youth, Diversity and Wellbeing in a Digital Age
Deakin University, with fellow member Anita Harris as supervisor
Application deadline: October 31. Read on...
PhD scholarship on Men, Sex and Sexuality PhD research scholarship
La Trobe University, with fellow member Andrea Waling
Application deadline: September 30. 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

Special issue launch and seminar

WSU event flyer
New: Non-binary and / or Genderqueer Sexual Ethics and Politics' Special issue of Journal of Sexual Ethics and Politics 
Sexualities and Genders Research, Western Sydney University.
Featuring TASA member Lucy Nicholas et al. 
Wednesday 23rd September 6pm (AEST), Zoom
Email to RSVP and for Zoom link:


New: Incipient Infertility: Tracking eggs and ovulation across the life course
Monday 21st September, 1-2pm
Online via Zoom. 
For full details, and to register, read on...
New: The basic income imperative
Thursday, 24 September 5pm (AEST)
The increasing public support for a basic income as an economic right suggests an alternative way out of the pandemic slump – so what does basic income involve? And what are the social risks of ignoring or delaying a basic income?
For full details, and to register, read on...

Call for Research Participants

New: Do you know someone who was donor-conceived?
PhD candidate & TASA member, Giselle Newton, is recruiting donor-conceived people over 16 years old to participate in an online survey and/or online interview. More information about the research is available on the study website at
Fellow member Robert Templeton is seeking research participants for a research project investigating how the aspirations, motives and outcomes effect the personal and professional lives of mature age Australian doctoral graduates’.
The online address is:

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: 45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) - Digital Conference
11-12 December 2020
The AASR has been fostering the development of high-quality scholarship on religion since its establishment in 1975. In this current time of crisis, in which community is at a premium, the AASR will meet online for its 45th annual conference, joined by colleagues from the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions.
Abstract submission deadline: 31 October. Read on...
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