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Date: 10/21/2020
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter October 22
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,
Embarrassingly! the note at the top of last week's newsletter about the incorrect Annual General Meeting (AGM) date was, in fact, a repeat of the same incorrect date. The correct date for TASA's 2020 AGM is Thursday November 26th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm AEDT. 
We are happy to share that if you missed last week's TASA Thursdays Webinar with Joseph Borlagdan speaking on 'Poverty and homelessness', you can watch the recording via TASA's YouTube channel here.
As noted in last week's newsletter, there is no TASA Thursdays event today.  We hope you can join us next week, though, for a Rapid Peer Support session hosted by Ash Watson, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT. You can volunteer to be a speaker here: You can join this session to participate as a peer supporter via Zoom: Meeting ID: 817 0105 2668. Passcode: 531283
Our warm congratulations are extended to fellow member Catriona Stevens who has been awarded a Forrest Research Foundation Prospect Fellowship. Catriona will commence her project, titled 'Understanding our Migrant Aged Care Workforce to create healthier, safer futures for older Western Australians' in 2021 based in the UWA Social Care and Ageing Living Lab. This is the first time the Forrest Research Foundation has granted a fellowship to a social scientist. 
Thematic Group events

NextGen MEM ‘Conversations About’ Writing and Publishing for ECR and HDR Researchers

Wednesday, 28 October, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT.
An event for early career and higher degree researchers working on migration, ethnicity, multiculturalism and refugee related projects.
Speakers: Karen Block, Sal Clark, Farida Fozdar and Vince Marotta
The session will be followed by an optional virtual co-writing session (from 3pm – 5pm).
For details, and to register, read on...

Living in Crisis

Social Theory Thematic Group & Thesis Eleven
Friday 27th November, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM AEDT, online
Keynote Speakers: Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Peter Vale (Stellenbosch) and Peter Beilharz (Sichuan, Curtin)
For full details, and to register, read on...
TASA Thursdays - Save the date
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session hosted by Ben Lohmeyer: Thursday November 5, 12:30PM - 1:30PM AEDT, via Zoom: Meeting ID: 835 6974 6464. Passcode: 762096. Topic, TBC.
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 AEDT, via ZoomAccess details to be confirmed.  
Casual Chat with Distinguished Sociologist Sharyn Roach Anleu, November 19, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, AEDTvia Zoom
Discussion topic and access details to be confirmed. 
Due to TASA 2020, there will be no TASA Thursdays event on November 23rd. 
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 AEDT, via Zoom. Access details to be confirmed. 

Members' Publications
In case you are not aware, if you would like to list your latest publications in our newsletter please email the details to Sally in TASA Admin. 

Journal Articles

Morris A, Verdasco A. Loneliness and housing tenure: Older private renters and social housing tenants in Australia. Journal of Sociology. October 2020. doi:10.1177/1440783320960527
Adam Possamai, Tony Jinks & Victor Counted (2020) Conventional and unconventional forms of religiosity: identifying predictive factors and wellbeing outcomes, Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 10:2, 155-170, DOI: 10.1080/20440243.2020.1817249
Carter, A., Newman, C., de Visser, R., Yeung, A., Rissel, C., Grulich, A., Haire, B., Bateson, D., Vaughan, C., McGeechan, K., Donovan, B., Richters, J., Guy, R. (2020) Unwanted Sex Due to Intoxication among Australians Aged 16–69 Years. Published online in Journal of Sex Research on 14 October 2020.
Claire Moran & Brady Robards (2020) Researching Connected African Youth in Australia through Social Media Ethnography and Scroll-Back Interviews, African Journalism Studies, DOI:10.1080/23743670.2020.1817765
Radford, D., Hetz, H. (published online 12 Oct 2020) ‘Aussies? Afghans? Hazara Refugees and Migrants Negotiating Multiple Identities and Belonging in Australia’, Social Identities, DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2020.18288
Pavlidis A, Toffoletti K, Sanders K. “Pretty Disgusted Honestly”: Exploring Fans’ Affective Responses on Facebook to the Modified Rules of Australian Football League Women’s. Journal of Sport and Social Issues. October 2020. doi:10.1177/0193723520964969
Elizabeth Bronwen Knight (2020) The homogenisation of prospectuses over the period of massification in the UK, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/08841241.2020.1806177. Note, this article grew from Lizzie's PhD research that she presented at a TASA conference a few years ago.  
Langford, A., Smith, K. and Lawrence, G. (2020) Financialising Governance? State Actor Engagement with Private Finance for Rural Development in the Northern Territory of Australia, Research in Globalization, available on-line at

Lawrence, G. (2020) Understanding the ‘Land-grab’ Phenomenon, Agriculture and Food, 14, 1, 19-20, available on-line at


Newman, C., MacGibbon, J., Smith, A. K. J., Broady, T., Lupton, D., Davis, M., Bear, B., Bath, N., Comensoli, D., Cook, T., Duck-Chong, E., Ellard, J., Kim, J., Rule, J., & Holt, M. (2020). Understanding trust in digital health among communities affected by BBVs and STIs in Australia. Sydney: UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health.

Informed News & Analysis

Maggie Walter et al. (2020) How a university can embed Indigenous knowledge into the curriculum and why it matters. The Conversation, October 16. 
 Elizabeth Humphrys et al. (2020) The bridge that fell: Melbourne's West Gate Bridge collapse 50 years on – in pictures. The Guardian, October 15. 


Clare Southerton (2020) Is social media like food?. Vitalities Lab, October 21. 
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

'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’ .
Sociology and the Covid-19 pandemic. Less than two weeks after COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic, Health Sociology Review guest editor Deborah Lupton disseminated a call for abstracts, with a timeline for submission, peer review and publication designed to publish a COVID-19 special section as quickly as possible. This video is a snapshot of the special section authors' comments depicting sociology's trait in understanding the impacts of the pandemic around the globe.

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: PhD Scholarship in Social Science - Household and community innovations for low waste cities
Monash University
Application deadline: 9 November. Read on...
Four PhD scholarships available
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
(1) Men, sex & sexuality, (2) Investigating sexual identity & gender orientation change efforts in Australia, (3) Infectious disease, gender & stigma & (4) Drugs, sex/gender & human rights
Note: the application deadline is different for each scholarship.
For the full detailsread 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

Mentoring Session

New: Sport and Social Sciences ECR Mentoring Session
An online ECR mentoring session with a number of senior academics from the sport and social sciences discipline including fellow members Catherine Palmer and Ramon Spaaij
Thursday October 29, 1 - 3pm AEDT.
For details, and to register, read on...


New:  Can smart wives end the wife drought?
Online, 4 November 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, AEDT
In this webinar TASA member Yolande Strengers et al. will expand on their new book ‘The Smart Wife
For details, and to register, read on...

Live Discussions

The use of youth arts in a post-COVID world
During the month of October, fellow member Anna Hickey-Moody is hosting series of Instagram live discussions with key industry figures as she talks to community leaders, arts practitioners and researchers about the use of youth arts in a post-COVID world.
For full details, and to register, read on...


Upheaval: Affect and Emotion in Times of Crisis
October 30 & November 6, online
The symposium considers the roles of affect and/or emotion in processes of social, cultural or political crisis in the past and present.
Speakers include TASA member Bronwyn Carlson
For full details, and to register, read on...


Young People and the Pandemic
Wednesday, 28 October, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM AEDT
Speakers include TASA members Joseph Borlagdan, Steve Roberts, Ben Lyall, Brady Robards & Steven Threadgold
For full details, and to register, read on... 


2020 Conversations Webinar Series: Critical junctures: Reimagining regulatory governance
In a period of months, political and economic institutions across the world have been thrown into crisis by the spread of Covid-19. Leaders find themselves confronted by a series of critical junctures, moments of decision that will carry wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for the basic structure of our societies.
  • Webinar 4 - Complexity, October 27
For details, and to register, read on...
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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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