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Date: 1/20/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter January
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
Our membership web platform has been updated. A video on how to update your profile can be viewed here. 
Our congratulations is extended to fellow member Garth Stahl, University of Queensland, for receiving $390,000 in funding from the Australian government Home Affairs for their project titled- CVE Intervention Service Providers Framework.
Call for Resources
We ask for your help to increase and diversify our Sociology in Action resources so that we can strengthen how we convey to the media, current and future students, as well as the public etc, about what sociology is and what sociology is used for. 
We welcome you to submit text, about what you are using sociology for and how you are doing sociology, as well as links to resources you know about, such as websites, papers, videos, and anything else that showcases sociology. 
Please email all resources to TASA Admin, using Sociology in Action resources in the subject line, and include a brief description on how the resource/s show what sociology is and what sociology is used for in our region.
2021 TASA Awards

Jean Martin Award

TASA's Jean Martin Award recognises excellence in scholarship in the field of Sociology and aims to assist with establishing the career of a recent PhD graduate. It is a biennial award that is open this year for theses for which a PhD has been formally awarded between the period March 1st 2019 to 28 February 2021. 
Supervisors and Heads of Sociology departments/schools and interdisciplinary Social science departments and other departments with a major commitment to Sociological analysis within Australian tertiary institutions are invited to submit candidates for the Award. Self nominations are also accepted. 
Nominations close: March 1. Click here to nominate

Other 2021 TASA Awards

Other TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
  • Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award
  • Outstanding Service to TASA Award
  • Teaching Sociology Award
  • Sociology in Action Award
  • Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize
  • Postgraduate Impact & Engagement Award
This year, judging panels will also be assessing for the:
  • Best Paper in Health Sociology Review; and the
  • Best Paper in the Journal of Sociology.
You can access details about each award, including deadlines and the nomination process, via TASAweb's Awards page
Members' Publications


Shanthi Robertson (2021) Temporality in Mobile Lives: Contemporary Asia–Australia Migration and Everyday Time. Bristol University Press.

Temporality in Mobile Lives
Shanthi Robertson provides fresh perspectives on 21st-century migratory experiences in this innovative study of young Asian migrants’ lives in Australia.

Exploring the aspirations and realities of transnational mobility, the book shows how migration has reshaped lived experiences of time for middle-class young people moving between Asia and the West for work, study and lifestyle opportunities. Through a new conceptual framework of ‘chronomobilities,’ which looks at 'time-regimes' and 'time-logics', Robertson demonstrates how migratory pathways have become far more complex than leaving one country for another, and can profoundly affect the temporalities of everyday life, from career pathways to intimate relationships.

Drawing on extensive ethnographic material, Robertson deepens our understanding of the multifaceted relationship between migration and time. Read on...

Petra Bueskens (2021) Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On. Palgrave Macmillan.

Nancy Chodorow
This book analyzes Nancy Chodorow’s canonical book The Reproduction of Mothering, bringing together an original essay from Nancy Chodorow and a host of outstanding international scholars—including Rosemary Balsam, Adrienne Harris, Elizabeth Abel, Madelon Sprengnether, Ilene Philipson, Meg Jay, Daphne de Marneffe, Alison Stone and Petra Bueskens—in a mix of memoir, festschrift, reflection, critical analysis and new directions in Chodorowian scholarship. In the 40 years since its publication, The Reproduction of Mothering has had a profound impact on scholarship across many disciplines including sociology, psychoanalysis, psychology, ethics, literary criticism and women’s and gender studies. Organized as a “reproduction of mothering scholarship”, this volume adopts a generationally differentiated structure weaving personal, political and scholarly essays. Read on...  

Book Chapters

Swist T., Collin P. (2021) Innovating Youth Engagement and Partnerships to Progress the SDGs. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Partnerships for the Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.
Petra Bueskens, “Introduction: The Reproduction of Mothering Turns Forty” in P Bueskens (ed), Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On, Springer/Palgrave, 2021, pp. 1-45.
Petra Bueskens, “Mothers Reproducing the Social: Chodorow and Beyond” in P Bueskens (ed), Nancy Chodorow and The Reproduction of Mothering: Forty Years On, Springer/Palgrave, 2021, pp. 265-300.
Flood, M., Engaging Men and Boys in Violence Prevention. In Men, masculinities and intimate partner violence, Eds. L. Gottzén, M. Bjørnholt and F. Boonzaier. Routledge (2020).


Collin, P., Hugman, S. (2020) What Matters to Australian Young People? Exploring young people’s perspectives 2010 – 2018. Whitlam Institute, Sydney 

Collin, P. McCormack, J. (2020) Young People and Australian Democracy: A Review: A Review. Whitlam Institute, Sydney. 

Third, A. Lala, G. Collin, P. et al (2020) Child-centred Indicators of Violence Prevention. Western Sydney University, Sydney. 

Journal Articles

 Race, K., Murphy, D. Pienaar, K. & Lea, T. (2021). Injecting as a sexual practice: Cultural formations of ‘slamsex’. Sexualities, special issue Chemsex Cultures,
Crabbe, M., and M. Flood. School-based education to address pornography’s influence on young people: A best practice frameworkAmerican Journal of Sexuality Education (2021)

Holmes, M., Jamieson, L. & Natalier, K. Future Building and Emotional Reflexivity: Gendered or Queered Navigations of Agency in Non-Normative Relationships? Sociology. Online first: [open access]
Brown, C., M. Flood, and K. Hegarty. “Digital Dating Abuse Perpetration and Impact: The Importance of Gender.” Journal of Youth Studies (2020)
Elfving-Hwang JK. Man Made Beautiful: The Social Role of Grooming and Body Work in Performing Middle-aged Corporate Masculinity in South Korea. Men and Masculinities. December 2020. doi:10.1177/1097184X20976730
Baak, M, Stahl, G., Schulz, S, Adams, B. (2020) ‘We have to be really careful’: policy intermediaries preventing violent extremism in an era of risk. Journal of Education Policy.
Petra Bueskens and Sophia Brock, “Matricentric Feminism: Abjection and Disruption in Australian Stories of Mothering,” Hecate, 45. 1 & 2, 2020, pp. 13-22.
Humphrys, E., S. Copland and L. Mansillo (2020) Anti-Politics in Australia: Hypotheses, Evidence and Trends
Journal of Australian Political Economy. No. 86, pp. 122-56.
Flood, M., M. Dragiewicz, and B. Pease. “Resistance and backlash to gender equality: An evidence review.” Australian Journal Of Social Issues (2020)

Informed News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation, click here. (updated today with new tips highlighted in yellow). Note, The Conversation's policy on PhD candidates having to co-author with someone else is no longer in place; PhD students can now be soul authors. The policy change hasn't been extended to Master students. 
Zareh Ghazarian, Jacqueline Laughland-Booy & Zlatko Skrbis (2021) Young Australians remain ill-equipped to participate in Australian democracyThe Conversation, January 21. 
Olga Boichak (2021) 'Wild West': Who regulates social media and what's Parler? The Age, January 13.


Sam Robertson, Corinne Read & Kate Henne (2021) What is the role of sport in society. One Track Mind, January 14. 


Leanne Smith & Philippa Collin (2020) Young People and Democracy. Whitlam Institute, November 23.
Thematic Groups
New: the next round of thematic group funding applications for activities between July 1st and December 31st this year closes on March 1st. 
New: NextGenMEM Conversations About... Interdisciplinary research: Melding Methodologies, Theories and Researcher Identities in Migration Studies
23rd February, 10am – 11.30am AEST
The interdisciplinary nature of migration ethnicity and multiculturalism research poses significant challenges in the realms of methodology, theory, and practical aspects of conducting and reporting research. Yet, these complications are rarely discussed. HDR candidates seldom have the opportunity to workshop a problem or discuss the intricacies of the interdisciplinary minefield with a panel of experts and their peers. Therefore, the fifth and final instalment of the NextGenMEM Conversations About… series deals specifically with the challenges we face as interdisciplinary migration researchers.
We are calling for expressions of interest from HDR candidates conducting interdisciplinary research in the field of migration ethnicity and multiculturalism who wish to share challenges and sticking points they have faced, or are currently facing, while researching in this space.
Three bursaries available.
Abstract submission deadline: February 1st. Read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Note: Volume 56 Issue 4, December 2020 is available with all articles currently available in full.  

Health Sociology Review

The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Jennifer Power and Andrea Waling: Tech, Sex and Health: The Place of New Technologies in Sex, Sexual Health, and Human Intimacy.

This special issue also includes contributions from TASA members, Jennifer Power, Andrea Waling, (guest editors), Jacinthe Flore, Kiran Pienaar and Gary Dowsett.
There are many members of TASA who are looking for work, from sessional teaching through to applied consultancy research. Our 'Looking for Work' registry is to provide a way for our members who are looking for work to connect with people looking to employ sociologists. We also acknowledge many of our members are employed precariously, and we hope this registry might help in building connections and networks towards more stable employment.
Note, if you are looking for work you can list yourself in the 'Looking for Work' registry via your membership profile. Click on the Additional Member Data tab and scroll down to the question 'Are you looking for work?' After selecting 'yes' to that question, your details will appear in our publicly searchable 'Find a Sociologist' directory. Please contact TASA Admin if you need assistance adding your details. 
If you would like to be spotlighted in our newsletter as someone looking for work, please email TASA Admin, and attach a profile image that can be used in the spotlight and include a bio outlining your location, highest qualification, areas of expertise, the type of work you are looking for, and whether you are in a position to relocate etc. 
New: Associate Professor of Sociology
The Department of Sociology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, housed in the College of Social Sciences
This is an open call for both Chilean and foreign applicants. For foreign applicants, knowledge of the Spanish language is required at the time of application, and fluency is expected from the first year of employment.
Note: If a candidate from Australia was successful they would need to take a PCR less than 72 hours before traveling and then quarantine for up to 10 days, unless they present a negative test after a week of quarantine.
Application deadline: March 31st. Read on...
Re-advertised: Join an interdisciplinary and international research team on an exciting new ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena!

The Research Fellow and Project Manager will collaborate with a large interdisciplinary, international team led by TASA member Professor Renata Kokanović on the ARC Linkage Project Borderline Personality as Social Phenomena (LP190100247). This investigator team also includes Jacinthe Flore, co-convenor of the Health Sociology Thematic Group, as well as academics with expertise in critical mental health research, medical humanities, cultural studies, psychiatry, and qualitative and arts-based approaches to mental health research. The project represents a significant partnership with key mental health organisations in Australia and is guided by an Advisory Group led by people with experience of contact with mental health services.
Application deadline for the Project Manager position is 7 FebruaryRead on... 

Application deadline for the Research Fellow position is 28 February. 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

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

Keynote Talks

New: Geography and Collective Memories Through Art
Thursday February 4th, 3:00pm to 5:00pm (AEST)
Registration is free but essential. Read on...

Call for Papers

Special Issue New Media and Social Technology to Support Healthy Ageing and Aged Care in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Open Access Journal). 
Guest editors: Loretta Baldassar (, Lukasz Krzyzowski ( & Catriona Stevens (
Submission deadline: 31 August.  Read on...
International Journal on Homelessness (IJOH)
This is a new journal and you are invited to contribute to the first edition
Submission Deadline: January 31. Read on...

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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;
2. email address of gift recipient;
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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