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Date: 1/27/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter January 28
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
The Australian Catholic University, Strathfield Campus NSW and online, is seeking teachers for some of their sociology units. For details, see the Employment section further down this newsletter. 
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

Book Chapters

Possamai, A. (2021) ‘Conversions et altérations dans les sociétés néo-libérales : multiples et en série’ in J.P. Heurtin and P. Michel (eds) La conversion et ses convertis. Production et énonciation du changement individuel dans le monde contemporain, Paris, Politika/CMH :162-171.

Journal Articles

Rajčan, A., & Burns, E. A. (2020). The visual sociology of Pierre Bourdieu: parallels and sympathetic method in the work of Bourgois and Schonberg. Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, pp. 52-65, vol 1.

Informed News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. Note, new tips added since last week are highlighted in yellow. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here.
Sara Wilkinson, Alan Morris & Caroline Porto Valente (2021) ‘I can’t save money for potential emergencies’: COVID lockdowns drove older Australians into energy poverty. The Conversation, January 25. 


Alex Broom (2021) Life expectancies vary drastically across Sydney. Radio 2GB and 4BC, January 27. 
David Rowe (2021) Australian open 2021: what’s all the chaos? Radio 2Ser 107.3, January 19. 
Silvia Ang and Val Colic-Peisker (2020) Comparing Sinophobia in Singapore and Australia. The Migration Podcast, December 23. 


Shanthi Robertson (2021) Shanthi Robertson - Temporality in Mobile LivesBristol University Press and Policy Press, January 21. 
Thematic Groups
The next round of thematic group funding applications for activities between July 1st and December 31st this year closes on March 1st. 
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: The National School of Arts of the Australian Catholic University is seeking expressions of interest in teaching any or all of the following units at the Strathfield Campus location and Online:
1. SOCS100– Introduction to Sociology
2. SOCS237 - People Count: Researching Globally with Quantitative Methods
3. SOCS235-Sociology of Health, Illness and Wellbeing
For full details, read on...

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
Re-advertised: PhD Scholarship on regulation

QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research is offering a new PhD Scholarship. The PhD is part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship project which explores the regulation of voluntary assisted dying as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making in Australia. The project includes comparative case studies of regulation in Canada and Belgium (where voluntary assisted dying has been lawful for longer periods). More information about the project and research team is available here.

Although the topic area is voluntary assisted dying, no previous knowledge of this topic is required – we welcome applications from candidates who have an interest in learning more about this cutting-edge area. The project is an interdisciplinary one. Although based in the Law Faculty, applications are welcome from other disciplines including regulation, social science, bioethics and health/public policy.

For more information, contact Professor Ben White.
Applications close March 1. 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

Online Research Workshop - call for abstracts

Re-advertised: Leaving the city for the beach and bush: Counter-urban trends to regional Australia
A research workshop online
19th of February 2021
Chairs: Caitlin Buckle (University of Sydney) and Nick Osbaldiston (James Cook University)
Abstract submission deadline extended: February 7. Read on...

Keynote Talks

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...

TASA Documents and Policies
You can access details of TASA's current Executive Committee 2021 - 2022, and their respective portfoliosas well as documents and policies, including the Constitution, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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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;
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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