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Date: 3/3/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter March 4
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,  
We're excited to advise that the Postgraduate Sub-committee are putting together a TASA Thursdays program again this year. Their events will be held on the first Thursday of every month with the first one scheduled for April 1. More details to follow. 
If you haven't already, we encourage you to have your say on the State of the Social Sciences via The Australian Academy of Social Sciences' survey here. Note, submissions and survey responses due Friday 19 March.
A warm congratulations is extend to fellow members Anna Halafoff  & Enqi Weng, both at Deakin, et al. who have been awarded an International Research Network for the Study of Science and Belief in Society (INSBS) Small Research Grant, through the support of the Templeton Religion Trust, on (Con)spirituality, Science and the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: Material and Digital Practices.
We also extend our warm congratulations to the following additional students who have been nominated as the top Honours student for Sociology in 2020 at their respective universities:
  • Amy Wignall, Melbourne University
  • Ruby Scibberas, Monash University
TASA Thursdays: save the date
TASA Thursdays: Troy Henderson will be speaking about Universal Basic Income on March 25 (12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT). 
TASA Thursdays: The Postgraduate Subcommittee are putting a program together again this year. Their monthly events will start on April 1 (12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT). More details to follow. 
2021 TASA Awards
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


Sharyn Roach Anleu & Kathy Mack (2021)  Judging and Emotion: A Socio-Legal Analysis. Routledge.

Judging and Emotions
Judging and Emotion investigates how judicial officers understand, experience, display, manage and deploy emotions in their everyday work, in light of their fundamental commitment to impartiality.

Judging and Emotion challenges the conventional assumption that emotion is inherently unpredictable, stressful or a personal quality inconsistent with impartiality. Extensive empirical research with Australian judicial officers demonstrates the ways emotion, emotional capacities and emotion work are integral to judicial practice. Judging and Emotion articulates a broader conception of emotion, as a social practice emerging from interaction, and demonstrates how judicial officers undertake emotion work and use emotion as a resource to achieve impartiality. A key insight is that institutional requirements, including conceptions of impartiality as dispassion, do not completely determine the emotion dimensions of judicial work.  Read on...
For a 20% discount, see this flyer

Hickey-Moody, A., Horn, C., Willcox, M., Florence, E. (2021) Arts-Based Methods for Research with Children. Palgrave Macmillan.

Arts Based Methods for Research with Children
This book offers a practical, methodological guide to conducting arts-based research with children by drawing on five years of the authors’ experience carrying out arts-based research with children in Australia and the UK. Based on the Australian Research Council-funded Interfaith Childhoods project, the authors describe methods of engaging communities and making data with children that foreground children’s experiences and worldviews through making, being with, and viewing art. Framing these methods of doing, seeing, being, and believing through art as modes of understanding children’s strategies for negotiating personal identities and values, this book explores the value of arts-based research as a means of obtaining complex information about children’s life worlds that can be difficult to express verbally. Read on... 

Book Chapters

Roach Anleu, Sharyn 2021, ‘Sociology of Deviance and Criminal Law’, in The Edward Elgar Research Handbook on the Sociology of Law, ed Jiří Přibáň, Edward Elgar. Chapter 25, pp. 318-331.

Journal Articles

Editorial Introduction - Christy E. Newman, Anthony K J Smith, Elizabeth Duck-Chong, Son Vivienne, Cristyn Davies, Kerry H. Robinson & Peter Aggleton (2021) Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health, Health Sociology Review, 30:1, 1-8, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1868900
Adam Shepherd & Benjamin Hanckel (2021) Ontologies of transition(s) in healthcare practice: examining the lived experiences and representations of transgender adults transitioning in healthcare, Health Sociology Review, 30:1, 41-57, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2020.1854618
Tom Barnes (2021) Is There an Indian Precariat? Evidence from the Auto Manufacturing Industry, Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1888148
King, Tania & Elliott, Karla (2021) ‘Why gender equality is good for men and why this matters now’, American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Drysdale K. ‘Scene’ as a critical framing device: Extending analysis of chemsex cultures. Sexualities. February 2021. doi:10.1177/1363460721995467
Wulff, E., Bridges, D., Bamberry, L. & Krivokapic-Skoko. (2021). Women who ‘talk the tools’ and ‘walk the work’: Using capital to do gender differently and re-gender the skilled trades. Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-19,
Langford, A., Waldron, S., Sulfahri & Saleh, H. (2020) Monitoring the COVID-19 affected Indonesian seaweed industry using remote sensing data. Marine Policy 127(104431).,714MjKNV
Thorneycroft, R and Asquith, NL 2021, ‘Unexceptional Violence in Exceptional Times: Disablist and Ableist Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy,

Informed News & Analysis

For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, read on...
Ella Kuskoff and Cameron Parsell (2021) Changing cultural norms is important – but it’s not a panacea for eliminating violence against women, Power to Persuade, February 2.  


Sharyn Roach Anleu, David Cheng & Cathy Wilcox (2021) Why humour does more than make you laugh. Seriously Social, Academy of Social Sciences Australia. 


Christy E. Newman & Elizabeth Duck-Chong (2021) Advancing the health and rights of trans people around the world
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.
Thematic Groups
Sociology and Animals Thematic Group
Peer-Reviewing in Sociology
March 8th, 7:30am EST, 12:30pm GMT
Join the group for an hour-long panel on professional and productive peer-reviewing! Peer-review is an important part of academic life, but few of us receive training on how to do this effectively (and compassionately). This webinar is designed to demystify this process. This event is officially sponsored by TASA, ASA, BSA and CSA. 
For details, and to register, read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology - call for expressions of interest

Call for expressions of interest to guest edit a special issue of the Journal of Sociology for 2023.  The deadline for submissions, of no more than 3000 words in length, is Monday 21st June and they need to go to Allegra Schermuly, Managing Editor of the Journal. For details, read on...

Health Sociology Review

New: The latest special issue of Health Sociology Review is now out, guest edited by TASA members Christy Newman and Anthony K J Smith along with colleagues Elizabeth Duck-Chong, Son Vivienne, Cristyn Davies, Kerry H. Robinson & Peter Aggleton: Waiting to be seen: social perspectives on trans health [open access for 90 days]. 
Christy NewmanElizabeth Duck-Chong made a video about the importance of co-created, critically informed, social science and sociological research for advancing the health and rights of trans people around the world.

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: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The University of Queensland, St Lucia
The successful applicant will work with fellow member Professor Lynda Cheshire on her current and emerging research projects in the broad area of the sociology of housing, neighbourhoods and community. They will also have an opportunity to establish their own independent program of research with her support.
Application deadline: 14 March (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time. Read on...
Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Level A or B) in Sociology
The University of Sydney, Camperdown campus
The Research Fellow will work directly with fellow member Alex Broom, on a wide-ranging program of research centred on the social, political and economic dimensions of health, including emerging infectious diseases ‘threats’.
Application deadline: 11:30pm 21 March. 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
Monash Data Futures Institute PhD Scholarships
The Monash Data Futures Institute is developing a community of outstanding critical thinkers with a deep understanding of social, scientific and policy issues, along with training in advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science.
6 scholarships on offer
 Expression of interest deadline: March 14. Read on...
PhD Scholarship in Social Science – Muslim women, social cohesion, and Islamophobia
Monash University
This PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of an ARC-funded project ‘Living Well Together: Muslim women, social cohesion, and Islamophobia’ conducted by fellow member Susan Carland.
Expression of interest deadline: March 22. Read on...
Reducing young women’s offending through improved service delivery in human services and the youth justice system
This opportunity is for a full time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student who identifies as both female and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to support an innovative three-year study of young women’s contact with the youth justice and community services systems. For details, read on...
Exploring borderline personality in youth populations
The scholarship is art of an ARC funded Linkage Grant.
Applications will close when the position is filled. 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

Fellowship Opportunity

New: National Library of Australia Fellowships
The National Library of Australia, in partnership with its generous sponsors and donors, offers researchers an opportunity to undertake a 12-week residency at the Library. Applicants may work in any field or discipline where the Library's collections have appropriate depth and breadth to support the desired outcomes.
Application deadline: 5pm AEST, Monday 26 April. Read on...


New: Queer Theory Reading Group Symposium
August 5th, Macquarie University and Online via Zoom
The Queer (Theory) Reading Group began in 2019 as an interdisciplinary group for HDR students to meet and discuss genders and sexualities research. The reading group has been a source of ongoing support and collaboration, and we hope to share this space with others as we showcase ECR and HDR scholars' research on genders and sexualities.
Abstract submission deadline: April 30th. Read on...


New: (Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 Colloquium
25-26 March, AEDT
Hosted by Deakin University and Western Sydney University
(Con)spirituality – the merger of conspiracy theories and spirituality – has attracted significant media and academic attention globally during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This colloquium is the first to bring together leading scholars and practitioners from the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia – including Professor David Voas (University College London), Professor Paul Bramadat (University of Victoria), Associate Professor Mar Griera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Professor Cristina Rocha (Western Sydney University), and Derek Beres, Matthew Remski, and Julian Walker of – to examine themes of (con)spirituality, science, QAnon, the Far Right, vaccine hesitancy and COVID-19.
Information about the (Con)spirituality in Australia project can be found here.
For further details, about the event, and to register, read on... Also, see Conspirituality event flyer.


Prior to the below events going live on ‘eventbrite’, please contact s.j.prideaux@leeds for further information.
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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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