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Date: 3/24/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter March 25
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We hope you can join us TODAY March 25 for our first 2021 TASA Thursdays event where Troy Henderson will be speaking about Universal Basic Income  (12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT) via Zoom: Meeting ID: 851 9585 0901
Passcode: 010220
In case you are not aware, there is a relatively new app called POSTAC that is for PhD graduates wanting to find work outside of the academy. You can read about the app here.
Call for volunteers for TASA Thursdays webinars
We are seeking speakers for our TASA Thursdays monthly webinars. If you are interested in sharing your expertise, your work in progress, or leading a discussion on a topical sociological area please contact Roger Wilkinson, our Digital Publications Editor. The webinars are held on the 4th Thursday of every month. 
We extend our warm congratulations to the following two students, from the University of Tasmania, who have been nominated as the top 'joint' Honours students for Sociology in 2020.
  • Christine Robertson
  • Randos Korabacz
The Honours/Masters Award entitles recipients to a complimentary 12 month TASA membership. Although the deadline has passed, if you are a Sociology convenor or Honours coordinator, and a student from your university has not been nominated yet, we encourage you to nominate them via this quick online 2020 Honours Award form. To date, the following students have been nominated:
  • Adelaide University - Lara Junghardt
  • Deakin University - Angela Bennette
  • Griffith University - Yanni Brown
  • James Cook University- Rebekah Lisciandro
  • Melbourne University - Amy Wignall
  • Monash University - Ruby Scibberas
  • Newcastle University - Milo Kei
  • University of New South Wales - Dovber (Dovi) Seldowitz
  • University of Tasmania - joint recipients Christine Robertson and Randos Korabacz
TASA Thursdays: save the date

TASA Thursdays: The Postgraduate Subcommittee is hosting a 'Postgraduate Virtual Forum' next Thursday, 1st April. 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, via Zoom: []
Meeting ID: 872 5920 3102, Passcode: 979434]

Please note: This event is only intended for Postgraduate attendance (including Honours, Masters, or PhD), to introduce the new Postgrad Sub-Committee and to discuss priorities for TASA Postgrads. Future events will be open to all.
2021 TASA Awards
TASA Awards open for nominations this year include:
  • Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award: nominations close May 31
  • Outstanding Service to TASA Award: nominations close May 31
  • Teaching Sociology Award: nominations close June 15
  • Sociology in Action Award: nominations close June 15
  • Early Career Researcher - Best Paper Prize: nominations close June 30
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, and the nomination process/form, via TASAweb's Awards page
Members' Publications

Book Chapters

Thorneycroft, R & Nicholas, L (2021) ‘Queer and Crip Temporalities During Covid 19: Sexual practices, risk and responsibility’ in The Covid-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives edited by Deborah Lupton & Karen Willis

Journal Articles

Craig L, Churchill B. Unpaid Work and Care During COVID-19: Subjective Experiences of Same-Sex Couples and Single Mothers in Australia . Gender & Society. March 2021. doi:10.1177/08912432211001303 [open access]
R. Storr, L. Nicholas, K. Robinson & C. Davies (2021) ‘Game to play?’: barriers and facilitators to sexuality and gender diverse young people's participation in sport and physical activity, Sport, Education and Society, DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2021.1897561
Jo River & Michael Flood (2021) Masculinities, emotions and men’s suicide. Sociology of Health and Fitness. 

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...
Alan Morris, Cathrine Hastings,  and Gaby Ramia (2021) As one student gets out of bed, another gets in: thousands are ‘hot-bedding’ in Australia. The Conversation, March 23. 
Kathryn Henne, Jenna Imad Harb & Renee M. Shelby (2021) Apps against sexual violence have been tried before. They don’t work. The Conversation, March 19. 


Lucy Nicholas (2021) The Morality of Masculinity. The Moral Maze, Radio 4. March 17. 
Thematic Groups
S and G seminar series
This seminar series features TASA members Kate Huppatz (March), Ben Hanckel and Shiva Chandra (May) and Lucy Nicholas (July).

Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) Thematic Group Symposium and Special Issue of the Journal of Global Indigeneity on Indigenous Sociology
Sociology needs Indigenous scholars. Reflections in recent years have highlighted the paucity of Indigenous Australian perspectives in sociology scholarship. Despite this shortfall, Indigenous sociologists and allies are highly research productive in areas of the sociology of sport, health and wellbeing, politics and policy, intimacy, identity, digital technology, and popular culture.
CIS co-conveners Bronwyn and Tristian call for papers from Indigenous sociologists and cross-disciplinary researchers that demonstrate contemporary directions in Indigenous scholarship. They particularly welcome papers which look to Indigenous peoples’ and communities’ political, social, and cultural futures.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be submitted to by COB 5 April 2021.
For full details, see the Flyer

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...

Video interview series with JoS authors

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]. 

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. 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Urban Geographies of Care, Institute for Culture and Society
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
They are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a period of three years (0.6FTE) to work with them on an ARC Discovery Project titled ‘Shadow Care Infrastructures: Sustaining life in post-welfare cities.
Application deadline: TODAY March 25. 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
New: PhD fellowship in Critical Disability Studies
Carleton University, Canada
Part of the Engendering Disability Inclusive Development Partnership Project.
Application deadline: June 30. Read on... 
New: PhD Scholarship - Social practices of oral health in Australian preschool children
Flinders University
The PhD will be primarily qualitative, using ethnographic approaches to uncover and understand the social practices within families as they pertain to the oral health of pre-school children.
Applications close: 30th April. Read on... 
PhD Scholarship - Urban Care Geographies: Sustaining life in post-welfare cities
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
The successful candidate will work within a research team on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project, Shadow Care Infrastructures: sustaining life in the post-welfare city.
Applications close:
30th April. 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...

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


New:  Cultural Studies Association of Australasia - Bodies in Flux
1 - 3 December, Edith Cowan University, Perth
Submission deadline extended: July 30th. Read on...

Melbourne Cultural Studies Monthly Drinks

Melbourne Cultural Studies Monthly Drinks
After the lonely days of lockdown and too many zoom experiences, we want to start conversations flowing about all things cultural studies so we are organizing a monthly catch-up for cultural studies folk in Melbourne and beyond. Everyone is welcome and we especially encourage postgrads and early career scholars.
TOMORROW 26th March 5-6.30pm
Oxford Scholar Hotel (427 Swanston St Melbourne)
Please RSVP to fellow member, and current TASA Treasurer, Anna Hickey-Moody (so the the right space can be booked).
Feel free to pass on to anyone who may be interested.

So Fi Zine: Call for Submissions

So Fi Zine #9 with Sujatha Fernandes
With Sujatha Fernandes, So Fi Zine #9 invites creative pieces that open new spaces of expression. Play with voice and place. Consider the conditions under which stories are told. Read her reflections on why we need connective stories of depth and complexity here.
Submissions close: April 30. Read on...

Research Seminar

Queering the Map: Stories of love, loss and (be)longing
Online, TODAY Thursday, 25 March, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM AEDT
With TASA members Ash Watson (UNSW), Emma Kirby (UNSW), Brendan Churchill (UOM), Brady Robards (MONASH)
 For details, and to register, read on...

Fellowship Opportunity

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...


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...

International online Workshops

CCI Poster
Crime, Criminalisation & Injustice: Stream 1, Ethnicity, Crime & Welfare
Wednesday, 31 March, 20:00 – Thursday, 1 April, 00:00 AEDT
For full details, and to register, read on...
Crime, Criminalisation & Injustice: Stream 2, Welfare & Citizenship
Wed, 7 April 2021 19:00 – 23:00 AEST
For full details, and to register,  read on...

New: Crime, Criminalisation and Injustice. Stream 3,  Disability, Crime and Discrimination
Weds 14th April, 10am – 2pm GMT
For full details, and to register, read on...

New: Crime, Criminalisation and Injustice. Stream 4, Youth, Marginalisation, Gender and Crime
Weds 21st April, 10am – 2pm GMT
For full details, and to register, read on... 
The above workshops combine the strengths & insights of International research on Social Policy, Sociology, Politics & Criminology. Fellow member Karen Soldatic is one of the organisers. 
Note, you do not need to present to participate in the stream workshops.
Updating your Member Profile
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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 ConstitutionValues StatementStatement on Academic Freedom, Code of Conduct, Grievance Procedures & TASA History
Accessing Online Materials & Resources
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TASA members have access to over 90 peer-reviewed  Sage Sociology full-text collection online journals encompassing over 63,000 articles. The image on the left shows you where to access those journals, as well as the Sage Research Methods Collection & the Taylor and Francis Full Text Collection, when logged in to TASAweb. 

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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