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Date: 9/15/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter September 16
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,  
We hope you can join us for our next TASA Thursdays event with Clare Southerton, the University of New South Wales, presenting on OB-GYNs of TikTok: #periodproblems, politics and platform affordances. Next Thursday 24 September, 12:30-1:30pm (AEST). Clare's abstract for the talk is available here.
Earlier this week, we disseminated a link to our biennial members survey. In case you didn't get that email, you can access the survey here.  
Can you help us? We are looking for current contact details for fellow member Ilain Campbell (the RMIT email address we have for Ilain is bouncing). If you have means of contacting Ilain, could you please ask they email Sally in TASA Admin.
Save the Dates
Alex Broom, the University of Sydney, Planet of the Microbes: Blowback Blues and Ecological (di)Stress, for TASA Thursdays on October 21stMore details to follow. 
Tim Graham, Queensland University of Technology, will be speaking on Social media and misinformation for TASA Thursdays on October 28thMore details to follow. 
Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher TASA Thursdays session on November 4. Topic TBC.
Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, will be speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems' for TASA Thursdays on November 25th. More details to follow. 
Members' Engaging Sociology

Book Chapters

Lata, L. N. & Khan, A. M. (2021). Spatial justice, livelihood challenges and the urban poor in the Global South: Lessons from Bangladesh. In Handbook of Development Policy, edited by Habib Zafarullah and Ahmed Shafiqul Huque, pp. 527-538. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Boese, M 2021, ‘Race and Multiculturalism in Australia’, in M Weiner (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Race and Ethnicity in Asia. Routledge, pp. 347-364.

Journal Articles

Anthony K J Smith, Christy E. Newman, Bridget Haire & Martin Holt (2021) Clinician imaginaries of HIV PrEP users in and beyond the gay community in Australia, Culture, Health & Sexuality, DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2021.1957152
Weng, E., Halafoff, A., Barton, G., & Smith, G. (2021). Higher Education, Exclusion, and Belonging: Religious Complexity, Coping and Connectedness Among International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia. Journal of International Students, 11(S2), 38–57. [FULL ACCESS].
Collyer FM, Williams Veazey L. The state of the discipline: Australian sociology and its future. Journal of Sociology. September 2021. doi:10.1177/14407833211041402
Humphrey, A. and Forbes-Mewett, H. (2021) Social Value Systems and the Mental Health of International Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of International Students, Special Issue, C. Gomes and H. Forbes-Mewett (Eds), International Education in the Time of Global Disruptions: COVID-19 and its Impact on International Students, Vol. 11 No. S2. here.
Recio, R. B., Lata, L. N., & Chatterjee, I. (2021). Rising inequalities, deepening divides: Urban citizenship in the time of COVID-19. Geographical Research, 1– 14. [FULL ACCESS].


Soldatic, K, Bowman, D, Mupanemunda, M, & McGee, P 2021, Dead ends: how our social security system is failing people with partial capacity to work, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Fitzroy, Vic

Informed News & Analysis

Tadgh McMahon & Shanthi Robertson (2021) Technology is key for refugees starting new lives in Australia. But women and children don’t have equal access. The Conversation, September 9. 
Kieran Hegarty (2021) 'Imagining the library of the future', INCITE, vol. 42, no. 5, p. 34. Published by the Australian Library and Information Association.

Speaker Invites

Fellow member Enqi Weng was invited to meet with a group of HDR students from the Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice on 3 September 2021 to discuss a paper she co-wrote with Prof. Fethi Mansouri on racialised and religious media representations of Muslims and Africans in Australia.

Academia Letters

Tommaso Durante (2021) Global Consciousness and New Visual Order: The Populist Aesthetic Challenge. Academia Letters. DOI: 10.20935/AL2439



Karen Soldatic, Ryan Thorneycroft, Raelene West, Judy Singer & Lizzie Knight (2021) Sociology and Disability Justice Transforming our World. TASA, September 10.
Thematic Groups


New: The deadline for the Thematic Groups Support Scheme Round 2 has been extended, from 1 September to 8 November this year. This scheme offers up to $2,000 funding for events happening during the first half of next year, from 1 January to 30 June 2022. If you have event ideas, we encourage you to share those with the convener/s of the thematic group/s you are a member of.

New convener term: Nov 2021 - Nov 2023

New: The new thematic group convener term is fast approaching (November 2021 - November 2023). If you are interested in convening/co-convening a thematic group, and you haven't reached out to the relevant current convener yet, we encourage you to do so in the next few weeks. If you have any questions, you can contact Ramon, the Thematic Group Portfolio Leader, via or Sally in TASA Admin.


High School Competition
Critical Disability Studies Thematic Group
Online Writing and Art Competition Inclusion is!
If you have links with high school students/teachers, or social media accounts, please share this flyer and this video link
For details, read on...  
Critical Indigenous Sociology
This Critical Indigenous Studies Thematic Group Symposium on Indigenous Sociology will showcase the diversity Indigenous sociologists/scholarship
Speakers include TASA members Raewyn Connell, Bronwyn Carlson, Karen Soldatic & Kim Spurway
Due to lockdown, this event has been postponed to Monday 27 September 9:00 am – 4:30 pm AEST Macquarie University, NSW. 
For full details, and to register, read on... 
CHASS: Calling for Board Members
New: The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is calling for new Board members for the term October 2021 – October 2023. The deadline for nominations is midday (AEST) Monday September 20th, 2021. For full details, visit the CHASS website election page.
Workshop Program: call for expressions of interest
Call for Expressions of Interest - TASA's Workshop Program
Funding of $10,000 is available for two workshops ($5k each).
Submission deadline: October 18th via the orange button below.  Read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 57, Number: 3 (September 2021) has been published. You can access the Table of Contents here.

Journal of Sociology - open access articles

In case you missed it, Journal of Sociology's Volume 56 Issue 1, March 2020, Special issue articles  - Asylum Seekers in the Global Context of Xenophobia - are available on open access here.  

Health Sociology Review - Call for Papers: Special Issue

Sociological Aspects of Knowledge Translation
Special Issue: Issue 1, 2023
This special issue focuses on knowledge translation. Knowledge translation is important, timely, and particularly relevant to the sociology of health, illness, and medicine because:
  • The processes through which different knowledges coalesce embody and demonstrate myriad interactions between society and health
  • Knowledge translation requires sociologically informed scholarship that accounts for how social interactions and political processes influence health, illness, and medicine
  • Indigenous people have emphasised that knowledge translation should be grounded in respect for diverse knowledges and that it should operate relationally, rather than uni-directionally. Further, making knowledge translation foundational to research design and communication provides opportunity to demonstrate respect for Indigenous people’s enduring connections to Country, intergenerational responsibilities and knowledge of communities.
Abstract submission deadline: February 28, 2022. Full papers will be due before July 31, 2022. Read on...

New: Research Officer or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University
Working closely with fellow member Karen Willis
Applications close: October 1. Read on... 
Fellow/Associate Professor
The ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
The School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
Applications close: September 26. Read on... 
Research assistants needed for a project on homelessness and disability
A team of researchers at Western Sydney University have been contracted by the Disability Royal Commission to undertake a rapid evidence review of homelessness risk among people with disability transitioning out of prisons, forensic units and youth justice centres. The research will also examine the evidence on policy and program responses to prevent homelessness among this group.

The team is seeking expressions of interest from people with lived experience of disability to work as casual research assistants on the project. Experience in conducting policy audits and/or systematic reviews would be helpful but is not essential. Skills in searching Scopus or other academic databases and using Endnote or other referencing software are required.
Please send a brief letter and CV to
The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies
Harvard University’s Committee on Australian Studies is seeking to appoint to The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the academic year 2023-24.
Applications close 30 September 2021. Read on...
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. 

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
PhD scholarship – Social licence and the development of commercial onshore lobster aquaculture in Australia
University of Tasmania
This PhD project will examine how 'social licence' is relevant and can be gained in the development of a commercial onshore lobster aquaculture industry in Australia.
Project supervisor: fellow member
Vaughan Higgins
Application deadline:
 29 October. Read on...
PhD Scholarship - Developing data collection platforms to enhance human services delivery. The Bradshaw Family Research Initiative, Family Care Shepparton.
An Industry Engagement Scholarship through FamilyCare in partnership with La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus
Supervisors include fellow member Janet Congues
Application deadline: September 30. Read on... 
PhD Scholarship - Designing inclusive technologies for aged care: a sociological study
Monash University
Project supervisors include fellow members Alan Petersen and Barbara Barbosa Neeves
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

Save the Date

New: Social Aspects of COVID-19
21-22 April 2022
hybrid/hub format
Updates will be published in this newsletter when they become available. In the meantime, you can contact fellow member Deborah Lupton for more details. 


New: The Politics of Solidarity and Anti-Racism in Settler Colonial Contexts
Monday, 27 September, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM AEST
In this webinar, Kim Alley and Karen Farquharson discuss their experiences and research in considering what it means to undertake attentive and responsive scholarly work, reflecting on relational ethics, positionality and politics in settler colonial settings.
For details, and to register, read on...


New: Women's post abortion narratives
Tomorrow, Friday 17 Sept 2021 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm, AWST
Speaker: fellow member, and postgraduate sub-committee member, Dorinda ’t Hart  
Via Zoom: Password: 977907
In-person: Room SSCI 2203 UWA
New: Gender/Sexuality/Culture Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series
Tauhi Va: The Politics of Indigenous Refusal and Honoring Our Commitment to Protecting the Sacred
Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, University of California, Berkeley
Thursday 30 September, 11am-12pm AEST (via zoom)
For details, and to register, read on...


Migrant Civic Practice in Times of Crisis
December 3rd
Borders and Diversity Research Program, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
During these times of unprecedented and intertwined global crises of health, environment and economy, there are new calls for representation and renewed forms of political and social action forming from the margins in many countries of migrant settlement.
Submission deadline: October 1st. Read on...
Motherhood, Labour and Care in Contemporary Australia and New Zealand
Online, Monday November 22nd
Conveners: Sheree Gregory and Kate Huppatz
Abstract submission deadline: October 1st. Read on...

Journal call for PhD Students

Editors in Chief, Web Editor and Design & Layout Editor

Graduate Journal of Social Science (GJSS).
The GJSS is an open access journal, run by post graduate students in the social sciences, as well as publishing the work of post-graduates in the social sciences.
The journal needs well-organised, and self-directed PhD students to take over some roles. There are two editor in chief positions available as well as one Web Editor and one Layout & Design editor.
Application deadline: 20 September. Read on... 

Call for Advisory Group Members

Research advisory group members with lived experience of disability
A team of researchers at Western Sydney University have been contracted to undertake a rapid evidence review of homelessness risk among people with disability transitioning out of prisons, forensic units and youth justice centres. The research team is seeking expressions of interest from people with lived experience of disability or mental illness and homelessness and/or incarceration to become members of a research advisory group. The group needs to be to be largely representative of jurisdictions across Australia and to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse populations. No research experience needed.
For more information please contact

Call for Submissions -Zine

So Fi Zine edition #10
Another call for submissions for So Fi Zine is live! It’s a special milestone: the tenth edition of the zine.
Submission deadline: October 31. Read on...


New: Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities 
Work and Family Researchers Network
June 23-25, 2022, New York City
Submissions deadline: November 1.  Read on...
Labour Movements in a Post COVID-19 World
The International Sociological Association (ISA)’s Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44)
Asia-Pacific regional conference
27–29 June 2022
Abstract and Panel Proposals due: 15 November. Read on...

2022 RC44 Asia-Pacific Conference - Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit 
Abstract submission deadline extended: November 10. Read on...
Sociology of Vulnerabilities and Resistance: New and Emerging Challenges on Lives, Communities, and Places.
The Philippine Sociological Society
Online, October 1 - 5, 2021
Speakers include our immediate past president, Dan Woodman
For a list of the Australian organising committee for the 2023 World Congress, visit:
TASA Gift Memberships
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