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Date: 11/10/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 11
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
If you missed last week's TASA Thursdays event 'Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: What is a sociologist anyway?' with panellists Dr Zoe Staines (UQ), Dr Rebekah Ramsay (The World Bank) and Dr Andrew Clarke (UQ), you can catch up with it here.
We hope you can make it to our next TASA Thursdays event with Andrew Jakubowicz, and Catherine Hastings speaking on 'A transition to a sociologist in private practice' November 18th via Zoom: Meeting ID: 832 7503 8428
Passcode: 727721.
In case you have missed the last few eNewsletters, as part of TASA Thematic Week and the Postgrad Day on the Monday 22nd November, the ‘Postgrad Mentoring Session’ is running between 2:30-4:00pm (AEDT). We are looking for ECRs, mid-, and senior-career TASA members to volunteer to share tips and insights about navigating a career as a sociologist with small groups for this mentoring session. Each mentor will be paired with a small group of postgrads via a Zoom breakout room. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please contact Sally in TASA Admin by TOMORROW Friday November 12th.
TASA Thematic Week (TTW)
22-26 November

TTW Speakers

Keynotes 2021
To view the full list of TASA Thematic Week speakers click on the orange button below:

TTW Book of Abstracts & Program Overview

Thanks to Roger Wilkinson, our Digital Publications Editor, the Program Overview and Book of Abstracts are now available. 

TTW free online Postgraduate/ECR sessions

There are some great free! online postgraduate events being run during TASA Thematic Week. For details, and to register, please click on the orange buttons below:

TTW Agenda



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Save the Dates - TASA Thursdays
Dr Lizzie Knight, Victoria University, and Emma Colvin, Charles Sturt University, will be speaking on 'Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems' for TASA Thursdays on December 9th via Zoom: 
Members' Engaging Sociology

Journal Articles

Pienaar, K. & Petersen, A. (2021) ‘Searching for diagnostic certainty, governing risk: Patients’ ambivalent experiences of medical testing’. Sociology of Health & Illness, early online. Published open access, the article explores patients’ ambivalent experiences of diagnostic testing and elaborates the novel concept of ‘bio-subjectification’ to interpret these experiences.
Parsell, Cameron, Hutchins, Marcus, Simpson Reeves, Laura & Deighton, Chris (2021) Created in the image of God? Progressive social services and faith-based organizations. Journal of Contemporary Religion. [OPEN ACCESS]
Jeremy Smith, ‘Southern lights: Metropolitan imaginaries in Latin America’, Thesis Eleven, Vol. 166(1) 118–135, 2021, DOI: 10.1177/07255136211043923
Corcoran,T, Whitburn, B. & Knight, E. (2021) Inherent requirements in higher education: locating You in Us, Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13603108.2021.1986166

Media Mentions

Dan Woodman (2021) ‘Gen Z’ Only Exists in Your Head. The Atlantic, October 15. 


Sociology in the West
For TASA November, on Friday 5th November 2021, around 35 WA-based sociologists and social scientists gathered (a few virtually) to showcase and share research and practice. All Western Australian universities were represented except Edith Cowan University and Notre Dame University, as well as some independent scholars. Others working in the public or private sectors were with us in spirit. Post graduate students and ECRs were well represented and staff from a range of disciplines, notably Asian Studies, Media and Communications, Political Science, and Geography. Read on... 
Dorinda 't Hart (2021) Inaugural Symposium: Sociology in the WestTASA, November 11


Ricki Spencer (2021) An interview with Andrew Bretherton: TASA Media Voices SeriesTASA, November 9.
Ricki Spencer (2021) An interview with Nic Radoll: TASA Media Voices SeriesTASA, November 9.
TASA November - Two great events next week!
Sydney uni TASA November symposium
Applied Sociology event
Healthy Societies Symposium
The Sydney Centre for Healthy Societies (SCHS) and the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Sydney
November 16, 8:30am - 4:30pm (note, time correction)
For more details, and to register, read on... 
Applied Sociology Symposium
Co-design and co-production: Challenges and opportunities for sociologists
Sydney, Online
November 17, 11am start (AEST/Qld time)
Guest Speaker - Jayne Malenfant
For full details, and to register, read on... and see the Flyer
Updated: Does Art = Activism? (previously titled 'Art as Resistance: Myanmar Protest Art from the Frontline')
Sponsored by The Australian Sociological Association and the University of Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre
Art, and its creation and production, is often seen as a pathway to activism, communicating concrete events through abstract forms, expressing resistance and/or community solidarity, and serving as a tool for healing, reconciliation, and memorialization. But art can also reflect a staid status quo and an acceptance of current power structures.
This online workshop will bring together artists, activists, curators and scholars to interrogate art’s role in activism and social change.
Online, Monday, November 29, 3:30 to 4:30pm AEDT
The registration details will be available in our next newsletter.
Updated: Sociology Goes Public
Australian National University, Canberra
Hybrid, Monday November 29, 12:00pm - 5:15pm
Includes two panels and a book launch
Panel 1 - Sociology goes to work: exploring the value of sociology education in the workplace
Panel 2 - Applying sociology to digital media policy
Book Launch - Critical Theory and Demagogic Populism (Manchester University Press, 2020)
For more details, read on... 
Note, access details will be available soon. 
Thematic Groups

Thematic Group Conveners' Annual Meeting

This year, the Thematic Group Conveners' Annual Meeting will be held next week Wednesday November 17th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT) via Zoom: Meeting ID: 881 3354 9390. Passcode: 910377

New convener term: Nov 2021 - Nov 2023

The new thematic group convener term is fast approaching (November 2021 - November 2023). If you are interested in convening/co-convening a thematic group, please contact Ramon, the Thematic Group Portfolio Leader, via or Sally in TASA Admin.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

Journal of Sociology - Volume: 57, Number: 4 (December 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: Lecturer in Sociology (Behavioural Studies)
Monash University
Continuing appointment
Application deadline: November 29. Read on... 
Senior Research and Evaluation Advisor, Campaigns
With Our Watch - a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.
You would be responsible for managing developmental research and ongoing evaluation of a number of exciting campaigns/projects.
For details, 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
La Trobe University: The Living with Disability Research Centre
Research Training Program (RTP) PhD Scholarship opportunity for an outstanding candidate to explore a disability related topic in a discipline such as social work, disability studies or any other of the social sciences. 
For more details, visit our Jobs & Scholarships Board. 
PhD scholarship with the Life Patterns research program
University of Melbourne
Current Honours students are encouraged to apply, pending their final results
Nominated co-supervisor: fellow member Jenny Chesters
For details, read on...
Youth living with chronicity in the digital age
Sydney Centre for Health Societies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, Sydney University
Chief investigators are fellow members Alex Broom and Katherine Kenny.
For full 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

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

New: Young People and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Companion will be published by Elgar Publishing as part of a series on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Handbooks/Companion series.
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2022. Read on...

Call for Papers - Monograph

New: ‘The Sociology of Diagnosis’, Sociology of Health & Illness Monograph. Edited by Annemarie Jutel, Ann V. Bell, Darin Weinberg and Jessica Young. The editors invite theoretical and empirical papers that address how the critical analysis of diagnostic categories as social phenomena has provided a novel lens for understanding health, illness and disease. Prospective contributors should send an abstract of up to 600 words to by 31st January 2022. For the full CFP click here.

Early Career Work and Family Fellowship Program

New: Early Career Fellowship Program
Work Family Researchers Network  (WFRN)
The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes and integrate them within the WFRN research community. Fellows receive a 2022 membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $250 to attend an Early Career Fellowship Preconference (June 22, 2022) and the 2022 WFRN Conference (June 23-25, 2022) in New York City. To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2017 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions. Information about the program can be found via this link, or apply directly here.
Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor.
Application deadline: November 19. 

Public Lecture

2021 Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture
From Sociology to Social Science: Moving Beyond Boundaries to Address Social Disadvantage Over the Life Course
Guest Speaker: Janine Baxter
Online, November 16, 5.00-6.30pm (AEDT)
For details, and to register, read on...

Journal - Call for Papers

Dossier - Aging, life span and societal challenges
This special issue of Forum Sociológico focuses on analyzing the challenges resulting from a longer life, as one of the greatest social problems in contemporary societies. We welcome and encourage authors to submit original articles of an empirical nature or theoretical essays, nationally and internationally.
Article submission deadline: January 15th, 2022, in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish. All proposals must be sent to, with the subject of the dossier in the subject field. The journal’s publishing guidelines and other relevant information, as well as previous issues, are available here.


Rural sustainability in the urban century
XV World Congress of Rural Sociology, 19-22 July 2022, Cairns, Australia
Abstract submission deadline:
November 30. Read on... and see flyer for more details. 
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...

TASA Gift Memberships
Gift memberships, for any membership category, can now be accessed at anytime via your membership profile screen. If you would like to gift a membership, to someone new or to a current member, please follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Click here and log in

STEP 2: Click on the drop down menu to the right of your name in the purple bar (RH) at the top of the website (see 1st image below)
STEP 3: Click on Profile (see 1st image below)
STEP 4: Click on the Gift Memberships menu item and complete the details, see yellow highlights in 2nd image below. 
Profile Steps 2
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