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Date: 11/24/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter November 25
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
Thanks to our Digital Publications Editor, Roger Wilkinson, we have so many sociology related videos for you this week, as a result of TASA Thursdays, TASA Thematic Week and TASA November. We also have many other news items too! 
Starting with the videos, we have the:
  • Peta Cook's TASA Thematic Week Acknowledgment of Country video project;
  • TASA President Alphia Possamai-Inesedy's 2021 President Address here;
  • Christy Newman's TASA Thematic Week keynote presentation on Sociology at the intersections here;
  •  Gary Bouma's legacy in Sociology event here
  • the Applied Sociology thematic group's TASA November event with Jayne Melenfant speaking on Co-design and co-production: Challenges and opportunities for sociologists here and 
  • last week's TASA Thursdays event with Andrew Jakubowicz and Catherine Hastings speaking on 'A transition to a sociologist in private practice' here.
Note, if you submitted something for this week's newsletter and it hasn't been included, could you please re send the details to Sally in TASA Admin via

We extend our very warm congratulations to the following 2021 TASA Award winners:
Cat Stevens
Jean Martin Award
Chair: Xiaoying Qi
Recipient (left): Catriona Stevens
Andrew Clark
Early Career Researcher Award
Chair: Peta Cook
Recipient (left): Andrew Clark
Erik Denison
Postgraduate Impact and Engagement Award
Chair: Anthony K J Smith
Recipient (left): Erik Denison
The panel were impressed with how Erik demonstrated impact in the sports industry, particularly through their engagement with research partners to promote inclusion of diverse sexualities in multiple sporting codes, nationally and internationally. This was well evidenced through letters from supporting partners and through high quality publications and coverage in mainstream media.
We also extend our very warm congratulations to the following 2021 journal TASA Award winners:

Journal of Sociology Best Paper Award
Chair: Helen Forbes-Mewitt
Recipients: Jacob Prehn, Michael Andre Guerzoni and Huw Peacock
Learning her culture and growing up strong’: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathers, child [open access]

Health Sociology Review Best Paper Award
Presenter: Karen Willis
Recipients: Zapata-Moya, Barbara Willems and Piet Bracke
The (re)production of health inequalities through the process of disseminating preventive innovation (this will be available on open access soon)
Note, if you missed the Award ceremony this week, we are happy to advise that the event was recorded and you can view it here.
TASA Thematic Week (TTW)
22-26 November
If you missed Inger Mewburn's presentation on Monday - So you’re finishing your PhD in a pandemic…what’s next?, you access Inger's lecture Slide Deck – it is a living document that Inger continuously updates as more information about the job market comes to hand.

Still to come!

Today we still have some concurrent sessions as well as the session Messy Life, Messy PhD, Messy Me’: A practical session to help manage the mess.
On soon! 12:30pm - 1:30pm
A panel, multiple concurrent sessions as well as Farida Fozdar's keynote Talking values: institutions, nations, the globe
Tomorrow Friday November 26th, 11:00AM - 12:00pm AEDT
While debates about the desirability, and possibility, of a ‘value-free’ sociology continue, values are increasingly recruited discursively by institutions and nations as part of their identity work. This paper explores the ways in which values-talk works, considering a number of concrete examples including the institutional values of Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers, and the author’s own university, University of Western Australia (which is about to remove its Anthropology and Sociology degree and all its staff), and the national ‘Australian values’ as espoused by politicians and in debates around the Values Statement signed by migrants. The focus is on the rhetorical work the language of values does and the ways in which it constructs positive identity rather than forming the basis for the behaviour of those associated with the institution or nation. It is literally ‘virtues signalling’, where the signalling is the whole point of the exercise. The paper considers how/whether values talk is part of the Civilizing Process, and how it might relate to talk of cosmopolitan values. 
To view the full list of TASA Thematic Week speakers click on the orange button below:

TTW Registration

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


Anna Hickey-Moody; Linda Knight and Eloise Florence (2021) Childhood, Citizenship, and the Anthropocene: Posthuman Publics and Civics. Roman & Littlefield

The planet is dying. Our earth’s climate has reached a point where it can no longer regulate itself. Fires, floods, and natural disasters are sweeping countries across the world. What does it mean to be a child citizen in the Anthropocene? Can we teach children a posthuman civics that can care for the more-than-human world? Extending on the concepts of ‘little publics’ and ‘posthuman citizenships’, this book progresses these notions with a view to modelling, and better understanding, posthuman publics and civics. Using experimental methodologies, the authors develop original, robust ways of understanding children's subcultural civic practices founded on care for the more than human. Read on...

Class in Australia (2021) Edited by Steven Threadgold and Jessica Gerrard. Monash University Publishing. 

‘This book is a powerful and vibrant study of the complex realities of class in modern Australia. It brings to light the intersection of class with gender, race, and the ongoing dispossession of First Nations peoples, and dispels the myth that class division is not relevant to the contemporary age.’ Sally McManus, ACTU Secretary

‘Class in Australia is a timely provocation to social scientists to rethink class, offering a series of deep reflections on the complexities and opportunities of class-based analysis. An inspiring collection of authors brings new questions, conceptual frameworks and methodologies to class analysis. Acknowledging that the dynamics of settler colonialism are central, this collection is positioned to invigorate familiar approaches focusing on education, migration, and labour, gender, sexuality, and cultural representations. The new class analysis starts here.’ Johanna Wyn, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, The University of Melbourne. Read on... 

Book Chapters

The above book, Class in Australia, includes chapters by the following TASA members:
  • Steven Threadgold
  • Greg Noble
  • Mark Western
  • Tom Barnes
  • Laura Rodriguez Castro
  • Rose Butler
  • Christina Ho
  • Raewyn Connell

Journal Articles

Duncan T, Roberts S, Elliott K, Ralph B, Savic M, Robards B. “Looking After Yourself Is Self-Respect”: The Limits and Possibilities of Men’s Care on a Night Out. Contemporary Drug Problems. November 2021. doi:10.1177/00914509211057294
Shiva Chandra (2021) Why Do I Need to Talk About ‘Culture’? Realising you are ‘Brown’ in Academia, Journal of Intercultural Studies, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2021.1987868
Manouchehri, B., & Burns, E. A. (2021). A ‘Participatory School’ in Iran: Bottom-up Learning Approach in a Top-down Education System. Education & Urban Society, 1-26. 

Burns, E. A., & Manouchehri, B. (2021). Reconnecting Children with Nature: Foundation and Growth of the Nature Schools Movement in Iran. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental & Science Education, 17(3), 1-17.

Burns, E. A., & Manouchehri, B. (2021). Context is Everything: Environment and Education Intersections in the Rise and Fall of Iran’s Nature Schools. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, 14(2), 156-173.

Manouchehri, B., & Burns, E. A. (2021). Participation as a Right to the City: The Perspective of Iranian Children about their Inclusion in Urban Decision-Making. Children & Society, 1-17.


David Rowe (2021) Biden's Beijing boycott threat.  ABC, The World Today with Sally Sara. November 19.
TASA November


Does Art = Activism?
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
For the full details, and to register, read on...
Sociology Goes Public
Australian National University, Canberra
Online, 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...
To register, please click here.
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: Research Assistant
The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, the University of Tasmania, Hobart
Application deadline: 02 Dec, Tasmania Daylight Time. Read on...
Lecturer in Sociology (Behavioural Studies)
Monash University
Continuing appointment
Application deadline: November 29. Read on...
New: Senior Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, read on... 

New: Social Research & Information Officer
For more details, 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
New: Place-Making, Cultures and Communities in Parramatta
Doctoral research scholarship
Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
Application deadline: 30 November. Read on...
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

Open Access News

New: The Australian Journal of Social Issues (AJSI) is thrilled to announce that from January 2022 the majority of the articles published will be Open Access. This will enable authors who publish with AJSI to make an even greater impact on public policy. If you are a researcher at one of the 52 institutions covered by the new agreement between Wiley and the Council of Australian University Librarians, you won’t have to pay anything to make your AJSI article Open Access. For more information, read on....

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

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

‘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

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. 

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.


Re advertised with extended submission deadline: 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: 10 December. Read on...
Re advertised with extended submission deadline: Conflict, Confinement and Immorality
(In)Justice International
Taiwan, 22nd - 25th March, 2022
For details, about (In)Justice International visit

Abstract submission deadline extended:
December 10. Read on...
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. 
TASA Gift Memberships
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