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Date: 12/15/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 16th
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
If you are a sociology convener/Honours coordinator, we invite you to nominate your top Honours students in Sociology for 2021. Nominated students receive a complimentary 12 month TASA membership and are listed on TASAweb. Details of the Award, as well as the nomination form, are located here.
In case you missed our final 2021 TASA Thursdays event, with fellow member Lizzie Knight, and colleague Emma Colvin, speaking about Assumed parenting roles and the systemic gaps in education and justice systems you can catch up with the recording here. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our 2021 TASA Thursdays speakers and attendees. Thank you for helping to keep us connected and engaged through what was another tough year. We have collated all of our recorded TASA Thursdays events in a video playlist available here.
Although we are SUPER KEEN! to host an in-person conference next year (and we will be in November), we will continue bimonthly TASA Thursdays events in 2022. Fellow member Jennifer Cheng will be kick starting the year with an event on Thursday January 27. Details about that event will be available soon. 
Gomes award image
Our warm congratulations are extended to fellow member Catherine Gomes who was presented with the Shinning Star in Research Award at the A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards last Friday night. This award recognizes influential scholarly contributions in any discipline or language, whether they be in the form of scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, or other expressions of scholarly collaboration.  
Our warm congratulations are also extended to fellow member Sophie Hickey, convener of the Applied Sociology thematic group, who was recently presented with two awards by the Health Services Research Association Australia & New Zealand:
  1. 2021 New Investigator award; and the
  2. 2021 Best Paper:  Hickey S, Roe Y, Harvey C, Kruske S, Clifford-Motopi A, Fisher I, Bernardino B, Kildea S. Community-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion and Services for First Nations People in Urban Australia. Int J Womens Health. 2021 May 18;13:467-478. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S297479. PMID: 34040455; PMCID: PMC8140890. [FULL ACCESS]
Members' Engaging Sociology


Jordan McKenzie and Roger Patulny (Eds.) Dystopian Emotions: Emotional Landscapes and Dark Futures. Bristol University Press. 

Dystopian Emotions
As nations reel from the effects of poverty, inequality, climate change and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels as though the world has entered a period characterized by pessimism, cynicism and anxiety.

This edited collection challenges individualized understandings of emotion, revealing how they relate to cultural, economic and political realities in difficult times.

Combining numerous empirical studies and theoretical developments from around the world, the diverse contributors explore how dystopian visions of the future influence, and are influenced by, the emotions of an anxious and precarious present.

This is an original investigation into the changing landscape of emotion in dark and uncertain times. Read on... 

Book Chapters

Robards, B., Byron, P., & D'Souza, S. (2021) LGBTQ+ Communities and Digital Media. In Deana A. Rohlinger and Sarah Sobieraj (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media. Oxford Handbooks Online. 
Tasker, S. & Collin, P. (2021) Young people shaping wise futures. in Joy Higgs, Dr Diane Tasker, Jan Orrell, and Dr Narelle Patton (eds) Shaping Wise Futures, Brill Publishing, Leiden: pp 396-415.
Swist T., & Collin P. (2021) Innovating Youth Engagement and Partnerships to Progress the SDGs. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Lange Salvia A., Wall T. (eds) Partnerships for the Goals. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

Collin, P. & Matthews, I. (2021) ‘School Strike for Climate: Australian Students Renegotiating Citizenship’ in Bessant, J., Mejia Mesinas, A., and Pickard, S. (eds). 2020. When Students Protest. (Vol 1): Secondary School students. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield: 125 - 144.

Journal Articles

Adam Possamai, Alphia Possamai-Inesedy & Awais Piracha (2021) The diffused religious choice when applying for a university degree in Sydney, Journal of Beliefs & Values, DOI: 10.1080/13617672.2021.2010265
Yu, Ting-Fai. 2021. "Queer Sinophone Malaysia: Language, Transnational Activism, and the Role of Taiwan." Journal of Intercultural Studies.
Alexander, N., Petray, T., & McDowall, A. (2021). More learning, less activism: Narratives of childhood in Australian media representations of the School Strike for Climate. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 1-16. doi:10.1017/aee.2021.28
Parry KD, Clarkson BG, Bowes A, Grubb L, Rowe D. Media Framing of Women’s Football During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Communication & Sport. December 2021. doi:10.1177/21674795211041024 [OPEN ACCESS]

Newton, G., & Southerton, C. (2021). Situated Talk: A method for a reflexive encounter with #donorconceived on TikTok. Media International Australia.
Shelby, R. & Harb, J. I. & Henne, K. (2021). Whiteness in and through data protection: an intersectional approach to anti-violence apps and #MeToo bots. Internet Policy Review, 10(4). [OPEN ACCESS]
Tristan Duncan, Robyn Dwyer, Michael Savic, Amy Pennay, Sarah MacLean (2021) ‘Super googs on a Zoom, are you kidding me?’: The pleasures and constraints of digitally-mediated alcohol and other drug consumption. Drug and Alcohol Review. 
Barnes T, Ali J. Articulations of workplace precarity: Challenging the politics of segmentation in warehouse logistics. The Sociological Review. November 2021. doi:10.1177/00380261211059918
Xianbi Huang (2021) ‘Subjective Class Identification in Australia: Do Social Networks Matter?’, The Sociological Quarterly. 
Catanzaro, M. & Collin, P. (2021) “Kids Communicating Climate Change: Learning from the Visual Language of the SchoolStrike4Climate Protests” in Educational Review special issue - Youth Activism, Climate Change and Education (eds. Frances Howard, Ian Gimpsey, David Rousell) online first:

Informed News & Analysis

Naomi Smith & Simon Copland (2021) 30–50 feral hogs? Why Twitter memes are more positive (and much faster) than you might think. The Conversation, December 15. 
Alan Morris et al. (2021) How your income and where you live increase your likelihood of getting COVID-19. The Fifth Estate, December 14. 

Media Mentions

Eduardo de la Fuente (2021) Keeping it local helps Main Street thrive. InDaily, December 7.


Anthony K J Smith, Kiran Pienaar, Jacinthe Flore, Nicholas Hill, and Matt Wade (2021) Hope and Empathy in Uncertain Times: A Two-Day Virtual Symposium. Nexus, December 15. 
TASA November continues!
The Better Body? Towards a Sociology of Health
A one-day hybrid TASA November symposium being held in early February. 
Abstract submission deadline: December 21. Read on...
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

New: Journal of Sociology - call for guest editors for the 2024 special issue
Each year the editors invite expressions of interest from the international community of sociological scholars to guest edit a special issue of the journal. Special issues may address any sociological theme that is likely to be of interest to the journal’s international readership.
The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2024 special issue is June 20th, 2022. For full details, read on...

2021 Journal of Sociology Best Paper winner
Prehn J, Guerzoni MA, Peacock H. ‘Learning her culture and growing up strong’: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander fathers, children and the sharing of culture. Journal of Sociology. 2021;57(3):595-611. doi:10.1177/1440783320934188
Note, to celebrate the win, the above paper will be available in full for the next 3 months. 

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

2021 Health Sociology Review Best Paper winner
Ángel R. Zapata-Moya, Barbara Willems & Piet Bracke (2019) The (re)production of health inequalities through the process of disseminating preventive innovations: the dynamic influence of socioeconomic status, Health Sociology Review, 28:2, 177-193, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2019.1601027
Note, to celebrate the win, the above paper will be available in full for the next 12 months. 

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 Level B (full time - ongoing)
Australian National University
 They are particularly interested in applicants with a demonstrated capacity to contribute to one or more of the following areas; Introduction to Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Digital Sociology and Social Research Methods.
Applications close: 9 January. Read on... 
 New: Associate Lecturer in Sociology (F/T 1.5 year contract)
Deakin University. Supportive, collegial work environment, flexible location (Can be based at Burwood, Melbourne or Waurn Ponds, Geelong campus with some cross-campus travel). Excellence in undergraduate teaching and emerging record of research and scholarship.
Desirable: Expertise in the sociology of gender and sexualities, families and relationships or youth sociology.
Applications close: 16 January. Read on...
New: 2 Tutors required
University of Tasmania, Rozelle campus
Deliver face to face workshops on responding to diverse client groups to nursing students at UTAS' Rozelle campus in Sydney. Topics covered include race, religion, gender, sexuality and ability.
Required Qualifications: Honours degree or similar. Demonstrated expertise in relevant topics such as health sociology, intersectionality, race, sexuality and/or disability.
Required Experience: Tutoring undergraduate students
Duration Feb-April 2022
Apply via fellow member Robyn Moore
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. 

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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. 

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Other Events, News & Opportunities

Australasian Institutional Ethnography Network

New: Launching the Australasian Institutional Ethnography Network - Inviting new members!

Based on the life’s work of Canadian feminist sociologist Dorothy Smith and colleagues, Institutional Ethnography is a useful research tool to explore and map how people's everyday lives are socially coordinated by institutional forces.

Many Institutional Ethnographers are based in North America and increasingly Europe. These locations represent inconvenient time zones for IErs in the Australasian region making it difficult for them to join many IE events. We have set up a regional network and would love you to join us!

The Australasian Institutional Ethnography Network (AIEN) aims to:

• bring together people interested in and doing Institutional Ethnography across Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring regions (or similar/friendly time zones)

• foster learning and critical thinking about IE, its concepts and our projects

• explore opportunities for positive social change in the Australasian region

• share knowledge and ideas in an inclusive way

• compile a resource hub for IErs in the Australasia region.

Dr Sophie Hickey (CDU) and Dr Nerida Spina (QUT), the current coordinators of AIEN, are based on Yuggera and Turrbal country and use Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland, UTC+10).

You can find more information at 

To become a member (free!), visit the website and fill out our Contact Form or email


The RC20 Regional Conference on Comparative Sociology & the 2nd RC33 Regional Conference on Social Science Methodology: Asia
Japan Women's University, Tokyo, Japan
12–16 September 2022
Abstract submission deadline: 31 December. Read on... 
Critical Perspectives on COVID-19: Engaging the social sciences and humanities
21-22 April 2022
An in-person event being held in Sydney and Melbourne
All presentations should involve a strong focus on the social, cultural, spatial, historical or political dimensions of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
Abstract submission deadline: 4 February. 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

Edited volume on ‘Religion and Digital Cultures in Africa & Oceania’.
Editors include fellow member Enqi Weng
The editors welcome empirical studies and grounded approaches that deploy digital methods and explore digital expressions of religion. We envision creative theoretical and conceptual contributions that chart, characterize and contextualize the digital turn in the study of religion and its implications for the aforementioned post-colonial contexts.
Abstract submission deadline:
 28 February 2022. Read on...
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.
‘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.
TASA Gift Memberships
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