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Date: 12/22/2021
Subject: TASA Members' Newsletter December 23rd
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~,   
We wish you the very best for the festive season and hope you get to experience some time and space to relax and unwind.
In case you missed last week's newsletter, 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.

TASA Thursdays
Workshop: TASA Thursdays January 27th with fellow member Jennifer Cheng on converting a PhD into a book. More details to follow

Members' Engaging Sociology

Journal Articles

Ramón Spaaij, Carla Luguetti & Nicola De Martini Ugolotti (2021) Forced migration and sport: an introduction, Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2022.2017616
Son Vivienne, Benjamin Hanckel, Paul Byron, Brady Robards & Brendan Churchill (2021) The social life of data: strategies for categorizing fluid and multiple genders, Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2021.2000852
Maslen, Sarah. 2021. "‘You have got such a beautiful symphony in front of you!’ Use and resistance to mobile music devices among adventurers." Poetics:101640. doi:
Hastings C, Ramia G, Wilson S, Mitchell E, Morris A. Precarity Before and During the Pandemic: International Student Employment and Personal Finances in Australia. Journal of Studies in International Education. December 2021. doi:10.1177/10283153211065136

Informed News & Analysis


Media Mentions

Anna Hickey-Moody (2021) Research to accredit young people in the arts. Arts Hub, December 20. 


Anna Hickey-Moody (2021) VicForests, ARC Funding Changes, Latrobe Uni Wage Theft and Summer at the Botanic Gardens. 3CR 855 AM Community Radio, December 20 [at the 37 minute mark]


Susan Banki - a TASA November event - (2021) Art as Resistance: Myanmar Protest Art from the Frontline. TASA, December 20.  
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 - 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. 

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...

ISA Letter to TASA Members
Dear Members of the Australian Sociological Association,

We are a newly established platform associated with the International Sociological Association (ISA). We are excited to present three opportunities for sociologists who have research interests and experience in teaching sociology.

Our Global Repository of Teaching Sociology aims to be a rich hub of sociological teaching exemplars, syllabi, teaching practices (including integration of theory and practice from different world contexts) and strategies, lesson plans and assessments, teaching philosophies and dossiers. We would like to invite you and any interested colleagues to join our platform here.

Please note that you must sign up with an account to submit to the repository. Further questions can be directed to (

The Thematic Group of Sociological Teaching (TG09) seeks to facilitate transnational discussions and exchange in research findings on teaching practices of sociology, and insights of teaching which our members have cultivated throughout their careers. Please learn more here.

We are inviting submissions for our e-publication Pedagogy Series which is published in January, June, and October. It is set up in collaboration with the ISA’s Social Justice and Democratization Space (SJDS). Of its three issues, our international contributors have submitted theoretical work, empirical studies, reflections, and commentaries related to the broader fields of teaching sociology.

We are currently still accepting submissions for the January edition, which focuses on Collaborative and Applied Teaching Practices. Themes for the June and October 2022 editions are open, so we invite you to submit any work related to sociological teaching.

Inquiries about and submissions to the Pedagogy Series and the Sociological Teaching Repository can be emailed to the editors Dr. Katherine Lyon ( and Dr. Annette Tézli (

We hope that these opportunities may interest you.


The Global Repository of Teaching Sociology
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... 
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...
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. 

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. 

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

Global Dialogue 

New: Global Dialogue has launch a new website
The new site better reflects the international scope and readership of ISA’s magazine and is now fully optimized for desktop and mobile browsing. You can check it out here.
New: Global Dialogue
GD 11.3 - December 2021 is available here.

Australasian Institutional Ethnography Network

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 DecemberRead 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
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
Submitting Newsletter Items
We encourage you to support your colleagues by sharing details of your latest publications with them via this newsletter. No publication is too big or too small. Any mention of sociology is of value to our association, and to the discipline, so please do send through details of your latest publication (fully referenced & with a link, where possible) for the next newsletter, to TASA Admin. Usually, the newsletter is disseminated every Thursday morning.
Updating your Member Profile
Personal pronoun preferences can now be added to your profile. There are 9 combination options to choose from. Please let Sally in TASA Admin know if your preference/s is not on the list and we will have them added.
For assistance with updating your Member Profile on TASA web please see the video tutorial: Updating your Member Profile
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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
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