Our next TASA Thursdays event is scheduled for March 17th, 12:30pm - 1:30pm AEDT, with fellow member Annette Brömdal and colleague Tait Sanders on Navigating Intimate Trans Citizenship while Incarcerated in Australia and the US. You can register for the event here.
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please see TASAweb here.
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting the next TASA Tea Time on Tuesday April 5, 8:30am - 9:30am (AWST Perth), 10:00am - 11:00am (Adelaide), 10:30am - 11:30am (AEST Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane & Cairns).
This event is open to TASA members only, you can register here and the zoom access details will be emailed to you a few days before the event.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
Shannon, B. 2022, Sex(uality) Education for Trans and Gender Diverse Youth in Australia. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
| This book examines young trans and gender diverse Australians’ views of school-based sex education. The analysis is informed by a queer epistemology that acknowledges the systematic and institutional erasure of trans subjectivities through highly medicalised systems of categorisation. Drawing on primary qualitative data, the author emphasises the accounts of trans and gender diverse young people as they relate to sex education at school, and how they undertake informal learning about sex, gender and identity in other areas of their lives. Ultimately, the book problematises the assumption that the sex education classroom is the most appropriate vehicle for social justice education in relation to queer issues. Queer issues and sex education tend to be packaged together discursively, deliberately or by association in dominant media narratives. However, this discourse constrains queer identities to the realm of sex and health, and therefore does not engage with the social citizenship of queer people. Read on... |
|Luke Heemsbergen and Alexia Maddox 'Distributing Journalism: Digital Disclosure, Secrecy, and Crypto-Cultures' in (Ed.) Michael Filimowicz (2022) Privacy Algorithms and Society. Routledge. |
| |Ridgway, A. (2022). "'I had faith: Migrant women's use of religion and spirituality to reframe their divorce and for self-reinvention". Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, OnlineFirst. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2022.2048346
Istiko, S. N., Durham, J., & Elliott, L. (2022). (Not That) Essential: A Scoping Review of Migrant Workers’ Access to Health Services and Social Protection during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5), 2981. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052981
Belinda Johnson & Raelene West (2022) Ableism versus free speech in Australia: challenging online hate speech toward people with Down syndrome, Disability & Society, DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2022.2041402
Chesters, J. (2022) Understanding the Persistence of Occupational Sex Segregation in German Labour Markets: How Gender Attitudes Shape Young Women’s Occupational Aspirations. Journal of Applied Youth Studies DOI : 10.1007/s43151-021-00065-1 [open access]
Swan, J., Phillips, T., Sanders, T., Mullens, A., Debattista, J., & Brömdal, A. (2022). Mental Health and Quality of Life Outcomes of Gender-Affirming Surgeries: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 0(0), 1-44.
Hughto, J. M. W., Clark, K. A., Daken, K., Brömdal, A., Mullens, A. B., Sanders, T., Phillips, T., Mimiaga, M. J., Cahill, S., du Plessis, C., Gildersleeve, J., Halliwell, S. D., & Reisner, S. L. (2022). Victimization Within and Beyond the Prison Walls: A Latent Profile Analysis of Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 1-33.
Steven Threadgold and Jessica Gerrard (2022) Class in Australia. ABC Adelaide, Evenings with Peter Goers, February 24.
|Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program |
Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop
At the start of 2021, TASA introduced a new initiative, 'The Australian Sociological Association’s Workshop Program', which was subsequently renamed the Gary Bouma Memorial Workshop Program. While we appreciate the pandemic may continue to thwart scheduled events, we will continue to support and promote sociology where we can.
The Sydney Food System Innovator Workshop is one of two TASA funded workshops being held this year.
How do we prepare Sydney's food system for the future?
We are calling on food systems innovators in the City of Sydney to envision the future of food in Sydney and map the current innovation pathways.
Sydney Park Pavilion, Sydney
Thursday 31st March, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEDT
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|Social Sciences Week 2022 |
Social Sciences Week 2022 will be held from Monday September 5th to Sunday September 11th.
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
Returning / Incoming Conveners
This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Environment and Society Thematic Group.
The Environment and Society thematic group was established in 2006. The group aims to bring together TASA members who have an interest in environmental issues and to stimulate wider interest in the field of environmental sociology. The objectives are:
- To provide a means of connection between sociologists who study or work in the area of environment and society.
- To promote environmental sociology to the wider sociological community and thus to encourage a stronger interest in society’s interaction with the environment among practising sociologists and sociology students.
- To strengthen relationships between Australian environmental sociology and international groups such as the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Environment and Society (RC24).
- To promote awareness outside academia of sociology’s potential contribution to environmental issues.
- To meet initially once yearly at the annual TASA conference to share research and study interests; identify opportunities to connect with external groups and agencies; discuss current topical issues, and to develop strategies that will enable communication within and promotion of the group.
The returning convener is David Reynolds.
David is currently a PhD candidate at in the Human Geography Department of Monash University. David is investigating the life of plastics in the household, with a focus on the material and on practices. David's research topic is titled 'The politics and practice of avoiding plastic in everyday life.' Fellow member, and past TASA President, Jo Lindsay is one of David's supervisors.
| |Journal of Sociology - Volume: 58, Number: 1 (March 2022) 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...
Health Sociology Review Call for New Editorial Team
Applications are invited for the editorship of the journal HEALTH SOCIOLOGY REVIEW (HSR) for the four-year term 2023–2026. Transition arrangements will begin later in 2022, although the content for the first issue of 2023 will be finalised by the out-going editors.
New: Executive Secretary of the International Sociological Association (ISA)
Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow (fixed term)
University of Nottingham
The role is part of Dr Philippa Tomczak’s prestigious £1.3m, five year European Research Council Starting Grant RECEDE ‘REgulating Criminal justicE DEtention: glocal prospects for improving health and safety in detention and society’.
Lecturer in Social Policy
University of Melbourne
Continuing position. The Lecturer in Social Policy will be responsible for teaching at both Sociology’s undergraduate program and the postgraduate level in the Master of Social Policy, supervise Honours, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree theses and foster engagement links with external networks / partners nationally and internationally.
Associate, or Assistant Professor of Sociology
Singapore Management University, School of Social Sciences
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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Gendered Dynamics in Community Volunteering Practices
This PhD scholarship is offered by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with Volunteer West
Under the supervision of fellow member Brendan Churchill
| 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.|
|Other Events, News & Opportunities |
| |New: Households and Sustainability Workshop in Italy
Monash University is hosting an international workshop bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives on household innovation and agency in sustainability transitions. It will be held at the Monash Prato campus in Italy, October 26-28, 2022. Call for Papers and full details here.
HealthTech: Today and Tomorrow. Melbourne Design Week.
Who gets to design new healthtech products? Who are these designed for? How can we do design differently and more inclusively? This hands-on creative workshop will explore how emerging technologies such as automated decision-making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI) tools are being designed, understood, and imagined within contexts of health and wellbeing, and what better and more inclusive futures can be developed.
Presented by Ash Watson, Vaughan Wozniak-O’Connor and Deborah Lupton, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society
Saturday March 19, 10am - 12pm, ACMI, Flinders Street, Melbourne. Read on...
New: Class and Education in Australia
21 March, 12:00pm -1:00pm AEDT
Join a discussion between Julie McLeod, Rose Butler and Maree Martinussen as they reflect on their uses and understandings of class in educational research, and the questions they still have about class. This event has emerged in and around in discussions of the new book ‘Class in Australia’ (2022), edited by Steven Threadgold and Jessica Gerrard. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Jess Gerrard.
For more details, and to register, read...
| |New: Inaugural Summer [in Winter] Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS)
SICSS-Sydney is a two-week state-of-the-art training that brings together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career faculty from social sciences and data sciences broadly conceived. Throughout the two weeks, participants attend workshops and develop collaborative research projects aligned with their interests. Participation is free of charge for selected applicants, and applications close on 15 March. Read on...
New: Movements and Parties: Celebrating the work of Sidney Tarrow
Wednesday 16 March, 10am – 12pm AEDT
Call for Survey Responses
| |Ismaeel Ambikapathy, a year 12 student is calling for participants. Ismaeel's goal is to gather research on the world of academia in society today. The collected data from this will be used for a project on academia and its relevance in society today. This survey will close on the 3rd of April, so please get your responses in before then. All responses are completely anonymous. Read on...
First Work-in-Progress Workshop in the Digital Sociology thematic group (TG10) of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
7 - 8 July
The workshop is for Early Stage Researchers (Ph.D. Students, Postdocs) to discuss their ideas and help them to transform them into a journal publication with the support of TG10's Programme Committee members.
Abstract submission deadline: March 15. Read on...
Education as a realm of sociological studies
The Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the educational company “Vseosvita” kindly invite social researchers and educators from Australia (as well as from other countries) to take part in a round-table discussion titled “Education as a realm of sociological studies”. The discussion will be held on 12 March 2022. The event will start at 10 a.m. (UTC+2), which is 7:00pm AEDT. The participants can both deliver a presentation via Zoom and publish a short article on this topic in “Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing”, a peer-reviewed quarterly (http://en.stmm.in.ua).
Expressions of interest deadline: 10 March.
Anyone interested in participating in this event can write to fellow member Olha Maksymenko (firstname.lastname@example.org), and they will receive further information about participation.
| |(In)Justice International are holding a hybrid (online, pre-recorded and in-person) World Convention event on March 22-25, 2022. They have received 40 presentations already with more on the way. You can access the book of abstracts here. They are now calling for online attendees to participate in the workshops. The call is open to everyone in the spirit of inclusion. It is not purely academic. If you or your colleagues, students, friends etc. are interested, please see their agenda.
If you are an academic, and teach students, you might also be interested in their 'Educational Project'. To read more about (In)Justice International, you can visit their website. You can also contact fellow member Simon Prideaux.
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...
New: International Journal of Homelessness - Special Issue
For this special edition, scholarship related to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic is invited.
New: Disabled People and the Intersectional Nature of Social Inclusion
Social Inclusion, Volume 11, Issue 4
Abstract submission deadline: November 15 - 30. Read on...
Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression
Special Issue for Social Inclusion (all open access)
Abstract submission deadline: between June 1st and June 15. Read on...
Homelessness and Social Work
The March 2022 edition of Parity
The basic aim of the edition is to examine and discuss the important role of social work in the response to homelessness.
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