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Date: 4/13/2022
Subject: TASA members newsletter: April 14
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We ask that you keep our University of Western Australia sociology colleagues in mind. A few days ago, the staff were informed today would be their last day. This includes Farida Fozdar who was one of our speakers at last week's TASA Thursdays event. If you missed the event, hosted by Richa George, on 'Choosing the right PhD for you: traditional thesis versus thesis by publication' with panellists Farida Fozdar, Claire Moran and Alice Campbell you can catch up with the recording here.
For next week's TASA Thursdays event - April 21st - we have another great line up of speakers. Please join fellow members Lara McKenzie, Ramon Menendez Domingo & Christian Mauri speaking about PhD Graduates on the casual/sessional train. You can access the online event via
Meeting ID: 820 0035 9111. Passcode: 422662.  10:30am - 11:30am WA, 12:00pm - 1:00pm NT & SA. 12:30pm - 1:30pm ACT, NSW, Qld., Vic., and Tasmania.
TASA 2022 - Social Challenges, Social Changes
In case you missed our email yesterday, we are excited to share news that one of our keynote speakers will be Professor Barbara Prainsack from the University of Vienna.
Stayed tuned for forthcoming announcements about our other keynote speakers. In the meantime, if you would like to present at TASA 2022 (including if you have been invited to present as part of a panel), you have until 25th May to upload your submission. For details, read on...
Barbara Prainsack is a professor and Head of Department at the Department of Political Science at the University Vienna, where she also directs the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCoS), and the interdisciplinary Research Platform “Governance of Digital Practices”. Her work explores the social, ethical, and regulatory dimensions of genetic and data-driven practices and technologies in biomedicine and forensics. 
Barbara's latest books are:
Personalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the 21st Century? (New York University Press, 2017), and
The Pandemic Within: Policy Making for a Better World (with H. Wagenaar, Policy Press, 2021). 
Read on...
TASA Thursdays
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please see TASAweb here.
TASA Tea Times
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting the next TASA Tea Time on Monday May 2nd, 1:30pm - 2:30pm (WA), 3:00pm - 4:00pm (SA/NT), 3:30pm - 4:30pm (ACT, NSW, Vic., QLD, Tas.).
Included in this week's attendees was a member who tuned in from Ukraine, and shared children's drawings of the war (part of a research project), a member who has lived through the back to back flooding in northern NSW and now has COVID, a member in the second year of their PhD who has yet to experience a TASA conference as well as a member who spends more time traveling to and from work (public transport - 7 hours) than they do at work. There were others too. Casual banter, support, advice and fun was exchanged. Professionally hosted by Heidi, TASA Tea Time sessions are a great way to step out of the daily grind and connect with other members in a safe space. 

The Monday May 2nd TASA Tea Time is open to TASA members only, you can register here and the zoom access details will be emailed to you the week before the event. 
Members' Engaging Sociology

Journal Articles

Broom A, Peterie M, Kenny K, Ramia G, Ehlers N. The administration of harm: From unintended consequences to harm by design. Critical Social Policy. April 2022. doi:10.1177/02610183221087333
Rajčan, Adam, and Edgar Burns. 2022. "Research productivity during PhD enrolment for New Zealand sociology 2010–19: Latest decade output patterns by gender and university." Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences: 1-20. [OPEN ACCESS].
Hayes, Jan, Sarah Maslen and Myriam Merad. 2022. "The Making of a Legitimate Standard." Safety Science 152:105771. doi: [Free access for 50 days]
Wade, M., Hookway, N., Filo, K. & C. Palmer (2022) Embodied philanthropy and Sir Captain Tom Moore's “Walk for the NHS”. Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing.
Barbalet, Jack (2022) ‘Race and its Reformulation in Max Weber: Cultural Germanism as Political Imperialism’ Journal of Classical Sociology. Online first. DOI: 10.1177/1468795X221083684

Informed News & Analysis

Benjamin Hanckel, Alan Morris and Keiko Yasukawa (2022) ‘I always have trouble with forms’: homeless people on how poor literacy affects them – and what would help. The Conversation, April 14. 





Peta Cook et al. (2022) Changing faces: how cosmetic injectables are reshaping our idea of beauty. ABC Earshot, April 4. 
Ricki Spencer (2022) Interview with AJ Williams - Tchen: TASA Media Voices Series. TASA, April 8. 
Ricki Spencer (2022) Interview with Dr Troy Heffernan: TASA Media Voices Series. TASA, April 7. 
Career Development Grants
The new Career Development Grant has been developed by Heidi Hetz, the Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader. The grant seeks to support the career development activities of TASA members where these activities are not covered by other funding. Applications close on May 20.
For details, visit the TASAweb grant page here.
TASA Public Engagement Survey (PES)
Last week, we emailed an invitation to participate in TASA's research regarding the Public Role of Sociology, being managed by Roger Patulny, our Public Sociology Portfolio Leader.  To find out more and to participate, click on the orange link below:

Take the Survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
We encourage you to share the survey link among your networks. 
ISA 2023
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30. 
Thematic Groups

Incoming Conveners

This week, we are introducing you to the conveners of the Teaching Sociology Thematic Group. 
The Teaching Sociology TG was established in 2007. The group aims to: 
  • Link Australian sociologists with particular interest in the teaching of sociology;
  • be a contact point for international sociologists with such an interest; and
  • enable sharing of research and ideas around the teaching of sociology.
The incoming conveners are Johanna Garnett and Ricki Spencer.  
Dr Johanna Garnett has been a Lecturer in Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of New England – Armidale for 7 years, and is the recipient of a range of awards and commendations for her research and teaching. She is well published for an ECR and has presented her work at national and international conferences. Her research foci include social movements, every day politics, social and environmental justice, political sociology and the Sociology of youth and families. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Myanmar, South-East Asia. Read on...
Ricki Spencer is a non-binary person, teacher and researcher, who advocates for safe spaces and best practice policies for queer and gender diverse students and teachers. Ricki is currently studying their masters of education at the University of Melbourne. They have produced many videos for TASA's YouTube Channel in the Media Voices series.

Families & Relationships Thematic Group

Mentoring Program

Families and Relationships event flyer
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

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

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.
Submission deadline: Monday June 27. Read on... 
Full Professorship in Sociology
Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, SciencesPo, France
Application deadline: May 2. Read on...  
Teaching Fellow
The Contemplative Studies Centre, The University of Melbourne
Level A or B, 3 year contract
Application deadline: TODAY April 14.  Read on...  
Lecturer - Sociology
Monash University, Clayton campus
Continuing appointment. 
Application deadline: 26 April. Read on...
Scope-University of Melbourne Partnership – Younger People in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC): Towards living a better life
The Scope-University of Melbourne Partnership is seeking casual Research Assistants located across Australia to carry out qualitative fieldwork during August and September 2022.

The research explores the barriers and enablers to reducing the number of young people living in or at risk of entering residential aged care and how these barriers could be addressed across the disability, housing, health, and aged care systems. It also investigates the impact of the Younger People in Residential Aged Care Systems Coordinator Program.

The role involves facilitating focus groups and carrying out interviews, conducted either in-person or via on online platform.
For more information you can access this brief position description. Feel free to contact Caroline Hart to discuss the role on 0437 840 684 or

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: Climate Change Knowledges and Practices in culturally Diverse Communities.
Fully funded scholarships at Victoria University
With supervisor fellow member Karen Willis
Applicants must be available to start in Semester 2, 2022
Application deadline: May 15. Read on...
Regional Refugee Settlement: A Longitudinal Study
The University of Melbourne - Social Equity Institute
With supervisor fellow member Karen Block
Expressions of interest deadline: May 11. Read on...
Men and Paid Care Work
Monash University
Supervisors: fellow members Karla Elliott and Steve Roberts
Applications close: April 30. Read on...
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
Applications close: April 27.  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


New: Mobilities, Diversity and Multiculturalism Quarterly Seminar Series
On Wednesday 27th of April (12-1pm), the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University is hosting the first of four seminars throughout 2022 as part of a new MDM Quarterly Seminar Series (in person & on zoom). In this first seminar, Dr Makiko Nishitani will discuss her long-term collaborative research in north-west Victoria in her paper: “Beyond ‘pickers’ and ‘farmworkers’: Co-design and data sharing within the Pacific Role Models Project”.
More information & registration details here.
New: Indigenous Perspectives on Decolonial Futures
University of Melbourne, Anti-Racism Hallmark Research Institute (ARHRI)
Presenter: Professor Yin Paradies
Online, Tuesday 3rd May, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
For details, and to register, Read on...

Book Launches

Equity and Access to High Skills through Higher Vocational Education
Online, April 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
For details, and to register, Read on...

So Fi Zine #11

So Fi Zine is a sociological fiction zine for arts-based research, creative sociology, and art inspired by social science. The zine publishes short fiction, poetry, and visual art in various forms. Edition #11 will be published in mid-2022.
Submission deadline: May 1. Read on...


Rural Sustainability in the Urban Century
XV World Congress of Rural Sociology
19-22 July 2022, Cairns, Australia
Early bird rates extended until 30 April.
For details, see the Flyer
The sociology of crisis and the crisis of sociology
The second annual Caribbean Sociological Association conference (CASA)
Online, June 15 to 17, 2022
Submission deadline: April 30. Read on...

Call for Chapter Proposals/Abstracts

New: “Handbook on Social Justice in the Global South”
The editors invite scholars worldwide to submit proposals for chapters (under contract with Edward Elgar Publishing, UK). The book will be of interest for graduate students, scholars, and practitioners in the multidisciplinary field of social justice and the global south.
Proposal deadline: May 15. Read on... 
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

New: Indigenous Emancipation: The Fight Against Marginalisation, Criminalisation, and Oppression
Edited by Grace O’Brien, Pey-Chun Pan, and Simon Prideaux as part of the (In)Justice International Collective
Abstract submission deadline: June 15. Read on...
The politics of age in sex and sexuality education for children and young people
Sex Education journal
Abstract submission deadline: 10th June. Read on...
International Journal of Homelessness - Special Issue
For this special edition,  scholarship related to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic is invited. 
Submission Deadline: May 15. Read on...
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...

Call for Editors - ISA Publications

Call for Editors
The International Sociological Association (ISA) is currently seeking a new editor for (1) its online magazine Global Dialogue (, and for (2) its digital publication Social Justice and Democratization Space (SJD
Global Dialogue
The call for Global Dialogue is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: June 3rd. 
SJD Space
The call for Social Justice and Democratization Space is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: April 30th. 
TASA Gift Memberships
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