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Date: 4/20/2022
Subject: TASA members newsletter: April 21
From: TASA

Dear ~~first_name~~, 
We welcome you to join us for TODAY'S TASA Thursdays event - April 21st. 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 Awards
TASA bestows several annual awards and four of them are currently open for nominations. Namely:
  1. Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award;
  2. Outstanding Service to TASA Award
  3. Sociology in Action Award; and
  4. Teaching Sociology Award.
Nominations for all 4 awards close on June 15th. 
TASA November Symposium in June 
New information: New lives, new research agendas: Sociology beyond the pandemic 
Thursday 2nd June 9.30am-4.30pm, La Trobe University Collins St Campus, Melbourne CBD
This is a free event, with limited places. Register here.
Confirmed speakers include: Dr Barbara Barbosa-Neves, Professor Kay Cook, Dr Jacinthe Flore, Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, Professor Tania Lewis, Associate Professor Helen Forbes-Mewett, Dr Kiran Pienaar and Dr Julian Waters-Lynch.

This 1-day event brings together TASA members from across Victoria to discuss the future of sociological research beyond the pandemic. COVID has thrown into question taken-for-granted notions of work, education, intimacy and care. The experience of ‘tele-everything’ during the pandemic has made clear the potential for digital technology to transform the way we relate, work, access services and care for others. The pandemic has seen an exacerbation of inequalities and exclusionary practices (by the state and within societies) as well as the potential for change and transformation. This forum provides an opportunity to discuss how we make sense of the pandemic and what lies ahead, particularly how we might pivot our research to respond to this challenge. In addition, the event provides a space for Victorian TASA members to debrief on the impact of COVID on our work and to partake in reflexivity as sociology- reflecting on our own lives and the lives of those we study.

Three panel discussions will focus on broad areas that have experienced significant shifts during COVID, posing a challenge to sociologists to make sense of the implications.

Panel 1: Living and working in COVID times

Panel 2: Technology transforming care and wellbeing

Panel 3: Youth, education, universities

Breakout sessions will allow for informal discussion and workshopping in small groups on the theme of ‘reorienting your research/ rethinking sociology post-pandemic’.
TASA Thursdays
After today's session, the next TASA Thursdays event will be held on May 5th - a Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: Writing Strategies for PhDs: running an effective writing group hosted by Bernardo Dewey and Dorinda ‘t Hart. Register here. 
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please visit 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.). You can register here and the zoom access details will be emailed to you before the event. 
Members' Engaging Sociology

Journal Articles

Curtis L, Roberts S. Exploring alcohol cultures and homosocial relationships in women’s amateur AFL teams. Journal of Sociology. April 2022. doi:10.1177/14407833221093398
Andrew Clarke, Lynda Cheshire, Cameron Parsell & Alan Morris (2022) Reified scarcity & the problem space of ‘need’: unpacking Australian social housing policy, Housing Studies, DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2022.2057933 [OPEN ACCESS]

Media Mentions

Eduardo de la Fuente (2022) Op shops still the bargain pick of retail strips. InDaily, March 30. 


Ben Lohmeyer (2022) Housing and Homelessness with Nat Cook MP SA Minister for Human Services. Making & Breaking Social Policy, April 14. 
Peta Cook (2022) Xenotransplantation: discussing the sociological and ethical issuesUndisciplinary, April 1.


Ricki Spencer (2022) An interview with TASA member Juntao Lyu. TASA, April 19. 
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 Convener

This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Social Stratification Thematic Group (TG). 
The aims of the Social Stratification Thematic Group are to foster high quality theoretical and empirical research and teaching in the field of social stratification and to encourage collegiality and discussion among sociologists interested in social stratification issues. Social stratification is understood in broad terms and is intended to incorporate sociological work on a range of topics, including classes, professions, occupations, work, education, social mobility, and inequalities in welfare.
The incoming convener is Ann Lawless (also a co convener of the Health TG).  
Dr Ann Lawless is a health activist active in global, national, state and local jurisdictions.
TASA Publications

Journal of Sociology

New: Journal of Sociology - Volume: 58, Number: 2 (June 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... 
New: 2 x Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Gender Studies & Criminology
University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand
Applications deadline:
May 15. Read on...
Full Professorship in Sociology
Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, SciencesPo, France
Application deadline: May 2. Read on...  
Lecturer - Sociology
Monash University, Clayton campus
Continuing appointment. 
Application deadline: 26 April. Read on...

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
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: Communication, crisis and information ecologies: doing research beyond the tech
Non-Traditional Research Methods Network
One presenter is fellow member Ash Watson.
Online, Friday 6 May, 18:30 – 20:30 AEST
For full details, and to register, read on...


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.
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
1. Abstract submissions have re-opened on the following link
2. Organisers highly recommend finalising your flights and accommodation as the period between May through to October is the peak season for visitors to Cairns and the wider region of Far North Queensland.
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

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

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
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:
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