If you missed last week's TASA Thursdays event with fellow members Lara McKenzie, Ramon Menendez Domingo & Christian Mauri speaking about PhD Graduates on the casual/sessional train, you can catch up with it via the recording here.
Heidi Hetz, our Equity and Inclusion Portfolio Leader, will be hosting next week's TASA Tea Time session; 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.
We hope you can join us for our next TASA Thursdays event - May 5th - a Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher session: Writing Strategies for PhDs: running an effective writing group hosted by Bernardo Dewey, Dorinda ‘t Hart & Lara McKenzie. Register here.
|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 bestows several annual awards and four of them are currently open for nominations. Namely:
- Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award;
- Outstanding Service to TASA Award;
- Sociology in Action Award; and
- Teaching Sociology Award.
Nominations for all 4 awards close on June 15th.
|TASA November Symposium in June |
| |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: Professor Dan Woodman, 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.
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please visit TASAweb here.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
Julian, Roberta, Howes, Loene & White, Rob (2022) Critical Forensic Studies, London: Routledge.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging interdisciplinary field of critical forensic studies. It reviews existing research and scholarship on forensic science from a critical social science perspective, while forging a blueprint for further work in this area. Forensic science has long captured the public imagination, as evidenced by the popularity of many novels, television programmes, and true-crime podcasts. At the same time, its role in the criminal justice system has been the subject of critique from scholars and practitioners in diverse fields. In response, the international forensic science community has become more involved in the scrutiny of its own knowledge and practices in relation to criminal justice objectives.
Moving beyond a discussion of forensic science as a suite of specialised scientific disciplines that aim to provide evidence to the courts, Critical Forensic Studies offers critical insights relevant to a wide range of social actors in the criminal justice system. Read on...
Rob White (2022) Theorising Green Criminology - Selected Essays. Routledge.
| |Rob White’s pioneering work in the establishment and growth of green criminology has been part of a paradigm shift for the field of criminology as it has moved to include crimes committed against the environment. For the first time, this book brings together a selection of White’s essays that explore the theories, research approaches and concepts that have been instrumental to our understanding of environmental harm and eco-justice.
The book provides an additional foundation for scholarship that goes beyond expression of opinion or immediate empirical finding; the emphasis is on systematic analysis and theoretically informed consideration of complex realities. Read on...
Note, 20% discount is available via this flyer.
Ang, Sylvia. (2022). Contesting Chineseness: Nationality, Class, Gender and New Chinese Migrants. Amsterdam University Press.
| |Nearly eleven million Chinese migrants live outside of China. While many of these faces of China’s globalization headed for the popular Western destinations of the United States, Australia and Canada, others have been lured by the booming Asian economies. Compared with pre-1949 Chinese migrants, most are wealthier, motivated by a variety of concerns beyond economic survival and loyal to the communist regime. The reception of new Chinese migrants, however, has been less than warm in some places. In Singapore, tensions between Singaporean-Chinese and new Chinese arrivals present a puzzle: why are there tensions between ethnic Chinese settlers and new Chinese arrivals despite similarities in phenotype, ancestry and customs? Drawing on rich empirical data from ethnography and digital ethnography, Contesting Chineseness: Nationality, Class, Gender and New Chinese Migrants investigates this puzzle and details how ethnic Chinese subjects negotiate their identities in an age of contemporary Chinese migration and China’s ascent. Read on...
| |Haw, Ashleigh. (2022). ‘Tarred with the same brush’: Racist and anti-racist constructions of Muslim asylum seekers in Australia. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/13602004.2022.2064050.
Carlos Palacios (2022) Skeptically self-governed citizens: the ‘volunteer!’ injunction as a predicament of neoliberal life, Citizenship Studies, doi: 10.1080/13621025.2022.2053837
Delbridge, R., Jovanovski, N., Skues, J., & Belski, R. (2022). Exploring the relevance of intersectionality in Australian dietetics: Issues of diversity and representation. Sociology of Health & Illness, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13471
Joshua Thorburn, Anastasia Powell, Peter Chambers (2022) A world alone: Masculinities, humiliation and aggrieved entitlement on an incel forum, British Journal of Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azac020.
Olliff, L., Block, K., Baker, S., Tran, J., Edwards, C. (2022) The Australian Research on Refugee Integration Database (ARRID): A platform and conceptual framework to map, connect and share knowledge. Journal of International Migration and Integration. https://link.springer.com/epdf/10.1007/s12134-022-00949-y?sharing_token=nXYaJJlkIuuZtGY0uzo73_e4RwlQ
Shafei, A., Block, K. (2022) COVID-19 and sanctions affecting Afghans in Iran. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15562948.2022.2025636
Block, K., Hourani, J., Sullivan, C., Vaughan, C. (2021) “It’s about building a network of support”: Australian service provider experiences supporting refugee survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15562948.2021.1930321
Hourani, J., Block, K., Phillimore, J., Bradby, H., Ozcurumez, S., Goodson, L., Vaughan, C. (2021) Structural and symbolic violence exacerbates the risks and consequences of sexual and gender-based violence for refugee women. Frontiers in Human Dynamics. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fhumd.2021.769611/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&ut
Klocker, N., Hodge, P., Dun, O., Crosbie, E., McMichael, C., Dufty-Jones, R. Block, K., Piper, M., Musoni, E., Ford, L., Jordan, C. (2021). Spaces of wellbeing and regional settlement: International migrants and the rural idyll. Population, Space and Place. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/psp.2443
|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
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We encourage you to share the survey link among your networks.
Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
This week, we are introducing you to the convener of the Sociology of Work, Labour and Economy Thematic Group
The aims of the SWLE TG are to promote scholarship and develop networks of scholars in the areas of economic sociology and sociology of work and employment relations.
The returning convener is Fabian Cannizzo.
| Fabian Cannizzo is a teaching associate at Monash and RMIT Universities. He researches creative and intellectual labour in the music industries and higher education sector. He is currently working on a special issue of the Journal of Sociology (A Basic Income for a Complex Society), co-edited with Ben Spies-Butcher. |
Call for Expressions of Interest:
MEM Thematic Group Postgraduate Representative Role!
The Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (MEM) postgraduate team is currently made up of 4 representatives that love being a part of the team. However, with some of the team growing and pushing out both PhD thesis' and real human babies in next 6 months (one of which has already done so!) we are seeking expressions of interest from candidates who might like to join the team and transition into this new role.
The role entails the following duties:
- Sending the MEM newsletter every 3 months to MEM members
- Supporting the MEM Conveners when required
- Organising and running an event targeted at post grads and early career researchers at least once a year (can be online)
- Managing social media accounts: Facebook and Twitter
- Currently enrolled postgraduate research student,
- Currently TASA and MEM members,
- Have at least 1 year left before their end of candidature
Testimonials from Past and Present MEM Postgraduate Rep’s:
“Being part of the MEM Postgrad team has been incredibly worthwhile! Not only has it helped me get to network with other scholars and students within my discipline, but it has also enhanced my confidence in skills that will support my professional academic career into the future.” – Sarah
“As a TASA MEM postgraduate rep I’ve developed new skills, expanded my professional network, and have made lasting friendships. The role has broadened my horizons regarding the field of MEM and has been a source of inspiration and motivation to progress my research. For postgraduate students looking for a point of connection both to the discipline and with their peers, I strongly recommend the role”. - Charlie
“Being a member of the TASA MEM postgrad team has been a wonderful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed working with my fellow team members and I’m immensely proud of the events we’ve organized. I loved the ability of identifying a need and developing an event to address it, and TASA has been very supportive of our ideas. Being a MEM postgrad rep has also helped me feel more at home at TASA and within the discipline of sociology”. – Heidi
“As a TASA MEM Postgraduate rep, I am extremely lucky to work with a group of passionate doctoral researchers and proud of collaborative organization on a series of events across different topics, locations, and time zones. It was of great importance during this challenging period, where we stay connected and supportive through different stages of our candidatures. Highly recommend for these who want to develop research and collaborative skills and passionate about MEM and sociological studies.” - Yinghua
“Being part of the postgrad team was one of the most valuable experiences during my PhD journey. It gave me a sense of belonging to the sociology network in Australia, enabled me to establish a meaningful academic network, and offered the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded postgrads in a supportive environment. Based on 2.5 years of experience, I highly recommend taking on the role of postgraduate representative with TASA's MEM thematic group.” - Jora
How to Apply:
This is a great opportunity to become more involved with the MEM thematic group, TASA’s largest thematic group, and extend your professional network! Please respond to email@example.com by May 20 with no more than 250 words expressing why you’d like to become a postgrad rep and what you can bring to the role.
| |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 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: Research Fellow
Working with lead investigators, TASA members Steve Roberts and Karla Elliott
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
| 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. |
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
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
Supervisors: fellow members Karla Elliott and Steve Roberts
| 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 |
SAVE THE DATE!
The Migration & Mobilities Research Network and TASA Migration, Ethnicities & Multiculturalism Thematic Group present:
Migration, Racism and COVID-19: Challenges and Insights
Friday, 17 June 2022, 10am – 5pm AEST
The University of Melbourne and Zoom (Hybrid Event)
This workshop brings together interdisciplinary scholars to discuss the unique challenges facing people from ethnically diverse backgrounds in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will feature presentations and open discussion from a combination of experienced and early career researchers, offering attendees the opportunity to partake in important cross-disciplinary discussions about race, racism, and anti-racism in the context of COVID-19. These discussions will also focus on how experts from a range of disciplines can work together to document and address the challenges arising from COVID-19 for migrants and ethnic minorities - in Australia and globally.
This event will be free to attend, but registration is essential for planning and catering purposes. We are currently finalising the program and finer details, so stay tuned for more information regarding speakers, venue/event access, and registration.
Ashleigh Haw, Karen Farquharson and Val Colic-Peisker
Call for Applications for the 2022 workshop
Researchers in science and technology studies in Australasia (AusSTS). What started in 2019 as a workshop of 60 or so people has developed into a hybrid conference with in-person nodes in Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin and Wellington NZ.
Plenary: Anne Pollock (King’s College London)
Intergenerational Plenary: Hana Burgess (UoA), Mythily Meher (UoA), Billy van Uitregt (VUW)
Please do spread the word to HDR candidates and ECRs that you think may be interested in applying.
Applications close 30 May. For details, Read on...
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
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
Equity and Access to High Skills through Higher Vocational Education
Online, April 29th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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.
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 https://bit.ly/IRSASubmitAbstract
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
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.
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...
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
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.
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 call for Global Dialogue is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: June 3rd. |
|The call for Social Justice and Democratization Space is available here. Expressions of interest deadline: April 30th.
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