In case you missed our email yesterday, the submission deadline for TASA 2022 has been extended to next Wednesday, June 1st. For details, and to submit, click here.
Following on from last weekend's election, we have a very timely TASA Thursdays event lined up for you for next week - Thursday June 2nd. Fellow member Tom Barnes is hosting The Future of Work: Challenges of Regulation for the Albanese Labor Government (see event blurb below). Speakers include A/Prof Elizabeth Hill, Political Economy, University of Sydney – on work, gender and the care economy, fellow member Dr Elizabeth Humphrys, UTS – on work, climate change and heat stress and Alison Pennington, Senior Economist, Centre for Future Work – on the case for collective bargaining reform. You can register for the event here (note, the Zoom access details will be emailed to you immediately after you receive the registration confirmation email).
Among many issues, Labor’s victory in the Federal Election raises the future of work, and the regulation of work and employment, as central points of contention in terms of politics and policy. The ongoing socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising living costs and falling real wages are related problems that confront the new government. This forum brings together experts to address different regulatory dimensions and challenges of work, including gender inequality and the regulation of the care economy, climate change and heat stress in workplaces, and the case for a new system of collective bargaining ‘with Australian characteristics’. Each expert will outline key issues and problems in these areas as well as key challenges facing government at the beginning of this new chapter in Australian politics.
If you missed last week's TASA Thursdays event with fellow member Alan Morris on 'International students struggling in the private rental sector', you can access the recording here.
TASA 2022 - Submissions
Deadline extended to Wednesday June 1st
Conference information is available on TASAweb here.
TASA bestows several annual awards and four of them are currently open for nominations. Namely:
- Distinguished Service to Australian Sociology Award;
- Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize;
- Outstanding Service to TASA Award; and
- Sociology in Action Award.
Nominations for all 4 awards close on June 15th.
|Members' Engaging Sociology |
| |Hendry NA. ‘Hey lovely! Don’t miss this opportunity!’ Digital temporalities of wellness culture, email marketing, and the promise of abundance. Journal of Sociology. May 2022. doi:10.1177/14407833221101397
Leahy, A. (2022) ‘The Stateless Person, the Citizen and Human Rights: A Revised Neo-Hobbesian Theory of Human Rights for Sociology’, Sociology. doi: 10.1177/00380385221083872.
Jin D, Brener L, Treloar C. Knowledge and beliefs about hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among Chinese migrants in Australia: The result of a quantitative study. Health Soc Care Community. 2022 May;30(3):918-925. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13239. Epub 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33237628.
Jin D, Treloar C, Brener L. Hepatitis B virus related stigma among Chinese living in mainland China: a scoping review. Psychol Health Med. 2021 Jun 30:1-14. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2021.1944651. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34190017.
Velazquez M, Petray TL, Miles D. The Impacts of Drug and Alcohol use on Sentencing for First Nations and Non-Indigenous Defendants. Race and Justice. February 2022. doi:10.1177/21533687221078967
| |For tips from fellow members on getting published in The Conversation (TC), click here. (note, link now working). For some members' articles published in TC between 2013 & 2019, click here. To find out what can happen after publishing in TC, click here.
For a full list of our TASA Thursdays events for 2022, as well as the registration links, please visit TASAweb here.
TASA Tea Time
Thanks to Heidi Hetz, our equity & inclusion portfolio leader, the next TASA Tea Time session will be held on Wednesday June 1, 11:00 AM (AEST). You can register for the session here.
Academic legacies: sociological lives then and now
TASA member Professor Fran Collyer and UK researcher Graham Crow (Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Methodology) will be presenting their research on retired academics. Fran's focus will be on sociologists' reflections of what sociology was like in the 1960s to 1980s in Australia and Graham's focus will be on what people in his study think they are leaving for colleagues in the next generation.
Wednesday June 8, UK: 8:00am, WA: 3:00pm - 4:00pm, NT & SA: 4:30pm - 5:30pm, ACT, NSW, Qld., Tas., Vic.: 5:00pm - 6:00pm. You can register for the event here.
| |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, but please register here for either in-person or Zoom attendance.
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 program details, see the flyer
|TASA Public Engagement Survey (PES) |
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Deadlines for our TASA hosted ISA 2023 XX World Congress are now available here. For quick reference, the abstract submission deadline is September 30.
Religious change in a turbulent world
RC22 Call for Session Proposals and Organizers
| |This week, we are introducing you to the new conveners of the Sociology of Youth Thematic Group
The Sociology of Youth Thematic Group aims to facilitate all sociological based research relating to young people. The group provides a collegial forum for collaboration and supportive engagement between youth researchers at all points in their careers. The group advocates for sociological perspectives in multi-disciplinary projects and public debates around young people. It also supports publicly engaged youth sociology aimed at improving conditions for young people in Australian and elsewhere through sociologically informed policies and programs.
The conveners are Naomi Berman, Julia Cook and Benjamin Hanckel.
| Naomi is an Assistant Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, where she teaches courses on academic writing, sociology, quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies in youth. Naomi researches a variety of contexts, but more recently her work has been focused on informal learning spaces in higher education. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the University of Tokyo, Naomi worked as a Manager of Policy and Evaluation at the Foundation for Young Australians (Melbourne), a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and as a Social and Field Research Manager at the BBC (UK). She has been Associate Editor of the UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts e-Journal since its inception in 2007. Here are the links to her University of Tokyo faculty page and her Google Scholar profile. You can also find Naomi on Academia and ResearchGate. |
|Dr Julia Cook is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include the sociology of youth, time and housing, and the intersections of each of these topics and economic sociology, and she primarily uses qualitative longitudinal methods in her research. Her most recent research addresses the role of intergenerational financial assistance in young adults’ pathways into home ownership and young adults’ navigation of debt and financial assistance, with a particular focus on buy now pay later financial products (e.g. Afterpay). She is a founding member of the Newcastle Youth Studies Centre, a chief investigator on the current phase of the long-running Life Patterns longitudinal research program (2021-2025), and a 2022-2024 Australian Research Council DECRA fellow. |
| Benjamin Hanckel is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) and Young and Resilient Research Centre at Western Sydney University, Australia. Benjamin’s work examines health and wellbeing, social inequalities in health, and social change. His research has explored the role of digital technologies in the lives of young people, and its impact on their wellbeing. This includes examining the experiences of sexuality and gender diverse young people and their experiences with digital wellbeing services and initiatives. He has also worked on projects examining health interventions and the evaluation of these initiatives. He has led research projects across Australia, East and South-East Asia, as well as the United Kingdom, and holds affiliate positions at King's College London and the University of Tasmania. |
| |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: Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Policy
The Fenner School of Environment and Society are seeking an outstanding mid-career academic to contribute to the School’s research, education and impact in the field of environment policy. The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum renewal and lead courses relevant to environment policy. The position is a continuing Level C/D. They are looking for a candidate with an excellent capacity for collaborative research and outreach, a passion for teaching, and an inter-disciplinary approach to building partnerships for research and impact on environment policy. This role is also specifically available for women. Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTQ+ women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: June 19. Read on...
The NSW Behavioural Insights Unit is leading research to increase gender equity in apprenticeships and traineeships. We are seeking an experienced qualitative researcher to support coding and reporting of qualitative interviews (already transcribed)
Must have extensive Nvivo Windows experience (using most current version)
$59 / hour
Temporary role, starting ASAP
Working remotely, but must live in Australia
To apply, please email Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, A/Project Manager, NSW Behavioural Insights Unit
TASA postgrads are looking for an RA with website content/creation expertise.
- Updating and tidying TASA's postgrad web pages
- Collating links and helpful resources for postgrads
- Up to 50 hours of work
Application deadline: June 2nd, 5pm
Pathways in Place, Victoria University
Senior Research Fellow / Research Fellow
University of Nottingham
| 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. |
Deadline extended: PhD scholarship - Men and Paid Care Work
Supervisors: fellow members Karla Elliott and Steve Roberts
Applications close: May 31. Read on...
| 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: (In)justice International Newsletter
Issue 1 is out now. There are calls for papers for our World Convention (which feeds into their contracted book series of one every two years), Open-Access Journal Issues and highlights of past events.
You can access the newsletter here.
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New: Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) Research Project
This study involves collecting data from not only offenders but also individuals who haven’t been charged with any type of sexual offending against children, and the benefits are hoped to be at least twofold. It is hoped that the results will contribute to enhancing the early detection of online child sexual offenders through revealing potential risk factors associated with this type of offending. And due to current risk assessment and therapeutic interventions being geared more toward contact offenders (and thus sometimes not overly effective) the research will hopefully contribute to enhancing risk assessment practices and therapeutic frameworks designed to target a reduction of offending and recidivism in this area.
Taiwan, 18-19 August
| |The French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Programme
The programme offers 10-month fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars to develop their innovative research projects in France.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, FIAS offers 37 fellowship positions
Application deadline: June 2nd, 6:00 PM CET (Paris Time). Read on...
Migration, Racism and COVID-19: Challenges and Insights
The Migration & Mobilities Research Network and TASA Migration, Ethnicities & Multiculturalism Thematic Group present:
Friday, 17 June 2022, 10am – 5pm AEST
The University of Melbourne and Zoom (Hybrid Event)
A registration link will be available soon.
Call for Applications for the 2022 workshop
Researchers in science and technology studies in Australasia (AusSTS)
Plenary: Anne Pollock (King’s College London)
Intergenerational Plenary: Hana Burgess (UoA), Mythily Meher (UoA), Billy van Uitregt (VUW)
Applications close 30 May. For details, 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.
New: Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion
Change and Its Discontents: Religious Organizations and Religious Life in Central and Eastern Europe
Volume 15 (Forthcoming 2024)
Edited by Olga Breskaya, University of Padova, and Siniša Zrinščak, University of Zagreb
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...
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...
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