This award recognizes contributions to the practice of sociology outside of academic settings. It is conferred on a TASA member who has made an outstanding contribution to sociological practice in Australia.
In this context, outstanding contributions to sociology in action highlight the value and impact of sociological methods and theories to society. This includes both broad social issues, as well as more focused issues for industry, government, business or community sectors.
Nominations for the award will be judged against the following criteria:
- The application of sociology knowledge, methods and expertise to contribute to solving social problems
- The applicant’s role in the use of sociology for addressing social issues
- Recognised impact on a practical sociological problem, whether broad or focused in nature. Impact may be demonstrated through references from relevant stakeholders, and/or presentations, media, and publications (peer-reviewed, policy and general).
Nominations close on June 15. For the full details, please see the TASA Sociology in Action Award TASAweb page here.