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Members' Newsletter 

Dear  ,

As a reminder, the early bird registration deadline, for TASA 2016, is October 2nd

Employment Opportunity

The Youth Research Centre (YRC) in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne is hiring a Research Fellow with expertise in quantitative analysis (4 years, Level B). The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the Life Patterns Project (working with a team including TASA members Johanna Wyn and Dan Woodman).

Closing date is soonOctober 4, 2016!

Information on the position and how to apply:

Professor Johanna Wyn can be contacted for further information:

Scholarship Opportunity

Pathways to better health and education outcomes for Tasmania’s children

Scholarship opportunity at the University of Tasmania for two PhD students to conduct ethnographic research in Tasmanian communities to provide in-depth knowledge about how universal early childhood services operate, how the services work with each other and how families and children use them. We have a strong interest in the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantage, place, and the use and meanings of services.                  Application deadline: October 31.  Read on...

Members' Publications

Book Reviews

Janice Newton: Türkiye to Australia: Turkish Settlement in Victoria, The Journal of Sociology

Journal Articles

West, B., & Matthewman, S. (2016). Towards a strong program in the sociology of war, the military and civil society, The Journal of Sociology.  Vol. 52, No. 3

Wadham, B., (2016). The minister, the Commandant and the cadets: Scandal and the mediation of Australian civil–military relations, The Journal of Sociology.  Vol. 52, No. 3

Informed News Analysis & Commentary

Deborah Lupton: Explainer: what is fat studies? The Conversation 


James Arvanitakis: Uni Graduations and… well, Pauline Hanson…

Thematic Groups Events

Free Webinars

Joseph Borlagdan - ‘Where to from here?’: Possible paths to supporting sociologists outside of academe

TOMORROW Fri, Sep 23, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AEST
As TASA members, why do we tick the ‘Applied Sociology’ box? What do we hope to get out of the group? And in turn, what can we contribute? In this webinar I’ll identify the stakes in the game and encourage productive engagement with the Applied Sociology group. Reflecting upon my own brushes with academia, I’ll attempt to map out the intersections between supporting those outside academia and a public facing sociology.  Register here

Roundtable - Save the date

From Surviving to Thriving: Inclusive work and economic security for refugees and people seeking asylum                                                                            07 December 2016, 9:30am to 4:30pm, University of Melbourne. Read on...

Symposium and Workshop: Meaning and Morality in an Age of Uncertainty.

Friday 2nd of December (following annual TASA conference)                                                La Trobe Franklin St Campus, Melbourne                                                                              The focus of the event will be analysing changes and continuity in expressions of morality and meaning in a world in which the old anchors and certainties have been radically disrupted.  Read on...

Two postgraduate accommodation scholarships will be available to attend the event (applicants must be TASA members). Please email Nick or Sara.

Health Sociology in the 21st century: Innovative Approaches to Researching Health and Society

Friday 2nd December (following annual TASA conference)
Australian Catholic University, MelbourneRead on...                       Subsidised Registrations and Travel Bursaries for PhD students, sessional/casual academics and unwaged health sociologists

Symposium: Relationality in the metropolis – exploring sociological perspectives for urban studies

Friday 2nd December (following annual TASA conference)
Multi-function Room, 1888 Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville
                            For further information, and to register, please read on...

Other Events

Panel Discussion - Save the date

All being well? Financial wellbeing, inclusion and risk                                                       05 December 2016, 2:00pm to 4:00pm,  Melbourne Read on...

Seminar - Save the date

Beyond the gig economy: opportunities to organise, collaborate and develop new responses to insecure work                                                                                                              24 November 2016, 9:00am to 4:30pm, Melbourne. Read on...


Engaging with a shift to the empirical in feminist scholarship: A symposium

Friday November 11, 12.30 – 4.30 (lunch included) University of Sydney           The organisers are keen to have input from scholars from across the academic career spectrum - from early stage doctoral researchers onwards – and from across the range of disciplinary locations. Our aim is to facilitate a relaxed but intellectually stimulating environment where knowing, not knowing and unknowing are equally valid.                            The event is free but RSVP required. Read on...

Public Lecture

Do Definitions Matter? Data, Law and Decision Making in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Sofia Gruskin

Part of the ARCSHS Distinguished Lecture Series                                                                   Thursday 06 October 06:00 pm                                                                                                                This event is free but booking is essential. Read on...

For other events is the ARCSHS Distinguished Lecture Series, please click here.


The Future of Fatherhood: What’s next in fathering practice and research?       November 7-8, University of Wollongong.                                                                                 Participants will include researchers, advocates, educators, professionals, and others from universities, governments, local and international organisations, and community agencies.  Abstract submission extended deadline: September 30. Read on...


Politics, Place & Privilege                                                                                     February 16-17 2017, Victoria University, City Campus                                                                 Abstract submission deadline: September 30. Read on... 


Mobile Cultures of Disaster                                                                                                                    23-24 March 2017, Adelaide                                                                                                                           Due to generous funding from the Japan Foundation Sydney, the conference has no registration fee.                                                                                                                                           Abstract submission deadline: October 17. Read on...


Anatomy of the Image: Perspective on the (bio)medical Body in Science, Literature, Culture and Politics                                                                                   Monash University in Melbourne, February 16-17 2017.                                              Abstract submission deadline: September 30. Read on...                                         


The possibilities of feminist sociology: a workshop                                                 30 September, Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU                                   Attendance is free but places are limited to 20. Read on...

Call for Papers - Journals

 Women’s Educator Magazine REDRESS                                                                                Articles, 2500 words, about women/girls in education and ethnicity are being called for.  Submission deadline: September 30. For full details, please contact Georgia Birch.


Migration, Borders, and Education: International Sociological Inquiries International Studies in Sociology of Education, Special Issue Call for Papers         Abstract Submission deadline extended: November 30. Read on...


Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities                                                                                        Special issue on Cultural and Social Anthropology, to be published in December 2017. Abstract submission deadline: December 15. Read on...


Sport, Feminism, and the Global South                                                                          Sociology of Sport Journal                                                                                           Guest editors: Kim Toffoletti and Catherine Palmer                                                    Submission deadline: March 1, 2017. Read on...


Racism and Transnationality                                                                                  Transnational Social Review                                                                                                             Guest editors Caroline Schmitt, Linda L. Semu and Matthias D. Witte                     Submission deadline: October 15Read on...

Call for Review Editor 

Media International Australia journal is seeking a new Reviews Editor. Application deadline is tomorrow, September 23. For full details, contact Bridget Griffen-Foley.

Call for members

Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA)          AILASA is looking for new members, as well as expressions of interest for several positions on the executive committee (President, Treasurer, Web Administrator). Membership is 60$ or 50$ for students. More information is available on their website

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