Nexus, TASA’s newsletter, publishes news and views on TASA and sociology, with a special focus on the Australian scene. Nexus is the forum for sociologists to engage in current issues in sociology.
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I came to sociology as a mature-aged student and spent 20 years working in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Wodonga campus of La Trobe University, where I taught a range of subjects including research methods and an introduction to academic writing. In 2009 I left full-time work and set up my own micro business working as a proofreader and editor. My main areas of research have been in mental health and environmental issues, and I am now looking at aspects of genealogy through a sociological lens.
Alexia is a sociologist interested in the experience of digital community and thinking into how to visualise social form. She combines her passion for researching digital social frontiers with an eclectic interest in research methodology and exploring ways to bring these two passions together to shed new insights into our social worlds. Her recent book Research methods and global online communities: a case study explored the notion of community experience as it occurs in a spatially distributed, global context and how this experience is shaped by the mediation of technology and the internet. She is a research librarian at Deakin University library and research assistant at RMIT University.
Peter Robinson’s first book, The Changing World of Gay Men was published in 2008 (Palgrave Macmillan, UK) and won The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Inaugural Raewyn Connell prize in 2010 for the best first book in Australian Sociology. His research interests include ageing, sexualities, and social justice. His second book, Gay Men’s Relationships Across the Life Course was published in 2013 (Palgrave Macmillan, UK) with a Foreword by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG. It was based on interviews with 97 men from Australia, England, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, and the USA and examined relationships they formed as single men, fathers, in long-term relationships. It analysed also arguments the interviewees made for and against gay marriage.
He completed a third book (also with Palgrave Macmillan, UK) which examines the working lives, retirement and old-age of an international sample of three generations of gay men, aged 18-87 and is due to be released in August 2017. Together with colleagues from Southern Cross, La Trobe, Griffith, and Surrey (UK) universities, he is working on a large-scale project investigating loneliness among gay and bisexual males. In January 2017, he became a co-editor of TASA’s quarterly publication Nexus.
Sally Daly is TASA’s Executive Officer.