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TASA President’s Letter. Belonging and recognition in a mobile world of sociology

Dan Woodman, University of Melbourne: In August, I attended the American Sociological Association Meeting for 2017. Every few years, the ASA leaves the USA and heads North to Canada for its conference. This year’s meeting was in the vibrant bilingual city of Montreal. It’s been booked in for a few years, but it was serendipitous […]

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Acceptance speech for TASA Sociology in Action Award

Yoland Wadsworth, Research Sociologist:  The Award for Sociology in Action was presented by TASA President Katie Hughes at the 2016 TASA conference dinner. As Yoland took the podium and prepared to speak, she said: ‘I don’t want you to think that if you spend a lifetime working outside in applied sociology, you’ll need a little […]

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Jennifer Cheng – TASA Conference Scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe

TASA Conference Scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe Awarded to Jennifer Cheng: I am very grateful and honoured to have received a scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe. I had enjoyed the TASA 2014 conference very much and hoped to attend again in 2015. However, working outside of academia meant receiving no institutional or financial support for […]

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Eileen Clark – TASA Conference Scholarship for Sociologists Outside Academe

TASA Conference Scholarship for Sociologist Outside Academe Awarded to Eileen Clark, Clarks Clerks: This scholarship is designed to assist members working for government or non-government organisations, private employers or other non-university settings to present their work at TASA conferences. While universities still value conference participation, counting attendance as part of normal duties and sometimes providing […]

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2015 Jean Martin Award

Awarded to Ben Gook, University of Melbourne for his thesis, The past that 0utlived itself: German re-unification and its discontents: First, I want to say thanks to Bill Martin and the award committee. It is a great honour to receive this award, and I found it humbling to read down the list of past recipients. […]

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Love in the sociological classroom

TASA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching in Australian Sociology Awarded to Andrew Metcalfe, University of New South Wales: Sociology and love Sociology was an epiphany for me, as it probably was for everyone at this conference. I loved the scope and depth and sense of wonder that came with a sociological imagination. It changed […]

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2015 TASA Sociology in Action Award

Awarded to Alan Scott: I am honoured to be the first recipient of this award by the Association, which recognises that sociology is used in the service of the community beyond the walls of academia. My first sociological studies were made in the late 1960s and in 1969 I was invited to take over ITIM Research. […]

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Imposter Syndrome

TASA 2015 Conference Special Award. Written by Sally Daly, TASA Executive Officer: When Katie announced at the Cairns conference dinner that there was to be a surprise Award I felt a bit miffed that I had been left out of that loop and concerned that the Executive had gone rogue on me! When I realised […]

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