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ACTIVIST MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL THEORY: POWER, RESISTANCE AND PROTEST SINCE 1968

Dr Erin Carlisle (Mission Australia) On a very rainy late November morning, many of the TASA Conference 2018 delegates made their way from Deakin University in Burwood into the city centre. Some of us – or, perhaps just me – took the longer route and journeyed via tram in the near torrential rain; the trip […]

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TASA YOUTH 2019 SYMPOSIUM: THE ETHICS OF ENGAGEMENT, PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION

Julia Cook, University of Newcastle, and Signe Ravn, University of Melbourne: On February 21 2019 the TASA Youth thematic group held a one-day event focusing on ethics in youth research across the full spectrum of the research process: from engagement, to participation, through to representation. Youth researchers often face challenges and setbacks when engaging with […]

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Angela Leahy – TASA 2018 Precarious Work Scholarship

Angela Leahy, Murdoch University: It was a great honour to receive the TASA Precarious Work Scholarship to attend the TASA Annual Conference in Melbourne in 2018. The scholarship is not only a recognition of my writing and research in the sociology of human rights, but an important acknowledgement of the barriers faced by precarious academics. […]

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Daile Rung, Charles Darwin University

Being raised by my Grandma Loretta I often heard her tell stories describing the hardships she faced throughout her life due to poverty and education barriers. At the age of twelve she left school to care for her five younger brothers and sisters. As a young woman she picked vegetables and cleaned houses to scrape […]

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Claire Parfitt, University of Sydney

I was deeply grateful to receive a postgraduate scholarship to attend TASA’s 2018 conference in Melbourne. I would not have been able to attend the conference without this financial support and I am very glad that I have been able to do so, given the great value I find in participating in TASA. I have […]

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Lara McKenzie Precarious Work Scholarship Report

I was extremely grateful to receive financial support from TASA (in the form of a Precarious Work Scholarship) in order to attend the 2018 conference and present my paper ‘Personal Precarities: The Insecure Careers and Intimate Lives of Aspiring Academics’. I began this unfunded research project shortly after completing my PhD, in large part due […]

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Postgraduate Corner

Ashleigh Watson, Postgraduate Portfolio Leader: As we near the end of 2018, the Postgraduate sub-committee and I are working hard to finalise our biggest event of the year – the annual Postgraduate Day at the TASA conference. This year the event is happening on Monday 19 November at Deakin University, Burwood. We have a stellar […]

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Postgraduate Corner July 2018

Ashleigh Watson, Griffith University: TASA Post-graduate land is busy as ever – this year, the postgrad portfolio sub-committee is working hard to better support members and deliver more opportunities to develop their research careers. Following on from the great success of our Modern Methodologies workshop, which ran in February this year, we are busy preparing […]

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TASA 2018 Conference on Precarity, Rights and Resistance: Themes, Keynotes and Plenaries

Alexia Maddox, Deakin University: The next TASA Conference is on the 19–22nd November, 2018, with the theme Precarity, Rights and Resistance. The conference will be held in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne at the Burwood campus of Deakin University. In this article, Local Organising Committee members Grazyna Zajdow, Anna Halafoff and myself reflect on how […]

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