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FROM THE NEW EDITOR

Roger Wilkinson, Digital Publications Editor: As the newly appointed editor of Nexus, the phrase ‘digital publications’ has been added and now precedes ‘editor’, to clearly mark a change in the way that individuals now relate to colleagues and their organisations. I thank a previous co-editor of Nexus, Eileen Clark, for her generosity and help in […]

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Careering at the Periphery of Academia

Fabian Cannizzo, Monash University: Everyone I know is becoming a labour scholar. This is partially my own fault – I compulsively stir the pot of discontent among my friends who work among shoppers and clients as much as those who work with students. But part of the blame also lay with the company that I […]

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Doctoral Completions

Dr Toni McCallum Degree awarded:        PhD Date awarded:            28th May 2018 Title of dissertation:   (M)other Love: Cultural Difference and Gendered Practices in Queensland, Australia University: University of Newcastle, Humanities and Social Science Supervisors:    Dr Ann Taylor & Dr Daniela Heil Summary: This thesis seeks to extend existing understandings of mothering practices, behaviours and […]

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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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THE AGE OF PRECARITY WORKSHOP AND A NEW THEMATIC GROUP

Claire Parfitt, Sydney University and Fabian Cannizzo, Monash University: In November 2018, the Work Employment and Social Movements (WESM) and Sociology of Economic Life (SOEL) thematic groups hosted a joint workshop on the topic of economic responses to precarity, in Melbourne, on the day following the annual TASA meeting. We were fortunate to receive many […]

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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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Lutfun Nahar Lata, University of Queensland

I was extremely pleased and honoured to receive a TASA Postgraduate Conference Scholarship to attend the TASA Annual Conference in Perth in November 2017. This scholarship is an important recognition of my PhD research in the area of urban sociology. This scholarship further provided me an opportunity to network with renowned academics and fellow PhD […]

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Ashleigh Haw, University of Western Australia

As a high school student, two of my teachers strongly discouraged me from pursuing university education because of my ‘poor attention span’. I was told on many occasions that I was simply not cut out for higher education. Fifteen years later, it feels surreal to be in the final stages of my PhD candidature in […]

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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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