September 10, 2020
How is #BlackLivesMatter relevant to Australia, and to Tasmania? What are the daily threats faced by our Black communities? And how can the movement lead to positive change? Join Professor of Policing and Emergency Management Nicole L Asquith, First Nations scholar Dr...
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September 10, 2020
Please join us for a casual conversation about sociology in action in the community services sector between Catherine Robinson (Social Researcher Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania) and Ben Lohmeyer (Head of Youth...
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September 7, 2020
Working from home, a blessing or a curse? Professor Sharon Parker on producing quality work and the health of the Australian workforce in COVID-19. Pyjamas, commuting from bed to your desk just minutes after waking up, no boss looking over...
September 1, 2020
Stigma and Suicide: Jane Pirkis on the mental health of men Join Professor Jane Pirkis, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and Director of the Centre for Mental Health at the The University of Melbourne, along...
September 9, 2020
The current pandemic is unprecedented in modern times. In view of this, Health Sociology Review (HSR) asked Professor Deborah Lupton to guest edit a special section of an issue of the journal on ‘Sociology and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.’ The...
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Episode 3 of the Race in Society ‘Race and Covid’ 7-part web series looks at Media Representations of Race and the Pandemic. Mainstream media create sensationalist accounts that spread moral panics about racialised people. The panelists were asked to address how Aboriginal...
September 9, 2020
In this presentation we will talk about our COVID-19 research. Our research focuses on Australians’ perceptions of authority during the pandemic; specifically, the government’s handling of the pandemic response, as well as the way police have enforced the COVID-19 restrictions....
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September 7, 2020
Do you want to know more about how our social lives work? How human relationships and issues of class, gender, race are present in everyday interactions? In this podcast, we talk to experts from rural and regional Australia on everything...
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September 10, 2020
Join us with international Guest speaker A/Prof Naomi Nichols, followed by Q&A about using institutional ethnography for positive social change  From Associate Professor Naomi Nichols: “Most of my research has emerged from the problems young people experience in their everyday...
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September 9, 2020
In this ‘mini’ online WA Migration Update webinar panel, from UWA’s Migration Mobilities and Belonging group, we consider the effects of Covid-19 on migration and ethnic minorities in Australia. This includes issues for international students and temporary visa holders, the...
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September 7, 2020
How will COVID-19 impact the education and employment trajectories of young people? Historically, economic downturns have had lifelong consequences for happiness, life satisfaction and lifetime earnings. Dr Jenny Chesters from the Melbourne Graduate Research School of Education joins Distinguished Professor...
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September 8, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On care, welfare conditionality and free riding Care is essential to all life – we need it, we feel it, we desire it and none of us can live without it. It underpins so many...
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September 9, 2020
What does success in Indigenous higher education look like? The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration has invited Indigenous and settler scholars and educators to discuss Dr Nikki Moodie’s call to ‘seize the future and imagine bold, new—Indigenous—futures’ in the book Questioning...
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September 8, 2020
The line between fact and myth can be hard to work out when it comes to the realities of everyday social life! Our Expert Social Science Myth Busters from WSU and beyond tackle nitty gritty questions of sex, housework, animals,...
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September 8, 2020
Join us online for the launch of a ground-breaking new edited collection, Australian Mothering: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. Australian Mothering defines the field of maternal studies in Australia for the first time. Leading motherhood researchers explore how mothering has evolved across Australian...
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September 9, 2020
Despite not being explicitly captured in a Bill of Rights, freedom of speech is generally regarded as a core Australian value. Debates on this value have been felt across the social sphere, with examples seen through the creation of anti-vilification...
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September 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, states responded with various measures: denial; contact tracing; social distancing; phone apps; lockdown; economic stimulus; closed borders—even those states where COVID-19 was not present have made preparations for its arrival. Building on...
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September 7, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents the profoundest public health and economic crisis of our times. The seemingly impossible has happened: borders have closed, nations have locked down, and individuals have socially isolated for the collective good. We find ourselves involved in...
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September 10, 2020
This event arises from the Australian Research Council-funded project Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics based at Western Sydney University, focusing on a major new book, Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions (Routledge 2020). It addresses...
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September 7, 2020
There is a globalised imperative towards building security through the prevention of violent conflicts, and recognition that positive peace is achieved through political rather than military means. We know that the role of diplomacy in reducing the intensity of conflict...
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September 10, 2020
This panel will explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people’s transition from education to employment, and what policymakers can do to create genuine opportunities and avoid the scarring effects of youth unemployment. Presented in partnership with the...
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September 10, 2020
In 331 BC, Ancient Rome was facing a pandemic with a number of sudden deaths. Rather than turning to the obvious and logical explanation, a conspiracy emerged that direct blame towards a group of women who were poisoning men with...
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September 8, 2020
Bringing Back Our International Students: The Future of International Education Across Australia and New Zealand’ Australia and New Zealand are major education exporters and the current COVID-19 crisis has presented great challenges to the sector, education institutions, and international students...
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September 10, 2020
This panel brings together Monash researchers from Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and Monash Gender, Peace and Security, who have undertaken rapid research during the pandemic with local, national and international partners to capture the impact of the...
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September 7, 2020
Imagine if we had to live through the physical isolation of a global pandemic without the internet and digital media – without Zoom, TikTok, FaceTime, Netflix, YouTube, or online learning. Digital media have allowed us to carry on in many...
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September 10, 2020
Parallel to ‘crises’ are narratives of change and renewal steeped in the ephemeral concept of hope. Hope is an unsettling of the present; it is temporal and always deeply social, political and cultural. It is felt in the body as...
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September 9, 2020
The facts, alone, will not save us.  – Ruha Benjamin What can stories reveal about the challenges of our time? How can we imagine a different future? In this workshop, Dr Ash Watson shares her reading list of great sociological...
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September 11, 2020
How can researchers use data and machine learning to address some of the world’s most pressing social issues, while actively engaging with end users and impacted communities? UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research presents a workshop with Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, Professor of...
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September 8, 2020
What type of Australia are we content to be? This is the question at the heart of the Life Course Centre. There are more than 1 million adults and children experiencing deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia today. We will compromise...
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September 10, 2020
The social sciences play an important role in addressing cybercrime. In this webinar, Dr David Mount will present the results of a collaborative research project undertaken in 2019-20 that focused on the development of a new tool to support the investigation...
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September 7, 2020
For Social Sciences Week 2020, The Genders and Sexualities Thematic Group of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) is holding an online event to consolidate current sociological research regarding gender, sexuality and sporting cultures. On this website we will curate a...
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September 11, 2020
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the phrase “We’re all in this together” has transformed from a message of hope into a unifying mantra by governments, civil society groups, and citizens alike. This catchphrase may elicit some enthusiasm for community,...
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September 10, 2020
The rise of coronavirus has brought into view the complex intersections between infectious diseases and social, economic and political life. It has focused our attention on the importance of interactions between microbes, animals, humans, and societies in a swiftly changing...
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September 9, 2020
With the US Presidential election fast approaching we ask what the campaign and its aftermath will mean for the US and the world. The US faces a series of crises at home and abroad. COIVD-19 continues to wreak havoc on...
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