This year’s TASA conference will be held at the University of Western Australia in Perth from 27 -30 November. The deadline for abstract and paper submissions closes tomorrow, June 16th 2017. For more details or to submit please visit the TASA conference website. We hope to see you all in Perth in November!
This is a letter from Dan Woodman, on behalf of the TASA Executive, in response to a proposal from LGBT+ members of TASA around our organisation’s policies and procedures concerning gender. 12 April, 2017 The Australian Sociological Association is taking a number of steps in response to the ‘Post Gender Initiatives’ proposal submitted to […]
Associate Professor Tiffany Jones PhD, ARCSHS La Trobe, Australia There is a lack of affirming sociological research on people with intersex variations – those born with atypical sex characteristics (chromosomal, hormonal and/ or anatomical). This is despite the social change the group has been experiencing and contributing to. People with intersex variations have been engaging […]
Dr. Joni Meenagh At the recently concluded TASA conference I presented a paper titled ‘Masculinity So Stale: Negotiating Sexual Refusals in Heterosexual Relationships’ (link to slides). This paper explored a rarely talked about phenomenon: heterosexual men saying no to sex within their ongoing relationships. I argued that the ‘male sexual drive discourse’ is so pervasive […]
Elianne Renaud and Megan Sharp Well, after a great #tasa2016 we thought it best to blog immediately! The new Genders and Sexualities Thematic Group has already gone above and beyond for those of us researching in this field, as well as those of us living queer(ed) lives. Eli and I both thought the concurrent sessions […]
Dr Yarrow Andrew, Flinders University One of my dilemmas as an academic, and one who researches gender issues, is how to enact my beliefs and values as a researcher in my relationships with colleagues, students, and the wider public. I identify as non-binary, which to many people I encounter is a mysterious concept. That means pronouns […]
We have had some enquiries about the upcoming conference. We have worked hard to make the concurrent sessions meaningful groupings of papers, and we will welcome feedback at, or after, the conference about whether this was successful. Each of the five sessions (we have no competing sessions) will have five presenters, and you should expect […]
(post originally published 09/06/16) My name is Kythera Watson-Bonnice, and I am one of the co-convenors of G&S, along with Yarrow Andrew. It is great to have a thematic group that is more specifically aligned with our research interests. I am based at Swinburne University in Melbourne where I have been teaching a variety of sociology units for the […]