In 2013, we celebrated 50 years of Australian Sociology, with Monash hosting the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) held from November 25-28 at Monash’s Caulfield campus..
Monash University was proud to host the 2013 and 50th anniversary TASA conference, ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’ showcasing progressive and innovative research at the centre of sociological study.
This milestone conference event brought together leading academics and eminent keynote speakers from a range of disciplines who presented sociological research with impact on the past and future.
Academics and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines from overseas, interstate and across Monash attended.
Showcasing progressive sociological research
TASA 2013 provided an opportunity for academics and postgraduate students to learn more about current and progressive research conducted in the sociology field including what challenges lie ahead and the impact that the field of sociology can have in the future.
With a comprehensive program including eminent keynotes from Professor Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney), Professor Celia Lury (University of Warwick) and Professor John Holmwood (University of Nottingham), there was something for everyone at TASA 2013 including sessions on environment, equality, education, crime and government.
Embracing the conference theme ‘Reflections, Intersection and Aspirations’, TASA 2013 hosted presentations that looked back on the past 50 years in sociology; how sociology is embracing the new environment of cross-disciplinary research and working with industry; and examining the challenges ahead for sociological research.
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ARC Discovery Project on Antibiotic Resistance
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Sustainable Futures and the importance of Gender
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Sociology PhD publishes her first book
Dr Fiona MacDonald (Sociology PhD 2014) has just published a book drawing on her thesis … Continue reading Sociology PhD publishes her first book
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion
PewDiePie is the username of the world’s most famous YouTube video blogger, 27-year-old Swede, Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie’s vlogs, centred on his comedic video game commentaries, attract more than 53 million (mostly young) subscribers.
Let’s talk about sex: inclusion in the classroom and beyond with Dr Kirsten McLean
Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive environment for teaching Sexuality and Society.
- Kirsten McLean recognised in 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching awards
Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Alan Petersen who has recently been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in … Continue reading Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett who has been awarded the honour of MPA Supervisor of … Continue reading Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Dr Kirsten McLean wins Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Sociology Honours student in the media
Carley Fraser, one of the 2015 Honours cohort in Sociology, was recently interviewed by ABC … Continue reading Sociology Honours student in the media