TASA 2016 Cities and Successful Societies

Published: Monday 7th March 2016

The Australian Catholic University is proud to host The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference for 2016.

This year’s conference, which will explore the theme Cities and Successful Societies, will take place at ACU’s Fitzroy Campus in the heart of Melbourne City between 28 November and 1 December.

Melbourne is a fitting location for TASA 2016. As the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ (The Economist) and the ‘Second Best Student City in the World’ (QR University Rankings), Melbourne is frequently cited by politicians, economists and planners as an exemplar 21st century global city.

Yet despite its reputation as a cultural hub and tourist destination, the city is also home to many social problems found in ‘less successful’ societies.

From record housing unaffordability, growing inequality to a domestic violence epidemic, Melbourne provides a unique lens through which to study the byproducts faced by so-called successful societies.

Featured keynote speakers include Michèle Lamont, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and President-Elect of the American Sociological Association; Bryan S. Turner, Director of the Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at the Australian Catholic University; and Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at the University of Sydney.

For more information and details on abstract submission, please visit the TASA website: http://conference.tasa.org.au/.