History of Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ)
The Australian Sociological Association and the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand were established in 1988 from the bifurcation of the parent organization Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand, which debuted in 1963.
The Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand had a branch called the New Zealand Sociological Association until 1988. At present, TASA and SAANZ collaborate to improve sociology in Oceania.
The mission of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand
The mission of SAANZ is to advance sociology in Aotearoa, New Zealand, to provide networking for sociologists, strengthen ties with other sociological organizations, and address the relevant challenges in the New Zealand community.
National and international collaborations of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
Being a member of SAANZ offers sociologists of New Zealand access to publications, a newsletter, and social research opportunities.
Awards/Prizes of SAANZ
Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology award
The Outstanding Service to New Zealand Sociology award is granted at the annual conference.
Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand essay competition
Graduate student members of SAANZ may enter an essay competition; the winner is revealed at the conference each year.
SAANZ thesis competition for post-graduate students
Sociology post-graduate pupils will get the chance to submit their research work in a three-minute thesis competition at the annual conference, thanks to SAANZ’s three-minute thesis competition.
Journals associated with SAANZ
New Zealand Sociology Journal of SAANZ
A peer-reviewed publication called New Zealand Sociology seeks to provide a broad spectrum of sociological work pertinent to New Zealand and the larger Pacific area. The journal encourages critical interaction with current sociological theory, research techniques, and societal issues.
Journal of Working-Class Studies
The Working-Class Studies Association seeks to further various types of research, instruction, and advocacy about working-class cultures and lifestyles, emphasizing the sociological understanding of the working class. Sarah Attfield and Liz Giuffre from the University of Technology Sydney are co-editors of the journal. Under the guidance of WCSA, the journal runs as an open-access scientific publication.
The most recent SAANZ Conference will be held in 2022 at Massey University’s Albany Campus with the title “Now What? Reimagining hope, ‘truth,’ and equality.”
Relevant Social Media Links of SAANZ