Research Publications

Watson, A. 2020. Into the Sea. Leiden/Boston: Brill [A peer-reviewed sociological novel, major NTRO textual work, published by academic press Brill in their award-winning Social Fictions Series].

Journal Articles
Lupton D and Watson A. 2020. ‘Towards more-than-human digital data studies: developing research-creation methods‘, Qualitative Research [Published OnlineFirst July 14, 2020. Watch a webinar that discusses this project here].

Baker S, Buttigieg B, Cantillon Z, Pavlidis A, Rodriguez Castro L and Watson A. 2020. ‘Getting Students to ‘Do’ Introductory Sociology: Analysis of a blended and flipped interactive workshop’. Journal of Sociology [Published OnlineFirst July 8, 2020. Authorship order is alphabetical].

Watson A. 2020. Methods Braiding: A technique for arts-based and mixed-methods research. Sociological Research Online 25(1): 66-83 [Published OnlineFirst May 30, 2019. Watch a webinar about methods braiding here].

Watson A. 2016. Directions for Public Sociology: Novel writing as a creative approach. Cultural Sociology 10(4): 431-447 [Published OnlineFirst April 26 2016. Most-Read Cultural Sociology article for April 2016].

Keynotes and Workshop Events
Forthcoming. July 31 2020. Invited workshop. Zines for Data Justice. Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, Princeton University, New Jersey USA.

Feb 18 2020. Invited workshop. Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop. University of Melbourne, Melbourne.

Nov 29 2019. Invited Keynote. Creativity and Methodological Innovation in the Sociology of Familial and Intimate Relationships. TASA Families and Relationships Thematic Group event. Western Sydney University, Parramatta.

Nov 21 2019. Invited workshop. Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop. Australian National University, Canberra.

Oct 29 2019. Invited workshop. Collaborative Zine Making for Brokered Dialogue. The Big Anxiety Festival, SPHERE (Sydney Partnership for Health Education Research and Enterprise), and Black Dog Institute. UNSW, Sydney.

Sept 9 2019. Workshop. Algorithmic Micropolitics: a zine making workshop. UNSW, Sydney.

July 19 2019. Workshop. Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Workshop. Griffith University, Brisbane.

16 Nov 2018. Workshop. Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Masterclass. Monash University, Melbourne.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs
So Fi Zine. ISSN 2209-3028. Category 1 solo major original creative work: textual work. So Fi Zine is a field-leading creative publication for social science and arts cross-disciplinary inquiry. Six editions have been published and further editions are forthcoming. The zine has published over 150 original creative contributions, reached over 7000 unique readers with over 27,800 hits, and is on sociology curricula in Australia and the UK.

AKE zine. ISSN 2651-8724. Category 1 minor original creative work: textual work. Produced with Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro and Samantha Trayhurn. AKE zine is a collaborative creative output that brings together feminist research from arts-based sociology, visual ethnography, and creative writing. Three editions have been published with further editions forthcoming.

Selected Conference Papers
Ash Watson and Deborah Lupton. 2019. “Developing Research-Creation Methods for Understanding Personal Data Practices, Feelings and Imaginaries”, The Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, ‘Distrupting Data Injustices: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable’, UNSW Sydney, Australia. December 2.

Ash Watson. 2018. “Sociological Fiction and the Neoliberal Imaginary”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2018 National Conference, ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’, Melbourne Australia. November 22.

Ash Watson. 2018. “Fiction as Method”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and Western Sydney University Institute for Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and Graduate Research School workshop for postgraduates and ECRs Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research, Parramatta Australia. February 15.

Ash Watson. 2017. “Braiding a ‘Society Ethic’ with Spinoza and Sociological Fiction”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2017 National Conference Belonging in a Mobile World, Perth Australia. November 30.

Book Reviews
2019. ‘Spark’ by Patricia Leavy, Cultural Sociology, 13(4): 528-529.
2019. ‘Spark’ by Patricia LeavyThe Qualitative Report24(5): 1052-1054.
2018. ‘Migrant City’ by Les Back and Shamser Sinha, Journal of Sociology, 55(1): 184-186.
2016. ‘Girlhood and the Politics of Place’ by Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler, Children, Youth and Environments Journal, 26(2): 157-158.

Blogs, Essays, Webinars and Interviews
2020. Methods Braiding. Breaking Methods Webinar Series, Vitalities Lab UNSW Sydney.
2020. Creator Interview: Writer Ash Watson. Baby Teeth Journal.
2020. Our Digital Workspace. Vitalities Lab blog, Vitalities Lab UNSW Sydney.
2020. Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment workshop. Vitalities Lab blog, Vitalities Lab UNSW Sydney.
2019. On Algorithmic Micropolitics – a zine-making workshop, Living with Personal Data project blog, Vitalities Lab UNSW Sydney.
2019. An interview with Patricia Leavy, So Fi Zine edition #5.
2019. Creativity and So Fi Zine, The Australian Sociological Association.
2018. Reviewing Sociological FictionThe Sociological Review blog.
2018. Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research, The Australian Sociological Association blog.
2017. Writing Sociological Fiction and Making So Fi Zine, British Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum.
2017. Making So Fi, a sociological fiction zineThe Sociological Review blog.
2017. Postgraduate Day, TASA Conference 2016Nexus, The Australian Sociological Association.
2017. Featured Member Profile: Ashleigh Watson, The Australian Sociological Association: Postgraduates blog.
2016. Sociological Research Questions interview, Griffith University, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science.
2016. An Interview with Sociologist Patricia LeavyThe Sociological Imagination blog.
2016. Some Thoughts on ‘Sociological Fiction’The Sociological Review blog.

2020. Book inspired by PhD, Redland City Bulletin.
2016. Endeavour Fellowships awarded to Griffith researchers, Griffith News.
2016. Ashleigh wins Endeavour Research Fellowship, Griffith News.