Research

Journal Articles
Directions for Public Sociology: Novel Writing as a Creative ApproachCultural Sociology. vol 10, no. 4. pp. 431-447. Published OnlineFirst, April 26 2016. Most-Read Cultural Sociology article for April 2016

Book Reviews
> Watson, A 2018. ‘Migrant City’ by Les Back and Shamser Sinha, in Journal of Sociology. Online First: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1440783318815000
> Watson, A 2016. ‘Girlhood and the Politics of Place’ by Claudia Mitchell and Carrie Rentschler, in Children, Youth and Environments Journal, vol. 26 no. 2. pp. 157-158

Conference Papers
> November 22 2018. “Sociological Fiction and the Neoliberal Imaginary”, The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2018 National Conference, ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance‘, Melbourne Australia
> November 16 2018. “Sociological Fiction”, Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: a critical feminist arts/research masterclass, hosted by Monash University, Melbourne Australia
> February 15 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
> November 30 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
> June 9 2017. “Social Science and Fiction: fiction writing as a method and analytical tool”, Birmingham City University Experimental approaches to writing research, Birmingham UK.
> May 25 2017. “Bringing the Artefact-Exegesis PhD Model to Sociology”, University of York Traversing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Social Research symposium, York UK
> February 13 2017. “Fiction as Public Sociology”, Queen Margaret University Public Sociology Lunchtime Seminar Series, Edinburgh UK
> November 29 2016. ‘“You Kind of Have to Work for It”: Introductory Sociology and the Interactive Workshop,’ The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2016 National Conference, ‘Cities and Successful Societies,’ Melbourne Australia
> November 25 2016. ‘E-thnography: Recording ‘the Field’ with my Smartphone (just like everybody else),’ Fresh Lines HDR Symposium, Griffith Center for Social and Cultural Research with the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Gold Coast Australia.
> March 19 2016. I Am: writing autoethnography, writing sociology/writing fiction, writing Australia. ‘Public Engagement and Performance Conference,’ York UK
> March 14 2016. Writing a Sociological Novel: a four dimensional approach to exploring the social world with fiction. ‘Fiction and the Social Imaginary.’ The University of York, York UK
> November 26 2015. Sociological Storytelling: Navigating Glocal Perspectives and (Creative) Writing as Public Sociology. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2015 National Conference, ‘Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia Pacific.’ James Cook University and the Cairns Institute, Cairns Australia
> November 11 2015. Field Notes to Fiction: methodological considerations for autoethnography and arts-based research. Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) Postgraduate Symposium, Griffith University, South Bank Australia
> September 25 2015. Thinking-Writing Affect: Spinoza, sociological imagination, and Trajectory of Self. Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN) workshop, ‘Researching and Measuring Emotions and Affect in Contemporary Society.’ University of Wollongong, Sydney Australia
> November 17 2014. How Mills Can Change Your Life: Self-Help and the Sociological Imagination. Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) Postgraduate Symposium, Griffith University, Nathan Australia
> November 1 2013. How to Be Beyoncé: the Cosmopolitan Feminist. Griffith Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) Postgraduate Symposium, Griffith University, Gold Coast Australia

Events
> 19 November 2018, Postgraduate Day, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, Deakin University Melbourne
> 16 November 2018, Affect, Knowledge and Embodiment: A Critical Feminist Arts/Research Masterclass, Monash University Melbourne
> 27 September 2018, Behind the Scenes: How to Run Academic Events and Organise Collaborative Publishing, The Australian Sociological Association and Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University Brisbane
> 26 September 2018, Language, Culture and BELONGING: an interdisciplinary symposium, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University Brisbane
> 6 May 2018, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Zine Fair, Sydney Writers Festival, MCA Sydney
> 15-16 February 2018, Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological Research, The Australian Sociological Association and Western Sydney University Institute for Culture and Society, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, and Graduate Research School, Western Sydney University Parramatta
> 14 December 2017, Stranger Zines: zine launches and creative readings, Crosscurrent Creative, Goodspace Gallery Sydney
> 27 November 2017, Postgraduate Day, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, The University of Western Australia Perth
> 27 November 2017, Postgraduate Day, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, The University of Western Australia Perth
> 14 September 2017, Beyond the Swell, Crosscurrent Creative, Don Miguel’s Tapas Bar Gold Coast
> 24 June 2017, So Fi Zine launch, London Radical Bookfair, Goldsmiths College London

Blogs and Interviews
Reviewing Sociological FictionThe Sociological Review. 2018.
Modern Methodologies: Developments in Doing Sociological ResearchThe Australian Sociological Association. 2018.
Writing Sociological Fiction and Making So Fi ZineBritish Sociological Association Postgraduate Forum. 2017.
Making So Fi, a sociological fiction zineThe Sociological Review. 2017.
Postgraduate Day, TASA Conference 2016Nexus. 2017.
Featured Member Profile: Ashleigh WatsonThe Australian Sociological Association: Postgraduates. 2017.
Sociological Research Questions interviewGriffith University. 2016.
An Interview with Sociologist Patricia LeavyThe Sociological Imagination. 2016.
Some Thoughts on ‘Sociological Fiction’The Sociological Review. 2016.