Research Committees

RC28 Social Stratification

Established in 1950


RC28 general objectives are to promote high quality research on social stratification and social mobility, and the international exchange of scientific information in this field.

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Board 2014-2018

President Yu XIE, Princeton University, USA,
Secretary-Treasurer Hiroshi ISHIDA, University of Tokyo, Japan,
Board Members Hanna AYALON, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Carlo BARONE, University of Trento, Italy
Ted GERBER, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Marita JACOB, University of Cologne, Germany
Ruud LUIJKX, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Ineke MAAS, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Hyunjoon PARK, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Sawako SHIRAHASE, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tony TAM, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Florencia TORCHE, New York University, USA

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinator: Hiroshi ISHIDA,

Aage B. Sørensen Travel Award

RC28's Board announces a new award in memory of Aage B. Sørensen. These competitive awards are intended to help outstanding graduate students and members of low-income countries participate in RC28 conferences. Awards, of 500 USD each, will be made in conjunction with each RC28 conference. The exact number of awards made each year will depend of the availability of funds but is assumed to be about 2-4. Members can make donation to the award fund. Please send checks in the name of RC28 with a designation that they are for the Sørensen Award. The checks should be sent to:

Meir Yaish
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Haifa
Haifa, 31905

Donors' names will be announced on the RC's web site unless they request otherwise.


Dues: USD 100 (regular) and USD 20 (students and members in category B and C economies of countries) for a 4-year period.
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