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International Sociological Association

Junior Sociologists
Network, JSN


Established in 2007

The Junior Sociologists Network of the International Sociological Association grew out of the empowering experience of participants at the ISA Laboratories for PhD students, ISA Juniors Sociologists Competition and ISA congresses.
The JSN is the worldwide representation of students, early-career academics and practitioners, regardless of their thematic interests or scientific approaches, who are engaged in studying and practicing sociology and essentially related disciplines.
The JSN aims at providing to junior sociologists a useful organizational platform and a supportive community for sharing relevant information, exchanging ideas and creating collaborations in order to produce and disseminate sociological knowledge, as well as to advance professional careers.

Board 2014-2018
Oleg KOMLIK, Ben-Gurion University and College of Management Academic Studies, Israel,

Board Members
Dolores MODIC, Faculty of Information Studies Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Tamara B. VALIC, School of Advanced Social Studies Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Past Boards


  • Sociology Dissertations abstracts global initiative
    This unique open-access database provides junior sociologists from around the world a convenient platform to present your PhD dissertation abstract, short bio and contact details.
    This global database increases the visibility of your research, promotes your professional career and also makes it easier to discover other junior scholars who may be studying similar topics.
  • JSN mailing list
    Through this junior sociologists-oriented global mailing list a newsletter is sent  twice a month with useful, interesting & relevant updates: fellowships, postdocs, jobs, grants, calls for papers & worth reading pieces concerning sociology and academia
  • Organizing scholarly conferences and workshops and being a partner of academic events

    Contemporary Social Transformations: Reflecting Inter-Cultural Encounters
    8th Slovenian Social Science international conference
    co-organized by the ISA Junior Sociologists Network
    Piran, Slovenia
    September 15-17, 2016
    Abstracts: April 30, 2016

  • Social media networks
    The JSN's Facebook page and Twitter account enable us to take advantage of the multiplying and circulating effect of social media. Through these channels posted various announcements, calls for papers, abstracts from the Sociology Dissertations database, and more. You are welcome to follow us.
    ISA Phd Dissertation abstracs FacebookISA PhD dissertation abstracts Twitter


Criteria to become a member of the JSN:

  • be graduate student, or
  • possess a graduate (post-secondary degree) or PhD within the last 5-6 years, or
  • be a social practitioner graduated within the last 5-6 years

Joining the JSN is free of charge. The JSN has two levels of membership: JSN full member and JSN associate member.

- becoming JSN full member requires:

1) submitting the abstract of your doctoral dissertation to Sociology Dissertations abstracts global initiative, our unique
open-access database that increases the visibility of your research and promotes your professional career
2) subscribing to the JSN mailing list, through which a
newsletter is sent twice a month, including useful, interesting &
relevant updates. (Non-Gmail users willing to join the mailing list should send a request to:

- becoming JSN associate member requires subscribing to the JSN mailing list. (Non-Gmail users willing to join the mailing list should send a request to:

The JSN encourages its members to join the International Sociological Association and its Research Committee(s), Working and/or Thematic Group(s). To learn about the benefits of the individual ISA membership and discounted students fee see:

Past Activities
pdf Report on the 7th Slovenian Social Sciences Conference
co-organised by the Junior Sociologists Network
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
August 21-23, 2015

pdf Report on the 6th Slovenian Social Sciences Conference
co-organised by the Junior Sociologists Network
Piran, Slovenia
September 25-27, 2014

pdf Report on the JSN conference 2014
International Scientific Conference Networks in the Global World: Bridging Theory and Method: American, European, and Russian Studies
St. Petersburg, June 27-29, 2014

pdf Report on the JSN conference 2012
International Scientific Conference Networks in the Global World: Structural Transformations in Europe, the US and Russia
St. Petersburg, June 2012

Report on the JSN conference 2011
Multi-faceted nature of collaboration in contemporary world
Nova Gorica, Slovenia, November 2011


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