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International Sociological Association

Junior Sociologists
Network, JSN


Established in 2007

The Junior Sociologists Network at 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


  • PhD dissertations abstracts database
    This important initiative provides junior sociologists a unique open access platform to present your PhD dissertation abstract, short bio and contact details.
    Please join the Facebook page and Twitter account of this project.

ISA Phd Dissertation abstracs Facebook

ISA PhD dissertation abstracts Twitter

  • Organizing scholarly conferences and workshops and being a partner of academic events.


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

Instructions on how to join (free of charge) the Junior Sociologists Network will be provided soon.

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
The Challenges of Social Transformations 
6th Slovenian Social Sciences Conference
co-organised by Making Migrations Work for Development EU funded Project and ISA 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

European Public Health Network 
for students, young researchers and practitioners 
European Public Health Association 

Networks in the global world: Structural
transformations  in Europe, the US and Russia 

International Scientific Conference 
St. Petersburg, Russia 
June 22-24 2012


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