Internal Organization

The affairs of the ISA are governed by the Assembly of Councils which is composed of all members of the Council of National Associations and the Research Council.

The Council of National Associations consists of one delegate from each member country. The Research Council is composed of representatives of all Research Committees and sponsors scientific activities of the ISA.

The rules of functioning of the Research Committees are detailed in:

Every four years at the time of the World Congress, the Assembly of Councils elect the President and Vice-Presidents. Each Council elect 8 members of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee administers the affairs of the Association between these meetings, while the ISA Secretariat executes the decisions and handles administrative matters. Officers of the Executive Committee serve on at least one of the following sub-committees:

The remit of the Research Coordinating Committee is to approve the formation of Thematic Groups, to examine applications for the establishment of Working Groups and Research Committees, to review their activities and to put forward to the Executive Committee recommendations on both particular cases and general policy.

Chair Markus SCHULZ, New School for Social Research, New York, USA, markus.s.schulz@gmail.com
Vice-President, Research Council
Members Rosemary BARBERET, City University of New York, USA
Dilek CINDOGLU, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Guillermina JASSO, New York University, USA
Kalpana KANNABIRAN, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, India
Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, UK
Abdul-Mumin SA’AD, Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Celi SCALON (EC representative) Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sawako SHIRAHASE (EC representative), University of Tokyo, Japan
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Chin-Chun YI, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

National Associations Liaison Committee coordinates activities of national associations, regular collective members, represented at the Council of National Associations.

Chair Sari HANAFI, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, sh41@aub.edu.lb
Vice-President, National Associations
Members Filomin GUTIERREZ, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
John HOLMWOOD, University of Birmingham, UK
Simon MAPADIMENG, North-West University, South Africa
Abdul-Mumin SA’AD (EC representative), Federal College of Education, Nigeria
Ayse SAKTANBER, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Celi SCALON, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sawako SHIRAHASE, University of Tokyo, Japan
Grazyna SKAPSKA, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Chin-Chun YI (EC representative), Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Elena ZDRAVOMYSLOVA, European University St. Petersburg, Russia

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018.
Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities

Program Committee Chair Margaret ABRAHAM, ISA President, USA
ISA Vice-Presidents Sari HANAFI, VP National Associations, Lebanon 
Markus SCHULZ, VP Research, USA   
Vineeta SINHA, VP Publications, Singapore
Benjamin TEJERINA, VP Finance and Membership, Spain
Members of ISA
Research Coordinating Committee
Rosemary BARBERET, USA  
Kalpana KANNABIRAN, India 
Marina KURKCHIYAN, United Kingdom
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Canada
Members ISA
National Associations Liaison Committee
John HOLMWOOD, United Kingdom
Simon MAPADIMENG, South Africa
Celi SCALON, Brazil
Sawako SHIRAHASE, Japan
Local Organizing Committee Patrizia ALBANESE, Canadian Sociological Association
2 Invited ISA
Members external to Executive Committee


The Publications Committee supervises journals and books published by the ISA and proposes policies in the area of publications.

Chair Vineeta SINHA, National University, Singapore, socvs@nus.edu.sg
Vice-President Publications
Editors Current Sociology Karim MURJI, University of West London, United Kingdom
Sarah NEAL, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
International Sociology Marta SOLER, University of Barcelona, Spain
International Sociology Reviews Mohammed A. BAMYEH, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sage Studies in International Sociology Chaime MARCUELLO SERVÓS, University of Zaragoza, Spain
eSymposium and Social Justice Democratization Space Kelvin LOW, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sociopedia.isa Bert KLANDERMANS, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Executive Committee
Rosemary BARBERET, City University of New York, USA
John HOLMWOOD, University of Birmingham, UK
Marina KURKCHIYAN, University of Oxford, UK
Simon MAPADIMENG, North-West University, South Africa
Observer Robert ROJEK, SAGE Publications

The responsibility of the Membership and Finances Committee is to oversee the Association's financial affairs and to propose policies in the area of finance and membership.

Chair Benjamin TEJERINA, University of the Basque Country, Spain, b.tejerina@ehu.es
Vice-President, Finance and Membership
Members Dilek CINDOGLU, Abdullah Gul University, Turkey
Kalpana KANNABIRAN, Council for Social Development, Hyderabad, India
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Elena ZDRAVOMYSLOVA, European University St. Petersburg, Russia
Social Science Council Paris
Delegates Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Canada
Chin-Chun YI, Taiwan
UN office New York Delegates Rosemary BARBERET, USA
Jan Marie FRITZ, USA
Grazyna SKAPSKA, Poland
Youth Representatives Louise CORMIER, USA
UN office Vienna Delegate Rosemary BARBERET, USA
Rudolf RICHTER, Austria
Grazyna SKAPSKA, Poland
Global Development Network Delegate Habibul KHONDKER, United Arab Emirates, 2015-2018
International Council for Science Union,
ICSU, Paris, France
Delegate Stewart LOCKIE, Australia
International Institute of Sociology of Law,
Oñati, Spain
Delegate Marta SOLER, Spain

The Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology of the University Complutense in Madrid is the host of the Secretariat. Activities of the ISA are financed from membership dues and sales of publications.

ISA archives are located at The International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Organizational Structure of the ISA

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