Junior Sociologists

ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists



The International Sociological Association is pleased to announce a list of the winners and finalists of the Eighth Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, selected by the Grand Jury chaired by the ISA President Sari Hanafi.


(in alphabetical order)

  • Ms. Nedha DE SILVA, Monash University, Australia
    Post-conflict Neoliberal Microfinance Debt Crisis: The Tragedy of the Sri Lankan Rural Women
  • Ms. Jiyoung KIM, Paris Nanterre University, France
    Gentrifying Otherness: Diversity and Whiteness in the Restaurants in the Canal Saint-Martin Neighbourhood in Paris
  • Mr. Maximiliano MARENTES, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina
    Ni iguales ni desiguales. Principios de igualación y desigualación en relaciones amorosas de varones argentinos

The winners receive four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee and ticket to participate in the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (June 25- July 1, 2023) and a pre-congress seminar in Melbourne, Australia. The winners will be presented at the Prize Giving Ceremony at the Congress.


 (in alphabetical order)

  • Adrienne Lee ATTERBERRY, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA
    Intensive Teaching: Teaching within a Neoliberal Context
  • Mr. John Rey CODILLA, Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology, Philippines
    Violent Incidents and School Safety: Avatar of Basic Education in the Era of FIRe
  • Ms. Anna FEDOROVA, S.I. Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the RAS, Russia
    Actualization of Russian Ethnic Nationalism in Social Networks: the Experience of Non-reactive Research
  • Mr. Alan FREITAS, Universidad Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil
    Well-Being and Social Stratification Process in Brazil
  • Ms. Veronica GREGORIO, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Farmers as Parents: Dissecting Parenting Strategies of Smallholders
  • Ms. Alice KROZER and Mr. Diego CASTAÑEDA, El Colegio de México, México
    Life on the Edge: Elites, Wealth, and Inequality in Sonora 1871-1910
  • Ms. Larisa LARA GUERRERO, Université de Liège, Belgique
    Subjetivación política de migrantes mexicanos en Bélgica y Francia: procesos de reflexión, experiencia y emancipación
  • Mr. Julien LARREGUE, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    La réforme des moeurs scientifiques. Une analyse sociologique de la fraude en psychologie sociale
  • Mr. Romulo NIEVA, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Contextualising the Nexus between Incarceration and Reproductive Wellbeing: The case of Filipino Women in Prison
  • Ms. Alice SCAVARDA, University of Turin, Italy
    Can You See the Person, Beyond the Syndrome? Strategies of Resistance to Stigma of Parents with Disabled Children
  • Mr. Arno VAN HOOTEGEM, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
    Worlds of Distributive Justice Preferences. Individual- and Country-level Profiles of Support for Equality, Equity and Need
  • Mr. Tiago VIEIRA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
    Platform Couriers’ Self-exploitation: the Case of Glovo

The finalists receive Merit Award Certificate, four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee to participate in the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (June 25- July 1, 2023) and in a pre-congress seminar in Melbourne, Australia. The ISA, however, cannot cover their travel costs.

Committee of the Eight ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists:

Professor Ayse Saktanber, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, Coordinator
Professor Laura Oso Casas, University of Coruña, Spain
Professor Bandana Purkayastha, University of Connecticut, USA

Contact isa@isa-sociology.org