Junior Sociologists

Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists


The International Sociological Association is pleased to announce a list of the winners and finalists (in alphabetical order) of the Seventh Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists engaged in social research, selected by the Grand Jury chaired by the ISA President Margaret Abraham.


  • Mr Bouchta EZZIANI, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben AbdiAllah, Fès,  Morocco

Youth and Sexuality in Moroccan Society: The Case of Educated Youth

  • Ms Karen FOSTER, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

The Ethics of Work and Consumption in Rural Atlantic Canada

  • Mr Tommaso GRAVANTE, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Desaparición forzada y trauma cultural en México. La construcción de una nueva narrativa social a partir del Movimiento de Ayotzinapa

  • Mr Martin PORTOS GARCIA, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy

Unpacking the Virtuous Circle: Aggrieved Protesters, Eventful Protests or Both at the Same Time?

  • Ms Yuan Zheng LI, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

 Join the Eco-innovation Bandwagon: Evidence from Chinese Firms

The winners receive four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee and ticket to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018)  in Toronto, Canada.


  • Mr Xuan DONG, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Cinderellas on the Training Ground: Femininities in Transition among Female Martial Arts Students in China

  • Mr Minwoo JUNG, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

World Society in Action: Mobilizing the International in South Korean LGBT Activism

  • Mr Ben LAKSANA, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Religious Diversity of the Everyday: Understanding Religious Inclusivity through Young People’s Lived Religious Citizenship in Indonesia

  • Ms Tania RUIZ-CHAPMAN, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada

The Bare Life of Undocumented Migration: Maintaining the Cartesian Subject through the ‘Illegal Mexican’

  • Mr Ahmed SELIM, University of Kent, United Kingdom

The Role of the Resource Mobilization & the Political Opportunities in the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

  • Ms Lyuba SPASOVA, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences, Bulgaria

Approval towards Deviance in Government: A Case Study on Dual Reality Creation

The finalists receive Merit Award Certificate, four-year membership in the ISA, registration fee to participate in the XIX World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018) and in a pre-congress seminar (accommodation provided July 10-13, 2018) in Toronto, Canada. The ISA, however, cannot cover their travel costs.


Contact: isa@isa-sociology.org

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