Research Committees

RC02 Economy and Society


To promote the development of the theory and practice of the sociology of economic life; to improve research and promote meetings in the field of the sociology of economic activity at all national, regional and international levels; to provide information on significant developments in this field, particularly through scholar publications; to unite the professional qualities, social consciousness and experience of its members for work on the problems of the sociology of economic activities throughout the world.

To know more about the history of RC02, go to Bulletin 33 (1983), pp. 8-9.

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Board 2023 - 2027

President Karen SHIRE, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
Vice-Presidents Nadya ARAUJO GUIMARAES, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Michelle Fei-yu HSIEH, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Secretary Ece KOCABICAK, The Open University, United Kingdom,
Treasurer Heidi GOTTFRIED, Wayne State University, USA,
Online Communication Manager Sandhya A.S., University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
Board Members William K. CARROLL, University of Victoria, Canada
Christopher CHASE-DUNN, University of California-Riverside, USA
Heidi GOTTFRIED, Wayne State University, USA
Alice KROZER, El Colegio de México, Mexico
Rebecca PEARSE, Australian National University, Australia
Dustin S. STOLTZ, Lehigh University, USA
June WANG, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Karen SHIRE,
Michelle HSIEH,
Rebecca PEARSE,
Sandhya A.S.,


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Dues for a 4-year period:

  • $50 for members from countries in economy category A.
  • $10 discount rate for students or members from countries in economy categories B or C.

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