Research Committees

RC04 Sociology of Education


RC04 is an active group with annual or bi-annual meetings on sociology of education topics. Regular meetings are held at the World Congress of Sociology (every four years) and at the RC's Midterm Conferences (in-between world congresses); in addition, meetings on special topics are held.

To know more about the history of RC04, go to Bulletin 27 (1981), pp. 39-42.

Board 2023 - 2027

President Marios VRYONIDES, European University Cyprus, Cyprus,
Secretary/Treasurer Shaheeda ESSACK, Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), South Africa,
Vice-Presidents Africa Duncan B HINDLE, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Asia Tien-Hui CHIANG, Anhui Normal University, China
Europe Karina MALDONADO-MARISCAL, TU Dortmund University, Germany
North America Anita Cecilia HIRSCH ADLER, UNAM, Mexico
Oceania Joanna SIKORA, Australian National University, Australia
South America Analia Ines MEO, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET, Argentina
Past President Marios VRYONIDES, European University Cyprus, Cyprus

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Shaheeda ESSACK,


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