Research Committees

RC13 Sociology of Leisure


To promote international cooperation in the field of the activities of sociology of leisure; to exchange theoretical and practical information among all countries and experts concerning the results of investigations on leisure; to convene international seminars, symposia, meetings on leisure; to prepare and circulate reports about the development and problems of leisure in different countries and regions; to promote organiseddocumentation on leisure in cooperation with other documentation centers; to identify sociological problems in leisure and organize international research projects.

To know more about the history of RC13, go to Bulletin 32 (1983), pp. 11-15.

Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023


Sukant K. CHAUDHURY, University of Lucknow, India,


Shintaro KONO, University of Alberta, Canada
Maliga Subaluxmi NAIDOO, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa (resigned 2018)

Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Karl SPRACKLEN, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom (resigned 2022)

Board Members

Anju BENIWAL, Government Meera Girls College, India 
Cesar TEIXEIRA CASTILHO, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Ana Claudia PORFIRIO COUTO, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Christianne GOMES, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Dilip Ramdas KHAIRNAR, Deogiri College, India
Huimei LIU, Zhejiang University, China
Fabio Massimo LO VERDE, University of Palermo, Italy
Richard MCGRATH, University of South Australia, Australia
Rasul A. MOWATT, Indiana University, USA
Madhu NAGLA, Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), India
Pratap PINJANI, Government College, Ajmer, India
Kenneth ROBERTS, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Pranjal SARMA, Dibrugarh University, India
Klara TARKO, University of Szeged, Hungary
Misri Lal VERMA, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, India

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Sukant Kumar CHAUDHURY,


The International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure is the official journal of the RC13. It has been launched in 2018 and is also on Twitter.


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