Research Committees

RC22 Sociology of Religion

Established in 1959


RC22 was established with the intention of opening up a broader range of opportunities for participation in the activities of the ISA in the field of the Sociology of Religion. To this end the RC22 undertakes measures: to secure and develop personal and institutional contacts amongst sociologists of religion throughout the world; to encourage the international dissemination and exchange of information on significant developments in the sociology of religion and to promote the development of scientific activities in the sociology world wide; to facilitate and promote international meetings and research in the field of the sociology of religion; to help the non-represented countries to use the RC22 resources and its facilities.

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Board 2023 - 2027

President Mar GRIERA, Universitad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain,
Vice-President Titus HJELM, University of Helsinki, Finland
Secretary/Treasurer Olga Lidia OLIVAS HERNANDEZ, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico,
Online Communication Manager Daniel VALDEZ MARQUEZ, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico,
Board Members Africa:
Gabriel FAIMAU, University of Botswana, Botswana
Josiah TARU, Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe 
Asia Pacific:
Susan CARLAND, Monash University, Australia
Ari ENGELBERG, Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem, Israel
Milda ALISAUSKIENE, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Jorg STOLZ, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Latin America:
Hugo H. RABBIA, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina
North America:
Ruth Vida AMWE, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA
Jacqui FROST, Purdue University, USA
Early Career:
Sumedha DUTTA, Central University of Punjab, India

Program Coordinator for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 is:
Titus HJELM,


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