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 2014-2018

President James V. SPICKARD, University of Redlands, USA,
Vice-President Per PETTERSSON, University of Uppsala, Sweden
Secretary/Treasurer Eloísa MARTÍN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Board Members Africa: Lovemore NDLOVU, Zimbabwe; Michael OKYEREFO, University of Ghana, Ghana 
Asia/Australia/Pacific: Yoshihide SAKURAI, Hokkaido University, Japan; Seyed Hossein SERAJZADEH, Kharazmi University of Tehran, Iran
Europe: Olga BRESKAYA, European Humanities University, Lithuania; Miroljub JEVTIC, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Latin America: Eloísa MARTÍN, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Hugo José SUAREZ, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
North America: Jualynne DODSON, Michigan State University, USA; Ephraim SHAPIRO, Columbia University, USA

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinators: Sam HAN,, Anna HALAFOFF, and Carolline STARKEY,


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