Research Committees

RC27 Sociology of Sport

Established in 1964


The Research Committee on Sociology of Sport was established to achieve the aims of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and ISA, and in particular, to further research and scholarship related to the social meaning and significance of physical activity and sport; to promote international cooperation in the field of sociology of sport; to identify sociological problems in sport, and where appropriate, organize international research projects concerning same.

RC27 collaborates with the International Sociology of Sport Association. 


Board 2023 - 2027

President Parissa SAFAI, York University, Canada,
Vice-Presidents International Relations Helene JONCHERAY, INSEP, France
Conferences Sun-Yong KWON, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Communications Emmanuelle TULLE, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom,
General Secretary Billy GRAEFF, Federal University of Rio Grande, Brazil,
Treasurer Mark FALCOUS, University of Otago, New Zealand,
Past President Michael (Mike) SAM, University of Otago, New Zealand


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Editor: Emmanuelle TULLE, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom,


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