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. 

More information

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Board 2020-2023


Michael SAM, University of Otago, New Zealand,


John HORNE, Waseda University, Japan
Hélène JONCHERAY, University of Paris, France, Delegate to ISA Research Council
Brent MCDONALD, Victoria, University, Australia
Emmanuelle TULLE, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Secretary General

Parissa SAFAI, York University, Canada,

Advisory Board

Appointed Members


Ex-officio members
IRSS editor Dominic MALCOLM, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Past President Christine DALLAIRE, University of Ottawa, Canada


Available on ISSA website.
Editor: Mary MCDONALD, Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, USA,


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