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. 

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Board 2020 - 2022. Extended 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, United Kingdom,

Secretary General

Parissa SAFAI, York University, Canada,

Advisory Board

Appointed Members

Tzu-hsuan CHEN, National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan
Tamas DOCZI, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Simona SAFARIKOVA, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Lucie SCHOCH, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Mikhail SINYUTIN, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation      
Eivind SKILLE, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Kwon SUN-YONG, Seoul National University, Korea
Jacco VAN STERKENBURG, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Pinar YAPRAK, Gazi University, Turkey

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

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Michael SAM,


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


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