Research Committees

RC32 Women, Gender, and Society

Established in 1973


To promote the development of theory, methods, and practice concerning women in society and the gendered nature of social institutions; to encourage the critical evaluation of current sociological paradigms from the perspective of all subordinate groups, including women; to promote perspectives and foster consciousness concerning women's rights throughout the world; to improve research, organize meetings, and promote other means of communication, cooperation and collaboration among researchers at the national, regional, and international levels; to forge links with the research committees on women in other international social science associations.

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Board 2018 - 2022. Extended 2023


Melanie HEATH, McMaster University, Canada,


Marlise MATOS, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil,
Solange SIMOES, Eastern Michigan University, USA,


Alicia Itati PALERMO, Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina,


Manashi RAY, West Virginia State University, USA,

Newsletter Editor

Shweta Majumdar ADUR, California State University, Los Angeles, USA,

Regional Representatives


Rosalie Aduayi DIOP, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal
Agatha N.T. EGUAVOEN, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Tayo Ola GEORGE, Covenant University, Nigeria
Roseanne NJIRU, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya  

Asia (South, Southeast, East)

Bula BHADRA, Calcutta University, India
Azam KHATAM, York University (Canada), Iran
Rima MAJED, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Kumiko NEMOTO, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan   


Nana OISHI, The University of Melbourne, Australia   


Ignazia BARTHOLINI, University of Palermo, Italy
Capitolina DIAZ, University of Valencia, Spain   
Sofia STRID, Orebro University, Sweden
Francesca Alice VIANELLO, University of Padua, Italy

Latin America and the Caribbean

Sue-Anne BARRATT, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
Ochy CURIEL, Dominican Republic

North America

Hara BASTAS, LaGuardia Community College, USA
Myrna DAWSON, University of Guelph, Canada
Jan Marie FRITZ, University of Cincinnati, USA
Peruvemba JAYA, University of Ottawa, Canada

Past Co-Presidents

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, University of Ghana, Ghana
Josephine BEOKU-BETTS, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Program Coordinator for XX ISA World Congress 2023 is:
Melanie HEATH,


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