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.

Board 2024 - 2027


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


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


Carmela ROYBAL,University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA,

Newsletter Editor

Arvinder ANSARI, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Regional Representatives


Naa Adjeley ALAKIJA, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Mirielle MANGA, University of Yaounde, Cameroon
Vivian NJEMANZE, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Nigeria
Nelly SHARPLEY, University of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa

Asia (South, Southeast, East)

Ece ESMER, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Türkiye
Ajailiu NIUMAI, University of Hyderabad, India
Caroline SCHOEPF, Manila, Philippines
Rukmini SEN, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi, India 


Juliet WATSON, University of Melbourne, Australia   

Canada & USA Daniel AMOAH, Memorial University, Canada
Jane KU, University of Windsor, Canada
Gayle KAUFMAN, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, USA
Kristy KELLY, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA


Jeff HEARN, Örebro University, Örbero, Sweden
Izabela KORBIEL, University of Vienna, Austria
Caroline NEWTON, TU-Delft, Netherlands
Rahat SHAH, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Latin America and the Caribbean

Talia ESNARD, University of the West Indies-St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Manuela MENDOZA, Universidad de O’Higgins, Chile

Past President

Melanie HEATH, McMaster University, Canada

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Marlise MATOS,
Solange SIMOES,


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