Research Committees

RC36 Alienation Theory and Research

Established in 1972


It is the main objective of the RC36 to promote the development of alienation theory and research within the social sciences and allied disciplines.

To know more about the history of RC36, go to Bulletin 29 (1982), pp. 13-15.

Board 2023 - 2027

President Dirk MICHEL-SCHERTGES, Aarhus University, Denmark,
Secretary Humberto FERNANDES, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil,
Treasurer Andrew BLASKO, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Bulgaria,
Online Communication Manager Humberto FERNANDES, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil,
Board Members Zhaolun FAN, Tsinghua University, China
Terry MALEY, York University, Canada
Silvia PEZZOLI, University of Florence, Italy
Olga SIMONOVA, Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia
Ex-officio Past Presidents Lauren LANGMAN, Loyola University of Chicago, USA
Vessela MISHEVA, Uppsala University, Sweden
Michael THOMPSON, William Paterson University, USA

Program Coordinators for V ISA Forum of Sociology 2025 are:
Andrew BLASKO,


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2011   Jun1/Jun2    
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