Research Committees

RC37 Sociology of Arts

Established in 1979


To encourage research of high quality on the arts and culture more generally, within and between countries. To fulfill this purpose the Committee engages in the following activities:

  • it organizes sessions of the Sociology of the Arts at the meetings of the ISA
  • it sponsors international seminars on topics of theoretical, methodological or substantive importance in this field
  • it arranges for publication on matters related to research
  • develops an international roster of sociologists of the arts and culture, and organizations involved in similar pursuit
  • it fosters cross- national sociological research through the international membership in the research committee meetings, newsletter and other correspondence
  • it seeks to keep its members informed of RC37 activities
  • it engages in additional activities to disseminate its activities and encourage intellectual networks in and among many countries.

Board 2014-2018

President Paulo MENEZES, University of São Paulo, Brazil,
Secretary Ilaria RICCIONI, University of Bolzano, Italy,
Treasurer Eduardo DE LA FUENTE, Flinders University, Australia
Newsletter Editors Ana Lúcia TEIXEIRA, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, 
Laia FALCON, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain,
Board Members Mariana CERVIÑO, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina   
Marisol FACUSE, University of Chile, Chile  
Florent GAUDEZ, University of Grenoble, France   
Malfrid Irene HAGEN, Buskerud University College, Norway
Jeffrey HALLEY, University of Texas, USA
Marta HERRERO, Sheffield University, United Kingdom 
Michael HUTTER, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Technical University Berlin, Germany   
Eiko IKEGAMI, New School for Social Research, USA 
Volker KIRCHBERG, Leuphana University, Germany  
Jan MARONTATE, Simon Fraser University, Canada  
Arturo RODRIGUEZ MORATO, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Alain QUEMIN, University of Marne-la-Vallée and LATTS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Helmut STAUBMANN, University of Innsbruck, Austria  
Vera ZOLBERG, New School for Social Research, USA

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinator: Paulo MENEZES,


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  • Category B economies: USD 20
  • Category C economies: USD 10
  • Student: USD 10

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