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.

To know more about the history of RC37, go to Bulletin 31 (1983), p. 28.

Board 2023 - 2027

President Ilaria RICCIONI, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy,
Vice-President Eduardo DE LA FUENTE, University of South Australia, Australia
Secretary/Treasurer Marisol FACUSE, Universidad de Chile, Chile,
Online Communication Managers / Newsletter Editors Iulia-Clara CIRDAN, London School of Economics, United Kingdom,
Laia FALCON, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain,
Priyam SINHA, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore,
Board Members Ana Lucia DE FREITAS TEIXEIRA, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Malfrid Irene HAGEN, Buskerud University College, Norway
Jeffrey A. HALLEY, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Anna HICKEY-MOODY, Maynooth National University, Ireland
Volker KIRCHBERG, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Ayca KURTOGLU, Acibadem University, Türkiye
Chia-Ling LAI, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Laurence LAROCHELLE, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Paul LOPES, Colgate University, USA
Jan MARONTATE, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Arturo RODRIGUEZ MORATO, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain
Vera ZOLBERG, New School for Social Research, USA (In Memoriam)

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