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ABOUT RC32

Welcome to the Research Committee on Women, Gender, and Society (RC32) of the International Sociological Association (ISA). The ISA is a non-profit association for scientific purposes in the field of sociology and social sciences and was founded in 1949 under the auspices of UNESCO.

RC32 (Women, Gender, and Society) was established in 1973 with the name Sex Roles in Society, in accordance with what was then Article XI of the ISA Statutes. The Research Committee emerged from a Working Group with the same name established at the VII World Congress of Sociology in 1970 in response to a petition from women and men at that Congress. The title of RC32 was changed to Women in Society by a mail ballot among its members in 1980. RC32 is organized according to Article 4 of the 2002 Statutes of ISA. In 2018, it was further changed to Women, Gender and Society.

 

RC32 raises its own funds primarily from membership dues. RC32 may also apply and receive funds from the ISA and appropriate sources. RC32 administers its own funds through the election of a Treasurer who, in conjunction with the ISA, collects and banks dues and keeps up to date membership lists, and provides a financial report.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • to promote the development of theory, methods, and practice concerning women in society and the intersecting nature of gender with other dimensions of diversity and inequality in society.

  • 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 who share the perspectives enumerated in article IIa to IIc.

  • to forge links with research committees on women in other international social science associations in order to exchange information across interdisciplinary boundaries and to promote mutually beneficial joint ventures (e.g., planning inter-Congress and pre-Congress conferences, producing newsletters, etc.).

  • to maintain continuing contact with UN agencies, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) related to our activities, to maintain continuing links with other research groups within the ISA, and to take an active part in establishing international priorities through consultancy, advocacy, and networking activities; and

  • to contribute to increased awareness of the objectives and activities of the ISA.

OUR BOARD

2018-2022

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PRESIDENT

Melanie Heath

McMaster University, Canada

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CO-PRESIDENT ELECT

Marlise Matos

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 

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CO-PRESIDENT ELECT

Solange Simoes

Eastern Michigan University, USA

SECRETARY

Alicia Itati Palermo

Universidad Nacional de Luján, Argentina

TREASURER

Manashi Ray

West Virginia State University, USA

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

Shweta Majumdar Adur

California State University, Los Angeles, USA

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

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AFRICA


 

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

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ASIA


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


 

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AUSTRALIA



Nana Oishi
The University of Melbourne, Australia  

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EUROPE

 

Ignazia Bartholini

University of Palermo, Italy

 

Capitolina Diaz

University of Valencia, Spain


Sofia Strip

Orebro University, Sweden

 

Francesca Alice Vianello

University of Padua, Italy
 

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LATIN AMERICA

& THE CARIBBEAN


 

Sue-Anne Barratt

The University of the West Indies,

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Ochy Curiel

Dominican Republic

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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