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RC28: Join Us

How to Join?
Any social scientist can apply for membership in RC28.  Applications should be addressed to Hiroshi Ishida, RC28 Secretary/Treasurer, <rc28.isa at> (change " at " to @ mark).  Please send the following information: your name, institutional affiliation, status (professor, student, etc), email address, and membership status (regular, regular with subsidized dues, or student).  You will receive an invoice (either 100 US dollars or 20 US dollars, depending on your membership status).  By paying the invoice, you will become a RC28 member.  You must be a member before presenting your work at any RC28 meetings.

Membership Fees
Membership fees are 100 US dollars for each four-year period. Students as well as members from low and middle income countries (categories B and C economies)  may pay a reduced fee of 20 dollars. For the list of these countries, please see ISA membership application (  All members are welcome to contribute to the RC28 travel award fund.

RC28 members have the right to:
  1. Participate in Board elections.
  2. Propose themselves or others for Board membership.
  3. Participate and vote in business meetings of the RC28.
  4. Receive messages from the RC28 listserv.
  5. Participate in local RC28 meetings held twice a year.
  6. Nominate a candidate for the RC28 Significant Scholarship Award.
  7. Participate in all other activities of the RC28.

Becoming a RC28 Member through ISA

Another way to become a member of RC28 is by joining ISA (International Sociological Association) and selecting RC28 as your committee preference.  If you are already a member of ISA, please log on to the ISA account system and add RC28 as one of your committee selections. 
You need to be a member of ISA to present your work at RC28 sessions held at the ISA's World Congress of Sociology, but the ISA membership is not required to present your work at local RC28 meetings.  In order to become a member of ISA, please see: