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RC22 Officers and Board

The RC22 leadership team consists of three Officers and ten Board Members, plus appointees for special projects.

The Board and Officers serve for four-year terms, beginning and ending with the ISA World Congresses. 

Each major world region is represented and the Past President serves on the Board ex officio.

BOARD MEMBERS 2018-2022. Extended 2023.


President: Afe ADOGAME, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA –

Vice-President: Mar GRIERA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona –

Secretary/Treasurer: Cecilia DELGADO-MOLINA, UNAM, México (2021-2023) –


Lovemore NDLOVU, Zimbabwe
Michael OKYEREFO, University of Ghana, Ghana

Hossein GODAZGAR, University of Warwick, UK
SAKURAI Yoshihide, Hokkaido University, Japan

Milda ALIŠAUSKIENĖ, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Olga BRESKAYA, University of Padua, Italy

Latin America
Roberta Bivar CAMPOS, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Juan Cruz ESQUIVEL, National Research Council, Argentina

North America
Jualynne DODSON, Michigan State University, USA
Conrad HACKETT, Pew Research Center, USA

Past President: Jim SPICKARD, University of Redlands, USA

Elections for President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Board Members occur in the Spring before each World Congress.  

The Board appoints one or more Vice-Presidents.  

After consulting the Board, the President appoints liaisons with other scholarly organizations and Program Coordinators for our various conferences.

call for nominations 

The International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion (RC22) welcomes nominations for its 2023-2027 Officers: President, Secretary/Treasurer & 10 Board Members: Two from each of five world regions: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America (U.S./Canada). 

Find the Call for Nominations at: