Members

121 members from 25 countries (Argentina 1; Australia 5; Austria 1; Brazil 7; Canada 25; Colombia 1; Denmark 2; Estonia 2; Finland 6; France 3; Germany 19; Greece 1; Hungary 2; India 1; Israel 1, Italy 1; Japan 1; Mexico 4; Norway 1; Poland 2; Spain 1; Sweden 3; Turkey 2; UK 18; USA 11)

Abbott, Owen, Lecturer, University of Manchester, UK

Acevedo, Marina, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico

  • E-mail: macevedo@unach.mx

Alikhani, Behrouz, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Soziologie, Germany.

  • Research interests: Democratisation and de-democratisation processes in differently structured societies.
  • Recent publications: Institutionelle Entdemokratisierungsprozesse: Zum Nachhinkeffekt des sozialen Habitus in Frankreich, Iran und Deutschland, VS Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2012; The Failure of the Constitutional Monarchy in Iran: The Socio- and Psycho-Genesis of Reza Khan’s Rise of Power, in: Studies on the Iranian World II; Medieval and Modern, edited by Krasnowolska, Anna und Rusek-Kowalska, Renata (Eds.):, pp. 159-174. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2015; Towards a Process-oriented Model of Democratisation or De-Democratisation, in: Human Figurations, 3 (2), 2014; Popular War Songs and Slogans in the Persian Language during the Iran-Iraq War, in: CAMBIO, University of Florence, Italy, Dezember 2013; How Can Habitual Constraints Contribute to a Process of Institutional De-democratization, in paper series: National Culture and National Habitus, in: the Centre for the Critical Study of Global Power and Politics, Trent University, 2012.
  • Email: behrouz.alikhani@uni-muenster.de
  • Webpage: http://ifs.wwu.de/alikhani

Alimi, Eitan, Department of Political Science, Senior lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

  • Research interests: Social movements, contentious politics, conflict resolution.
  • Recent Publications: Alimi, E.Y., Demetriou, C. and L. Bosi (2015) The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective. London: Oxford University Press; Alimi, E.Y. (2011) Relational Dynamics and Factional Adoption of Terrorist Tactics. A Comparative Perspective, Theory and Society, 40(1): 95-118.
  • Email: alimien@012.net.il
  • Home page: https://sites.google.com/site/eitanalimishomepage/home

Armbruster, André, Professur für Allgemeine Soziologie und Soziologische Theorie, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Institut für Soziologie, Germany

  • Research interests: to be added
  • Recent publications: to be added
  • Email: andre.armbruster@uni-due.de

Avar, Adile, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

  • Email: adilearslan@gmail.com

Babo, Thiago, University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Email: babo.thiago@gmail.com

Barbosa, Leticia Cristina B., Doctorate researcher, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Research Center of Socio-political Studies of the Financial System (NESFI), Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil.

  • Research interests: Transactional sociology, International Relations and Latin America, social movements, social innovation, social impact, network analysis.
  • Email: leticia.cristina@icloud.com

Bateman, Tyler, PhD student, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Research interest: environmental sociology and relational sociology
  • Email: tyler.bateman@mail.utoronto.ca

Beaudoin, Christine, PhD student in Sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, member of the HumAnimaLab

  • Research interests: environmental sociology and socio-ecological systems, mixed methods, social network analysis, relational approaches, science and knowledge, anthropocene

Bertoni, Carlota, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico

  • Email: bertoniu@hotmail.com

Bichir, Renata, Professor at the Public Policy Management Course of the University of São Paulo and researcher of the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Brazil.

  • Research interests: Social policies, poverty and inequalities, conditional cash transfer programs, urban policies.
  • Recent publications: Bichir, R. and Marques, E. (2012) Poverty and sociability in Brazilian metropolises: comparing poor people´s personal networks in São Paulo and Salvador. Connections, Vol. 32 (1), p. 20-32; Marques, E., Bichir, R., Moya, M., Zoppi, M. and Pantoja, I. (2009) Poverty and social networks. Local Environment. The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, Vol. 14 (9), p. 807-817; Marques, E.; Bichir, R., Moya, M., Zoppi, M., Pantoja, I. and Pavez, T. (2008) Personal Networks and Urban Poverty: Preliminary Findings. Brazilian Political Science Review, Vol.2, p.10-34.
  • Email: renatabichir@gmail.com

Bleicher, Alena, Researcher, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Bongaerts, Gregor, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • Email: gregor.bongaerts@uni-due.de

Bueno, Arthur, Post-doctorant, University of Erfurt, Germany.

  • Research interests: G. Simmel, social theory.
  • Recent publications: To be added later.
  • Email: arthur.bueno@uni-erfurt.de

Buys, Rebecca, Deakin University, Australia

  • E-mail rbuys@deakin.edu.au

Burkitt, Ian, Professor of Social Identity, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Bradford, UK.

  • Research interests: Self and identity in social theory and social psychology; Emotions; The body in social theory; Theories of agency.
  • Recent publications: Emotions and Social Relations. London: Sage, 2014; Self and Others in the Field of Perception, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology: A Journal of the American Psychological Association, 33 (4) 2013, pp.267-279; Emotional Reflexivity: Feeling, Emotion and Imagination in Reflexive Dialogues’, Sociology, 46 (3), June 2012, pp.458-472; Dialogues with Self and Others: Communication, Miscommunication and the Dialogical Unconscious, Theory and Psychology, 20(3) 2010, pp.305-321; Fragments of Unconscious Experience: Towards a Dialogical, Relational and Sociological Analysis, Theory and Psychology, 20(3) 2010, pp.322-341; Embodied Ideas and Divided Selves: Revisiting Laing via Bakhtin, British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 2009, pp. 563-577. (With Paul Sullivan);Social Selves: Theories of Self and Society. Second Edition. London: Sage, 2008.
  • Email: I.Burkitt@bradford.ac.uk
  • http://www.bradford.ac.uk/social-sciences/staff-profiles/social-sciences-and-criminal-justice/ian-burkitt.php

Canto Mila, Natalia, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Arts and Humanities, Spain.

  • Research interests: G. Simmel.
  • Email: ncantom@uoc.edu

Carpentier, Normand, Chercheur agrégé, Département de sociologie, Université de Montréal, Canada.

  • Research interests: Empirical research, health organization, caregiver help seeking processes.
  • Recent publications: Carpentier, N. and Bernard, P. (2011)  The Complexities of Help-Seeking: Exploring Challenges Through a Social Network Perspective. In: Pescosolido, B., Martin, J.K., McLeod, J.D. and Rogers, A., (Eds.)  The Handbook of the Sociology of Health, Illness, & Healing: Blueprint for the 21st Century, pp. 465-479.  Springer; Carpentier, N. (2011)  Reconstructing the Temporal-Relational Context: Trans-Action Patterns of Caregivers of an Ill Relative with Alzheimer’s Disease. Methodological innovation Online  6, 73-93.
  • Email: normand.carpentier@umontreal.ca

Çeğin, Güney, Professor of Sociology, Pamukkale Üniversitesi, Turkey.

Challand, Benoit, Associate professor, Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA.

  • Research interests: Political sociology; Arab politics; civil society mobilization; foreign aid; Western European Marxism.
  • Recent publications: Challand, B. (2013) Guest editor of a special issue of Constellations. An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 20(1), “Social Theory and the Arab Uprisings”; Challand, B. (2013) Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory and Identity, co-authored with Chiara Bottici, New York: Cambridge University Press; Challand, B. (2009) Palestinian Civil Society: Foreign Donors and the Power to Promote and Exclude, London: Routledge.
  • Email: challanb@newschool.edu

Charalambos, Tsekeris, Associate researcher, Research Centre for Greek Society, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece.

  • Research interests: Relational approaches in the social science, reflexivity and the self, human complex systems and psychosocial networks.
  • Recent publications: Tsekeris, C. (2010) Relationalism in Sociology: Theoretical and Methodological Elaborations. Facta Universitatis. Series: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History 9(1): 139-148; Tsekeris, C. (2013) Norbert Elias on Relations: Insights and Perspectives, in C. Powell and F. Dépelteau (Eds) Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical Issues, pp. 87-104. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan.
  • Email: tsekeris@gmail.com

Cleland, Jamie, University of South Australia, Australia

  • Email: jamie.cleland@unisa.edu.au

Costa, Sergio, Porfessor, Institute for Latin America Studies, Freie Universitat, Germany

Crossley, Nick, Professor, Sociology and Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.

  • Research interests: Apart from relational sociology, social networks and social network analysis, music sociology and collective action.
  • Recent publications: Crossley, N. and al (Ed. by) (2014) Social Networks and Music Worlds. London: Routledge; Crossley, N. (2013) Interactions, Justapositions, and Tastes: Conceptualizing Relations in Relational Sociology, in Powell, C. and Dépelteau, F. (Ed. by) Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and theoretical Issues. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 123-144; Crossley, N. (2011) Towards Relational Sociology, London: Routledge.
  • Email: nicholas.crossley@manchester.ac.uk

Darnhofer, Ika, Professor, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Australia.

David, Martin, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany

Davey, Chris, Ph.D. student, University of Bradford, UK.

  • Christopher P. Davey, PhD in Peace studies and international development
    Research Interests: African Great Lakes region, climate violence, genocide, identity formation, narrative identity, narrative emplotment, postcolonialism, relational sociology.
  • Recent publications: “Mass Violence as Post-Genocide and the Limits/Potential of Responsibility to Protect,” Peace, Conflict & Development: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 22, 2016, pp. 1-24; “Fighting Atrocity: Rethinking the Connection between Gross Violations, Civil Resistance and Humanitarian Interventions,” in Nancy Rupprecht and Wendy Koenig (eds), Global Perspectives on the Holocaust: History, Identity, Legacy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. 391-411.
  • Email: christopherpdavey@gmail.com

Dépelteau, François, Full professor, Department of Sociology, Laurentian University, Canada.

  • Research interests: Transactional sociology, social theory, social movements, environmental sociology
  • Recent publications (in 2013-2014): Conceptualizing Relational Sociology (co-edited with C. Powell), Applying Relational Sociology (Co-edited with C. Powell); Norbert Elias and Social Theory (co-edited with T.S. Landini); and Norbert Elias and Empirical Research (co-edited with T.S. Landini).
  • Email: fdepelteau@laurentian.ca

Doering, Jan, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada.

Dollereder, Lutz, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Germany

  • Email: dollereder@leuphana.de

Donati, Pierpaolo, Full professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Business Law, Director of the Centre of Studies on Social Innovation, University of Bologna, Italy.

  • Research interests: Relational sociology (since 1983), social theory, civil society and third sector,  cultural studies, social innovation, social policies.
  • Recent publications: Donati, P. (2013) Relational Sociology and the Globalized Society, in Dépelteau, F. and C. Powell (eds.) Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, & Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 1-24; Donati, P. (2011) Relational Sociology. A New Paradigm for the Social Sciences. London: Routledge: 1-254;  Donati, P. (2011) Critical Realism, As Viewed by Relational Sociology, in Maccarini, A. et al (eds.), Sociological Realism. London: Routledge: 122-146.
  • Email: pierpaolo.donati@unibo.it

Doucet, Andrea, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care, Professor of Sociology/ Women’s & Gender Studies, Faculty Steering Committee, Social Justice Research Institute, Brock University, Canada.

  • Research interests: To be added later
  • Recent publications: Doucet, A. (in press, Feb 2015) Parental Responsibilities: Dilemmas of Measurement and Gender Equality. Journal of Marriage and Family. 77.2; Doucet, A. (2013). A “choreography of becoming”: Fathering, embodied care, and new materialisms. Canadian Review of Sociology, 50th Anniversary Issue; 50 (3), 284-305.
  • Email: andreadoucet@mac.com

Dudek, Michal, Department of Sociology of Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

  • Email: michal.dudek@uj.edu.pl

Dunning, Michael, PhD, Sociology, Brunel University, UK.

  • Research interests: Norbert Elias, violence, terrorism
  • Recent publication: Dunning, M. (Forthcoming) ‘Terrorism’ and ‘civilisation’: Jihadism as a ‘decivilising’ process. Erdélyi Társadalom.
  • Email: michaeldunning25@hotmail.com

Eacott, Scott, Director Office of Educational Leadership, School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia

Erikson, Emily, Assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Yale University, USA.

  • Research interests: Social Networks, Emergence of Institutions, Capitalism, Theory
  • Recent publications: Erikson, Emily. 2014. Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company. Princeton University Press. Erikson, Emily. 2015. “Relationalism Emergent” Review of Applying Relational Sociology and Conceptualizing Relational Sociology in Contemporary Sociology, 44(1): 3-7. Erikson, Emily. 2013. “Formalist and Relationalist Theory in Social Network Analysis” Sociological Theory 31 (3): 219-242.
  • Email: emily.erikson@yale.edu

Farmer, Diane, Associate professor, Social Justice Education, University of Toronto.

Fernandez, Karina, University of Graz, Austria

  • Email: karina.fernandez@uni-graz.at

Frankel Pratt, Simon, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Research interests: To be added.
  • Recent publications: To be added.
  • Email: simon.pratt@mail.utoronto.ca

Fuhse, Jan, Heisenberg Fellow, Social Science Institute, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.

  • Research interests: Theory of social networks, networks in discourse.
  • Recent publications: Fuhse, J. (2013) Social Relationships between Communication, Network, Structure, and Culture, in Dépelteau, F. and C. Powell (Ed. by) (2013) Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, & Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 181-206; Fuhse, J. (2012) Embedding the Stranger: Ethnic Categories and Cultural Differences in Social Networks. Journal of Intercultural Studies33(6): 639-655.
  • Email: jan@fuhse.net

Gabriel, Norman, Lecturer, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University, UK.

  • Research interests: Norbert Elias; sociology of early childhood; developmental psychology..
  • Recent publications: Norman Gabriel and Lars Bo Kaspersen (2014) (eds) Norbert Elias and Process Sociology – Across Disciplines, Special Issue for History of the Human Sciences; Norman Gabriel and Lars Bo Kaspersen (2014) ‘Human beings in the round’ – towards a general theory of the human sciences,’ History of the Human Sciences 27, 3: 3-19; Norman Gabriel (2014) ‘Growing up beside you: a relational sociology of early childhood,’ History of the Human Sciences 27, 3: 116-135.
  • Email: norman.r.gabriel@plymouth.ac.uk

Grisotti, Marcia, Professor, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Human Ecology and Sociology of Health Research Group, Universidad Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil..

  • Research interest: Sociology of health
  • Recent publications: To be added later
  • Email: grisotti@fastlane.com.br

Glasdam, Stinne, Associate professor, Integrative Health Research, Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden.

  • Research interests: Sociological research in the medical field (primary oncology and gerontology), and I am theoretically inspired by Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault.
  • Recent publication: Glasdam, S. and al. (2013) Client Involvement in Home Care Practice: a Relational Sociological Perspective. Nursing Inquiry, 20(4): 329-340.
  • Email: stinne.glasdam@med.lu.se

Go, Julian, Professor of Sociology, University of Boston, USA.

Goodwin, John, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Leicester, UK.

  • Researech interests: Youth; N. Elias; history of sociology; work and community.
  • Recent publications: To be added later.
  • Email: jdg3@leicester.ac.uk

Greti-Iulia Ivana, Uppsala University, Sweden.

  • Recent publication: Social Ties in Online Networking, Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2018.
  • Email: greti-iulia.ivana@soc.uu.se

Gubrium, Jaber F., Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri, USA.

  • Research interests: Ethnography and narrative analysis; research on the social organization of care and treatment in human service institutions;  institutional practices across the life course.
  • Recent publications: Please see http://sociology.missouri.edu/faculty/gubrium.shtml
  • Email: gubriumj@missouri.edu

Guptara, Prabhu, Member of the Board, Institute of Management, University of St Gallen, Switzerland; Distinguished Professor of Global Business, Management & Public Policy, William Carey University, India; Adviser to the Board, Forward Press Magazine, New Delhi, India; Publisher, The International Indian magazine, Dubai, UAE; Honorary Chairman, Career Innovation Company, Oxford, UK; Chairman, Relational Thinking Network, Cambridge, UK; Chairman, Academic Council, GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin), USA

  • Research interests: To be added later.
  • Recent pubications: To be added later.
  • Email: prabhusguptara@gmail.com

Guy, Jean-Sébastien, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University, Canada.

  • Research interests: Social theory, Niklas Luhmann, globalization, the concepts of metric and nonmetric.
  • Recent publications: (2017) “Functional systems as metric forms and institutions as nonmetric forms: a neo-Luhmannian approach”, in Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 32-47.
  • Email: jsguy@dal.ca

Hall, M. Peter, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Education, University of Missouri and affiliate professor of sociology at Colorado State University, USA.

  • Research interests: Social organization, space and time, environmental sociology, meta-power and power.
  • Recent publications: The Meta-Power Paradigm. 2013.Tom R, Burns and Peter M. Hall, eds. Peter Lang Publishers
  • Email: Peter.Hall@colostate.edu
  • Website: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~pmhall

Hanson, Barbara, York University, Canada

  • Email: hansonbg@yorku.ca

Hillcoat-Nalletamby, Sarah, Associate professor, Public Health and Policy Studies, Swansea University, UK.

Holzer, Boris University of Konstanz, Germany

  • E-mailboris.holzer@uni.kn

Hughes, Jason, Professor and Head of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK.

  • Research interests: His research of  interests span a range of concerns but include: problematized consumption, drugs, addiction and health; emotions, work and identity; figurational sociology and sociological theory; methods and methodology; moral panic and regulation.
  • Recent publications: Hughes, J. and Goodwin, J. (Ed.) (2014) Human Documents and Archival Research, Sage; Dunning, E. and Hughes, J. (2013) Norbert Elias and Modern Sociology: Knowledge, Interdependence, Power, Process, Bloomsbury;  Hughes, J. and al. (Ed.) Moral Panics in the Contemporary World, Bloomsbury; Hughes, J., Jewson, N. and Unwin, L. (2007) Communities of Practice: Critical Perspectives, Routledge; Hughes, J. (2003) Learning to Smoke, University of Chicago Press.
  •  Email: jrah1@me.com

Jancsics, David, Post-doctorate researcher, City University of New York, Graduate Center, USA.

  • Research interests: Relational approach to corruption, informal networks, organizations and brokerage.
  • Recent publication: David Jancsics (2014). ‘A Friend Gave Me a Phone Number’ – Brokerage in Low-level Corruption. International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice. Available online: Aug. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijlcj.2014.07.003.
  • Email: djancsics@gc.cuny.edu

Joly, Marc, France

  • Research interests: Relational sociology
  • Recent publication: Devenir Norbert Elias. Histoire croisée d’un processus de reconnaissance scientifique : la réception française, Paris, Fayard, coll. « Histoire de la pensée », 2012, 472 p.
  • Email: marcjoly@libero.it

Kawai, Kyohei, Kawasaki City College of Nursing, Japan

  • Email: k-kawai@cablenet.ne.jp

Kasperson, L.B., Professor, Head of Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Research interests: To be announced soon
  • Recent publications: To be announced soon
  • Email: LBK@ifs.ku.dk

Ketoviki, Kaisa, Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki and Fellow at the
Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

  • Research interests: social theory, relational sociology,  social bonds, belonging and community, family, friendship, intimacy,  urban sociology,  life vulnerability, illness and suffering,  social and sociological categorizations, qualitative and relational analysis.
  • Recent publications: Roseneil, S. and Ketokivi, K. (2015) “Relational Persons and Relational Processes: Developing the Notion of Relationality for the Sociology of Personal Life”, Sociology, pp. 1-17; Kaisa Ketokivi & Mianna Meskus (2015) The dilemma of ‘the capable actor’ and the case of disrupted lives. Contemporary Social Science: Journal of  the Academy of Social Sciences (http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/rFabZn4U2XK5S5gcBsGz/full); Ketokivi, Kaisa (2014) Mental illness, stigma and belonging in  family relationships. Families, Relationships and Societies (http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/frs/pre-prints/content-PP_FRS-D-13-00010R3)
  • Email: kaisa.ketokivi@helsinki.fi

Kivinen, Osmo, Professor and director of Research Unit for the Sociology of Education, RUSE, University of Turku, Finland.

  • Research interests: Methodological relationalism, pragmatism, sociology of education, sociology of science.
  • Recent publications: Kivinen, O. and Piiroinen, T. (2013) Human Transaction Mechanisms in Evolutionary Niches – A methodological Relationist Standpoint, in Dépelteau, F. and C. Powell (Ed. by) (2013) Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, & Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 83-100.
  • Email: osmo.kivinen@utu.fi

Lacassagne, Aurélie, Associate professor, Department of Political Science, Laurentian University, Canada.

  • Research interests: International relations, relational thinking, cultural and artistic production.
  • Recent publications: Lacassagne, A. (2012) Cultures of anarchy as figurations: Reflections on Wendt, Elias and the English School, in Human Figurations 2; Lacassagne, A. (2011) The Established and the Outsiders: A Relational Analysis of Political representations in the trilogy Shrek, in Nieguth, T., Lacassagne, A. and Dépelteau, F., Investigating Shrek. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Email: alacassagne@laurentian.ca

Lahire, Bernard, Professeur de sociologie à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

  • Research interests: Sociology of education, art and culture.
  • Recent publications: Lahire, B. (2013) Dans les plis singuliers du social. Individus, institutions, socialisations, Paris, La Découverte; Lahire, B. (2012) Tableaux de familles. Heurs et malheurs scolaires en milieux populaires, Seuil, collection « Points Essais »; Lahire, B. (2010) The Plural Actor, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK.
  •  Email: bernard.lahire@ens-lyon.fr

Lakatos, Zoltan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

  • Email: zlakatos@eik.bme.hu

Leschziner, Vanina, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

  • E-mail:  vanina.leschziner@utoronto.ca

Lietz, Haiko, PhD student in Sociology,  University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

  • Research interests: Empirical test of White’s and Padgett’s sociological theory and a development of the identity concept.
  • Recent publications: Lietz, H., Wagner, C., Bleier, A., & Strohmaier, M. (2014). When politicians talk: Assessing online conversational practices of political parties on Twitter. In Proceedings of the Eighth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, edited by Adar, E., Resnick, P., De Choudhury, M., Hogan, B., & Oh, A., 285–294. Ann Arbor, MI: AAAI Press; Riechert, M., Sirtes, D., & Lietz, H. (2013). Collaboration benefits and international visibility of two-country-collaborations. In Translational Twists and Turns: Science as a Socio-Economic Endeavor; Proceedings of STI 2013 Berlin, edited by Hinze, S. & Lottmann, A., 302–312; Lietz, H. (2013). Diagnose von Emerging Science: Die Fälle “New Science of Networks” und Szientometrie. In Wissen – Wissenschaft – Organisation, edited by Ohly, H.-P., 357–371. Würzburg: Ergon-Verlag.
  • Email: Haiko.Lietz@gesis.org

Liu, Sida, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

  • Research interests: Socio-legal studies, organizations and professions, social theory.
  • Recent publications:
    Liu, Sida, and Mustafa Emirbayer. “Field and Ecology.” Sociological Theory, forthcoming.
    Liu, Sida, and Hongqi Wu. “The Ecology of Organizational Growth: Chinese Law Firms in the Age of Globalization.” American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming.
    Liu, Sida. 2015. “Boundary Work and Exchange: The Formation of a Professional Service Market.” Symbolic Interaction 38(1): 1-21.
    Liu, Sida. 2015. “Law’s Social Forms: A Powerless Approach to the Sociology of Law.” Law & Social Inquiry 40(1):1-28.
  • Email: sidaliu@ssc.wisc.edu

Lizardo, Omar, Associate professor, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, USA.

  • Research interests: Sociological theory, the sociology of culture, sociology of organizations, network theory, microsociology, world-systems analysis and the philosophy of social science.
  • Recent publications: Michael Strand and Omar Lizardo. 2015. “Beyond world images: Belief as embodied action in the world.” Sociological Theory 33:44-70; Jeff Larson and Omar Lizardo. 2015. “An institutional logics approach to the analysis of social movement fields.” Social Currents 2: 58-80; Omar Lizardo and Melissa Fletcher Pirkey. 2014. “How organizational theory can help network theorizing: Linking structure and dynamics via cross-level analogies.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 40: 33-56; Omar Lizardo and Jessica Collett. 2013. “Embarrassment and social organization: A multiple identities model.” Social Forces 92: 353-375; Robert M. Fishman and Omar Lizardo. 2013. “How macro-historical change shapes cultural taste: Legacies of democratization in Spain and Portugal.” American Sociological Review 78: 213-223; Omar Lizardo. 2013. “Variety in cultural choice and the activation of social ties.” Social Science Research 42: 321–330; Omar Lizardo and Sara Skiles. 2012. “Reconceptualizing and theorizing ‘omnivorousness’: Genetic and relational mechanisms.” Sociological Theory 30: 260-280; Omar Lizardo. 2012. “The conceptual bases of metaphors of dirt and cleanliness in moral and nonmoral reasoning.” Cognitive Linguistics 23-2: 367-394. (See the website: http://www3.nd.edu/~olizardo/bio.html)
  • Email: olizardo@nd.edu

Lorenz, Stephan, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

  • E-mail: Stephan.Lorenz@uni-jena.de

Loubere, Nicholas, Associate senior lecturer, Center for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

  • Research interests: Asian Studies, Development Studies, Rural development, China Studies, research methods, fieldwork.
  • Recent publications: To be added later
  • Email: nloubere@gmail.com

Mamas, Christoforos, Lecturer, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University, UK.

  • Research interests: Inclusive and special education, peer relationships, friendship networks, social network analysis
  • Recent publications: Seale, J., Georgeson, J., Mamas, C. and Swain, J. (2015) Not the right kind of ‘digital capital’? An examination of the complex relationship between disabled students, their technologies and higher education institutions, Computers & Education, 82, pp. 118-128. Mamas, C. (2014) The relationship between intercultural and inclusive education: two sides of the same coin? In: Hadjisoteriou, C. and Xenofontos, K. (eds.) Intercultural Education: challenges, pedagogical considerations and suggestions. Saita Publications, pp.80-95 [in Greek]. Mamas, C. and Avramidis, E. (2013) Promoting social interaction in the inclusive class: lessons from inclusive schools in England and Cyprus, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, 2(4), pp.217-226. Mamas, C. (2013) Understanding Inclusion in Cyprus, European Journal of Special Needs Education
  • Email: christoforos.mamas@plymouth.ac.uk

Manterys, Aleksander, Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland.

  • Research interests: Theoretical sociology, microsociology, history of sociology, social networks.
  • Recent publications: To be added later
  • Email: amanterys@isppan.waw.pl

Marotta, Vince, Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University

  • Email: vince.marotta@deakin.edu.au

Matus, Juliana, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico

  • Email: jmatus@live.com.mx

McLevey, John, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Sociology and Legal Studies, Environment and Resource Studies

  • Research interests: social networks, sociology of knowledge, science, and technology, sociology of culture, environmental sociology, research methods.
  • Recent publications: McLevey, John (2014) “Think Tanks, Funding, and the Politics of Policy Knowledge in Canada” in Canadian Review of Sociology, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 54-75; McLevey, John (in press), “Understanding Policy Research in Liminal Spaces: Think Tank Responses to Diverging Principles of Legitimacy” in Social Studies of Science.
  • Email: john.mclevey@uwaterloo.ca

Marques, Eduardo, Professor, Political Science Department of  the University of São Paulo and researcher of the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Brazil.

  • Research interests: Urban politics and policies, inequalities, housing precarity and poverty.
  • Recent publications: Moya, M. and Marques, E. (2013) Échanges sociaux et mécanismes relationnels à São Paulo et Salvador. Brésil(s). Sciences humaines et sociales, v. 2, p. 5-28; Marques, E. (2012) Opportunities and deprivation in the Global South: Poverty, segregation and social networks in São Paulo. Londres: Ashgate Pub.; Bichir, R. and Marques, E. (2012) Poverty and sociability in Brazilian metropolises: Comparing poor people´s personal networks in São Paulo and Salvador. Connections, Vol. 32 (1), p. 20-32.
  • Email: ecmarq@uol.com.br

Marlor, Chantelle, Assistant Professor, Department of  Social, Cultural and Media Studies, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada.

  • Research interests: Sociology of knowledge and Sociology of culture.  Ongoing projects include: (i) developing a cross-cultural, relational understanding of knowledge creation, (ii) exploring the relationship between “social structure” (defined as formal rules, policies, positions, etc.) and “culture” (informal expectations, conceptualizations, values, customary ways of doing things, etc.), and (iii) integrating neurophysiological research findings into sociological theorizing about “habitus” and social action.
  • Recent publications: To be announced.
  • Email: Chantelle.Marlor@ufv.ca

Miglievich, Adelia, Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (DCSO-Ufes).

  • Research interest: To be added later
  • Recent publications: To be added later
  • Email: miglievich@gmail.com

Millward, Peter, Reader in Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University

  • Research interests: To be added later
  • Recent publications: To be added later
  • Email: P.Millward@ljmu.ac.uk

Monterescu, Daniel, Associate professor, PhD Program Director, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Morgner, Christian, Lecturer International Communication and Culture, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

  • Research interests: Meaning-making, global communication and culture. In regards to relational research in this area, he has been doing work on the relational constitution of meaning with regard to riots, field-changing events (media events, exhibitions, festivals, conferences), trust and construction of cultural objects.
  • Recent publications: (2014), Anti-Social Behaviour and the London ‘Riots’: Social Meaning-Making of the Anti-Social, in Pickard, Sarah (ed.) Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives, London, Palgrave Macmillan; (2014), The Art Fair as Network, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 33-46; (2013), Trust and Confidence: History, Theory and Socio-Political Implications, Human Studies, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 509-532.
  • Email: cm570@leicester.ac.uk

Mulvad, Andreas, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

  • E-mail: amm.dbp@cbs.dk

Naimi, Kevin, PhD Student, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Email: kevin.naimi@mail.utoronto.ca

Niska, Miira, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Email: miira.niska@helsinki.fi

O’Connor, Henrietta, Professor, Department of Sociology, Leicester University, UK.

Olsen, Bent, Professor of Educational Sociology, Department of Education, NTNU, Norway.

  • Research interests: Preschool, social class, social reproduction, theories of profession, body, P. Bourdieu.
  • Recent publications: To be added late.
  • Email: bent.olsen@svt.ntnu.no

Paju, Elina, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Email: elina.paju@helsinki.fi

Palacios, Bertha, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, Mexico

  • E-mail: bpalacios07@gmail.com

Pantzerhielm, Laura, PhD candidate in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin; Research fellow in the Junior Research Group „Governance for Global Health“, WZB Berlin Social Science Center/Freie Universität Berlin.

  • Research interests: International Relations, social and political theory, discourse theory/analysis, international political sociology, foreign policy and security studies, human rights and international law, humanitarianism, global health, democracy promotion.
  • Recent Publications: Pantzerhielm, Laura (2016): Science and Democracy: Contingent regularities in scholarly discourse on European governance. Forschungsberichte internationale Politik (45), Wien Zürich: LIT Verlag; Pantzerhielm, Laura; Holzscheiter, Anna; Bahr, Thurid (2016): Emerging Governance Architectures in Global Health: Do Metagovernance Norms Explain Inter-Organisational Convergence? In: Politics and Governance, Special Issue: Norms, Institutions and Governance in an Era of Uncertainty, 4(3), 5-19.
  • Email: laura.pantzerhielm@gmail.com
  • Home page: https://www.wzb.eu/en/persons/laura-pantzerhielm

Papilloud, Christian, Professor, Sociology, Martin-Luther-Universitat-Halle-Wittenber, Germany.

  • Research interests: Social theory, macro-sociological investigation of reciprocity. (For more details, see under Research profiles of members)
  • Recent publication: Kapital. Piketty vs. Bourdieu? Notiz zu pyramidalen Gesellschaften, Lendemains, 40, 157: 108-119, 2015; Gift: History of the Concept, The International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, J. D. Wright (Hg.), 2nd edition, Bd. 10, Oxford: Elsevier, 139-143, 2015; The Veil of Economy, Distinktion, 15, 1, 54-68, 2014; Von der Assoziologie zu Soziologie der Relation. Bruno Latours Assoziationsbegriff, Sociologia Internationalis, 51, 2, 207-230, 2013; La société collaborative, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2007.
  • Email: christian.papilloud@soziologie.uni-halle.de

Piazzesi, Chiara, Professor of Sociological Theory, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

  • Research interests: Intimacy ; sexuality ; gender ; intimate relationships ; contemporary social theory ; classical sociological thought ; social philosophy.
  • Recent publications: Éros et socialisation, Paris, Hermann 2017 (forthcoming) ; “Le thème de l’érotisme chez les fondateurs de la pensée sociologique”, in M. Blais, J.J. Lévy (ed.), De la sexualité à l’érotisme dans les sciences humaines et sociales, Montreal, Liber 2017; “Love, and a Romantic Living Room: Remarks for an Inquiry on Ordinary Love Today”, in S. LaChance Adams, C. Lundquist, Ch. Davidson (ed.), New Philosophies of Love and Sex: Thinking Through Desire, London, Rowman and Littlefield International 2016, pp. 35-59; « Producir una mirada sociologica sobre el amor (Love, from a sociological point of view) », Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad, 18, 2015, pp. 8-18; Nietzsche, Roma, Carocci 2015; Sociologie et sociétés, issue 46-1 : “Formes d’intimité et couples amoureux / forms of intimacy and couples in love”, ed. by Chiara Piazzesi (May 2014).
  • Email: piazzesi.chiara@uqam.ca

Piiroinen, Tero, Postdoctoral researcher, Research Unit for the Sociology of Education (RUSE), University of Turku, Finland.

  • Research interests: American pragmatism, social theory, theory of evolution, transactional (social) psychology and sociology
  • Recent publications: Piiroinen, T. (2014) For “Central Conflation”: A Critique of Archerian Dualism. Sociological Theory 32(2): 79–99. Piiroinen, T. (2014) Three Senses of “Emergence”: On the Term’s History, Functions, and Usefulness in Social Theory. Prolegomena: Journal of Philosophy 13(1): 141–161. Kivinen, O. & Piiroinen, T. (2013) Human Transaction Mechanisms in Evolutionary Niches – A Methodological Relationalist Standpoint. In F. Dépelteau & C. Powell (eds.) Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, & Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan: 83–100. Kivinen, O. & Piiroinen, T. (2012) On the Distinctively Human: Two Perspectives on the Evolution of Language and Conscious Mind. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42(1): 87–105.
  • Email: terpii@utu.fi

Porpora, Douglas, Professor of Sociology, Drexel University, USA

  • Research interests: War, Genocide, Torture, and Human Rights; Macro-Moral Reasoning in Public Sphere Debate; Contemporary Social Theory; Moral and Political Communication; Religion
  • Recent publications: Post-Ethical Society: The Iraq War, Abu Ghraib, and the Moral Failure of the Secular. Douglas Porpora, Alexander Nikolaev, Julia Hagemann, and Alexander Jenkins. Forthcoming, University of Chicago Press; Douglas Porpora (2013) “How Many Thoughts Are There? Or Why We Likely Have No Tegmark Duplicates 1010^115 meters Away.” Philosophical Studies 163:133–149; Tyson Mitman, Alexander Nikolaev and Douglas Porpora (2012) “The Critical Moral Voice on U.S. Newspaper Opinion Pages” Communication, Culture, and Critique 5 (3): 392-408;
  • Email: porporad@drexel.edu

Powell, Chris, Assistant professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University, Canada.

  • Research interests: Social theory; genocide; sociology of knowledge.
  • Recent publications: Powell, Christopher and Julia Peristerakis (2014) “Genocide in Canada: A Relational View” in Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Laban Hinton, eds., Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America. Duke University Press; Powell, Christopher (2013) “Radical Relationism: A Proposal” in François Dépelteau and Christopher Powell, eds., Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical Issues. New York: Palgrave.  Pp. 187-207; Powell, Christopher and François Dépelteau, eds., (2013) Conceptualizing Relational Sociology: Ontological and Theoretical Issues. New York: Palgrave; Dépelteau, François and Christopher Powell, eds., (2013) Applying Relational Sociology: Relations, Networks, and Society. New York: Palgrave; Powell, Christopher (2011) Barbaric Civilization: A Critical Sociology of Genocide. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Email: chris.powell@ryerson.ca

Pratt, Simon, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Research interests: Pragmatist, processual, and transactional approach to central questions of IR theory, with an empirical focus on armed conflict and on terrorism/counter-terrorism.
  • Recent publications: To be added.
  • Email: simon.pratt@mail.utoronto.ca

Pyyhtinen, Olli, Professor of Sociology, University of Tampere, Finland.

  • Research interests: Apart from relational thought, the notion and constitution of the social, philosophical sociology, materiality, science and technology, the gift, art, and waste.
  • Recent publications: More-than-Human Sociology: A New Sociological Imagination (2015); The Gift and its Paradoxes (2014); Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities (2014, with Veijola et al.); ‘The Real as Relation: Georg Simmel as a Pioneer of Relational Sociology’ (in Kemple & Pyyhtinen [eds] The Anthem Companion to Georg Simmel, forthcoming).
  • Olli.Pyyhtinen@staff.uta.fi

Rafanell, Irene, Lecturer in Sociology, University of the West of Scotland, UK.

  • Research interests: Sociology of the body, social theory and theories of power, philosophy of Social Sciences (with emphasis in sociology of knowledge), feminist theory and gender studies (with emphasis on post-structuralist theory and Sociology of Sexuality).
  • Recent publications: Pirrie, A. & Rafanell, I. (under review in The Oxford Review of Education) “Re-conceptualising authority relations in education: a narrative and micro-situational approach”; Gorringe, H & Rafanell, I. (2015). ‘Power and Social Transformation: Understanding Power from Below’, tni.org: Transnational Institute Recommended Reading – State of Power, 13 January 2015: http://www.tni.org/briefing/power-and-social-transformation-understanding-power-below; Rafanell, I & Vaughn, S (2012): “Interaction, consensus & unpredictability in development policy “transfer” and practice” Comparative Political Studies. Vol 6, no 1.; Rafanell, I. & Gorringe, H (2010) “Consenting to Domination? Theorising Power, Agency and Embodiment with reference to Caste” In The Sociological Review Vol 58, no. 4;Rafanell, I (2009) “Durkheim and the performative model: reconfiguring social objectivity” In Sociological Objects: the reconfiguration of social theory. Ed: Cooper, G., King, A. and Rettie, R. Ashgate; Rafanell, I.  & Gorringe, H (2007) “Embodiment of Caste: Oppression, Protest and Change” Sociology. 41 (1).
  • Email: Irene.rafanell@uws.ac.uk

Roseneil, Sasha, Department of Psychosocial Studies, Bickbeck, University of London, UK.

  • Research interests: To be added later.
  • Recent publication: Roseneil, S. and Ketokivi, K. (2015) “Relational Persons and Relational Processes: Developing the Notion of Relationality for the Sociology of Personal Life”, Sociology, pp. 1-17.
  • Email: s.roseneil@bbk.ac.uk

Rutjes, Henriette, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Germany

  • Email: henriette.rutjes@ufz.de

Sánchez-Flores, Mónica J. PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Research interests: Cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism; immigration and settlement experiences; the social construction of race; intersectionality, emotions and compassion in equity and diversity studies; Niklas Luhmann, Humberto Maturana and autopoiesis.
  • Recent publications: Sánchez-Flores, M. J. and Ramírez, G. (Forthcoming), Negotiating identity: experiences of Mexican immigrant women in cross-cultural families in Canada, in Hernández, G., Sánchez, P. and Ramírez, G. (Eds.) 20 años después: education and work among Mexican migrants in the NAFTA region, Mexico City: PIERAN, El Colegio de México; Sánchez-Flores, M. J. (2016), Multiculturalism cannot handle complexity: Reflections on identity, race, and immigration in a small city, in C. Walmsley and T. Kading (Eds.), Small cities, big issues: Reconceiving community in a neoliberal era, Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press; Sánchez-Flores, M. J. (2010), Cosmopolitan Liberalism: Expanding the Boundaries of the Individual, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan; Sánchez-Flores, M. J. (2007), The philosophy of the subject and the sociology of knowledge in the theories of Jürgen Habermas and Niklas Luhmann, (La filosofía del sujeto y la sociología del conocimiento en las teorías de Jürgen Habermas y Niklas Luhmann) CONfines de Relaciones Internacionales y Ciencia Política, 3 (5), 87-98; Sánchez-Flores, M. J. (2005), Political Philosophy for the Global Age, New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Email: msanchez@tru.ca

Schneiderhan, Erik, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Canada

Schulz, Jeremy, University of California Berkely, USA

  • Email: jmschulz@berkeley.edu

Selg, Peeter, Associate professor of political methodology, School of Governance, Law and Society (SOGOLAS), Tallinn University, Estonia.

  • Research interests: relational social sciences (especially sociology, political science and governance), wicked problems, power, political theory, political semiotics, post-structuralism, methodology of the social sciences.
  • Recent publications: Selg, P. (2016). ‘The fable of the Bs’: between substantialism and deep relational thinking about power. Journal of Political Power, 9 (2): 183-205; Selg, P. (2016), “Two Faces of the ‘Relational Turn’.” PS: Political Science & Politics 49 (1), pp 27-31; Selg, P. (2016). Reassembling the political: from mechanical to deep relational thinking about power. A. Kannike; V. Lang; K. Kuutma; K. Lindström; A. Riistan. Approaches to Culture Theory VII. Tartu: Tartu University Press [forthcoming]. Selg, P. (2015), “Mis on Relatsiooniline võimukäsitlus?” [“What is relational conception of power?”] Acta Politica Estica 6, 67-92; Selg, P., Ruutsoo, R. (2014). “Teleological historical narrative as a strategy for constructing political antagonism: The example of the narrative of Estonia’s regaining of independence.” Semiotica 2014; 202: 365-393; Selg, P. (2013). “The Politics of Theory and the Constitution of Meaning.” Sociological Theory 31 (1), 1-23; Selg, P. (2013). A political-semiotic introduction to the Estonian “bronze-night” discourse. Journal of Language & Politics 12 (1), 80-100.
  • E-mail: pselg@tlu.ee

Shobrook, Russell, Deputy Programme Leader for PGCE/Cert Ed (Inc DET), Lecturer in Education and Partnership Coordinator, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University

Silver, Daniel, Associate professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada.

  • Research interests: Social theory (Simmel, Parsons, Pragmatism), urban sociology, sociology of culture
  • Recent publications: Lee, M. and Silver, D. (2012) Simmel’s law of the Individual and the Ethics of the relational Self. Theory, Culture & Society, 29 (7-8): 124-145; Silver, D. and Lee, M. (2012) Self-Relations in Social Relations. Sociological Theory, 30(4): 207-237.
  • Email: dsilver@utsc.utoronto.ca

Schmitz, Andreas, Abteilung für Soziologie Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

  • Email: andreas.schmitz@uni-bonn.de

Stamm, Isabell, Technical University Berlin, Germany

  • Email: isabell.stamm@tu-berlin.de

Steiner, Philippe, Professor of Sociology, University Paris-Sorbonne, France.

  • Research interests: Sociology of economy and history of social sciences.
  • Recent publications: To be added later.
  • Email: philippe.steiner@paris-sorbonne.fr

Stoddart, Mark C.J., Associate Professor, Sociology, Memorial University, Canada.

  • Research interests: environment and society, social movements, communications and culture, tourism and outdoor recreation.
  • Recent publications: Hroch, Petra and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2015). “Introduction: Mediating Environments.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 40(3): 295-308. Special issue on Mediating Environments, co-edited by P. Hroch and M.C.J. Stoddart; Sodero, Stephanie, and Mark C.J. Stoddart (2015). “A Topology of Diversion: Legitimating Discourses of Oil Extraction, Tourism Attraction, and Climate Action.” Environmental Sociology 1(1): 59-68; Stoddart, Mark C.J., Howard Ramos, and David B. Tindall (2015). “Environmentalists’ Media-work for Jumbo Pass and the Tobeatic Wilderness, Canada: Combining Text-centred and Activist-centred Approaches to News Media and Social Movements.” Social Movement Studies 14(1): 75-91; Stoddart, Mark C.J. and David B. Tindall (2015). “Canadian News Media and the Cultural Dynamics of Multilevel Climate Governance.” Environmental Politics 24(3): 401-422; Stoddart, Mark C.J. (2012). Making Meaning out of Mountains: The Political Ecology of Skiing. UBC Press; Stoddart, Mark C.J., David B. Tindall, and Kelly L. Greenfield (2012). “‘Governments have the Power’? Interpretations of Climate Change Responsibility and Solutions among Canadian Environmentalists.” Organization and Environment 25(1): 39-58; Stoddart, Mark C.J. (2011). “Constructing Masculinized Sportscapes: Skiing, Gender and Nature in British Columbia, Canada.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 46(1): 108-124.
  • Email: mstoddart@mun.ca
  • Website: http://www.mun.ca/soc/faculty/faculty-profiles/mark-c-j-stoddart.php

Stokes, Allyson, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Research interest: sociology of culture, inequality, and gender, with a particular focus on cultural fields and inequalities among workers in music, film, and fashion.
  • Recent pulication: Stokes, Allyson (in press), “The Glass Runway: How Gender and Sexuality Shape the Spotlight in Fashion Design” in Gender & Society; Fetner, Tina, Stokes, Allyson and Sanders, Carrie B. (in Press), “Institution Building and the Religious Right: Lessons from U.S. and Canadian History” in Howard Ramos and Kathleen Rodgers (eds.), Protest and Politics: The Promise of Social Movement Societies, Vancouver, UBC Press.
  • Email: allyson.stokes@utexas.edu

Taylor, Marshall, PH.D. student, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, USA.

  • Research interests: To be added later.
  • Recent publications: To be added later.
  • Email: Marshall.A.Taylor.246@nd.edu

Toews, David, Assistant professor, Department of Sociology, York University, Canada.

Tonkonoff, Sergio, Professor, Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires and National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina.

  • Research interests: Criminality, G. Tarde.
  • Recent publications:  See the website http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sergio_Tonkonoff
  • Email: tonkonoff@gmail.com

Traue, Boris, Technical University Berlin, Germany

  • Email: boris.traue@posteo.de

Vandenberghe, Frédéric, Professor, Sociology, Institute of Social and Political Studies, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Veenstra, Gerry, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia, Canada.

  • Research interests: Social inequality and health. In regards to relational research in this area, he has been doing some work attempting to apply Bourdieu’s concepts – field, capital, habitus, doxa, etc. – to health-related practices and health outcomes in particular.
  • Recent publications: Veenstra, G. and Burnett, J.P. (2014) A relational approach to health practices: towards transcending the agency-structure divide., Sociology of Health & Illness, 36(2):  187-198; Veenstra, G. and Burnett, J.P. (2014) Towards a relational health promotion. Health Promotion International: 1-5.
  • Email: veenstra@mail.ubc.ca

Ventsel, Andreas

  • Email: andreas.ventsel@gmail.com

Vertigans, Stephen, Professor, Head of School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, UK.

  • Research interests: Violence, sociology of development.
  • Recent publications: To be announced soon.
  • Email: s.vertigans@rgu.ac.uk

Walsh, Philip, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology, Associate Professor, Programme in Social and Political Thought, York University, Canada.

Weiler, Vera, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), Colombia

  • Email: vweiler.weiler@gmail.com

Widdop, Paul, Senior Research Fellow in culture and sport, Leeds Beckett University, UK.

Wieczorek, Oliver, University of Bamberg, Germany

  • Email: oliver.wieczorek@uni-bamberg.de

Winzler, Tim, Glasgow University, United Kingdom

  • Email: tim.winzler@glasgow.ac.uk

Wirthová, Jitka, Department of sociology, Institute of Social Studies, Faculty of social sciences, Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic.

  • Research interest: relational ontology, post-foundationalist epistemology, sociological theory, sociology of knowledge, sociology of education, normativity in education and policy, legitimising practices, emerging of a critical actor, achieved agency.
  • Papers: Wirthová, Jitka. n.d. “How to Write a Proof: Patterns of Justification in Strategic Documents for Educational Reform.” Teorie vědy/Theory of Science (in peer-review):33; Wirthová, Jitka. n.d. “Forms of Actorship in Legitimising of Educational Changes: Contradictions between Competence, Qualification, Responsibility, and Action.” (to be submitted).
  • Email: jitka.wirthova@fsv.cuni.cz.