Why join the Illinois Sociological Association?

Members of the ISA receive:

  • The opportunity to attend and participate in the Association's annual conference

  • Opportunities to share information about their research, teaching, and community service

  • A quarterly newsletter providing information about the work of sociologists in the state as well as upcoming events

  • A voice in ISA governance

  • An invitation to become an official officer (cabinet member) of the Illinois Sociological Association

  • The benefits of belonging to a group of like-minded sociologists dedicated to sustaining our tradition of service to community and the academy

Who we are and what we do

The Illinois Sociological Association is the statewide association of and for faculty, students, and practitioners of sociology in the state of Illinois. We foster community among and provide support to those whose research, teaching, careers, and community engagement develops or applies the sociological perspective.

You can learn more about us and the work of our members in our most recent newsletters here:

Spring 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

News & Announcements

Call for Abstracts & Proposals

Our 2023 conference is scheduled for November 3rd at Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL). Click HERE for more information and to access the call for abstracts, papers, and proposals (submission deadline: October 1).

2023 Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for this year's conference: