Read our response to recent events, a restatement of our dearly held values

ISSA Statement

As a field, the sociology of sport lays claim to a long (50+ year) history of academic research supporting the values of diversity, equality and inclusion.

The International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) of course denounces racism and discrimination of any kind and it will unequivocally continue to support academic dialogue/exchange on such contemporary issues.

Recent events are a reminder that research-informed critical analysis and commentary is an important element underpinning any ongoing activism and advocacy.  We therefore encourage our colleagues from around the world to continue their engagement by participating in, and contributing to ISSA’s online events in the coming months.

June 2020