Why join the SAI?
The Sociological Association of Ireland (SAI) is the professional association for sociologists researching and studying Irish society as well as sociologists working in Ireland and abroad who have an interest in Irish society.
The SAI seeks to represent the interests of sociology in Ireland, making submissions on behalf of its membership to such bodies as the Foresight in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Excerise and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment.
The Association also publishes a two issue volume of the Irish Journal of Sociology every year. The IJS is published by Manchester University Press and disseminated electronically by EBSCO. The SAI hosts an annual conference which rotates around the provinces of Ireland. The annual conferences are important fora to keep informed about research conducted by sociologists working in Ireland (and by sociologists writing about Ireland). In addition, the SAI’s annual conference incorpoates a schedule of social events which allow sociologists to meet and mix on a more informal basis.
The Association seeks to facilitate a higher profile for the work of sociologists, particularly social researchers. Past conferences have attracted coverage in both broadcast and print media, and have resulted in follow up media interviews for participating sociologists. The SAI also maintain’s a media bank and is a point of contact for media professionals seeking sociological expertise.
The Association’s website (including a member’s only area) and mailing lists are an invaluable source of information for sociologists seeking to keep current with upcoming events, calls for papers and vacancies.