Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I 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, but is staffed entirely by volunteers, so relies on sociologists to step up and participate in whatever way they can.

Membership benefits include: reduced rates for SAI conferences and events, three copies of the Irish Journal of Sociology per year and free online access, regular newsletters and other publications, access to Study Groups on an array of specialist areas, and an ability to join the committee and participate in the AGM to shape the Association and discipline.

How do I join the SAI?

Click on the become a member, and follow instructions.

How much does it cost to join the SAI?

Full membership costs €55
Reduced-rate membership for students or low-wage €25

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When was the SAI founded?

The SAI was established in 1973. Read more about SAI

What do I do if I don't receive an issue of the the Journal?

If you do not receive an issue of the journal please contact the SAI by emailing sociology.ie@gmail.com, including information on the last issue received and any changes to your postal address.

When is the SAI's annual conference?

Generally the SAI’s annual conference is held each May or June. To find out about upcoming SAI annual conferences go to Events and select SAI Annual Conference.

When is the SAI's postgraduate conference?

To find out about upcoming SAI postgraduate conferences go to Events and select SAI Postgraduate Conference.

What is the status of the SAI?

The SAI was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee with no share capital in 2008. A copy of the Constitution, Chair’s Report and Annual Accounts are available here.

How do I contact the SAI?

You can contact the SAI by emailing sociology.ie@gmail.com or by completing the contact us form.