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Board Members

Doug Harper

Doug Harper

IVSA President

I’m Professor of Sociology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and have taught visual sociology at several universities in the US as well as the University of Amsterdam and Bologna. I’ve been involved with the IVSA since the organization formed in the early 1980s; am the founding editor of the journal, and have been to all but one IVSA meeting.

Duquesne University, Department of Sociology

International Visual Sociology Association

Marina Kvesic Gair

Marina Kvesic Gair

IVSA Vice President

I teach in the Education Department at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, New York. I earned my Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University. My emphasis is in the area of Social Foundations of Education.

International Visual Sociology Association

St. Francis College, Department of Education

Darren Newbury

Darren Newbury

IVSA Visual Studies Editor

I first came across IVSA in the late 1990s, when researching and writing about the history of British photography; and attended my first conference in Louisville, Kentucky. I found the interdisciplinary community of scholars represented by the organisation to be both generous and stimulating and have been involved ever since.

International Visual Sociology Association

University of Brighton

Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis

IVSA Past President

I am a Sociologist and Associate Professor in The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. I am also the Past-President of the International Visual Sociology Association.

Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

International Visual Sociology Association

Tracy Xavia Karner

Tracy Xavia Karner

IVSA Board Member

I have been involved with IVSA since I attended the first Bologna meetings 1996. This was also my introduction to visually focused research. As a long time photo-enthusiast, I am both a maker and appreciator of photographs of all genres. The IVSA  offered a way to bring both my love of photography together with my academic pursuits in Cultural Sociology. 

International Visual Sociology Association

University of Houston, Department of Sociology

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