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The International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) is a nonprofit, democratic, and academically oriented professional organization devoted to the visual study of society, culture, and social relationships. IVSA membership is open to any person regardless of occupation, citizenship, or residence. The organizational membership represents a wide spectrum of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, education, visual communication, photography, art, journalism, and related fields.


IVSA membership is based on a sliding scale that depends on the country of your primary residence and your income/employment status.

New Members: Please begin by choosing the country of your primary residence.

Returning Members: Please be sure you are sign into your account. Continue renewing your membership by selecting the country of your primary residence. You will be able to update your account details at the time of payment.
- Renewed memberships begin when your existing membership expires.

New & Returning Members: After selecting your country, you will be presented with options for income/employment status.

Membership includes:

  • Annual subscription (three issues) to Visual Studies
    —A peer-reviewed international journal of the International Visual Studies Association
  • An invitation to IVSA's Annual Conference
  • Shared Resources
  • Participation in IVSA's Showcase and Forum

IVSA Membership Dues by country of primary residence and income/employment status:

Country Full Rate Reduced Rate Special Circumstances
Group A $80.00 $60.00 $40.00
Group B $33.00 $25.00 $17.00
Group C $11.00 $9.00 $7.00

Full Rate: Membership dues for individuals who make over $50,000 USD per year.
Reduced Rate: Membership dues for individuals who make less than $50,000 USD per year.
Special Circumstances: Membership dues for individuals whose status is retired, student or unemployed.

To begin registration, please choose the country of your primary residence.

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