ISOR, Investigacions en Sociologia de la Religió

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

ISOR research group was founded in 1974 by Prof Joan Estruch Gibert, and it was the first
university research group aimed at studying religion from a sociological perspective in
Catalonia and Spain. ISOR current director is Dr Mar Griera, who is associate professor at the
Sociology department and also an ICREA Academia awardee (2021-26). During its forty plus years
of existence, ISOR has been leader in research on issues broadly related to religion and
culture. ISOR’s current principal research lines are the following: (a)Religion and Politics;
(b)Religion, Science and Health; (c)Lived Religion; (d)Heritage, memory and community. The
group is currently carrying out an important number of research projects, characterised by a
strong theoretical grounding combined with an empirical dimension. ISOR is also renowned for
promoting scientific exchange, for providing support and mentorship to early-career scholars
and for its many collaborations with international researcher centers. 

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Science, religion and health
  • The governance of religious diversity
  • Lived religiosity and spirituality
  • Heritage and memory
  • Social movements and religion

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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