Jacob John Kattakayam Indian Sociological Society, New Delhi
Jacob John Kattakayam (2009–2011): Professor Kattakayam is currently the UGC Emeritus Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Kerala, and President of the Indian Sociological Society. He is also the Honorary Director at the Centre for Gerentological Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. He was the Director and Professor of the UGC Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, for more than 12 years and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences. He has been member of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR, 2005–2008), Secretary of the Indian Sociological Society for two terms (2001–2005), and Visitor’s Nominee to the Faculty of Education, University of Delhi (2007–2010). He has served as Visiting Professor in many universities in the USA and Canada, and has visited and delivered lectures in several universities in Europe, South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at various international conferences in different parts of the world. He has authored four books and edited four. He is member of several professional organizations in India and abroad and has published several research papers in journals of national and international repute. He was member of the Senate and Academic Council of the University of Kerala. Recently he has been elected to be a member of the executive committee of the International Sociological Association RC11 (2011–2014) and to the Board of Directors of International Rural Network (IRN), Canada.