International Society for Research on Identity

Formerly the Society for Research on Identity Formation

The next (off year) ISRI Conference will take place June 4-6, 2025 in Charleston, South Carolina as a pre-conference event

Thank you to all who attended the 2024 ISRI conference in Tilburg!

Welcome to the International Society for Research on Identity-ISRI!  Our Society was formed from a group of scholars who began meeting together in the 1990’s, who then founded the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF) in 2000. We changed our name in 2015 and expanded this website to reflect the expanding interest in multidisciplinary identity scholarship that is now world-wide. Membership in ISRI is open to all who have an interest in understanding and supporting identity processes across the lifespan.  

Our flagship journal, published quarterly, is Identity: An International Journal for Theory and Research on Identity. We meet biennially as a special interest group in conjunction with the Society for Research on Adolescence; on alternate years we hold our own conference at a special location where in-depth conversations can take place.  You’ll see information here about how to join our society and to register for our upcoming events.  We welcome early-career professionals, as mentored relationships have always been integral to the work of our Society!


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Recent News

June 23, 2023 in Uncategorized

Important news regarding our journal and two announcements for identity researchers.

  New Call for papers – Identity journal We are happy to launch a new call for papers for the Special issue “Identity Interventions” (Guest Editors: Oana Negru-Subtirica, Konrad Piotrowski,…

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January 11, 2022 in Uncategorized

2022 ISRI Pre-Conference in New Orleans on March 2nd

Join us in New Orleans on March 2nd, 2022. Click here to register and join us!

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October 3, 2019 in Uncategorized

Job Posting: University of Rhode Island

URI is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology – Psychopathology. The job ad is viewable here.

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August 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

JoA Call for Papers – Special Issue

Please see the call for papers for a special issue of Journal of Adolescence on identity and trauma edited by Steve Berman, Kaylin Ratner, and Marilyn Montgomery.

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