International Society for Research on Identity

Formerly the Society for Research on Identity Formation

For information about our upcoming 2017 conference, please click here.

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

November 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

Request for Participation in Multiracial Identity Study

The Multicultural Psychology Research Lab of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis ( is conducting a project that explores the racial identity of multiracial individuals…

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June 3, 2016 in Uncategorized

24th Annual ISRI Conference

The 24th Annual ISRI conference is taking place May 18- 21, 2017 in Groningen, the Netherlands. The conference location is the historical building “Van Swinderen Huys”. The conference hotel (the…

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March 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Developmental Psychology – Call for Papers for Special Issue on Identity Development

Call for Papers: Developmental Psychology “Identity Development Process and Content: Toward an Integrated and Contextualized Science of Identity” Editors Renee V. Galliher Eric F. Dubow Deborah Rivas-Drake Submission and Review…

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January 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

2015 Conference Archive

ISRI meets annually—as a preconference special interest group in conjunction with SRA’s biennial meeting; and a two-day stand-alone meeting. This year, the stand-alone meeting took place in Bellingham, WA on May…

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