The International Network for Social Network Analysis
is the professional association of social network analysis
website. The rapid increase in awareness of social networks
, social network software
, and social networking
has led to lively discussions and influence beyond sheer numbers.
Membership, history and output
INSNA's membership consists of more than 1,000 social network analysis researchers, who have a website (see External links) and an active listserve discussion group.
INSNA has always been international and interdisciplinary. Most members are social scientists, but there is significant involvement by mathematicians, statisticians, the business world (especially management consultants), and social networking software creators and analysts.
It was founded in 1977 by Barry Wellman
, a sociologist
to connect scattered network analysts, dispersed across countries and fields. biography: Netlab
at the University of Toronto
website. profile at Simon Fraser University
, British Columbia
), website. Vice-president George Barnett, a currently a professor at the University of California, Davis
, succeeded him.
As well as publishing a triannual journal Connections
on the subject, INSNA also:
- Runs SOCNET, a listserv mailing-list for the subject.
- Hosts the International Sunbelt Social Network......