Research Network

Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, giving a plenary presentation, "The Spectrum of Coercive Control," at the 2018 ICSA annual conference in Philadelphia.

ICSA's research network consists of academicians, professionals, students, and others who are interested in advancing understanding in the cultic studies field by conducting, supporting, and reporting on scientific research and scholarship.

Rod Dubrow-Marshall, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Visiting Fellow, Criminal Justice Hub, University of Salford, United Kingdom, chairs the research committee.

Because ICSA's approach is multidisciplinary and open to diverse perspectives, the research network includes people with different backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

The Research Committee runs a preconference workshop for researchers prior to ICSA’s annual conference.  This workshop enables researchers to communicate informally about research studies and plans. Students, in particular, can get advice and guidance.

ICSA also can sometimes help researchers obtain subjects for their studies.

Researchers may present their findings at ICSA conferences and submit articles to its academic journal, International Journal on Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation or to its magazine, ICSA Today.

ICSA's Research Study Guide is a collection of articles pertinent to research.

Information on graduate study in this field.

Academicians and graduate students seeking help in obtaining subjects should begin by completing this form.  This form helps us determine if we can help you.

If you are interested in getting involved with ICSA's research network, please write us at