The International Sociological Association has been an important presence in my academic and personal life. Attending my first World Congress in 1986 in Delhi, my active involvement in RC 32: Women and Gender in Society and thereafter RC 05: Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnicity began with the Bielefeld Congress in 1994, where I assumed the responsibilities of Regional Representative for RC 32. I was elected President of RC 32 in Brisbane 2002, returning to Australia in 2023 to assume responsibilities of President, RC 05. The ISA has provided me with energy, camaraderie, scholarly contexts, and unparalleled collaborations. The one collaboration that has had an enduring relevance is the joint RC 05 – RC 32 conference Nira Yuval Davis, Ulrike Vieten and I organized in London in 2004, that resulted in the volume The Situated Politics of Belonging and a special issue of Patterns of Prejudice.