Our logo contains three distinguishing marks: (1) our acronym, (2) the ellipses, and (3) their convergence toward the center.
The four letters PASR stand for the first four letters of our organization’s name.
The outer layers of the ellipses, composed of different colors, represent the diversity of sociological perspectives, and consequently, the different points of view of members who come from different social locations and theoretical persuasions.
The convergence toward the center represents our vision toward the creation of an epistemic community, wherein discourses exercise powerful influence on other discourses and practices, while still retaining its specific standpoints. The tension in such a scenario prevents the standpoints from being absolutes; indeed, such differences are engaged and discusses, bringing forth a prolific community of learners who build on existing knowledge in order to produce new ones.