Research Committees

RC39 Sociology of Disasters

Established in 1986


To provide a forum where academics and practitioners can share information about all aspects of disasters.

Board 2015-2018

President Lori PEEK, Colorado State University, USA,
Vice-President Sudha ARLIKATTI, Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates
Secretary/Treasurer William LOVEKAMP, Eastern Illinois University, USA,
Board members Joseph TRAINOR, University of Delaware, USA,
Dewald VAN NIEKERK, North-West University, South Africa,
Jesús MACIAS, Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico,
Newsletter Editors Lori PEEK, Colorado State University, USA,
Elke WEESJES, University of Colorado, USA,
Past President Walter Gillis PEACOCK, Texas A&M University, USA

XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Program Coordinators: William E. LOVEKAMP, and Sudha ARLIKATTI,


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