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 2023-2027

President Michèle COMPANION, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, USA,
Vice-President Marlon de Luna ERA, De La Salle University, Philippines,
Secretary/Treasurer H. Tristan WU, University of North Texas, USA,
Newsletter Editors
Board Members Sanjukkta BHADURI, India
Andrea LAMPIS, Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Michelle MEYER, Texas A&M University, USA
Past President William LOVEKAMP, Eastern Illinois University, USA


The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters is the official journal of the Research Committee on Sociology of Disasters.


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2016-2017   July  


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