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 2014-2018

President Lori PEEK, University of Colorado Boulder, 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 Editor Lori PEEK, University of Colorado Boulder, 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,


The International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disaster is the official journal of the ISA RC39.


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