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 2018 - 2022

President William LOVEKAMP, Eastern Illinois University, USA,
Vice-President Robin COX, Royal Roads University, Canada,
Secretary/Treasurer Michele COMPANION, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, USA,
Newsletter Editors
Paula LORENTE, Texas A&M University, USA,
Shannon VAN ZANDT, Texas A&M University, USA,
Board Members Erna DANIELSSON, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Victor MARCHEZINI, Brazilian Early Warning and Monitoring Center for Natural Disasters (CEMADEN), Brazil
Andrea LAMPIS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Past President Lori PEEK, University of Colorado Boulder, USA


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


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