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 t.b.a.
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

Program Coordinators for XX ISA World Congress 2023 are:
Valerie INGHAM,


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


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2020   August  
2016-2017   July  


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