Sandrine Revet

Research Professor
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Sandrine Revet is an anthropologist. Her first work focused on the anthropology of disasters, with a Phd thesis on 1999 mudflows in Venezuela (Anthropologie d'une catastrophe, Presses de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2007). From 2008 to 2015,

she conducted a multisite survey on the international world of disasters, which led her from UN offices in Geneva to several Latin American countries where programmes to prevent or manage "natural" disasters are implemented (Les coulisses du monde des catastrophes "naturelles",, Ed. FMSH, 2018 (Disasterland, An Ethnography of the International Disaster Community, Palgrave 2020).

Since 2018, she has been conducting research on the regulation of human-environmental relations in a context of crisis, based on the case of the Atrato River in Colombia, which was declared a legal entity in 2016 by Colombian Constitutional Court. This research contributes in a comparative perspective to the project Ruling on Nature. Animals and environment before the court (RULNAT) funded by the ANR

She coordinates or participates in several disaster research networks (ARCRA in France, DICAN within EASA) and has been leading the Disasters and Risks seminar at CERI since 2009.
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Work in Progress

- Disasters and risks in Latin America and the Caribbean - Relations humans-environment, repairing, law (Project Guardians of the river)

Research Interests

Rights of nature, International Organisations, Environmental governance, Latin America, Political anthropology of disasters and risks

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    - Establishment : Sciences Po Bordeaux - Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux, title : "Catastrophes et risques “naturels” en Amérique latine", from 2012 to 2013,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : "Méthodes qualitatives de sciences sociales", since 2012,(level : master),

    - Establishment : Sciences Po, title : Gestion des crises et des catastrophes (avec Valérie November), Master Stratégies territoriales et Urbaines, since 2012,(level : master)
  • Languages

    Spanish, English
Last Publications
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Online Publications (CERI website)
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