Brazilian Early Warning and Monitoring Center of Natural Hazards
Victor Marchezini is a researcher at the Brazilian Early Warning and Monitoring Center of Natural Hazards (Cemaden/MCTIC), professor at the Postgraduate Program on Earth System Science, National Institute for Space Research (PGCST/INPE), and professor at the Postgraduate Program on Disaster Science (ICT/Unesp - Cemaden/MCTIC). He was awarded a post-doctoral scholarship from São Paulo Research Foundation (Fapesp) to serve as a visiting scholar at the Natural Hazards Center for one year. He will be in residence from July 2022 through June 2023.
Over the past 15 years, Marchezini has focused on the sociology of disasters. Currently, he is studying multidisciplinary methods in disaster research. From 2004 to 2011, he was researcher at Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Sociais em Desastres, Federal University of São Carlos (NEPED/UFSCar), where he studied the temporary shelter administration while pursuing his master’s in sociology. He also received his PhD in sociology, and his dissertation focused on disaster recovery in Brazil. He has experience in coordinating international networks of researchers, such as the free e-book project, Reduction of Vulnerability to Disasters: from Knowledge to Action, which involved 87 researchers from 12 countries, captured in 28 chapters in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Currently, he is a board member of the International Sociological Association Research Committee on the Sociology of Disaster (ISA-RC39).