Victor Marchezini

Brazilian Early Warning and Monitoring Center of Natural Hazards

Victor Marchezini is 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 stay for one year in Natural Hazards Center.

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 during his master’s in sociology. He also received his PhD in sociology, and his dissertation focused on disaster recovery in Brazil. He also 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, represented by 28 chapters in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Currently he is at the board member for the International Sociological Association Research Committee on the Sociology of Disaster (RC 39).