Teaching staff


Kirsten Koop - Geographer, associate professor at the Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble. Research topics: Development theories, globalization and marginalization, poverty, exclusion, transformative social innovation (Mauritius, Ghana, Pakistan, France).


Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary -
Geographer, professor, Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble. Research topics: Political geography, border studies, local governance, decentralization, development models, Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Peru).


Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch -
Geographer, professor, Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble. Research topics: Urban development, public space, urban peripheries, democratization, marginalization, territorial governance, political ecology,  South Africa.

Denis Blamont - Geographer, researcher at PACTE, Grenoble. Research topics:  local development, innovation, adaptation strategies – Himalaya, Nepal.


Claske Dijkema -
Sociologist, co-director of Modus Operandi, Grenoble. Research topics: Peace and conflict studies, conflict management, corporate social responsability, social cohesion. Africa (Zimbabwe, Tanzania, France).


Nicolas Buclet -
Regional planning economist, professor, Grenoble, director of the Research Center PACTE. Research topics: Sustainable development, decision making processes, collective choice, territorial ecology. France, Europe, India.


Karine Gatelier
- Anthropologist, co-director of Modus Operandi, Grenoble. Research topics: Political transformation of conflicts, identity, political legitimacy, social cohesion and peace. Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kirghiztan).


Matthias Schmidt -
Geographer, professor, University of Augsburg, Germany. Research topics: Political ecology, natural resource management, livelihood, vulnerability Integrated Watershed Management, Integrated Planning and Development (Pakistan, Kirghizstan, Iran).


Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly -
Public administration, professor at Univ. of Victoria, Canada. Research topics: Governance, borders, urban policies, comparative studies, North America.


Bernard Pecqueur
- Economist, professor, Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble. Research topics: Economic geography, local development, territorial development, North Africa (Morocco, Algeria) and France.


Olivier Labussière - Geographer, associate professor, Institut de Géographie Alpine, Grenoble. Research topics: Regional planning, energy transition, renewable energy policies, Europe.​