Christelle Gramaglia

Sociologist of polluted territories

Christelle Gramaglia has been a sociologist at INRAE Montpellier since 2007. She holds a doctorate in socio-economics of innovation (sociology), obtained at the Ecole des Mines de Paris in 2006. The same year, she did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Since 2021, she has been authorized to lead research. Her HDR thesis, entitled “Pollutions, altered lives and new chemical socialities” should be published in 2022. If she continues to work on the construction of knowledge on pollution, from measurement and observation, she now devotes part of his time on the question of the rehabilitation of environments damaged by productivism: brownfields and rivers.

Laurence Nicolas

Ethnologist of coastal peoples

Laurence Nicolas is an anthropologist and works on questions of appropriation and representation of coastal space, environmental conflicts, precarious housing, the study of natural practices, professional or leisure, and the transformation of spaces rural and industrial.
Some of his research also focuses on social representations relating to hydraulic resources and on perceptions related to the risk of flooding and marine submersion.
At the end of her anthropology thesis, in 2008 she co-founded a sociological and ethnological studies office, RESSOURCE, specializing in the analysis of conflicts of use, the study of representations and perceptions of territories, different types of relationships with nature and environmental practices.
A large number of his works have focused on the territory of the Rhône delta. In 2008, she published Beauduc, the utopia of beach skyscrapers.
In 2020, she founded an ethnological expertise firm : Façons de dire

Elise Boutié

Anthropologist specializing in hot topics

Coming from documentary cinema, Elise Boutié is now a doctoral student in social anthropology at EHESS, under the supervision of Birgit Müller. His research, carried out primarily in California, focuses on how environmental transformations force human collectives to readjust to a landscape they believed to be in control. His master’s thesis was devoted to the study of the effects of the privatization of water in a Californian desert where the use and scarcity of this resource today raise the question of its management from the perspective of the common good. His thesis now focuses on forest fires and the disaster they can cause. Starting from a field survey carried out in northern California, in the city of Paradise, it is for her to be interested in the way in which the inhabitants of this city of 27,000 souls located in a coniferous forest and destroyed by a mega-fire on November 8, 2018, are affected and react to the loss of their familiar habitat. From environmental collectives to members of the Evangelical Church, including the most vulnerable populations, his work raises the question of environmental justice in the neoliberal US context and borrows as much from the political anthropology of the environment as ‘to the anthropology of disaster.