Teachers at French universities are, in most cases, also researchers. As such, they are members of research centres at the Université Grenoble Alpes.

IDS teachers are conducting their researches within Pacte, a social sciences research centre.

Permanent teaching staff IDS

Cristina Del Biaggio

Cristina Del Biaggio, director of the IDS Master program

Geographer, assistant professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics
: Migrations, refugees, borders
Areas: Europe, Alps
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "social justice"
 
Kirsten Koop


Kirsten Koop

Geographer, assistant professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics
: Development theories, globalization and marginalization, poverty, exclusion, transformative social innovation
Areas: Mauritius, Ghana, Pakistan, France
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "Villes & Territoires"
 
Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary

Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary

Geographer, professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics: Political geography, border studies, local governance, decentralization, development models
Areas: Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Peru)
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "social justice"

Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch

Geographer, professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics: Urban development, public space, urban peripheries, democratization, marginalization, territorial governance, political ecology
Areas: South Africa
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "social justice"

Nicolas Buclet

Nicolas Buclet

Regional planner and economist, professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics: Sustainable development, decision making processes, collective choice, territorial ecology
Areas: France, Europe, India.
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "Villes & Territoires"
Claire Revol

Claire Revol

Philosopher, assistant professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics: Urban aesthetics, Henri Lefebvre, utopia urban planning
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "Environnements"
Jean-Christophe Dissart

Jean-Christophe Dissart

Urban and regional planner, professor at the Institut d'urbanisme et géographie alpine (IUGA), Grenoble
Topics: Well-being, local/territorial development
Areas: France, USA
Affiliation to the research center: PACTE, team "social justice"
 

Invited teachers

Matthias Schmidt

Matthias Schmidt

Geographer, University of Augsburg (Germany)
Topics: Resource Management and Resource Strategies, Political Ecology and Human Environment Research, Mountain Geography, Geographical Development and Transition Research
Areas: Central Asia, South Asia, East Africa
 
Karine Gatelier
Karine Gatelier

Anthropologist, Modus Operandi
Topics:
Peace and conflict studies
Areas: Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan, Niger, France