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Sahakian Marlyne

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Marlyne Sahakian est docteure en études du développement (2011) et professeure assistante en sociologie à l’Université de Genève, spécialisée sur la thématique de la consommation dans une perspective de durabilité. Sa recherche est axée sur le lien entre gestion des ressources, pratiques sociales du quotidien et équité sociale, avec comme approche principale la sociologie de la consommation. Elle dirige actuellement le Master "Standardization, Social Regulation and Sustainable Development". Elle est membre fondatrice de SCORAI Europe, un réseau de recherche et actions en consommation durable, et est co-chair (depuis 2019) du réseau de recherche en consommation de l’Association européenne de sociologie (RN05).

Focused on consumption studies and sustainability and with a PhD in Development Studies, Marlyne Sahakian joined the department of Sociology at the University of Geneva in August 2017 as Assistant Professor, with an affiliation to the Institute of Environmental Studies and the Hub/Institute Environmental Governance and Territorial Development (P/IGEDT).


Research

Her research interest is in understanding consumption patterns and practices, in relation to environmental concerns and social equity.  She is currently coordinating several national and international research projects on household energy and food consumption, working with interdisciplinary teams. She is also a founding member of SCORAI Europe, a network supporting sustainable consumption research and action.

She writes regularly for journals in the fields of sociology, sustainability, as well as food and energy consumption. Her recent work includes Keeping Cool in Southeast Asia: energy consumption and urban air-conditioning (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and Food Consumption in the City:  Practices and patterns in urban Asia and the Pacific (Routledge Studies in Food, Society & the Environment, 2016).

Interests

Sociology of consumption, Social practice theories, Food consumption and energy consumption, Alternative economies, Inter and trans-disciplinary approaches, Sustainable consumption teaching

Ongoing projects

Marlyne Sahakian coordinates and co-coordinates several research projects, including:

 

Completed projects


Teaching

  • T421206 CR - Sustainable consumption, Masters course

  • T205004 CR - Sociologie de la consommation, Bachelor course


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