THE ORGANISATION COMMITTEE IS COMPOSED BY:
Christèle Assegond has a PhD in Sociology, and is a researcher at CETU ETIcS which she co-directs with Jean-Philippe Fouquet. She is also a researcher associated with the laboratory CITERES (UMR-CNRS 7324). She studies the themes of sustainable development as a stimulus for change and analyzes its reception by professional groups. Dr. Assegond also examines the sociological dimensions of innovations, in particular in the area of building and energy. She studies more particularly questions of declarations of energy consumption in residential buildings and in the services sector.
Céline Assegond is a researcher at CETU ETIcS. Her studies began in sociology and art history before enrolling at the Ecole du Louvre from which she obtained her Ph.D. in the history of photography on the subject of the way work is portrayed in images. As part of the research group CETU ETIcS, she does research in the field of social history. She is a specialist in collecting qualitative data and using photography and film as mediums of observation and analysis. She has also participated in several research projects on the subject of energy.
Christophe Beslay, sociologist (Sociological research group BESCB) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse- le Mirail and is the co-director of the Masters degree “Environmental Policies and Social Practice”. He works on questions of energy using a socio-technical approach centered on an analysis of social practices, techniques and professions, notably in the building sector. He facilitates the Research Committee 16 “Professional Sociologies” of the International Association of French Language Sociolgists. He organized in 2012, withMarie-Christine Zélem, the 1st International Days of the Sociology of Energy.
Gaëtan Brisepierre is an independent sociologist. In 2011, he defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Paris Descartes-Sorbonne on the economy of energy in collective habitats, directed by the anthropologist Dominique Desjeux and in partnership with GDF Suez. In 2012, he created the research office GBS with which he performs studies and does research, conferences, and gives expert advice to private and public organizations. A specialist on questions of energy, he has performed investigations on a number of subjects such as: household practices for energy conservation, the renovation of jointly-owned properties, the use of low-energy consumption buildings, the impact of smart meters, the maintenance of collective heating, and the management of energy claims. He has published numerous articles and reports, as well as a synthesis available on his blog.
Bernard Buron is an assistant professor in sociology at the University François Rabelais of Tours and a researcher in the l’UMR CNRS 7324 CITERES. His research interests include technical changes and their effects on cultures and professional groups. Currently involved in two research programs, one of which, listed by the competitive Pole Sciences and Systems of Electrical Energy, studies the electric bicycle as an alternative to the automobile in professional trips between sites. He is, as well, director of the Department of Arts and Humanities at the University François Rabelais of Tours.
Après avoir travaillé avec Michel Crozier en sociologie des organisations, After having worked with Michel Crozier on the Sociology of Organizations, Dominique Desjeux led for 8 years research on agricultural innovation in Africa and in Madagascar, then in France for 7 years at the ESA of Angers. He is, since 1988, professor of social anthropology at the Sorbonne, University of Paris Descartes. He conducts research and international studies, under contract, in China, the USA, in Brazil, in Europe and in Africa. He is the author of a number of works on consumption, innovation and decision-making in organizations and in domestic space. He also works as an international consultant. He has directed the first Professional doctoral diploma in Social Sciences created in France, at the Sorbonne, since 2007. His website contains a large amount of information about his investigations. He has also been an editor in Social Sciences for 30 years at Harmattan and then at the PUF.
After a Master’s degree in Modern Letters, Emilie Fairier turned to Sociology. She is currently in a doctoral program at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (faculty of law and political science, research center Versailles Saint-Quentin Institutions Publiques), co-directed by Charles Gadéa and Françoise Sitnikoff. Her work examines the manner in which sustainable development has emerged as an important value and the changes it has engendered in the building sector
Jean-Philippe Fouquet has a PhD in Sociology and is a research engineer, co-director of the CETU ETIcS since its creation in 2007. He is a researcher associated with the laboratory CITERES (UMR-CNRS 7324) at the University François Rabelais of Tours. His first training was as a sociologist of work, he is very interested in the theme of changes, of practices and ways of life, notably in the context of re-compositions and/or legal injunctions linked to environmental and energy issues. Doing his research inside private, public, and professional spheres, he is interested in the social impacts of implementing transformations, the identification of factors favorable and unfavorable for acceptability, or, for the latter, the conditions needed to remove them.
Charles Gadéa is a professor of Sociology at the University Paris Ouest (Nanterre). He is co-responsible for the research committee 32 (Knowledge, occupations, professional identities) of the International Association of French-language Sociologists (AISLF) and vice-president of the research committee 52 (Sociology of professional groups) of the International Sociology Association. He is, as well, a member of the central committee of the international research network MAGE (Labor markets and gender). His work examines the Sociology of professional groups, gender, health at work and social mobility.
Françoise Sitnikoff is a Maître de conférences in the department of Sociology at the University François Rabelais of Tours and a researcher in the l’UMR CNRS 7324 CITERES. She works on transformations of the world of work. She is currently working on two research programs, concerning professional sectors, agriculture and building, confronted with practical changes linked to environmental and energy questions.
Hélène Subrémon is a sociologist at Saint Gobain Recherche. She received her Phd in Sociology in 2009. Previously, she was a research fellow in l’École des Ponts ParisTech where she developed her own research projects on usages in various contexts such as innovative buildings, fuel poverty in France and abroad.
Marie-Christine Zélem is a professor of Sociology at the University of Toulouse II, also qualified in anthropology. She is a member of the laboratory CERTOP (UMR 5044 du CNRS) on which she co-directs the pole PEPS (Environmental Polices and Social Practice). Her research interests are socio-technical devices and the conditions of social change. She questions the ways of reception of public environmental policies and the resistance to technological and social innovations. She is, notably, an expert on questions on economical building (ecological materials, low consumption, BEPOS (Energy plus buildings), professional training, multiple careers, the role of elected officials, smart-grids, home appliances, air conditioning, ECS (hot water),…), of territories with low to negative consumption (government, mobility,…) of energy precarity (Quebec, Guyana, France), of energy autonomy of isolated territories (Reunion Island, Guyana) and equipment and devices contributing to saving energy (LBC, EnR, energy stickers, GPE, DPE, nudges, smart-meters). She was part of a group of experts for the National Debate on Energy Transition (2013). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the foundation Nicolas Hulot and of Global Chance. She is a also member of the PRES Toulouse, and of the Inter-university and Interdisciplinary Chair “Energies and Societies”.