Valérie Golaz

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Secretariat : Nicoleta-Adriana Banta 33(0) 1 56 06 21 57

Research field(s)

My current focus is on the population-environment nexus. I approach it through localised case studies in East Africa and Madagascar and national as well as international data. Connecting classical demographic sources to remote sensing data,I look at population growth, migration and environmental change.
Some of my work also deals with family dynamics, in particular in relation to resource accessibility and environmental change.
Globally, the link between quantitative indicators, their political use and the possible gap between these measures and what actually goes on interests me.

See the Population, Climate and Environment website

Current Grants
-2019-2022: ANR/ FNS, SALMEA project Self-accomplishment and local moralities in East Africa
-2019-2022: ANR MARGES Des marges aux normes. Regards croisés sur les transformations des liens familiaux en Afrique

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Valérie Golaz about the Manuel pratique d’analyse multiniveau

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Teaching activities, other functions, titles

I co-head the research unit Demosud and I am in charge of Knowledge sharing with the global South at Ined.

PhD Supervision:
2022- : Narovana Andriamanantena, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Anne-Elisabeth Laques, IRD)
2022- : Emile Duflot, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Vincent Laperrière, Aix-Marseille University)
2021- : Léo Lipovac, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Nicolas Pech, Aix-Marseille University)
2021- : Basile Rousse, University of Paris (cosupervision with Laurent Wendling, LIPADE)
2019- : Norah Kiereri, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Yvan Droz, IHEID)
2019-: Lily Njuguna, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Claire Médard, IRD)
2019-: Faith Atuhumuze, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Claire Médard, IRD)
2019-: Uacitissa Mandamule, Aix-Marseille University (cosupervision with Stéphanie Duvail, IRD)
2019-:Tina Razafinimanana, Université Catholique de Madagascar (cosupervision with Frédérique Andriamaro, UCM)

I lecture at Aix-Marseille University since 2013 (Master MASS)
-2013-...: "Démographie: source et analyse des données", M1(30h)
-2018-2019: "Démarche quantitative en SHS", M1 (15/45h)

Other charges:
I am a member of the Conseil Scientifique Afrique / UMIFRE (2022-2025).