Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board plays a central role in defining the Institute's scientific orientations.

It meets at least once a year to advise the Collegial management on the applications received, on the exchanges likely to take place between their authors, and on the scientific policy to be implemented. Board members are also invited to promote the Institute and recommend researchers who might be invited.


Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Marc-Henry Soulet, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board since December 6, 2023.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).

Composition of the Scientific Advisory Board

The Board is made up of 9 to 12 members appointed for 3 years by the Board of Directors, on the advice of the Collegial management and members in office.

  • Antonio de Almeida Mendes, lecturer at the University of Nantes, founding member of the Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages, member of the Centre de recherches en histoire internationale et atlantique (France)
  • Maria Clara Bernal Bermudez, art historian, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Los Andes in Colombia.
  • Nana Ama Browne Klutse, lecturer and climatologist, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Ghana (Ghana).
  • Ziad Elmarsafy, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Saint Andrews (UK)
  • Kazumichi Hashimoto, Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Tokyo (Japan)
  • Svetla Koleva, sociologist, research director and head of the “Knowledge Society: Science, Education, Innovation” department at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria).
  • Ignacio Siles, Professor of Communication Sciences and Technology at the School of Communication, Universidad de Costa Rica,
  • Aniruddhan Vasudevan, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows and Lecturer at the Council on Anthropology and the Humanities at Princeton University (USA)
  • Pu Wang, literary critic and professor of Chinese literature at Brandeis University (USA)