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Romy SAUVAYRE
PhD, HDR
University of Clermont Auvergne
Clermont Auvergne INP (Institute of Engineering)
Polytech Clermont-Ferrand

Social Science Department
AUBIERE (FRANCE)

Associate Professor
LAPSCO
Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive (UMR 6024 CNRS)
CLERMONT-FERRAND (FRANCE)
romy.sauvayre@uca.fr

WHAT'S NEW

Forthcoming in February 2023
Sauvayre R., (2023), The journalist, the scientist and the citizen. Sociology of the diffusion of vaccine hesitancy [french], Paris, Hermann.

WHO IS ROMY SAUVAYRE

Romy Sauvayre (PhD, HDR) is Maître de conférences (Associate Professor) in sociology at the engineering school Polytech Clermont (Clermont Auvergne INP, Clermont Auvergne University, France). Her current work focuses on various fields such as sociology of health (Covid-19, alternative medicine, "miracle cure"), sociology of diffusion (theories spreading, diffusion of innovation, diffusion of vaccine hesitancy), sociology of science and technology (autonomous vehicule acceptance, scientific pratices, neuroscience), belief change (astrology, prophecies, conspiracies), contemporary history of science (vaccine hesitancy history), epistemology, ethics, sociological methods (mixed methods, network analysis, citation analysis)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Sociology of diffusion

Sociology of health (Covid-19, alternative medicine, vaccine, ethics)

Sociology of science and technology (autonomous vehicle, ARNm vaccine)

Sociologie of beliefs (acceptance, doute, refusal)

Epistemology, history and philosophy of science

Epistemology of data

Mixeds methods

AWARDS & HONOURS

2011, Araxie Torossian Foundation Thesis Award, Institut de France – Académie des sciences Morales et Politiques (Academy of Moral and Political Sciences), Paris, France. 

2011, Christophe Guillaume Koch Thesis Award, Fondation Saint-Thomas (Saint Thomas Foundation), Strasbourg, France 

2011, University of Strasbourg Thesis Award, Société des Amis des Universités de l´Académie de Strasbourg (Society of Friends of the Universities of the Academy of Strasbourg), Strasbourg, France.