Bernard Debarbieux is professor of cultural and political geography at the University of Geneva. He joined the University staff in 2001. Before that, he taught in Grenoble (France), New York, Montreal and Paris. As a researcher, he is specialized in the production of geographical knowledge and imagination, political and collective territorialities. His main object of research are the mountains at a national, regional and global scale.
2010 - with Gilles Rudaz, "Les faiseurs de montagne : Imaginaires politiques et territorialités : XVIIIe-XXIe siècle", Paris, CNRS, 373 pages 2009 - dir. - Mountain areas: a framework and referent for collective action, Journal of Alpine Research, 97, 2. 2008 - with Martin Price, "Representing mountains : from local and national to global common goods", Geopolitics, 13, 1, pp 148-168. 2004 – "The symbolic order of objects and the frame of geographical action: An analysis of the modes and the effects of categorisation of the geographical world as applied to the mountains in the West", GeoJournal, 60, pp 397-405 2002 – with François Gillet (eds), Mountain Regions : a research subject ?, Bruxelles, Editions de la Communauté Européenne.