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Vicente Sandoval


Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie

Katastrophenforschungsstelle (KFS)

Assoziierter Wissenschaftler

Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Raum 123
12165 Berlin


  • Ph.D. Development Planning. University College London (2017).
  • M.Sc. Urban Management. Technische Universität Berlin (2011).
  • B.A. Design. Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile (2007).

Akademische Positionen (Auswahl)

  • Seit 01/2020. Assoziierter Wissenschaftler in der Katastrophenforschungsstelle (KFS), Freie Universität Berlin. Projekttitel  “Governance Factors of Knowledge and Technological Production and Uptake for Disaster Risk Management and Early Warning Systems in Chile”.
  • Von 08-2017 bis 08/2019. Postdoctoral Research Associate am Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University (FIU). Arbeit im USAID’s geförderten Projekt “Disaster Resilience in the Americas Program (DRCAP)”.
  • Seit 07/2015. Editor-in-Chief und Manager des “Journal of Latin American Studies on Disaster Risk Reduction REDER”, Santiago (Chile). http://www.revistareder.com
  • Seit 2007. Internationaler unabhängiger Berater mit Erfahrung in Chile, Deutschland, Spanien, UK und USA.

Fördermittel und Stipendien

  • Freie Universität Berlin’s International Cooperation Grant (2016).
  • Chile Global Network Grant (2015).
  • University College London’s Field Research Grant (2013).
  • BecasChile’s Master & Doctoral studies scholarships (2009 & 2011).
  • UC-Temuco Undergraduate Scholarship (2002-2007).

Aktive Mitgliedsschaften  (in 2020)


  • Development Studies, vor allem im Bereich Disaster Risk Reduction & Urban Studies
  • Urban Resilience und Environmental Justice research
  • Urban Disaster Risk Governance (experience in Nature-based solutions)
  • Urban informality in the Latin American and the Caribbean region
  • Qualitative design, surveying, and statistical analysis (SPSS & R)
  • Urban Street Network Analysis with GIS
  • Risks analysis through Urban Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (U-VCA)
  • Evidence-based research approach

Beratung, Evaluation and Beirat

  • Expert Evaluator for EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 (H2020), from the Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission.
  • Expert Evaluator for the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development FONDECYT, from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research CONICYT, Chile.
  • Scholar Evaluator for the Times Higher Education – World Universities Rankings, in collaboration with Elsevier. Evaluations in 2016 and 2020.
  • Advisory Board Member of the Chilean Corporation for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction GRID Chile.

Rezensent für Peer-Reviewed-Zeitschriften, Bücher und Reihen

  • Natural Hazards Review (NHR). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), US.
  • Disasters. Wiley & Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK.
  • Disaster Prevention and Management, An International Journal (DPM). Emerald, UK.
  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (IJDRR). Elsevier, UK.
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). MDPI, Switzerland.
  • Politics and Governance (PaG). Cogitatio Press, Portugal.
  • Human Organization (HO). Society for Applied Anthropology, US.
  • Antipode. Wiley, UK.
  • Universitas Psychologica (UP). Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.
  • Revista Geografía Norte Grande. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
  • Fire. MDPI, Switzerland.
  • Journal of Latin American Studies on Disaster Risk Reduction (REDER). GRID Chile & Universidad de Chile, Chile.
  • British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (BJIS). Science & Knowledge House Ltd., UK.
  • Oxford Encyclopedia Natural Hazards Science – Governance. Oxford Press, UK.
  • Ideas desde el Reino Unido: Críticas y Propuestas para el Desarrollo de Chile. IdeasDesdeRU, UK.
  • Integrative Risk and Security Research Series. Th-Köln, Germany.
  • ChileGlobal Seminars UK 2013-2014. ChileGlobal Seminars UK, UK.

Auswahl. Für die vollständige Auflistung siehe: https://vicentesandoval.wordpress.com/academic-publications

  • Sandoval, V., Gonzalez-Muzzio, C., Villalobos, C., Sarmiento, J.P. & Hoberman, G. (2020). Assessing Disaster Capitalism in Post-disaster Processes in Chile: Neoliberal Reforms and the Role of Corporate Class. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-01-2020-0005
  • Sandoval, V., Sarmiento, J.P., Mazariegos, E. & Oviedo, D. (2020). Exploring Network Analysis for Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction in Informal Settlements: Cases From Honduras, Jamaica, and Peru. International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management IJDREM, 3(1), pp.30-45. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJDREM.2020010103
  • Sandoval, V. & Sarmiento, J.P. (2020). A Neglected Issue: Informal Settlements, Urban Development, and Disaster Risk Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-04-2020-0115
  • Sarmiento, J.P., Castro, C.P., Sandoval, V. & Hoberman, G. (2020). Cohesión Social como Base del Mejoramiento de la Gobernanza en Asentamientos Informales. Investigaciones Geográficas, 59, pp.59-69. https://doi.org/10.5354/0719-5370.2020.56953
  • Bacigalupe, G., Gonzalez, R., Cuadrado, C., Sandoval, V. & Farias, C. (2020). O desastre chegou ao Chile: A falida estratégia de combate à pandemia de Covid-19. DADOS, Journal of Social Sciences. Available at http://dados.iesp.uerj.br/chile-pandemia
  • Sarmiento, J. P., Sandoval, V. & Jerath, M. (2020). The influence of land tenure and dwelling occupancy on disaster risk reduction. The case of eight informal settlements in six Latin American and Caribbean countries. Progress in Disaster Science, 5, 100054. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pdisas.2019.100054
  • Sarmiento, J.P., Sarmiento, C., Hoberman, G., Jerath, M. & Sandoval, V. (2019). Small and Medium Enterprises in the Americas, Effect of Disaster Experience on Readiness Capabilities. AD-minister, 35, pp.117-136. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17230/Ad-minister.35.5
  • Levitt, B.S., Gawronski, V.T., Hoberman, G., Olson, R.S., & Sandoval, V. (2019). Public Perceptions of Code Enforcement and Safer Buildings in Latin America and the Caribbean. Natural Hazards Review, 20(4), pp.04019009. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000333
  • Sandoval, V. & Sarmiento, J.P. (2019). A neglected issue: Informal settlements, urban development, and disaster risk reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean. Contributing Paper to the UNDRR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR2019). Geneva: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNDRR. eISBN: 978-92-1-004180-5. Available at: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/66656
  • Sarmiento, J.P., Polak, S. & Sandoval, V. (2019). An Evidence-Based Urban DRR Strategy for Informal Settlements, Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 28(3), pp.371-385. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-08-2018-0263
  • Sandoval, V. (2019). Urban governance and informal settlements. Crisis Response Journal CRJ, 14(3), pp.22-23. Available at http://www.crj.co/archive/article.php?num=1402
  • Sandoval, V., Hoberman, G. & Jerath, M. (2019). Urban Informality: Global and Regional Trends, DRR Faculty Publications, 16, pp.1-18. Available at https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/drr_fac/16
  • Sandoval, V. & Marín, A. (2019). Resiliencia ante desastres socionaturales para el desarrollo turístico, Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres REDER, 3(1), pp.1-4. Available at http://www.revistareder.com/ojs/index.php/reder/article/view/27
  • Sandoval, V. (2019). Bien. Los desastres no son naturales ¿y ahora qué? Corporación Gestión de Riesgos y Desastres GRID Chile – Opinion [online]. Available at http://gridchile.org/bldnsnyaq
  • Sandoval, V. (2018). Discursive arguments around disasters in history: The case of Chile, International Journal of Disaster Response and Emergency Management IJDREM, 1(2), pp.64-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/IJDREM.2018040105
  • Sarmiento, J.P., Sandoval, V., Jerath, M., Hoberman, G., Arrieta, A., Chen, W., Lidth de Jeude, M., Schütte, O., Mazariegos, E., Palacios, E., Cardona, O.D., Bernal, G., Ruiz, P., Rosales, E. & Polak, S. (2018). Performance Evaluation in LAC Urban DRR Programming: The Neighborhood Approach. United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ISBN: 978-0-9988489-2-1. Available at https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00T34V.pdf
  • Sarmiento, J.P., Sandoval, V., Jerath, M., Hoberman, G., Arrieta, A., Chen, W., Lidth de Jeude, M., Schütte, O., Mazariegos, E., Palacios, E., Cardona, O.D., Bernal, G., Ruiz, P., Rosales, E. & Polak, S. (2018). Evaluación de Desempeño del Programa de RRD Urbano en Latinoamérica y el Caribe: El Enfoque de Barrio. United States Agency for International Development (USAID). ISBN: 978-0-9988489-3-8. Available at https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00T34W.pdf
  • Sandoval, V. & Sarmiento, J.P. (2018). Una mirada sobre la gobernanza del riesgo y la resiliencia urbana en América Latina y El Caribe: Los asentamientos informales en la Nueva Agenda Urbana, Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres REDER, 2(1), pp.38–52. Available at http://www.revistareder.com/ojs/index.php/reder/article/view/10
  • Sandoval, V. & Voss, M. (2018). ‘Multi-scalar disaster governance and vulnerability in Chile’, Chapter II. In Forino, G., Bonati, S. and Calandra, L. M. (Eds.), Governance of Risk, Hazards and Disasters: Trends in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge, pp.27-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315463896-3
  • Gonzalez-Muzzio, C. & Sandoval, V. (2018). ‘Capitalismo de desastre en procesos de reconstrucción en Chile’, Chapter 1.1. In Inzulza, J., Maragaño, A., Boano, C. and Díaz, I., Reconstrucción de ciudades intermedias en el siglo XXI: Procesos de gentrificación post desastres naturales. Talca, Chile: Editorial Universidad de Talca, pp.41-52. ISBN: 978-956-329-082-0
  • Sandoval, V., Gonzalez-Muzzio, C., & Albornoz, C. (2017). ‘Post-disaster institutional and community responses: Uneven outcomes on environmental justice and resilience in Chaitén, Chile’, Chapter V. In Allen, A. Griffin, L., & Johnson, C. (Eds.), Environmental Justice, Urbanization and Resilience in the Global South. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.79-94. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-47354-7_5
  • Sandoval, V., & Voss, M. (2016). Disaster Governance and Vulnerability: The Case of Chile. Politics and Governance, 4(4), pp.107-116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v4i4.743
  • González-Muzzio, C. & Sandoval, V. (2016). Resilient responses from communities and companies after the 2010 Maule earthquake in Chile. Background paper for the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 in Sendai, Japan. In The State of DRR at the Local Level – A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level. Geneva: UNISDR. Available at https://www.undrr.org/we/inform/publications/48289
  • Sandoval, V. & González-Muzzio, C. (2015). Examining ‘disaster capitalism’: post-disaster actions in Chile. In Johnson, C. (Ed.) Conference proceedings for the 7th International i-Rec Conference: Reconstruction and Recovery in Urban Contexts. London & Montreal: Groupe de recherche IF, GRIF, Université de Montréal. ISBN: 978-2-9815234-0-2 Available at http://www.grif.umontreal.ca/i-Rec2015/conferenceIREC2015papers.html
  • Sandoval, V., Boano, C., Gonzalez-Muzzio, C., & Albornoz, C. (2015). Explorando Potenciales Vínculos entre Resiliencia y Justicia Ambiental: El Caso de Chaitén, Chile, Magallania, 43(3), pp.37-49. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22442015000300004
  • Beltrán-del-Rio, L., Brown, L., El-Mouelhi, H., Félix-Carlos, A. L., Fokdal, J., Hossain-Mohammad, I., Hyun-Kim, S., Ihsan-Abdullsamad, K., Momen, K., Queiroz, P., Rabe, C., Ruiz-Remolina, A. I., Sandoval-Henriquez, V., Santos, R., Soares-Barbizan, T., Suryaningrum, F., Torres, I., Vanderhuck, C. & Zehner, C. (2010). Improving Informal Areas in Greater Cairo: The Cases of Ezzbet Al Nasr and Dayer El Nahia. Cairo: German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) & Technische Universität Berlin. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-2830
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