Pascal Marichalar is a sociologist and researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. His research focuses on labor, occupational health, social justice, pollution and the environment. Marichalar has published extensive academic works in French, including book chapters and academic articles on issues related to occupational medicine, occupational health reform, industrial disasters, and health conditions for mine workers. Marichalar recently co-authored a Reference Guide to Occupational Health (2015), and published "Considering Industrial Disasters as Crimes: A Turin Specificity" in Industrial Pollution and Mediterranean Spaces (2015), and "Between Science and Industry: Dangerous Liasons" in Health and Labor (2014). Marichalar has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a visiting fellow at the Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (a mixed laboratory between CNRS-NYU), and a Fulbright Fellow at the Center for History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia University. While in the US, Marichalar undertook research for a research project entitled "Managing Toxic Hazards in an Industrial Community (Linden, NJ): A Moral Sociology of Avoidable Disease." Marichalar wrote his doctoral thesis on autonomy and subordination in occupational medicine at the School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) in France.