PEAK Staff Profile

Isabelle Giraudou, LL.M., LL.D. (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University)
Associate Professor – Environmental Sciences

Contact : giraudou[at]


Isabelle Giraudou Isabelle joined PEAK as an associate professor in 2017 and is affiliated to the Organization for Programs on Environmental Sciences. After a doctorate in International Law (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University, 1999) and a post-doctorate in Comparative Environmental Law (University of Tokyo, Graduate School for Law and Politics, 2000-2001), she taught at Niigata University (2001-2004), Tohoku University (2004-2008), and Nagoya University (2012-2016). Between 2008 and 2012, she was researcher at the French Research Institute on Japan (Maison franco-japonaise, Tokyo) established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and associated with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Isabelle's main teaching areas are: 1) Earth System Law and Governance; 2) PBL approaches to contemporary environmental issues; 3) Science, Technology and Society (STS) in the Anthropocene; 4) Critical environmental legal thought.

Research Interests

Isabelle's main research interests relate to Law and/for the Anthropocene. Her most recent project explores how the converging fields of climate change law and disaster law engage with the ‘Anthropocene’ thought experiment. With a view to enriching contemporary approaches to legal education and practice, this proposal focuses on how legal reasoning progressively opens up to new narratives, understandings and modes of thinking, at the interface of Earth system science and planetary social thought.

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Selected Publications