Celine Vacchiani-Marcuzzo is an Associate Professor HDR in the Department of Geography, University of Reims - Champagne Ardennes. She was the former Director of the PARIS research team and Deputy Director of UMR Géographie-cités (2010-2013).
Her research is in the fields of urban and economic geography applied to different countries: South Africa, United States and France, using comparative analysis. Her approach focuses on systems of cities over time, both in terms of population growth and in terms of socio-economic trajectories. Her current research programs focuses on urban and metropolitan systems in United States, Europe and South Africa since the 1960s; and on the spatial dynamics of globalization at the inter and intra- urban scale.