Pierre Desmarez is professor of sociology at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches general sociology, methods, labour market sociology, history of sociology and international comparisons. His research interests include longitudinal analysis, labour market segmentation, work accidents, professionalization and the history of sociology of work and industry. He has published articles in various journals such as Sociologie du travail, L'année sociologique and Le travail humain. He also chairs the managerial board of the Belgian social security institution dealing with work accidents and occupational diseases. He is member of the research centre Metices.