TROTTIER, Julie Charmaine Mireille

French, Belgian and Canadian

ART-Dev Research Unit, Site St Charles, 34090 Montpellier

Phone: (work) +33 (0) 4 11757098

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Director of Research, CNRS

Director of the project Managing the paracommons of Palestinian Water funded by AFD (2017-2020)

Direction of 10 doctorates (8 completed, 2 ongoing)

Associate Editor of the journal Water Policy

Professional Experience


Since 1st October 2009: Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France                           

                       Since 1st  August 2018 : ART-Dev Unit, Montpellier, France

                       1st Jan 2016 - 1st Aug 2018 : long stay field work, based in Jerusalem

                       1st Nov 2012 - 31 Dec 2016 :  French Research Center in Jerusalem

                       1st Oct 2009 – 31 Oct 2011 : ART-Dev Unit, Montpellier, France

15 Sept 2002 – 30 Sept 2009: Lecturer in the Politics of Water Development, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom

            1st March – 31 Dec 2008: Visiting Professor, CEMAGREF, Montpellier, France (extended sabbatical)

            1st Aug – 31 May 2007: Visiting Professor, Ecole Nationale des Eaux et Forêts, Montpellier, France

19 Sept 2000 – 23 March 2003: Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Water Research, Department of Geography, University of Oxford, UK

1st Sept 1999 – 30 Aug 2000: Post-Doc, Department of Political Science, McGill University, Canada

1st Oct 1998 -18 Dec 1999: Researcher, Department of Political Science, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, In Jerusalem throughout that period

1st Oct 1997 – 30 Sept 1998: Junior Professional Officer, UNDP, 6 months in Dakar, Senegal, 6 months in Jerusalem

1st Oct 1996 – 30 Sept 1997: Researcher, Department of Political Science, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

1st Sept 1995 – 30 Dec 1995: Researcher, Institute of Development Studies, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

1st Sept 1989 -30 Sept 1994: Teaching Assistant and Researcher at the Chemistry Department, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Summers 1986, 87 & 88: Summer research Assistant at the Chemistry Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (funded by the National Scientific Research Council, Canada)


In Politics


28 Sept 2007

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France


30 March 2000

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium


8 Sept 1995

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, with the highest distinction and congratulations from the jury


20 Jan 1995

Université catholique de Louvain, with great distinction


In Islamic Studies and Arabic Language

Diplôme d’études complémentaires de 2è cycle

18 Sept 1996

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

great distinction

Arabic certificate 2nd level

30 July 1996

University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morrocco

Arabic certificate  1st level

30 July 1995

Institut Bourguiba des Langues Vivantes, Tunisia


In chemistry


30 June 1989

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

With great distinction

Honors B.Sc.

6 May 1988

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

magnis cum honoribus




Mother tongue, read, written, spoken


Fully bilingual, read, written, spoken


Read and spoken

Palestinian Arabic dialect


Classical Arabic

Advanced level read and written


Advanced beginner



Reviewer for : Environment and Planning E, World Development, Geoforum, Global Environmental Politics, Revue d’Anthropologie des Connaissances, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Water International, Asian Social Science, Gouvernement et Action Publique, Annales de la Géographie, Wires Water, Cahiers Agricultures, Journal of Environmental Policy and Governance, Journal of Peace Studies, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Ecological Economics, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, Journal of Agriculture and Human Values, Sciences Natures et Sociétés, Geoforum, Revue Autrepart, International Journal of Anthropology and Sociology


Direction of research projects

2017-2020 Director of the project « Managing the paracommons of Palestinian Water » funded by AFD

2013-2017 Director of the project « Of Lands and Waters » funded by ANR

2012    Director of the project “The origin of land tenure polity in Uganda under Y. Museveni” funded by the Comité Technique et Foncier of AFD

2005-2009 Director of the project “The hydropolitical constellation centered around Richards Bay, South Africa” funded by Rio Tinto

2003-2007 Director of the project “Second Order Water Scarcity in Southern Africa” funded by DFID

2002 -2005 Director of the British team within the 5th framework EU programme project “Dead Sea”



2015 Honorable Mention for the Best Paper Published in Water International in 2013

2003 Isaiah Berlin award