disaster research

Portoviejo, Ecuador, after the April 16, 2016, earthquake.

In addition to more traditional disciplinary research in Political Science, I am actively working in the area of disaster policy and politics. I am lead PI for two grants from the National Science Foundation, both focused on disaster risk reduction in the Americas. As part of this effort, I direct a three-year (2020-23), 17-country collaborative research program with partners from FIU and Vanderbilt University. Early findings from this research program were published in 2019 in Natural Hazards Reviewa journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  Since 2019, I have been a Fellow at Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute (EEI).

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