Eva A. (Evalyna) Bogdan

Postdoctoral research fellow, Political Science, University of Waterloo

Dr. Eva (Evalyna) Bogdan is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Researcher and a MEOPAR Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. In her postdoctoral research, Building Capacity for Difficult Conversations on Flood Risk Management in Canadian Coastal Communities, she addresses the need for social innovation in flood risk governance by developing the Tough Conversations Protocol. The goal is to enhance collective problem-solving to address flooding issues as part of the FloodGov project and the Climate Risk Research Group housed at the University of Waterloo. More broadly, she is interested in how diverse and potentially competing views and interests are navigated in policies and practices addressing socio-environmental problems, especially related to risk, crises/disasters, and land-use. She has conducted research on the 2013 Alberta flood, the 2003 BSE crisis in Canada, and other topics. To examine complex issues, she applies an interdisciplinary lens and innovative stakeholder engagement approaches.


  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Waterloo


  • 2019 
    University of Alberta, PhD


  • 2020
    International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters., Unraveling the social construction of a flooding disaster: A threaded situation analysis approach. (Forthcoming).
  • 2020
    International Journal of River Basin Management., Making room for nature? Applying the Dutch room for the river approach to flood risk management in Alberta, Canada.
  • 2018
    Community engagement in post-disaster recovery, Public engagements in forward looking recovery efforts following the 2013 floods in High River and Calgary.
  • 2016
    Conversations in food studies , Transitioning towards sustainable food and farming: Interactions between learning and practice in community spaces.
  • 2010
    Canadian Review of Sociology, Reflexive modernization at the source: Media coverage of BSE in rural Alberta.
  • 2010
    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development, Planting roots: Urban agriculture for senior immigrants.