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Eva Angelyna (Evalyna) Bogdan

Assistant Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management, York University, Canada

Dr. Eva (Evalyna) Bogdan is an Assistant Professor in the Disaster and Emergency Management Program at York University. Her main disciplinary background is environmental and disaster sociology. Her research is on disasters with a focus on perceptions, policies, practices, power dynamics, and participation of stakeholders. To examine complex socio-environmental problems, she applies an interdisciplinary lens and innovative stakeholder engagement approaches. Examples include the We’re Ready! Community Disaster Preparedness Workshops ( and training social work students to facilitate these workshops during her Postdoctoral Associate position at the University of Calgary, and the Flood Resilience Challenge Serious Role-Playing Game ( which she co-developed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo.

Research interests: Disaster governance, flood risk management, community-based research and engagement, serious games and simulations/trainings, and resilience (individual, community, societal, and environmental).


  • 2022–present
    Assistant professor, York University
  • 2021–2022
    Postdoctoral associate, University of Calgary
  • 2019–2021
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Waterloo


  • 2019 
    University of Alberta, PhD


  • 2022
    Canadian Journal of Emergency Management , Building new relationships and connections in emergency management: The role of social work practitioners and human service professionals in disaster recovery
  • 2022
    Family Relations, Holding together after disaster: The role of social skills in strengthening family cohesion and resilience
  • 2022
    IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, A serious role-playing game as a pedagogical innovation to strengthen flood resilience
  • 2021
    CRHNet, Building social connections with the We're Ready! Community disaster preparedness workshop
  • 2021
    International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, We’re Ready! Effectiveness of community disaster preparedness workshops across different community groups in Alberta, Canada
  • 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.