I am an assistant professor at the University of Delaware in the Department of Anthropology and a core faculty member at the Disaster Research Center (DRC). I have a forthcoming book with Lexington Books on "Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery & Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast" that combines anthropological and historical research to explore the process of, influences on, and problems with long-term recovery after Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi.
My work more broadly explores the historical and cultural contexts surrounding disaster recovery (short-term and long-term), as well as disaster vulnerability, response, resilience, and decision-making. Much of that work is rooted in research into hurricanes and flooding in the American South, although I have also done work on issues like health and disease (smallpox eradication and COVID-19) and man-made hazards (the Hawaii false missile alert).
I am also the Social Media Manager for the Risk & Disaster Topical Interest Group (TIG) in the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) (https://linktr.ee/RiskDisasterTIG) and through this role engage with social media and online discussions around anthropology and disaster research.