The Impacts of COVID-19 on Gender Relations in the Context of Successive Disasters: The Case of Coastal Ecuador
Project OverviewFour years after a devastating earthquake, coastal Ecuador became an epicenter of another crisis, COVID-19. Housing allocation was a priority in post-earthquake recovery efforts and now, the home became the main site through which COVID-19 is experienced. Households recovering from previous disasters have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 and associated regulations. This project focuses on three rural neighborhoods that were affected by successive disasters, the 2016 earthquake, followed by COVID-19, and received differential support from Ecuadorian organizations. In the aftermath of successive disasters, I seek to conduct participant observation and semi-structured interviews to analyze the impacts of COVID-19 on gender relations within households and communities in different post-disaster housing settlements.
Study DesignEmpirical Reserach
Project Keywordsgender relations, successive disasters, assets, intra-household relations, Latin America
Title: PHD Candidate
Department or Unit: Anthropology
Organization: UNC-Chapel Hill