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Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters


This Working Group advances the empirical study of disaster, developing a common set of questions for investigating effects of the pandemic across communities that have already experienced acute disaster. It will develop a question bank and ethnographic protocol that will become open-access for all disaster researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The group will encourage the adoption of these tools for assessing the comparative experiences of cultural disruption, financial loss, physical confinement, health, suffering, isolation, increased conflict and anger, and possible unexpected benefits of “pausing the world.”

Working Group Leads

Katherine E. Browne, Colorado State University and Caela O’Connell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Working Group Members

Alexa Dietrich, Wagner College
A.J. Faas, San Jose State University
Alessandra Jerolleman, Jacksonville State University
Adam Koons, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Julie Maldonado, Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network
Keely Maxwell, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Laura Olson, Jacksonville State University
Namrita Singh, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Laura S. Meitzner Yoder, Wheaton College

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