Contact Information

Information and guidelines for the 2014 Call for Papers is available on the main competion page.

Competition coordinators are:

Jamie Vickery
Phone: (303) 735-3065

Nnenia Campbell
Phone: (303) 735-3097

Annual Hazards and Disasters Student Paper Competition

Previous Winners


2013 Winners

Stacia Sydoriak, Colorado State University
First Place, Graduate Student
Women, Men, and the Face of a Colorado Frack Disaster: From Gender-Specific Risks to Gender-Inclusive Solutions

Alison McIntosh, University of Alberta
First Place, Undergraduate Student
Vulnerability of Older Adult Populations to Climate-Related Heat Events


2012 Winners

Eric Best, University of Delaware
First Place, Graduate Student
Collective Models of Disaster: Making a Case for Using Collective Mobile Phone Location Data in Disaster Science

Audrey Matusich, Colorado State University
First Place, Undergraduate Student
Vulnerable Victims: Media Constructions of Children After the BP Oil Spill(As submitted)


2011 Winners

Jennifer Tobin-Gurley, Colorado State University
First Place, Graduate Student
Downward Mobility: Displaced Single Mothers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Julie Broderick, Mount Royal University
First Place, Undergraduate Student
The Biopolitics of Desire: Exploring the Axis of Sexuality during the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Thailand


2010 Winners

Melissa Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles
First Place, Graduate Student
Predictors of Household Disaster Preparedness in California:
Findings from a Statewide-Telephone Survey

Ysaye Zamore, Colorado State University
First Place, Undergraduate Student
Being Black: Examining the Relationship between Sociodemographic Characteristics, Racial Residential Segregation, and Evacuation Behavior in Hurricane Katrina


2009 Winners

Xiaoli Lu, Leiden University
First Place, Graduate Student
Mass Evacuation in Typhoon Response in Wenzhou, China: A Preliminary Analysis of Progress and Challenges

Megan Reid, University of Texas at Austin
Honorable Mention, Graduate Student
Survivors’ Perceptions of Federal and Non-Governmental Responses to Hurricane Katrina

Krista Richardson, Colorado State University
First Place, Undergraduate Student
Katrina’s Children: An Analysis of Educational Outcomes Among Displaced Children in Colorado

Charles Jacob Huxford, Alexis Blue, and Hope Rietzen, Western Washington University
Honorable Mention, Undergraduate Student
Reversing Rural Abandonment in the Mediterranean: A Capacity and Vulnerability Assessment of Communities on the Ionian Island of Kefalonia, Greece


2007 Winners

Brett Heeger, Brown University
Disasters and CNN: The importance of TV news coverage for provoking private donations for disaster relief

Alex Mitchell, Colorado State University
Impact of Fear: An examination of the 2002 Washington, DC sniper shootings


2006 Winners

Lindsey Barnes, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Public Perceptions of Flash Flood False Alarms: A Denver, Colorado Case Study

Brooke Fisher Liu, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Preparing the People


2005 Winners

Sheridan Wimmer, Kansas State University
Can Biotechnology Help Slow Global Warming?

Hannah Brenkert, University of Colorado
The Place of Fire


2004 Winners

Tristan L. Emery, Purdue University
Untitled
(disaster communications)

Walker S. Ashley, University of Georgia
Derecho Hazards in the United States