Jocelyn West's Research Funded

Feb. 6, 2023

Jocelyn West 's collaborative research proposal "Assessing Social Vulnerability to Landslides in Rural Puerto Rico" was approved for funding ($49,764) from the Public Health Disaster Research Award Program: Research in U.S. Territories, Tribal Areas, and Rural Communities , which is administered by the Natural Hazards Center with funding from the...


Grad student, Robert Scott, won Doctoral Fellowship

Jan. 24, 2023

Robert Scott won a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to support his dissertation research on wildland firefighters.


Jessica Austin Received Award from NSF

Jan. 23, 2023

Jessica Austin was recently named a National Science Foundation Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students awardee. Jessica will work with Esri , a leading global Geographic Information Systems software company, utilizing data from the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) network to tell the story of social science researchers’ work...


Musabber Ali Chisty published an article in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Dec. 6, 2022

Rahman, M. M., Islam Arif, Md. S., Mahdi, I., Rafi, Md. A., Chisty, M. A., & Khan, S. J. (2022). Cyclone vulnerability in ethnic minority: A case study among Rakhain community of Bangladesh. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction , 83 , 103449. .


Jennifer Tostlebe Published an Article with David Pyrooz

Aug. 26, 2022

Jennifer Tostlebe published an article (w/ David Pyrooz), “Procedural justice, legal orientations, and gang membership: Testing an alternative explanation to understand the gang-misconduct link,” in Criminology , the flagship journal of the American Society of Criminology.

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Jocelyn West Awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 19, 2021

Jocelyn West was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship , which offers $34,000 per year for three years to support her research and graduate education. With this award, she will be studying the social dimensions of landslides in Puerto Rico. After 71,000 landslides were triggered by Hurricane María in 2017,...

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Melissa Villareal received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG)

April 15, 2021

Melissa received the ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for her dissertation project, “Documenting the Undocumented: How Mexican Immigrants Navigate Long-Term Post-Disaster Recovery.” She was selected to receive funding in the amount of $14,157 to cover research costs related to her dissertation, including research equipment, participant incentives, and the...


Bertha Bermúdez Tapia awarded the Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship

April 15, 2021

Bertha's dissertation work explores the relationship between deportation, asylum policies, and different forms of violence acting simultaneously towards asylum seekers and Mexican deportees in heightened violent border cities. Her research is an ethnographic work combining participant observation and intensive interviews on the U.S.- Mexico border, in the city of Matamoros,...


Bertha Bermúdez Tapia’s important work at the U.S.-Mexico border was highlighted in A&S Magazine!

Feb. 12, 2021