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Jocelyn West published new journal article

June 4, 2023

Jocelyn West has published a new journal article Social Vulnerability and Population Loss in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in Population and Environment. This research began in David Pyrooz's research design course, developed through Data 1 and 2 with Jason Boardman and Kyle Thomas, and further improved as a third...


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...


The Racial/Ethnic Inequalities Research Awards - Summer 2021

April 23, 2021

The Racial/Ethnic Inequalities Research Awards support graduate students of color as well as graduate student research on race/ethnicity. For summer 2021, we are able to fund seven exciting research projects. The award winners and their project titles are: Jose Sanchez and Jen Tostlebe : "Where colors collide: Does race moderate...

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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,...


Grad student, Jocelyn West, book review accepted for publication

Oct. 22, 2020

Jocelyn West's book review of Governing Affect: Neoliberalism and Disaster Reconstruction by Roberto Barrios has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. The review was first written as part of David Cook-Martín's course Logics of Qualitative Inquiry, and submitted for publication thanks to guidance...

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Graduate student, Jocelyn West, gives webinar on research on landslides in Puerto Rico

June 26, 2020

Jocelyn West presented a webinar about an ongoing collaborative research project on risk communication for landslides in Puerto Rico . The project team includes Lori Peek as well as students and scientists from the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez and U.S. Geological Survey. You can view the webinar recording here...