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

2015 Winners

Hannah Rebecca Zulch, Griffith University
Graduate Student Winner
Psychological Preparedness for Natural Disasters—Improving Disaster Management Theory and Practice

Yin-Hsuen Chen, University of Florida
Graduate Student Winner
Multi-Scale Vulnerability Assessment of Surge and Wind Hazards In Coastal Communities—Venice Island, Florida

2014 Winners

Autumn Lotze, University of British Columbia
First Place, Graduate Student
Connecting Research and Practice: Business Earthquake Vulnerability in North Vancouver

Melanie Gracy, Mount Royal University
First Place, Undergraduate Student
Canada's Love Canal: An Analysis of Social Class, Race, and Gender in Nova Scotia's Steel Industry

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
(disaster communications)

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