University of North Texas
Elyse Zavar is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science at the University of North Texas. Zavar uses mixed-methods approaches to study how communities reconstruct post-disaster landscapes to mitigate hazard risk. The design, management, use, and commemoration of post-buyout open space are of particular interest. Zavar is a 2020 Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellow. Her current projects examine commemoration activities following flood-induced relocation programs and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation areas, heritage sites, and museums.