Natural Hazards Center
Jamie Vickery is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder and a graduate research assistant at the Natural Hazards Center. She holds a bachelor's in political science with minors in sociology and emergency management from Oklahoma State University, and a master's in sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests focus on the social components of disaster vulnerability and resilience, specifically among underserved and marginalized populations, political ecology, and culturally responsive evaluation methods.
Vickery's dissertation research analyzes the effects of the 2013 Colorado floods on homeless individuals and homeless service organizations in Boulder County. Using qualitative research methods, she explores how socio-political and economic contexts influence homeless persons' and community-based organizations' vulnerability and resilience to disaster. In addition to her work at the Center, she serves as program co-chair of the disaster and emergency management topical interest group of the American Evaluation Association.