Southeastern Louisana University
Marc Settembrino is a community sociologist who studies social inequality within the context of disaster. His research has examined how people experiencing homelessness and homeless service providers prepare for, experience, and recover from disasters. Findings from these studies will appear in future issues of the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters and the Journal of Emergency Management. His recent work includes a study on the relationship between sexual orientation, gender identity, and hurricane risk perception and preparedness, and a community vulnerability assessment of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Central Florida in 2013 and also holds MA and BA degrees in Sociology from the University of South Florida. He is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southeastern Louisiana University where he teaches courses on social inequality, globalization, disaster vulnerability, and research methods.