University of South Florida
Robin Ersing, is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida. She is the co-author of an edited book, "Surviving Disaster: The Role of Social Networks," and conducts research in the area of disasters and social vulnerability. Her work focuses on disaster recovery in marginalized populations, particularly the migrant farm worker community. More recently Ersing has partnered with colleagues from Canada, Australia, Pakistan, India, and Taiwan to examine issues of rebuilding lives post-disaster. Ersing has received funding through the Natural Hazards Center and the National Science Foundation to study the influence of social networks on evacuation decision making during Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. She has published extensively on the role of women to promote disaster risk reduction and promote community resilience.