Steve Kroll-Smith

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Steve Kroll-Smith is a professor of sociology and faculty member in the Program for Sustainability at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a former research professor and co-director of the Environmental Studies Center at the University of New Orleans. For six years, he was the editor of Sociological Inquiry and a recipient of the Sociological Honors Society Distinguished Editor’s Award. Kroll-Smith received the American Sociological Association Distinguished Contribution Award for Research Hazards and Disasters.

Kroll-Smith served for three years on the Social Science Research Council’s Social Science Katrina Research Study Group. He has two books listed on the University of Texas “Katrina Shelf Series.” He is the author and co-author of eight books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. His co-authored book, The Real Disaster is Above Ground, was listed among the American Library Association’s Outstanding Top 10 Book List for 1990. His last book, Recovering Inequality, Hurricane Katrina, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and the Aftermath of Disaster was among the University of Texas Press’s top 5 publications in 2018.