Meet the Authors Event
This summer, the Natural Hazards Center will host its first-ever Meet the Authors event on Monday evening, July 10, 2017 during the Natural Hazards Workshop. The event will coincide with the hosted reception and poster session and give workshop participants the opportunity to interact with the authors of important books on hazards and disasters.
Aside from featuring recent books written by thought leaders in our community, the Meet the Authors event will also serve as a fundraiser for two important initiatives that bring members of underrepresented groups to the Workshop. Book authors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales at the event to either the Mary Fran Myers Scholarship or the Bill Anderson Fund, so know that each book you buy will support hazards and disasters scholars and practitioners.
Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Interlocken D, Omni Interlocken Hotel
Gonzalo Bacigalupe, Javier Velasco-Martín, Andrés Rosenberg, and Pedro Berríos. 2017. Social Media for Emergency: Evidence and Recommendations for Disaster Management, Spanish Edition. Santiago, Chile: CIGIDEN.
Heather Beal. 2017. Elephant Wind. Bremerton, WA: Train 4 Safety Press.
Katherine Browne. 2015. Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
William Hooke. 2014. Living on the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet. Washington, DC: American Meteorological Society.
Jon Kusler. 2017. Government Liability for Flood Hazards. Windham, ME: Association of State Wetland Managers.
Rosemary Lyster. 2015. Climate Justice and Disaster Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Jaimie Hicks Masterson, Walter Peacock, Shannon Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, and John Cooper, Jr. 2014. Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Patrick Roberts. 2013. Disasters and the American State: How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Vinod Thomas. 2017. Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Transforming Economies and Policies for a Sustainable Future. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
Mark VanLandingham. 2017. Weathering Katrina: Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese-Americans. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Meet the Authors Event Coordinator: Jennifer Tobin
Jennifer Tobin is a PhD candidate in the department of sociology at Colorado State University (CSU) and a program and research associate at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. She was previously the director of research and engagement at the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at CSU. She earned her bachelor's in sociology and women’s studies in 2005 and master's in sociology in 2008. Her master’s thesis research drew on qualitative interviews with local disaster recovery workers and single mothers who were displaced to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. Tobin is the recipient of the 2014 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship. Her dissertation research focuses on school continuity following the 2013 floods in northern Colorado. Tobin is currently collaborating on a National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded project for the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning at CSU.
Questions about the Meet the Authors event should be directed to Jennifer Tobin at Jennifer.L.Tobin@Colorado.edu.