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.


Event Information

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Interlocken D, Omni Interlocken Hotel


Featured Publications

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.

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Heather Beal. 2017. Elephant Wind. Bremerton, WA: Train 4 Safety Press.

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Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern, and Bengt Sundelius. 2017. The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure, Second Edition. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

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Katherine Browne. 2015. Standing in the Need: Culture, Comfort, and Coming Home After Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

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Lindsay Brugger and Rachel Minnery (eds.). 2017. AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook, Third Edition. New York, NY: American Institute of Architects.

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Michèle Companion and Miriam Chaiken (eds.). 2017. Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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Ann-Margaret Esnard and Alka Sapat. 2014. Displaced by Disasters: Recovery and Resilience in a Globalizing World. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek. 2015. Children of Katrina. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

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William Hooke. 2014. Living on the Real World: How Thinking and Acting Like Meteorologists Will Help Save the Planet. Washington, DC: American Meteorological Society.

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James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf. 2016. American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11. Philidelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

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Steve Kroll-Smith, Vern Baxter, and Pamela Jenkins. 2015. Left to Chance: Hurricane Katrina and the Story of Two New Orleans Neighborhoods. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

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Jon Kusler. 2017. Government Liability for Flood Hazards. Windham, ME: Association of State Wetland Managers.

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Rosemary Lyster. 2015. Climate Justice and Disaster Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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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.

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Linda Racioppi and Swarna Rajagopalan (eds.). 2016. Women and Disasters in South Asia: Survival, Security and Development. India: Routledge.

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Patrick Roberts. 2013. Disasters and the American State: How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and the Public Prepare for the Unexpected. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

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Havidán Rodríguez, Joseph Trainor, and William Donner. Forthcoming. Handbook of Disaster Research, Second Edition. New York, NY: Springer.

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Alka Sapat and Ann-Margaret Esnard (eds.). 2017. Coming Home after Disaster: Multiple Dimension of Housing Recovery. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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Vinod Thomas. 2017. Climate Change and Natural Disasters: Transforming Economies and Policies for a Sustainable Future. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

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Juha Uitto, Jyotsna Puri, and Rob van den Berg (eds.). 2017. Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Open.

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Juha Uitto and Rajib Shaw (eds.). 2016. Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction. Tokyo: Springer.

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Nicolas Valcik and Paul Tracy. 2017. Case Studies in Disaster Response and Emergency Management, Second Edition. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Mark VanLandingham. 2017. Weathering Katrina: Culture and Recovery Among Vietnamese-Americans. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

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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.