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We focus on developing knowledge and a new generation of diverse scientists to promote justice and equity in reducing harm from hazards, risks, and disasters. 


  Our Mission 

We are dedicated to enhancing the societal benefits of hazards research and student training by:
  • Producing knowledge about social and geographic inequities in vulnerability to hazards and disasters
  • Clarifying inequities in vulnerability associated with phyiscal exposure, mitigation, preparedness, response, health outcomes, and recovery
  • Informing practical interventions to reduce inequities in vulnerability to hazards and disasters
  • Mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and early career faculty to conduct high-quality research on hazards and disasters
  • Building an inclusive and diverse community of hazards and disasters scholars


JOIN THE TEAM AS A GRADUATE STUDENT

We accept graduate mentees in Sociology and Geography. Our students are affiliated with the Center for Natural and Technological Hazards and are a part of a dynamic and diverse research group. Sociology students are officially advised by Sara Grineski and Geography Students by Tim Collins, but all students are mentored by both professors. 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal graduate student mentee is curious; motivated to learn; passionate about environmental hazards, environmental justice,  heatlh equality, human-environment interactions, and/or social justice-related topics; and interested in working on team-based research projects. 

 


HOW TO APPLY:

For Sociology students in the Ph.D. or M-Stat program in Sociology.APPLY HERE

For Geography students in the Ph.D. or MS program in Geography. APPLY HERE

CONTACT US BEFORE APPLYING!

Sara Grineski | Co-Director and Professor of Sociology              

Tim Collins | Co-Director and Professor of Geography 

Last Updated: 7/10/19