The Center for Urban Engagement & the Humanitarian Disaster Institute present:
"Winners & Losers: How Natural Disasters and Our Responses are Enriching the Privileged and Devastating the Marginalized," a lecture by Dr. Junia Howell '10 on Thu., Feb. 20, at 7:00 PM in Meyer Science Center 145.
Dr. Howell discusses how the response of nonprofits post disasters influences inequality, as well as how in the wake of natural disasters unequal residential instability perpetuates social inequality.
Dr. Howell is an urban sociologist whose work examines racial and socioeconomic inequality. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Rice University. By utilizing mix-methods and cross-national comparisons, her work illuminates how cities can be places of possibility for all residents. Currently, she is working on four projects that evaluate how socioeconomic inequality is influenced by neighborhoods, segregation, natural disasters, and the housing appraisal industry. Additionally, her work uses Critical Theory to expand and enhance quantitative methodologies. Her research has appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, The Sociological Quarterly, Urban Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Population and Environment, Sociology Compass, Socius, Context, and Phylon.