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August 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join the NOAA Central Library for a presentation on Suffering after Harvey, Irma, and Maria: An Analysis of the Emotional and Socio-political Impact of the 2017 Hurricane Season on August 29th at 12-1pm.
Speaker: Cassandra Jean, MA, NERTO (EPP) Summer Intern under (NCAS Alum) Vankita Brown and Cindy Woods
Abstract: In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, collectively brought about billions of dollars in infrastructure and property damage, political unrest, high casualties, massive mental health issues, and more. This study focuses on the disaster victims from Houston, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who personally experienced the storms to a) investigate their hurricane preparedness and communication usage, b) examine their levels of suffering on a micro and macro-level, and c) how their recovery efforts and levels of suffering affect their social and economic position. The information garnered from this study aims to advance scientific knowledge regarding people’s perception and susceptibility, and the emotional and psychological toll of natural disasters.
About the Speaker: Cassandra Jean, MA is a third-year Ph.D. student with the NOAA Center for Atmospheric and Meteorology (NCAS-M) at Howard University in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. As an NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunity (NERTO) intern, she is working at the National Weather Service in the Operations Division for the Office of the Chief Operating Officer assisting with social science research. Her research interests include the Sociology of poverty, Sociology of suffering, social and global stratification, and decision sciences.
POC: Outreach Librarian, Katie Rowley (email@example.com)