- Ph.D. Student, Disaster Science & Management
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Cornelia Posch is a PhD Student in the Disaster Science and Management program at the University of Delaware, where she also works as a Research Assistant in the E.L. Quarantelli Resource Collection at the Disaster Research Center. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Romance Studies/Italian Language and Literature from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Science from Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany.
In more than five years at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institute for Art History, a research library in Rome, Italy, Cornelia developed her interest and skills in emergency preparedness in libraries, and the field of conservation and preservation. Her research at the University of Delaware will focus on the intersection of cultural heritage and disasters, investigating ways cultural assets need to be protected, as well as ways in which cultural institutions, in particular public libraries, contribute to community wellbeing and resilience. Cornelia collaborates in projects with DLDI (Delaware Libraries and Disasters Initiative), HENTF (Heritage Emergency Task Force), and DEMA (Delaware Emergency Management Agency).
Cultural Heritage, Community Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction