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  • Jennifer Trivedi, Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center

    Core Faculty, Disaster Research Center
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
    University of Delaware
    138 Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Jennifer (Jenn) Trivedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and a Core Faculty member at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Her work focuses on the historical and cultural contexts surrounding disaster vulnerability, response, recovery, resilience, and decision-making.

    Dr. Trivedi has a forthcoming book with Lexington Books, Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery & Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast. This book is rooted in her dissertation which examined political economy, vulnerability, and cultural-historical context in long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi, building on her ethnographic fieldwork there in 2006 and 2010-2011.

    She received her Ph.D. and MA in Anthropology from the University of Iowa and her BA in History from the University of Georgia. Dr. Trivedi was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the DRC from 2016 to 2018 working on a large NSF funded evacuation study, collaborating extensively with civil engineers and atmospheric scientists, and conducting quick response research following flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Matthew and related inland flooding, and the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii. Her ongoing work continues to build on this research examining evacuation decision making and timing as part of an interdisciplinary team, as well as examining cultural aspects of disasters (like their relationship to American football) and long-term recovery processes. 

    She is a current member and Social Media Manager (@RiskDisasterTIG) of the Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group (R&D TIG) in the Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA), as well as a former R&D TIG co-chair.

    Research Interests

    ​Anthropology, applied anthropology, interdisciplinary work, ethnographic fieldwork, rapid response fieldwork, qualitative research focused on the cultural and historical contexts of disaster vulnerability, response, recovery, resilience, and decision making, long-term disaster recovery, cycles of disasters

 

 

138 Munroe HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1A646331E6F94DFFBAC530060636EC3D"><p>Jennifer (Jenn) Trivedi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and a Core Faculty member at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Her work focuses on the historical and cultural contexts surrounding disaster vulnerability, response, recovery, resilience, and decision-making.</p><p>Dr. Trivedi has a forthcoming book with Lexington Books, <em>Mississippi after Katrina: Disaster Recovery & Reconstruction on the Gulf Coast</em>. This book is rooted in her dissertation which examined political economy, vulnerability, and cultural-historical context in long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi, building on her ethnographic fieldwork there in 2006 and 2010-2011.</p><p>She received her Ph.D. and MA in Anthropology from the University of Iowa and her BA in History from the University of Georgia. Dr. Trivedi was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the DRC from 2016 to 2018 working on a large NSF funded evacuation study, collaborating extensively with civil engineers and atmospheric scientists, and conducting quick response research following flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Matthew and related inland flooding, and the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii. Her ongoing work continues to build on this research examining evacuation decision making and timing as part of an interdisciplinary team, as well as examining cultural aspects of disasters (like their relationship to American football) and long-term recovery processes. </p><p>She is a current member and Social Media Manager (@RiskDisasterTIG) of the Risk and Disaster Topical Interest Group (R&D TIG) in the Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA), as well as a former R&D TIG co-chair.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass6F4B6DC4EFA9453F94E58B1231F52EAA"><p>​Anthropology, applied anthropology, interdisciplinary work, ethnographic fieldwork, rapid response fieldwork, qualitative research focused on the cultural and historical contexts of disaster vulnerability, response, recovery, resilience, and decision making, long-term disaster recovery, cycles of disasters<br></p></div>Research Interestsjtrivedi@udel.edu/Documents%20Bios%20CVs/TRIVEDI%2001.2020%20CV.pdfTrivedi, Jennifer<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/TRIVEDI%20Jenn.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Core Faculty, Disaster Research CenterAssistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

 

 

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