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December 8, 2015 / Rob Dyball

Lori Peek: SHE XXI Keynote

Lori Peek will be speaking on Children in Changing Environments: Disaster Loss and Risk Reduction at SHE XXI. Join her there!

Lori Peek is Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University. She studies marginalized populations in disaster and has conducted post-event field investigations across the United States and internationally. She is the author of Behind the Backlash: Muslim Americans after 9/11, co-editor of Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora, and co-author of Children of KatrinaBehind the Backlash received the 2012 Distinguished Book Award from the Midwest Sociological Society and the 2013 Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Peek has received numerous awards for her teaching and mentorship as well as for her service to the discipline.

During her keynote address she will discuss her work on children in disaster contexts. Dr. Peek and her colleague and co-author, Dr. Alice Fothergill of the University of Vermont, spent nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina studying a group of children who were affected by that terrible disaster. In this lecture, Dr. Peek will share what they learned about children and youth, from their own perspectives. She will also discuss various initiatives that she has co-created to engage youth in their own post-disaster recovery.

Join her at SHE XXI Santa Ana April 12-15. Registration details are here.

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