Qualitative Research in Hazards Geography 2

Type: Virtual Paper
Theme: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/7/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 7
Organizers: Brendan Lavy, Elyse Zavar
Chairs: Elyse Zavar


A decade ago, DeLyser et al. (2010, 1) proclaimed, “The early twenty-first century marks a marvelous time for qualitative geography.” Today, growth in the use and acceptance of qualitative methodologies across the discipline is self-evident, and hazard and disaster scholars continue to make important contributions to the advancement of qualitative geography. In particular, the use of qualitative methodologies has contributed to current theoretical debates in hazards geography and shaped policy, informed management objectives, and supported decision making at multiple scales. As more hazard and disaster scholars employ a range of qualitative methodologies to understand the complexities communities face in preparing for, mitigating against, and recovering from disaster events, and ultimately increasing community resilience, this session is designed to highlight the use of qualitative research in hazards geography broadly conceived and spark discussion among qualitative researchers. We seek paper presentations from geographers and others working at the intersection of hazards, disasters, and risk, who use qualitative methods.

DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell. 2010. Introduction: Engaging Qualitative Geography. In DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Geography Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ashley Allen*, Ohio Wesleyan University, Mental maps and memory work: Qualitative approaches to understanding Oklahoma's five deadliest tornadoes 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Ria Mukerji*, University of New Mexico, Qualitative Approaches to Understanding Changing Geographies of Flood Mitigation Policies 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Madeline Brown*, University of California - Merced, Comparative Analysis of Transportation Plans and Hazards in the Yosemite Region 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Alex Peimer*, Northeastern Illinois University, Using critical Q-method to characterize environmental subjectivities and power relations surrounding Chicago River recreation hazard governance 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Chelsea Cervantes De Blois*, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN, Jeremy Tasch , Towson University , Mapping Azerbaijan’s Social Inequality & Environmental Vulnerability 15 2:30 PM

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