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Recent Interviews and News Coverage

Surrendering to rising seas (Scientific American, August 1, 2018). https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surrendering-to-rising-seas/?print=true

After Harvey, buyouts won’t be the answer for frequent flood victims in Texas (The Texas Tribune, November 2, 2017). https://www.texastribune.org/2017/11/02/harvey-flooding-buyouts-frequent-flooding-victims-texas/

Buyouts won’t be the answer for many frequent flooding victims (ProPublica, November 1, 2017). https://features.propublica.org/houston-buyouts/hurricane-harvey-home-buyouts-harris-county/

‘Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide’: Climate Change Disasters and Immigration Go Hand-in-Hand (The Progressive, Oct. 4, 2017). http://progressive.org/dispatches/nowhere-to-run-nowhere-to-hide-climate-change-disasters-an/

To adapt to climate change, retreat is necessary (The Nation, Oct. 31, 2016). https://www.thenation.com/article/to-adapt-to-climate-change-retreat-is-necessary/

Recent Conference Presentations

November 2017 “Home buyouts and household recovery: Neighborhood differences three years after Hurricane Sandy.” Presented with John P. Barile, Charlene K. Baker, and Bethann Kulp at the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
June 2017 “Limbo: The unintended consequences of home buyout programs on neighboring communities.” Presented with Rose Bender, Charlene K Baker, Emily Badillo, Sophia Goodfellow, Bethann Kulp, and Paige Weir at the Society for Community Research and Action’s Biennial Conference, Lowell, MA.
March 2017 “All of these things are not like the other ones: Home buyout design and experience.” Presented with Alex Greer at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
October 2016 “Postdisaster Home Buyout Programs: Lessons and Policy Recommendations from Affected Communities.” Presented with Charlene K. Baker at the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
July 2016 “Navigating the future landscape of hazards practice and research.” Panelist at the Natural Hazards Research and Application Workshop, Broomfield, CO.
July 2016 “Community’s concerns after a disaster: A latent class analysis of Moore, Oklahoma.” Presented with Mehdi Jamali, Ali Nejat, PhD and Alex Greer, PhD at the 41st Annual Natural Hazards Research and Application Workshop, Broomfield, CO.
July 2016 “Household residential decision-making after the 2013 Moore tornado: An exploration of the drivers of relocation.” Poster presentation with Ali Nejat, PhD and Alex Greer, PhD at the 41st Annual Natural Hazards Research and Application Workshop, Broomfield, CO.
June 2016 “What sticks? A typology for classifying and assessing home buyout programs.” Presented with Alex Greer, PhD at the 3rd Emergency Management Theory and Research Workshop, Emmitsburg, MD.