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Jennifer Trivedi

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher
  • University of Delaware Disaster Research Center
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Jennifer's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4ReadersNumber of instances of Jennifer's publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.

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Research interests

disaster reliefdisaster mitigationdisaster preparationmemoryperceptionthe American southmedia coverage of disastersvulnerabilityFEMAHurricane Katrinaclassdisaster recovery


I earned my Ph.D. in Anthropology in 2016 from the University of Iowa. My dissertation, Biloxi’s Recovery from Katrina: Long-Term Influences and Inequalities, examined long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Mississippi and how pre- and post-disaster issues played a role in that process through political economy, vulnerability, risk and uncertainty, and cultural-historical context approaches. I also have a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa (2007) with research examining the effects and media coverage of short-term recovery from Katrina in Biloxi, focusing on the role of casinos in the recovery process. My work explores disaster preparedness and recovery, particularly in the United States, including issues of inequality, cultural and historical influences, and media coverage. I also worked as a peer reviewer for the United Nations’ 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reductions.

Co-authors (1)

  • Stephanie Johnston
  • Brandon Harrington

Publications (5)

  • Women, Gender Norms, and Natural Disasters in Bangladesh

    • Juran L
    • Trivedi J
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency

    • Trivedi J
  • Hurricane Katrina

    • Trivedi J
  • State Governments

    • Trivedi J
  • Vulnerability, Agency, and Recovery: East Biloxi After Hurricane Katrina.

    • Trivedi J

Professional experience

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Delaware Disaster Research Center

August 2016 - Present

Instructional Assistant Professor

Illinois State University Official Bookstore

August 2015 - May 2016(9 months)

Adjunct Professor

Roger Williams University

August 2014 - May 2015(9 months)

Independent Consultant

Witt Associates

November 2011 - November 2014(3 years)

Teaching Assistant

University of Iowa

August 2006 - May 2008(2 years)

Research Assistant

The University of Georgia

January 2003 - May 2004(a year)

Education history


University of Iowa

May 2007 - May 2016(9 years)


University of Iowa

August 2005 - May 2007(2 years)


University of Georgia

August 2000 - May 2004(4 years)