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Faculty Publication on Gender & Resilience in Gulf Coast Communities

TSSW is proud that our faculty can mentor the next generation of experts in disaster resilience research and outreach methods, especially through our partnership with Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities. Estilla Lightfoot, a PhD candidate in Tulane University City, Culture, and Community program, has co-authored a paper with DRLA Director Dr. Regardt J. Ferreira and The ByWater Institute at Tulane University Research Associate Professor and DRLA Fellow Dr. Amy Lesen. Their study on "Gender and resilience in Gulf Coast communities: Risk and protective factors following a technological disaster " was just published in the prestigious disaster research journal, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.

In April of 2010 the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill poured an estimated five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a five-month period. This paper examines resilience by gender through a Conservation of Resources (COR) framework in three Gulf Coast communities impacted by the DWH oil spill. 

Access the full article here.