About Me

Hello! My research is underpinned by a postcolonial approach, and I draw on theoretical perspectives across the disciplines of human geography, anthropology, critical development studies, and cultural studies to explore and theorise the situated, lived experiences of disasters among marginalised peoples across the ‘global south’ and ‘global north’. I also raise attention to how a focus on the everyday opens possibilities for more sustainable and equitable disaster risk reduction. My work has principally focused in South America and the Caribbean, but recently expanded to the UK and the Pacific.

I’m a lecturer at The University of Manchester. I’m a founding editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, and an Editorial board member of the Journal of Disaster Studies.

PhD Development Studies, The University of Manchester

Contact Me

T: @gemmasou

E: gemma.sou@manchester.ac.uk

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