You are here
I am interested in the various facets of disaster preparedness from all threats and hazards: pandemics, hurricanes, earthquakes, solar flares, nuclear detonations, overpopulation, economic collapse, cyber-attacks, and many others. I take an eclectic approach to the subject via political science, public administration, law, US military doctrine, and risk studies (like those from Nassim Taleb), as well as the natural sciences. I am primarily concerned with the concept of resiliency, especially at the individual level and the myriad actions people take to reduce or mitigate their vulnerability. I believe this research is assistive to a broad swath of disciplines and government planning efforts. Whereas the bulk of research in this field is on disaster response, I focus on ex ante actions.
My current projects include the following: 1) quantifying the phenomenon of “prepping” both in America and internationally, 2) theorizing about the same in regards to various motivations of these individuals. 3) In future endeavors I hope to look at government actions that assist citizens into lifestyles of increased resilience.
Large Scale Man-Made and Natural Disaster Mitigation and Planning, Resiliency, Civil Defense, National and International Preppers and Prepping
Large Scale Man-Made and Natural Diaster Mitigation and Planning, Resiliency, Civil Defense, National and International Preppers and Prepping