Hello! I'm Simone
I am an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in the social dimensions of hazards and disasters, climate change adaptation, and environmental justice. My past research has critically examined disaster resilience initiatives, disaster aid programs, and Louisiana’s response to climate change and coastal land loss. My current research focuses on building local government capacity for flood mitigation. Please reach out and connect with me via email, and follow me on Twitter: @Simone_Domingue.
I am a hazards and disaster researcher and social scientist concerned about environmental injustices, particularly those related to climate change. My past research has critically analyzed disaster resilience initiatives and federal disaster policy and argues that these measures reproduce social inequalities. Currently, I am part of a team of researchers measuring and evaluating climate adaptation capacity in small cities. We are interested in adaptation and its connections to (in)justice. This project is funded by the National Academies Gulf Research Program.
Domingue, S. “The (In)Dispensability of Environmental Justice Communities: A Case Study of Climate Adaptation Injustices in Coastal Louisiana and Narratives of Resistance.” Environmental Justice. 2021.
2020. Domingue, S., and Wu, H. “Identifying Credible Sources of Available Data.” CONVERGE Extreme Events Research Briefing Sheets Series. Boulder, CO: Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado Boulder. https://converge.colorado.edu/resources/check-sheets.
Domingue, S. “Who Knows What Comes Tomorrow? A Study of Resilience Discourse, Practice, and Politics in a Post-Disaster Field.” Environmental Sociology. DOI: 10.1080/23251042.2019.1666960. 2019.
Domingue, S. and Emrich, C.T. “Social Vulnerability and Procedural Equity: Exploring the Distribution of Disaster Aid Across U.S. Counties.” American Review of Public Administration. 2019.
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My approach to teaching is student-focused and inclusive. My goal is to give students tools for thinking about, and engaging in, the social world while cultivating their intellectual curiosities and honing their analytical skills.
I have taught the following courses: Hazards, Disasters, and Society (online), and Environment & Society (online). I have conducted recitations and given guest lectures for the following: Food & Society, Global Human Ecology, Qualitative Research Methods, and Social Theory.
I developed special courses on community resilience to hazards and disasters and climate change adaptation. Both of these courses are taught through a lens of equity and social justice.