Mary Angelica Painter
Political Scientist and Research Associate
Areas of Specialization
As climate change intensifies and increases frequency of natural hazards, such as hurricanes and wildfires, mitigation and response to these conditions become paramount for reducing harm.
Certain populations, based on histories of social, political, cultural, and economic systems of oppression such as colonialism and sexism, are at higher risk of harm from climate change and natural hazards.
Government, Politics, and Policy
Government action or inaction, political dimensions, and existing and future policy shape who receives help and support in all phases—before, during, and after—the disaster cycle, changing disaster outcomes.
We must not only utilize all existing mixed-methods approaches to research to solve our most pressing global issues, but also incorporate inclusive methodologies that involve and give credit to communities.