In the aftermath of extreme weather events, considering the long-term well-being of affected people and places is critical, says sociologist Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center.
Coastal communities in North Carolina have been hit by several major hurricanes and tropical storms within the past decade. Already burdened by ongoing disaster recovery, these communities are now facing a global pandemic.
Cassandra R. Davis studies the impact of natural disasters on schools and communities. Now the public policy professor is turning her attention to the impact of another kind of disaster — a global pandemic — on first-generation college students.