Welcome to the Katrina Research Hub
The Katrina Research Hub is an open platform for promoting collaboration and information sharing among those studying Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
Hurricane Katrina resulted in both a humanitarian catastrophe and a dramatic failure of the American social contract. Social science plays a crucial role in addressing this dual disaster by helping us evaluate governmental responses, plan for rebuilding and resettlement, and better understand how such events shape individual and group experience. The Katrina Research Hub is part of an effort to facilitate these processes.
Here you will find information related to Hurricane Katrina, including a bibliography of research on Hurricane Katrina as well as lists of upcoming events, related funding opportunities, news, and other resources. You are encouraged to draw on our extensive Resource Database and to contribute to its expanding map of people, institutions, networks, and citations.
Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
Also visit the online essay forum launched by the Social Science Research Council in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Called Understanding Katrina: Perspectives from the Social Sciences, the forum addresses the implications of the tragedy in ways that extend beyond "natural disaster," "engineering failures," "cronyism" or other categories of interpretation that dominated media coverage of the event.