Faculty Experts - Emmanuel David, Ph.D.


Emmanuel David, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Affiliate Faculty: Gender and Women's Studies Program; Cultural Studies Program

Area of Expertise:

  • Sociology of Disaster
  • Gender
  • Culture
  • Social Movements


Recovering from a disaster that devastates a community as did Hurricane Katrina the city of New Orleans requires neighbors to come together in a way they may never have had to before. Dr. David is an expert on what it takes to draw a society together, not only to rebuild its physical structure, but to recreate a new way of living together to reestablish a true sense of home. He is also a good source to discuss the nature, qualities, and organization of social movements such as labor unions and protest movements.


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A in Sociology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.A. in Sociology, Loyola University New Orleans

Selected Publications

  • David, Emmanuel and Elaine Enarson, eds. Forthcoming 2011. The Women of Katrina: How Gender, Race, and Class Matter in an American Disaster. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
  • David, Emmanuel, Hunter, Lori M., Book chapter in Migration and Change: "Displacement, climate change and gender." Edited by Etienne Piguet, Antoine P¿
  • Pe'coud and Paul de Guchteneire; New York,: UNESCO and Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2011.
  • Emmanuel, David and McCaughan, Edward J., (coedited, with a coauthored introduction). Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order 34(1). Special Issue on Art, Identity, and Social Change, 2007.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines
  • Instructor, Women and Gender Studies Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

Selected Research

  • Natural Hazards Center, National Science Foundation, Quick Response Program, "Home and Dislocation: Community activism in post-disaster reconstruction," 2005.
  • Natural Hazards Center, National Science Foundation, Quick Response Program, "Reframing crime: Race, gender, class, criminality, and enforcement of law in a natural disaster."

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