Resilience and Vulnerability: Weathering Climate Shocks in Coastal Belize
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Anthropology,
and Director of Institute of Archaeology at Baylor University
When: Thu, Sep 13 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW
6th floor, Lindner Family Commons, 602
Sara Alexander is an applied social anthropologist whose research focuses on livelihood security and vulnerability, food security, ecotourism, natural resource management, human dimensions of climate change, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. She recently completed a two-year field study, funded by NOAA, in several coastal communities in the Meso American Barrier Reef System to examine a resilience of vulnerable households to climate-related events and shocks. These data are being used to develop a Resiliency Index.
Open to the public; please RSVP at go.gwu.edu/alexander