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Kathryn McConnell

Research Interests

  • Environmental Migration
  • Post-Disaster Housing Access
  • Wildfires
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Vulnerability Mapping

Broadly I am interested in the vulnerability of the built environment to climate change impacts, and the role that housing access plays in mediating post-disaster displacement. My dissertation research examines the effects of wildfire damage on residential mobility patterns and housing markets in the Western United States. I draw primarily on sociological methods, but also use geospatial tools, in particular using remote sensing data and GIS to conduct land cover change analyses.