Beth Fussell

Elizabeth Fussell is Associate Professor (Research) of Population Studies and Environment and Society at Brown University, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Population & Environment. Her current research focuses on the long-term effects of Hurricane Katrina on the residents of New Orleans who experienced that disaster regardless of where they are currently living. In addition, she has investigated the arrival and reception of the Latino immigrants who formed the rapid-response construction labor force; the impact of displacement on low-income mothers; and differentials in return migration of displaced residents. She also investigates the generalizable aspects of hurricane impacts on population change and migration systems in the U.S. Fussell’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.